Greens Superintendent Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Golf Director, is responsible for all aspects of the directing and supervising of a comprehensive golf course maintenance program for two municipal golf courses. This position requires initiative and independent decision making. Work is performed with considerable independence and latitude. Work is reviewed through results achieved. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Establish maintenance schedule for both golf courses.

Establish proper irrigation schedule for both golf courses.

Plans and supervises proper chemical and fertilizer applications.

Orders supplies and materials within the budgetary limitations.

Keeps records of all training, chemical applications, equipment maintenance, pest outbreaks and weather conditions.

Assists in making personnel and cost estimates for the annual budget.

Supervise golf course maintenance of golf carts and equipment, i.e., mowers, topdresser, backhoe, loader, pick-up truck, etc.

Identify weed, insect and disease problems as they relate to turf grass and formulate a plan of action.

Supervises all golf course maintenance activities at both golf courses.

Coordinate maintenance activities with Golf Director and staff. Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed upon maintenance standards and long-range plans.

Acquires equipment and purchases necessary to maintain the golf course and other properties.
    
Oversees the scheduling and routing of maintenance personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. Frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well standards are being achieved.

Interviews, hires, trains and supervises a staff or employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties.

May on occasion perform necessary general ground maintenance work when under-staffed.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EDUCATION

High school diploma or GED supplemented by two year degree in Turf Management or a related field. Certificate in Turf Management may be substituted for the 2 year degree. Minimum of three years experience as a Golf Course Superintendent. Must possess and maintain Florida pesticide application license. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License. Applicants who possess a valid out of state Driver’s License must obtain the Florida Driver’s License within 10 days of employment.

B.    KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, bunkers, roughs, etc.

Advance knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management and a working knowledge of golf facility construction, principles, practices and methods.

Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.

Interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, employees, and the general public.

Knowledge of the game of golf, rules and methods of play.

Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operation (including, but not limited to, employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations.

Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Operate motor vehicles (i.e., pick-up, van, etc.); load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 lbs. without assistance.
    
Hear and understand conversation in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing, and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

See and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols -must be legible and understood by others. Use small hand tools - dexterity required.

Move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.

Learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 50 lbs. without assistance over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 ft. to no more than 300 yds.

Lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Lift items (weighing less than 40 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.

Hold items (weighing between 1 - 10 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes.

Work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Experiences frequent exposure to chemicals, fertilizers, reclaimed wastewater, and UV rays.

Must respond to emergencies at any time including weekends and holidays. Occasionally experiences deadlines under pressure -continuous and close attention for accurate and favorable results.

Rapidly changing turf and weather conditions necessitate the ability to be flexible and resourceful in order to complete all required tasks.
  


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revised - 11/29/12