POSITION: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - SILVERBELL GOLF COURSE

POSITION: ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - SILVERBELL GOLF COURSE

POSITION:  ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - SILVERBELL GOLF COURSE

Reports to:  Golf Course Superintendent / Director or Golf Course Maintenance

Supervises: Golf Course Maintenance Foreman; Amenities Supervisor (HOA), Pesticides Application Specialist; Irrigation Specialist; Equipment Operator; Equipment Mechanic, and all groundskeepers.

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science is preferred.
  • An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
  • Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent is required
  • Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.
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
  • 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.
If you are interested and meet the qualifications please submit your resume and references by email to mkimball@tucsoncitygolf.com