RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

Employment Listings

If you would like to place a job posting on the website, please contact Julie Heston, Chapter Executive, at jheston@verizon.netJob postings will remain on the website for 1 month unless otherwise specified.

  • March 09, 2020 12:41 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    POSITION OPENING:    

    ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT / ASSISTANT in TRAINING

    WAVERLY OAKS GOLF CLUB, Plymouth, MA is a championship daily-fee facility designed by Brian Silva in 1998. The greens, tees and fairways are predominantly a bent/poa mix with RainBird irrigation.  WOGC is seeking a responsible individual with hands on experience and the fundamental knowledge of maintenance practices employed on golf courses.  The preferred applicant should possess experience as an Assistant.  The position is also open to any qualifying individual to act as an Assistant in Training.  Proper training will be provided for such individuals to have the opportunity to advance into the role of Assistant.

    QUALIFICATIONS:    A two-year turf management degree or turf certificate and MA Pesticide License preferred.

    COMPENSATION:    Competitive industry standard wages and benefits based on experience

    DEADLINE:   until filled

    EMAIL RESUME TO:    Eric E. Newell, CGCS  enewell@waverlyoaksgc.com
    508-224-1908        

  • March 02, 2020 3:35 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Town of Brewster
    Superintendent of Golf Maintenance


    Brewster seeks candidates for Superintendent of Golf Maintenance for Captains Golf Course. Position responsible for supervising and assisting golf course maintenance staff in directing the care and maintenance of 2 - 18 hole golf courses.

    Duties include: supervise and direct plantings, fertilizing and use of pesticides; oversee maintenance & construction of golf cart paths, entrance roads, parking areas, putting greens, driving range, club house lawns, buildings, fences, bridges and shelters; responsible for purchasing of seeds, fertilizer, turf, pesticides, and related maintenance equipment; assists in budget preparation; attend Golf Commission meetings; recruit, hire and train staff; maintain effective public relations

    Bachelor’s in related field with min of 5 years related work experience, and at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Cat 37 Pesticide license req.

    FT, Grade IV Personnel Bylaw position, annual starting salary range $61,833 - $90,000

    Submit cover letter, resume and Town employment application to Susan Broderick, employment@brewster-ma.gov

    Deadline 3/27/20

    Job description on Town website, https://www.brewster-ma.gov EEO/AA

  • March 02, 2020 11:20 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent
    Cape Cod National Golf Club, Brewster, Massachusetts

    Cape Cod National Golf Club is an 18 hole private golf club located in Brewster, MA.  The golf course was designed by Brian Silva and opened for play in 1997.  The club was awarded as one of the top  private clubs to open in that same year.  The club has 250 members, with a waiting list, and ~12,000 rounds per year.  Operating budget is approx. $1.4 million with $150k of equipment capital investment annually. Greens are built to USGA spec and were grassed with L-93. Current assistant has accepted a head superintendents position and we are seeking a candidate who's looking to take the next step in their career.  

    Duties of the position include but not limited to:

    • Supervise, lead, evaluate, and train staff of 25
    • Create daily maintenance schedules
    • Water management skills i.e. hand watering, TDR, and irrigation scheduling via Rain Bird Nimbus II
    • Perform fertilizer and chemical applications as well as equipment calibration .
    • Skilled in safe tree management i.e. pruning and felling 
    • Record Keeping; both day to day tasks as well as pest and fert applications via Playbooks app.
    • Safely be able to run equipment related to in house projects; excavators, loaders, skid steers etc.
    • Must have a passion for the game of golf, play golf, and have basic understanding of the rules of golf.
    • Must have or be able to obtain Massachusetts Category 37 pesticide license within 6 months of hire. 

    Educational Requirements
    2 to 4 year degree in turf or related field . Will consider candidates with certificate based on length of experience.

    Experience Requirements
    Candidates should have 3-5 year experience as an assistant at a similar level club.

    Job Benefits
    Annual salary, transitional housing, health insurance (individual is no cost, and 90 days probationary period ), vacation after 1 year, short and long term disability, Christmas bonus, uniform allowance, IRA with employer match, discounted meals (in season), opportunities for continuing education both locally and nationally, and golfing privileges, dues for local and national associations

    Salary
    $55,000 - $65,000 BOE

    Job Application Instructions
    Please send resume and cover letters to Eric Strzepek at eric.strzepek@gmail.com

  • February 26, 2020 10:15 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Job Description:
    Location: PARK DEPARTMENT
    Position Type: PERMANENT/BENEFITED/UNION
    Salary: $47,154 - $48,922

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Performs contour lawn mowing of tees, greens, fairways, and roughs using rotary, hydraulic, and triplex machines; cuts and trims hedges and shrubs; applied fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides, limestone, and other chemicals; trims around fences, trees, and other areas; spreads loam.  Performs general maintenance on golf carts, including changing fluids, greasing, and checking tires and batteries; maintains mowers and cutting units.  Uses chain saw to cut wood; performs building maintenance duties for golf course buildings.  Keeps records of daily receipts and enters information into computer system; makes deposits; may order supplies.  Operates computerized automatic irrigation system.  Performs similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.

