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Assistant Superintendent


Lake Barkley State Resort Park is in Western Kentucky near Cadiz Kentucky.  This Larry Packard designed 18-hole golf course (Boots Randolph Golf Course) has USGA greens converted in summer of 2020 to Tifeagle Ultradwarf bermudagrass.  Tees, fairways and primary rough are Tifway II bermudagrass and secondary rough is warm and cool season grasses.  Another exciting project happening is the complete restoration/mitigation of Blue Spring Creek, a beautiful spring fed creek that drains the entire area through the golf course into Lake Barkley.  Not only will this creek be an environmental masterpiece, but it will also enhance several the golf holes.  This project is being led by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.  While the work will be entirely contracted out, the Superintendent and golf staff will gain unique experience throughout the process.    More info about the course can be found at:  https://parks.ky.gov/cadiz/golf/golf-course/lake-barkley-boots-randolph-golf-course


Job Requirements: 

Assists Golf Course Superintendent in all phases of golf maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel. Leads staff and performs duties in the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, and wetlands on the facility grounds under the guidance of the Golf Course Superintendent. Leads staff in projects and routine maintenance activities. Calibrates and operates the equipment necessary to apply chemicals and fertilizers. Applies irrigation water in accordance with procedures. Diagnoses irrigation repair needs and performs repairs. Directs, trains, and assists a group of maintenance personnel in the performance of routine care and maintenance work for a golf course. Inspects machinery and equipment to determine their operating condition and repair needs. Purchases supplies for the park and golf course. Performs public relations functions in the absence of the Golf Course Superintendent. Prepares operating records and makes reports of park and golf activities. Prepares reports, summaries, and recommendations pertaining to golf course development.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license to qualify for employment in this job classification. Must obtain Kentucky Pesticide Applicator License within six months of employment. The N-18 Pesticide Applicators License required by this position can be obtained by passing the test administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this job classification.  Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials.  Some travel required for turf and department meetings and conferences.  Overtime and weekends required periodically.  Work is typically performed outdoors. 



Educational Requirements

Education Requirement – High School Graduate – An Associate’s degree in plant sciences or a Certificate of Turfgrass Management from an accredited university can substitute for ONE of the required two years working experience.

Experience Requirements

Experience – Two years experience working on a golf maintenance staff for a regulation golf course.

Special Requirements

Application Instructions: IMPORTANT - An official application must be completed prior to the application deadline of April 24, 2023 at 7PM EST and can be done at https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=kypersonnelcabinet  Search for Golf Course Assistant Superintendent.  Attaching your resume to the application program is encouraged but it DOES NOT REPLACE THE DETAILS IN THE APPLICATION.  THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY as that is the information evaluated by the Personnel Cabinet to determine if the applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  If you have problems with the application process, contact the Personnel Cabinet at (502) 564-8030.  ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary, it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal PrisonRape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONALORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Job Benefits

Benefits: Compensation is based on a 37.5-hour workweek, with compensated overtime. 5% salary increase after six-month probationary period.  11 paid holidays.  Voting leave.  Professional organization dues provided.  Benefits include uniforms, paid health and life insurance, ample vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, retirement, and optional deferred compensation plan. State employee benefits information can be found at: https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=17&c=kypersonnelcabinet

Date Job is Available


$32,042 to $51,269 per year

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

see special requirements


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