POSITION: ASSITANT SUPERINTENDENT - BAYLANDS GOLF LINKS

POSITION: ASSITANT SUPERINTENDENT - BAYLANDS GOLF LINKS

POSITION:  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - BAYLANDS GOLF LINKS

Baylands Golf Links is a newly renovated, links style, 18-hole public facility in Palo Alto, CA. The two-year construction project included new bentgrass greens, new Toro Lynx irrigation system, new bunkers, removal of over 300 trees and was planted with platinum paspalum. Also, a brand-new fleet of John Deere mowers and maintenance equipment.

Education:
  • 2- or 4-year degree or certificate. Have or obtain QAC/QAL from the state of CA.
Experience:
  • Candidates will need previous management role as 1st or 2nd assistant.
  • Experience with Toro Lynx irrigation a plus.
  • The assistant will be involved in daily setup. This includes disease identification, irrigation repair and water management.
  • Must be proficient in calibration of spreaders and sprayers and responsible for proper application practices and record keeping.
  • Job duties also include staff scheduling with follow up on job completion.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
  • Have a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
  • Be up-to-date on federal, state and local laws on golf course operations.
  • Some administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.  Need to work in “team” atmosphere while executing the vision of the Superintendent.
  • Ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
  • An interest in the game of golf is preferred.
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
  • Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas at the direction of the Superintendent.
  • Responsible for the implementation of all golf course maintenance programs.
Job Tasks/Duties
  • Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s
    turf management program with the assistance of the Superintendent.
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department with the assistance of the Superintendent.
  • Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department with the assistance of the Superintendent.
  • Supervises and/or executes all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and
    other facilities on the golf course.
  • Maintains course in proper playing condition.
  • Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
  • Inspects irrigation pump station frequently to ensure safe operation.
  • Helps to ensure that entire golf maintenance facility is clean and organized (including irrigation parts room, chemical storage room, and mechanics parts room).
  • Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
  • Records all maintenance on course for review with the Superintendent.
  • Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course with the Superintendent.
  • Oversees the application of fertilizers and nutrients for the property.
  • Works closely with the Superintendent to implement the property’s safety program.
  • Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
  • Communicates as necessary with the golf shop relating to on-course activities.
  • Attends staff and management meetings.
  • Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
  • Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
  • Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that SDSs are available in convenient location.
  • Works with Superintendent to ensure proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
  • Helps to coordinate applicable work with outside contractors.
  • Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
  • Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager or Superintendent.
Licenses and Special Requirements Preferred
  • Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Pesticide Application certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. 
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
Requirements:
  • Hard working and prompt.
  • Must work well with others.
  • Self-motivated and work with a sense of urgency.
  • Knowledge of latest equipment and products.
  • Attention to detail.
Benefits:
  • Health, dental, vision. 401k. Uniforms, golf privileges. Holiday, vacation, sick PTO. Dues and education.

If you are interested and meet these qualifications please submit your resume, cover letter and references by email to: shoying@yahoo.com or ewiniecki@baylandsgolflinks.com