Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Summary:Under basic supervision, assists the Golf Course Superintendent with supervising staff and maintenance and repair projects at the Ratliff Ranch Golf Links for the Parks and Recreation (P&R) Department.
Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assists with managing the maintenance and repair of golf course, facilities, and equipment.
- Supervises work crews, monitors operations, and verifies the efficient and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities; trains staff and helps employees to correct performance deficiencies.
- Verifies work is performed in compliance with P&R Department policies and procedures, safety and quality standards, and state and federal regulations.
- Inspects jobsites to assure work quality and effective use of resources; investigates accidents and equipment failures.
- Inspects golf course, identifies opportunities to improve the golf course.
- Maintains inventory of chemicals, including pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers; applies chemicals, maintains OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), assures safe handling of chemicals, and trains staff in proper handling and storage procedures.
- Evaluates golf course turf conditions, and adjusts irrigation system to optimize playing conditions.
- Maintains records and logs of services performed and general maintenance information.
- Performs work of grounds maintenance worker as needed to meet workload demands; performs specialized technical duties according to area of assignment.
- Cross-trains work crews in standard work methods and safety procedures.
- Promotes and enforces safety rules and regulations.
- Represents and acts as Golf Course Superintendent, in his absence.
- Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
- Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School diploma or GED required; AND two year's golf course maintenance experience. Must be enrolled in the GCSAA or actively pursuing membership into the GCSAA within 3 years of hire date.
- Methods used in maintenance of golf course grounds and facilities.
- Operation, maintenance, and repair standards for specialized golf course equipment and vehicles.
- Techniques of turf maintenance.
- Irrigation equipment, water management systems, irrigation repair and sprinkler control devices.
- Proper use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
- Federal, state, and City safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards, and safety precautions.
- Supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and evaluating staff performance.
- Managing turf, and identifying plants, pests, diseases, and unsafe conditions.
- Managing work sites, and establishing effective safety zones.
- Using specialized tools and heavy motorized equipment to perform maintenance and repair work.
- Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
License and certification requirements: A Texas State Driver's license is required. Pesticide Applicator license from the Texas Department of Agriculture is required or ability to obtain within (1) year.
Physical demands and working environment:Work is performed on the golf course and in an office environment; incumbent required to work with pesticides, herbicides, and other hazardous chemicals. City approved safety shoes must be worn.