    SUPERVISION:
    Works under the direct supervision of the General Foreman; follows an established schedule to complete assigned tasks. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    Work is performed outside with exposure to constant loud noise and potential exposure to mowers and equipment with moving mechanical parts; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions with exposure to hazards associated with the use of equipment.  Some repair work is performed in shop conditions.  Workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations.  Operates hand and power tools, light trucks, and light and heavy equipment, such as front-end loaders, hydraulic motors, and chain saws.  Generally has contact with other employees and incidental contact with users of the golf course.  Errors could result in personal injury and damage to the grass and equipment.

    Requirements:

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education and Experience: High school diploma required; three years of landscaping experience and turf management experience desirable; experience with maintaining and repairing small engines and related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver's License and Massachusetts Pesticide Applicator's License Preferred.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Knowledge of techniques of turf care and the operation of mowers and related landscaping equipment; knowledge of safety practices and procedure; some knowledge of golf.  Ability to perform landscaping work; ability to maintain and repair small engines; ability to use power tools, hand tools, and specialized equipment.  Landscaping and maintenance skills; skill in operation of equipment and tools.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Most work is performed outside and requires strenuous physical effort; some work is performed in shop conditions.  Strenuous physical effort is generally required to perform duties.  Frequently required to use hands to operate equipment, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, crawl, stoop, and climb.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to sixty pounds.  Physical ability to use power and hand tools, drive motor vehicles, and operate and drive various pieces of special maintenance equipment.  Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and operate vehicles and equipment

    Additional Information:
    The City of Brockton provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class.  The City of Brockton complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in all locations in which the City operates.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

    As a condition of employment the City of Brockton will conduct a MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check once an offer has been accepted.
    The City of Brockton, Section 2-110 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Brockton mandates that at the time of employment you must be a resident of the City of Brockton or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

    City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity / ADA Compliant /Affirmative Action Employer

    Application Instructions:
    Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via this online process:

    •     Resume/Cv
    •     Cover Letter
    •     Copy of an unattested driving record from the RMV (It is recommended that you redact any personal information such as your Driver's License Number or Social Security Number from any documents submitted)

    For more information and to apply - click here

    Application deadline is  Mar 10, 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
  • February 25, 2020 3:30 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Greenhaven Turf Care is a professional turf application business that specializes in granular and spray application services in sports turf, golf and grounds. We currently provide services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    Greenhaven Turf Care collaborates with some of New England's finest Sports Turf Managers, Golf Course Superintendents and Grounds Managers. We strive to provide valuable service and solutions that compliment the needs and high demands that turf managers are up against. Our company is growing and we welcome you to join our team.

    Education Requirements

    • Turf Management degree preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • Previous golf course, sports turf and lawn care fertilizing and spraying preferred.

    Special Requirements

    • Physically fit to lift 50 lb bags of fertilizer no problem
    • Valid drivers license in good standing
    • Must be able to operate machines and drive vehicles safely
    • Have or have ability to obtain MA and/or RI Pesticide License
    • Ability to obtain DOT medical card

    Job Benefits

    • Monday-Friday work schedule(NO required weekends), PTO, paid holidays off, Simple IRA with employer contribution, clothing allowance, uniforms, cell phone reimbursement, education and leadership training

    Date Job is Available

    • January 1, 2020

    Salary

    • $17 - $27 per hour (Negotiable DOE)

    Job Application Instructions


  • February 13, 2020 11:35 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    North Turf Sports and Golf contractors

    Title:
    Athletic field and Golf course maintenance and construction

    Description:
    Daily operations consist of working at various sports complexes and golf courses throughout New England. The position consists of loading and unloading specialized equipment, light to medium hand work laboring, operating various specialized equipment, driving a truck and trailer combination, managing projects, communicating well with clients and staff.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Turf grass degree or winter school certification, Construction, horticulture degree or certification.
    • Renovating baseball/softball fields, building mounds, laser grading, installing sod, knowledge with irrigation.
    • Operating compact/utility tractors, all types of aerating, seeding, top dressing Etc.
    • Must have the ability to obtain a DOT medical card before start date.  Commercial driver’s license, Massachusetts Hoisting License and OSHA 10 Construction certification. 
    • Must be willing to work extended hours when needed, some weekends and be able to travel and spend some overnight lodging.

    Compensation:
    Salary range   $45,000-$65,000 Based on experience

    To apply please contact Alan Vadala at alan@northturf.com

  • February 12, 2020 1:47 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Marion Golf Club - Superintendent

    Position Job Overview:

    Responsible for operation of the golf course operation and maintenance year-round.  The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance or irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff (small team of 2-3) is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, golfers and the property.

