POSITION: GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT - OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT

POSITION: GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT - OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT

POSITION:  GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT - OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT

Related Titles: Head Greenskeeper; Greens Superintendent; Grounds and Greens Superintendent

Reports to: Director of Operations

Supervises: Golf Course Maintenance Foreman; Pesticides Application Specialist; Irrigation Specialist; Equipment Operator; Equipment Mechanic, Groundskeepers and Landscapers.
 
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.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of all golf course maintenance programs, budgets, and personnel decisions.

Job Tasks/Duties
  • Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s
    turf management program.
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
  • Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
  • Supervises 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.
  • Plan any and all future improvements to the golf course, and oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations.
  • Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
  • Records all maintenance on course.
  • Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop.
  • Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that
    budget goals are met.
  • Prepares and revises grounds manual.
  • Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
  • Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.
  • Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems.
  • Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) 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 Director of Golf and Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
  • Communicates as necessary with Grounds, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
  • 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.
  • Assists with snow removal planning.
  • 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.
  • Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
  • Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
  • Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
  • Coordinates 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.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
Licenses and Special Requirements
  • Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
  • Pesticide Application certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
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.
  • Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
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.
If you are interested and meet the qualifications please submit your resume and references by email to jim.hamilton@buffalogolfmgt.com