Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

11 January 2023

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Country: USA
State: Illinois

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Northbrook, Illinois is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform golf course grounds maintenance and repair work based on task assignment; mowing, planting, cultivating and watering grass, trees, flowers and shrubs; changing cups, repairing ball washers, raking sand traps and repairing the irrigation system.
• Lead the day-to-day task performance and task completion of golf grounds crew members as assigned and directed by supervisor; assist supervisor with scheduling daily work tasks and assignment of tasks to crew; keeps supervisor informed of crew task completion and seeks guidance for issues that arise.
• Provide guidance and coaching to crew members; train in proper maintenance and equipment techniques; ensures that work is performed in a safe manner and crew is utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE).
• Coordinate training and coaching of new crew members by utilizing knowledge of experienced crew members to assist with productivity of the crew.
• Operate riding and power hand mowers and/or a tractor with attachments for the mowing of golf course turf on greens, fairways, rough and peripheral areas; operates all other equipment used in the maintenance of the golf course.
• Operate spraying equipment to apply chemical substances to grass (stimulate growth or control weeds, diseases and pests). Apply pesticides in accordance with Illinois Department of Agriculture guidelines.
• Inspect golf grounds for weed and diseases, safety and usability; ensure corrective action is taken as needed; report potential hazards to supervisor, staff and/or the public.
• Operate automotive equipment such as pickup trucks with trailer attachments, small dump trucks, small tractors with 3-point attachments and small backhoes.
• Assist in determining materials and supplies needed for projects; ensure necessary materials and supplies are gathered and/or purchased.
• Assist with equipment repair and facility maintenance at the golf course during off-season.
• Respond to emergency requests for repairs outside of regular work hours.

Requirements:
Completion of four (4) years of high school or equivalentincluding three (3) year of experience in one of the following areas: general golf grounds maintenance, horticulture management; turf management.
Crew leader experience preferred.
Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license Class D.
Ability to operate tools and equipment used in maintenance.
Ability to operate trucks, mowers, and tractors.
Midwest plant identification; identify diseases, pests and infestations.
Ability to do recordkeeping.
Ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to become CPR and AED certified at or after hire.
Possession of an Illinois Pesticide Operators License or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire.
Snow plowing experience, tree removal experience, and Spanish-speaking skills are also a plus.

Compensation:
$24 – $26 per hour.
Position offers a full benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays off, and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
Continuing education and association dues.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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