    The course has irrigation on tees and greens only.

    New management is operating Marion Golf Club and it is currently a low-key, 9 hole operation with a small team. This person will play a leading role in the operation and needs to be a “jack of all traits.” The operation is currently spartan and there will be challenges early on due to the current lack of infrastructure.

    Marion Golf Club is George C. Thomas’s first course design (later designs include Los Angeles Country Club, Riviera and Bel-Air, among others).

    Management intends to pursue a long-term restoration project to enhance the golf course and maximize the enjoyment of this original “museum piece” Thomas design.

    Compensation: $55,000 annual salary plus benefits.

    Basic Functions:

    • Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel. 
    • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with management on any issues related to golf course maintenance. 
    • Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds. Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff. 
    • Works closely with the GM to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner. Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

    Primary Duties:

    • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
    • Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
    • Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage. 
    • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action. 
    • Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
    • Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
    • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. 
    • Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
    • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects. Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed. Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.

    Knowledge & Skills Required:

    • Previous experience managing the agronomic operations of a golf course located in the northeast with cool season grass species constructed on native soil.
    • Knowledge and use of operating standards for equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
    • Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products. Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
    • Experience in golf course construction techniques in relationship to building greens, tees, bunkers, drainage, and irrigation.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Prefer 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).
    • Computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Valid Driver's License.
    • Must have and maintain a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License in the State of Massachusetts)
    • Prior Golf Course Superintendent experience or 3 years experience as a Senior Assistant Golf Course Superintendent)

    To apply for this position, please send your resume to Rachel Baker at:

    rbaker@netkane.com


  • February 11, 2020 3:04 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    2nd Assistant Superintendent Job Posting

    Rhode Island Country Club
    150 Nayatt Rd.
    Barrington, RI 02806

    Rhode Island Country Club is looking for a Second Assistant to be part of our team.  We are located in Barrington, Rhode Island, which is about twenty minutes away from Providence.  Rhode Island Country Club is a 1911 Donald Ross design seated just off the Narragansett Bay.  We hold the CVS Charity Classic every June, which is an excellent PGA Tour Tournament experience.  It is a one-day event, hosted by Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade that has raised over 22 Million for Southern New England nonprofit organizations.  

    The Second Assistant will report to the Lead Assistant and Golf Course Superintendent. The individual will be involved in all of the aspects of the golf course property including, but not limited to fertilizer and chemical applications, irrigation repair and application, course set-up, and mowing.  This is a wonderful learning experience that has an emphasis on getting the right individual ready for becoming a Golf Course Superintendent.

    Educational Requirements
    A degree in a Turf Management or related field

    Experience Requirements

    • Golf Course or Landscape experience
    • Rhode Island Pesticide Applicators License or the ability to obtain one
    • Ability to work well and communicate with others
    • A keen eye for detail 
    • Positive attitude and a strong work ethic
    • Ability and desire to work overtime weekly
    • Knowing the game of golf
    • Desire to learn and motivation to advance in the golf course industry

    Job Benefits

    • Uniform
    • Meals
    • Golf
    • Health, Dental, and 401K option 
    • These and more benefits will be discussed at the time of the interview.

    Salary
    D.O.E.

    Job Application Instructions
    Please email a cover letter and resume to Andrew Hannah at ahannah@ricc.org


  • February 06, 2020 11:46 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    John J. Parker Golf Course, Taunton, MA

    The Golf Course is looking to to hire experienced help.

    Must be able to mow greens, approaches and fairways, work on sprinkler heads and do minor repairs to equipment.

    This is a full time position.  Work hours will be 7:00 am- 3:30 pm.

    Compensation based on experience.

    Start date will be April 1, 2020.

    Please send an email outlining your qualifications to:

    Gil Alegi, General Manager at gfa9193@verizon.net

  • January 09, 2020 12:01 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility:          Pine Brook Country Club

    Location:         42 Newton Street,  Weston, MA  02493

    Position:         2nd Assistant Superintendent


    Description:   Pine Brook C.C is a private club located in Weston located about 15 minutes from Boston.  Originally built in 1924 by Wayne Stiles with updated changes by Ron Forse.  The club is halfway through a master plan with the goal to finish in the next couple of years.   

    Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000, paid vacation, 401K match, 75%-25% health (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), dental, attendance regional conference, local seminars, uniforms, lunches (in season), golf privileges

    Duties:   This position will work with the other assistants in all facets of maintenance including course setup, hand watering, pesticide/fertilizer applications, small irrigation repair, snow removal and pest and disease scouting.  All the while maintaining a healthy work/lifestyle.

    Education:         Turf degree or certificate preferred

    Special skills:     Drivers license/ Ability to obtain a MA applicators license

    Date Available:    Immediately

    Deadline:            Open until filled

    Apply to:             Don Carter IV, GCS

    Email:                 carterivdonald@gmail.com


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