1st Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

7 February 2024

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State: Pennsylvania

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1st Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is looking for a 1st Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and will assist them with the everyday maintenance of the club grounds and the golf course. This position will help supervise a maintenance staff of 10-16 employees and will also be responsible for performing skilled maintenance tasks as directed by the Superintendent. The grounds staff takes pride in our level of work-life balance, and fully appreciates the level of commitment from the staff members. The candidate chosen can expect to work between 40-55 hours a week during peak season with the off season being usually no more than 40 hours per week. The nature of this job is very weather dependent, and thus these hours can vary. This is a great opportunity for an experienced candidate who has prior supervisory experience in the golf industry.

Position Responsibilities:
• Schedule and assign work tasks for grounds crew members, supervise employees to ensure quality work is being performed.
• Attract prospective employees by managing job postings, conduct initial interviews, and assist in the final hiring process.
• Train grounds staff on the operation of equipment while keeping safety at the forefront of any maintenance operations.
• Assist the Superintendent in the planning of future improvement projects to be completed both in-house and by outside contractors.
• Serve as the supervisor in charge when the Superintendent is off property.
• Managing landscape beds and plantings. Includes mulching, weed control, edging, pruning, and removal/renovation of existing landscape beds.
• Managing soil moisture levels in fine turf, including the implementation of syringing and hand watering techniques.
• Mixing and applying pesticides using Toro spray rigs and backpack sprayers.
• Diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing irrigation system breaks.
• Operation of automatic irrigation system and scheduling of cycles (Toro Lynx experience is a plus).
• Applying fertilizer products using push spreaders and vehicle mounted spreaders.
• Operation of all grounds maintenance equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
• Maintain pesticide application record logs in accordance with government regulations.
• Log and report water usage totals on a quarterly basis in accordance with SRBC regulations.
• Serve as the Grounds Department’s representative on the club Safety Committee. This will include attending monthly meetings and disseminating safety materials to the grounds staff. Training will be provided.
• Snow removal and management
• Ordering of supplies and conversing with vendors.
• Payroll duties such as managing timecards and employee PTO requests.
• Lead crews in tree removal activities including felling of trees, breakdown, and cleanup.
• Course setup duties as needed.
• Have a deep understanding of all facets of the aeration process and the desired result.

Requirements:
Formal education in turfgrass maintenance or a closely related field, preferably having completed a minimum of an associate degree program or certificate.
1 year of prior experience as an assistant or AIT a plus!
Possession of a PA Category 7 pesticide license or the ability to obtain one within a year of employment.
Knowledge of how to calibrate pesticide and fertilizer application equipment.
Possess a strong work ethic and have a track record of being a dependable employee.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and perform simple physical labor tasks when required.
You should be aware of the time commitment it takes to manage a high-end golf course in the busy times of the year.
Must be willing to work weekends during the main golf season (approximately April-November), also must be willing to work Holidays when needed (I.e., Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.)
Ability and willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
Have the desire to grow within the golf industry and become a golf course superintendent.
Be a detail-oriented individual.
Have basic computer knowledge and competently use resources such as Microsoft Office.

Compensation:
$62,000 – $70,000 per year.
Health/dental/vision insurance.
Cell phone allowance.
Holiday Bonus.
Free staff lunch (in season, Tues-Fri).
PTO and sick time.
Turfgrass association membership fees paid by employer.
Continuing education opportunities.
Annual raises based on performance review.
401k with employer match (after one year).
Uniform allowance.
Generous golfing privileges.

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

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