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Assistant Superintendent

By Sandia Golf Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico,

Katrina Hill, 30 Rainbow Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87113, Telephone: 505-798-3990

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.

Educational Requirements

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.

 

Experience Requirements

Experience

  • Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent is required
  •  Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.

Date Job is Available

Salary

$35,000-$45,000

Job Application Instructions

If you are interested and meet these qualifications please submit your resume, cover letter and references by email to: khill@sandiacasino.com

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