Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

8 July 2024

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Country: USA
State: Tennessee

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Course in Nashville, Tennessee is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
Handling and Moving Objects:
1. Cleans up any chemical or fertilizer spill immediately according to the directed instructions listed on the product container and inform supervisor immediately of incident.
2. Stores, handles, and applies chemicals and fertilizers in a manner consistent with the approved and safe directions stated on the chemical/fertilizer container.

Staffing Organizational Units:
1. Interviews and hires staff as vacancies occur.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
1. Calibrates spreaders and sprayers before applying product to the golf course.
2. Assists in monitoring the main pump station and the transfer pump station to insure continued and accurate operation.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
1. Applies plant protective chemicals and fertilizers in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and/or regulations.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
1. Leads in the mixing and spraying of herbicides and fungicides to remove unwanted plants from the golf course.
2. Applies plant protective chemicals and fertilizers to the golf course grounds.
3. Leads others in the aerification, topdressing and fertilization of greens and tees to keep them firm, growing and able to absorb water.
4. Operates and utilizes a variety of tools and equipment such as greens mowers, fairway mowers, tee mowers, chemical sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, topdressing machines, soil aerification devices, skid steer loaders, backhoes, and light trucks.
5. Plants turf grass seeds and/or turf grass sod when necessary.
6. Assist in the maintenance of native areas throughout the golf course including spraying, mowing, creation, and seasonal burning.

Interacting With Computers:
1. Irrigates golf course using centralized computer irrigation system.
Coaching and Developing Others:
1. Addresses any performance issues with an employee as to insure unsafe or improper work activities or habits are not continued.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
1. Diagnoses and resolves issues such as but not limited to golf course and weather conditions, crew limitations, and disease pressure.
Training and Teaching Others:
1. Supervises and critiques employees to provide guidance in how to better or more timely perform assigned tasks.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
1. Assists and performs special projects (such as greens renovation, tee construction, irrigation and drainage, design installation, bunker renovation, etc) throughout the golf course as approved and assigned by supervisor.
Performing Administrative Activities:
1. Performs administrative duties including but not limited to timekeeping, daily scheduling, and fuel records.

Performing General Physical Activities:
1. Repairs any leaks or damaged irrigation pipe, fittings, or wires associated with the golf course irrigation system.
2. Performs or assists in the renovation or addition of needed irrigation piping, heads, or wiring throughout the golf course.
3. Leads others in the mowing of fairways, greens, tees, roughs and other grounds maintenance duties such as the changing of cups and the raking of bunkers.
4. Cares for established turf grass by mulching, aerifying, weeding, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
5. Assists in the construction, repair, or painting of golf course buildings or accessories.

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
1. Trains employees on new job assignments so the work is carried out in a safe and timely manner to accomplish the objective of the assignment.
2. Conducts interim reviews and performance evaluations on staff.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
1. Monitors soil moisture content during the turf grass growing season to assist with determining the proper amount of irrigation to apply to the golf course during nightly watering.
2. Schedules daily work or special events (such as tournament preparation, seasonal aerification, etc.)
3. Assists in the ongoing environmental projects of the golf course including construction and implementation of new projects.

Documenting/Recording Information:
1. Maintains records of all chemical and fertilizer applications in electronic or hard copy form in accordance with local, state, or federal regulations.
2. Keeps simple records and make routine reports such as time expended and materials used.
3. Assists in recording activity of wildlife through journal entries and photographs.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
1. Assists in promotion of environmental efforts and projects with the general public and guests.

Requirements:
A valid driver’s license For the past five years, the candidate’s driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations.
Experience equivalent to three years of increasingly responsible and skilled full-time golf course maintenance work, including the care and maintenance of greens.
College-level course work in agronomy, horticulture, or other agricultural field related to plant and soil science or turf management from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required golf course maintenance work, on a year for year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for one year of the required golf course grounds maintenance work, including the care and maintenance of greens at a golf course. (e.g., 45 quarter hours of course work, including at least six quarter hours in a related agricultural field, may substitute for one year of experience).
Additional clock hours in landscape and turf management or horticulture from an accredited vocational or technical school may substitute for required grounds maintenance experience on a year to year basis, to a maximum of one year, there being no substitution for one year of the required golf course grounds maintenance work, including the care and maintenance of greens at a golf course (e.g., 108 clock hours of course work may substitute for one month of experience).
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, horticulture, or other agricultural field related to plant and soil science or turf management.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in plant science, horticulture, or other agricultural field related to plant and soil science or turf management, and one year of increasingly responsible and skilled experience in grounds maintenance at a golf course, which must include the care and maintenance of greens.
Completion of a Certificate in landscape and turf grass management from a vocational school and two years of increasingly responsible and skilled experience in golf course maintenance work, including the care and maintenance of greens.
A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions.
Under general supervision, is responsible for leading others in semi-skilled and skilled grounds maintenance work of considerable difficulty at a golf course; and performs related work as required.
Education and experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Compensation:
$2,825.00 – $4,225.00 per month.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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