Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

3 July 2024

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Country: USA
State: Virginia

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Fairfax, Virginia is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the superintendent, this position assists with the maintenance of a golf course and driving range. Operates all golf course equipment including mowers, tractors, utility vehicles and attachments. In the absence of an on-site mechanic, implements a preventative program for the equipment fleet while maintaining inventory of equipment parts and supplies. With guidance from superintendent, programs & maintains the automated irrigation system. Initiates purchases of maintenance related equipment and supplies. Develops a system of accountability for inventories, grounds equipment checklists and petroleum storage tank leak detection. Ensures compliance with FCPA hazardous materials program and appropriate state, local and federal regulations regarding the purchase, application, storage and disposal of chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers. In the absence of the superintendent, determines if the golf course is playable and daily inspects conditions and decides when/if the golf course should open. Responsible for participating in and supervising tasks performed by the maintenance staff.

Illustrative Duties:
• Manages the maintenance and operation of a medium sized fleet of greens mowers, fairway movers, trim mowers, rough mowers, utility vehicles, spray tanks, sand trap rakes, seeders, aerators, etc.;
• Develops and implements a detailed turf management plan for assigned greens, tees, roughs and lawn areas;
• Establishes criteria for and determines golf course playability and authorizes the opening and closing of the grounds;
• Supervises the maintenance and operation of a small automated irrigation system including pump house, central computer, field controllers, valves and sprinkler heads;
• Plans for and supervises major improvement projects such as greens and tees construction, cart path construction, sand bunker construction, site landscaping, pond dredging, etc.;
• Inspects park facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements and initiates corrective measures;
• Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment;
• Accountable for the purchase, storage and application and disposal of hazardous materials including pesticides, fertilizers and other turf care products;
• Compiles and retains operational and safety records and complies with federal, state and County safety standards;
• Assists with budget justifications for capital equipment, staffing and annual operating supplies;
• Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision;
• Hires, supervises, schedules and evaluates a small staff;
• Plans, schedules and conducts specialized on-site staff training;
• Completes and submits various financial, administrative and statistical reports.

Requirements:
Driver’s license (required).
Registered Technician (required upon hire).
Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License (Required within 6 months).
Certified Fertilizer Applicator License (Required within 6 months).
Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center and/or park management;
Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
Knowledge of methods and practices of golf course maintenance;
Knowledge of materials and equipment used in golf course maintenance;
Ability to identify, isolate and initiate repairs to equipment and irrigation systems;
Ability to identify and treat turfgrass diseases and pests;
Ability to read and understand blue prints, chemical labels and other technical documents;
Ability and skill to operate a variety of golf course maintenance equipment;
Ability to obtain necessary certifications.

Graduation from a two-year associate degree program with major course work in agronomy, turfgrass management, recreation and parks, horticulture or related field, plus two years’ experience as an assistant golf course superintendent or other applicable position at a golf course.

Preferred:
Certified Pesticide License in turf grass 3B.
Fertilizers License in Turf Grass.
Proper transportation to and from work.
Able to work 40 hours a week and overtime during the summer months (along with weekends).

Compensation:
$62,932 – $104,886 per year.

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

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