JOB TITLE: Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Supervisor: Golf Course Superintendent
The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. Under the Superintendent's supervision, the Assistant Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, cart paths and irrigation system. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during his/her absence.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
Instructs 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.
Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety, personnel discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.
Determines need for irrigation, seeding and fertilization rates, sod cutting, and cutting turf grass on fairways, tees, greens and roughs.
Ensures the proper care and cultivation of shrubs, trees and flowers to include pruning, trimming and spraying. Applies necessary pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and insecticides to treat the course.
Ensures that broken lines or irrigation system valves are repaired in a timely manner. Assists in the planning and development of new irrigation systems, including redesigns and modifications of existing systems.
Maintains daily detailed records of personnel, equipment, supplies, cutting cups and schedules related to the application of fertilizers, sprays and chemicals. Determines usage of same for season.
Works with Superintendent to plan all maintenance and project work according to best practices as identified by the USGA.
Administers and enforces employee safety programs.
Ability to visually inspect golf course conditions and report findings.
Training of new maintenance personnel.
Assists in the Human Resources functions of the maintenance department by controlling turnover, motivating employees, focusing on employee development and retention and participating in regular employee meetings.
Leads monthly safety meetings on various topics.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Turf Grass Management or Two-(2) Year certificate is required.
Minimum of three (3) year’s experience with golf course operations.
Minimum of two (2) years turf management experience.
Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license.
Possession of or ability to obtain pesticide applicator’s license within six (6) months of hire.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices.
Knowledge of and ability to operate all equipment used in the maintenance of a golf course and thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game.
Knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens, roughs and bunkers.
Knowledge of seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf.
Knowledge of planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring of plants, shrubs and trees.
Knowledge of the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners and chemicals used in treating turf.
Knowledge of drainage control methods, and watering and irrigation control systems including wells, pumps, ponds and automatic controls.
Knowledge of equipment operation methods and servicing.
Knowledge of computer operated irrigation systems.
Outstanding written, verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, business community, government agencies and the public.
Ability to respond to citizen concerns in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
Ability to prepare detailed and concise maintenance logs, reports and records.
Ability to compile and analyze data.
Ability to work irregular hours, independently or closely with others.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising employee performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and frequently required to stand, walk, speak and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. The employee is frequently required to use their hands to perform a variety of tasks, and will also frequently reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work is generally performed outside and will include exposure to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description does not state or imply that the above duties and responsibilities are the only duties associated with this position. An employee holding this position may be required to perform other, on the job related duties as requested. Requirements may be subject to modification only to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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