Golf Course Superintendent

13 September 2022

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Country: USA
State: Pennsylvania

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Primary Duties:
• Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees on the facility grounds.
• Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
• Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on water source usage.
• Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff.
• Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
• Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
• Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
• Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
• Develops annual operating budget with the Director of Operations / Director of Golf / President & CEO and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
• Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
• Schedules maintenance practices around public play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to players.
• Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.

Basic Functions:
• Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
• Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Director of Operations and Director of Golf on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
• Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
• Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
• Administers and enforces all regulations and policies for staff.
• Works closely with the Director of Operations and Director of Golf to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

Requirements:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs.
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.
Prefer 3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant.
Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Prefer 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
Prefer advanced computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Office Suite.
Valid driver’s license.
Pesticide Application License.

Compensation:
$60,000 – $65,000 per year.
Director-level salary commensurate with experience, health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid holidays and vacation time.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to the email provided.

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