Golf Course Superintendent

22 September 2022

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Country: USA
State: California

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Camp Pendleton, California is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Provides the technical expertise to maintain the golf course greens, tees, fairways, roughs, irrigation system, and all related facilities and equipment. Evaluates the course and related businesses (driving ranges, entry to the facility, etc) so that it is pleasing to the eye and represents a level of expectation that is “country club” in its message. Ensures the attractiveness and constant readiness for play of the course. Determines the appropriate genus of grass be cultivated based on nature and condition of the soil, climate, and season of the year. Ensures the proper functioning of the irrigation system and determines the correct amount of water to be applied to the greens, tees and fairways, and related facilities. Directs the amount and types of soil nutrients and fertilizers to be applied to the greens, airways, and roughs. Takes soil samples regularly throughout the year and reads the results for necessary amendments. Responsible for the selection, application, storage, and otherwise safe handling of pesticides and other toxic substances. Ensures compliance with all Base, OSHA, county, state, and federal hazardous waste regulations. Administers and enforces regulations and policies for staff.

Initiates contact with outside agencies, such as the United States Golf Association to invite site visits for consultation at least twice per year. Represents the golf course maintenance operations at all golf committee meetings including the Pendleton Men’s Golf Association and the Pendleton Ladies Golf Association. Responsible for renovation and remodeling of the course to include tees, greens, fairways, bunkers, and practice areas. Recommends architectural changes to the course, and seeks advice from Gold Course architectural firms for drawings, scope of work and associated costs. Responsible for all maintenance personnel to include: hiring, staffing, schedules, leave request, payroll, resolving complaints, initiating disciplinary actions, and performance ratings. Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members. Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment. Supervises golf course maintenance staff to include: assigning and distributing work, coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, completing performance reviews and signing timecards, training employees, keeping abreast of and actively supporting the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment. Handles purchasing efforts with supplies and equipment through purchase cards and electronic purchase orders. Must be alert to alcohol abuse and take appropriate action. Provide extraordinary customer service with an emphasis on courtesy. Works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic with open communications and respect for themselves, patrons, and the property. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles, and makes eye contact. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Must possess professional knowledge of golf operations and maintenance including 3-4 years experience as a Golf Superintendent. Prefer experience in the design and maintenance of a golf course. Active “Class A” member of the Professional Golfers Association of America or “Class A, Certified Golf Course Superintendent” as designated by the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America is required. Must maintain active membership and meet all recurring educational requirements to keep membership status in associations and licensing. Ability to ensure operational efficiencies are implemented in golf course maintenance or otherwise assigned. Knowledge of pertinent safety, occupational health, and environmental regulations, including matters relating to chemicals, sprays, and other agents. Knowledge of Non-Appropriated Fund policies and procedures preferred. This position will require hands-on course agronomy duties, oversight of maintenance of equipment, and occasional lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required. Advanced computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations. Must be able to recognize turf damage from fungus or insects and apply fungicides, pesticides, and germicides to correct the problem. Must be able to calibrate sprayers and sprinklers so that the correct amount of materials will be applied to designated areas. Must have attained academic achievements or practical experience with a sound background in turf grass maintenance and established agronomy, and horticulture practices. Must display talent in the art of landscaping, planting, and growing turf characteristic to golf courses. Must be a certified pest control applicator or attend and complete Navy pest control within one year after employment. Must have leadership and supervisory experience to plan and motivate employees. Must have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Demonstrated willingness to support Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.

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