Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

29 April 2024

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Country: USA
State: Texas

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Country Club in Houston, Texas is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Reports directly to the Director of Golf Course Maintenance (DGC). Under the DGC’s supervision, the position directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The position may serve in the DGC’s capacity during his/her absence.

Initial Priorities of Position:
• Assist in the golf course construction and growth to help the club achieve world-class playing conditions on a daily basis.
• Assists in planning and supervising the agronomic inputs and maintenance of greens, tees, and fairways; schedules work and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
• Leads instruction to equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
• Leads in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety, personnel discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

Agronomic
• Must be able to develop and implement basic agronomic programs using primary and secondary cultural practices with regard to drainage, soil structure, irrigation, fertility, pest control, height of cut and traffic wear.
• Strong technical and analytical focus to ensure optimal agronomic, water, soil and environmental management programs.
• Consistently seeks out best-in-class conditioning methodology including tools and practices.
• Understands regulatory, construction, surface and stormwater planning.
• Successful experience in similar or more challenging climates.
• Results-oriented cultural, fertility, and pesticide programming.
• Establishes and maintains golf course maintenance operations and facilities to help create a safe, productive, and enjoyable environment for employees, as well as golfers and onsite visitors.

Leadership
• Humble, trustworthy, strong character, and impeccable integrity.
• Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and outside-the-box thinking and assures consistent achievement of goals.
• Lead by example approach to setting standards of operation.
• Develop a workplace culture reflective of top performing organizations and ensure consistent focus on motivating and retaining employees, and promoting ethics and values.
• Collaborative in nature, and ability to work effectively with various constituents.
Equipment Management
• Communicate any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment with the Equipment Manager.
• Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work with the Equipment Manager.
• Keeps maintenance equipment fueled and inspected; and performs related tasks as
required.

Irrigation/Water Management
• Daily inspection of the pump house to ensure proper operation.
• Monthly recording of water use.
• Inventory and ordering of all irrigation associated parts and products.
• Programming and operation of the Rain Bird Modular 2-Wire Decoder control system.
• Scheduling and organization of annual preventative maintenance to pumping station.
• Routine inspection and upkeep of pump station water filter. Manage Buffalo Bayou wells and submit monthly groundwater withdrawal reports.
• Assists the DGC in the maintenance of and associated work of the practice facilities, event lawn, salt water bodies, fresh water bodies, irrigation lake, storm water pumping systems, comfort stations, wash pads and all other associated golf course building.

Chemical and Fertility
• Performs routine safety inspections on all spraying and fertilizer equipment.
• Maintains chemical and fertilizer storage and mixing/filling areas in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations and is responsible for the safety and direction of chemical/fertilizer handlers and/or helpers.
• Responsible for properly mixing and applying herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides to associated turf grasses, trees, and shrubs.
• Manages all spray and fertilizer applications on a daily to weekly basis and reports to the DGC.

Equipment Operation & Care
• Strong understanding of golf course equipment from mowers, skid-loaders, aerifiers, sprayers, and small equipment.
• Ensures that the equipment cooling system is working at all times; refills fuel daily, cleans equipment daily, and reports equipment problems or failures to the DGC and Equipment Manager.
• Provides basic preventative maintenance on equipment as directed by the DGC and for returning equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility.
• Responsible for training and safety.

Administrative/Communication:
• Manages yearly agronomic calendar for chemical and fertilizer applications.
• Communicates with the golf shop daily. This includes closures, frost delays, cover deployment and any range maintenance that needs to be completed.
• Manages all SDS files.

Requirements:
Requires a minimum of two years of turfgrass experience as an intern or post-graduate.
Requires working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, and greens; the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; the planting, cultivation, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs, and trees; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system, including wells, pumps, and automatic controls.
Requires valid driver’s license.
Requires current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator within 90 days of employment.

Compensation:
$60,000 – $75,000 per year

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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