JOB TITLE: Assistant Golf Superintendent
SALARY RANGE: DOE
MAJOR DUTIES: Assist in overseeing daily operations of The Wellsville Country Club. Assist in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, etc... Assist in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline. Schedules work (may modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation) and supervises the employees and their designated tasks/use of equipment. Assists in the programming, repair, and maintenance of irrigation systems. Performs or supervises the implementation of an overall turf health program. This includes aeration, topdressing, and the application of pesticides, fertilizer, & chemicals to golf course turf. Operates an assortment of golf course equipment, including but not limited to: mowers, utility vehicles, sweepers, brooms, rollers, rakes, utility vehicles, loaders, compressors, trenchers, automobiles, etc… Mows golf course turf and performs daily course setup duties. Maintains and repairs golf course equipment in absence of the mechanic. Trims and removes trees and brush. Performs any and all golf course tasks as required by the Golf Course Superintendent.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials Irrigation system operation, repair, and maintenance of golf courses and facilities, Equipment operation and maintenance procedures.
SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Operation of light and heavy equipment. Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations. Oral and written communication skills including but not limited to the use of Excel and Word and the use of social media.
QUALIFICATIONS: Possess, enrolled or seeking a degree in a turfgrass management related field or applicable past experience (2 to 3 years of past golf course experience may be an applicable substitute). Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New York for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. NY Commercial Pesticide Applicator License designation or ability to obtain certification within 60 days.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, and machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has functional supervision over assigned seasonal personnel. This position reports directly to the Golf Superintendent. Under the superintendent’s supervision, the assistant directs and participates in the maintenance of all golf course features, equipment, and facilities. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Golf Superintendent’s capacity in the event of their absence.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.