Golf Course Superintendent

16 November 2023

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Country: USA
State: Montana

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Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Kalispell, Montana is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Entrusted with the development and management of the golf course. The responsibilities are to supervise the operation and maintenance of the golf course, to supervise the servicing and repair of turfgrass maintenance equipment, to keep appropriate records, and to prepare budgets and reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plans, organizes and directs the maintenance program for greens, tees, fairways, rough and bunkers.
• Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turfgrasses, trees and ornamental plants.
• Supervises the efficient operation of an equipment service and repair shop. Procures supplies and materials within budgetary limitations.
• Keeps records of annual maintenance activities and costs.
• Prepares and presents the annual golf course maintenance budget.
• Participates in interviewing, hiring and discharge of employees.
In all instances, the Golf Course Superintendent coordinates operations with the Club Manager and/or the Golf Professional. The Superintendent also communicates and coordinates with the Managing Partner.

The Golf Course Superintendent assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining club properties, which include:
• The golf course.
• Maintenance equipment.
• Clubhouse grounds and landscaping.
• Landscaping and other recreational facilities.
• Maintenance and repair of Rental Cart fleet.
• Other properties as specified in writing by the superintendent’s Supervisor.

Marginal Duties:
• In addition, the Superintendent typically assumes the following responsibilities:
• Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such properties, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors.
• Prepares the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvements of course properties.
• The Superintendent formulates the annual maintenance and capital budgets so as to implement policies established in accordance with the long-range plan and defined maintenance standards.
• Interviews, hires, trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties. The Superintendent has authority to terminate employment of subordinates.
• Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his/her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long-range goals.
• Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work required.
• The Superintendent frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
• Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course and other properties.
• Responsible for inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs.
• Approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets.
• Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticide application, etc.
• Communicates regularly with the management group to discuss activities, goals, plans and member/customer input.

Requirements:
A two- or four-year degree/certificate in agronomy horticulture/plant/soil science is preferred.
Experience in all phases of golf course management and turf culture.
Participating knowledge in the game of golf.
Thorough knowledge of the construction, establishment and maintenance practices employed on golf course putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs and bunkers; planting and culture of turfgrasses used on golf courses; the planting, cultivation and pruning of ornamental plants, shrubs and trees; the characteristics and proper user of various fertilizers and soil conditions; pesticide control methods and materials; drainage methods; watering practices and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
Knowledge of construction and maintenance of the maintenance facility, restrooms, fences, bridges, golf cart paths, service roads, parking lots, ponds and streams.
Licensed in pesticide usage, preferred.

Compensation:
$65,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year.

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

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