RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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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.

  • November 01, 2019 2:07 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)


    We are looking for a Sales Director who will be managing, directing and evaluating the selling efforts of Territory Managers in the Northeast Region, specifically the New England & Upstate New York Region.

    This position also will assist with meeting, market planning and technical development of products and services for the organization.

    Harrell’s is the leading producer of customized agronomic solutions, but our success is completely dependent on the success of our customers. We want to contribute their success any way we can, helping them succeed regardless of a sale.

    Our Sales Director are responsible for the following:

    • Make daily and weekly contact with each territory manager with the flexibility to be available for calls or correspondence if needed.
    • Ride along with territory managers to assist with sales calls, deliveries, training/education, industry support, etc.
    • Develop sales forecasts and strategies.
    • Recommend pricing strategies and promotional programs for customers in assigned territory.
    • Maintains personal contact with key customers in assigned markets.
    • Recruits and interviews candidates for Territory Manager positions.
    • Analyzes selling activity and trends of Territory Manager’s numbers.
    • Assist territory managers with organizational skills, account strategies, territory management, controlling expenses and administrative responsibilities to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained and sales targets are successfully met.
    • Keep informed of new products, services and other general information of interest to customers.  Check on competitive activity and develop new methods of retaining customers and attaining new accounts.
    • Maintain up-to-date information regarding your group’s margin dollars.
    • Attend state and national meeting and conferences as required
    • Develop fertilizer formulations for custom mixes for Territory Managers and customers.
    • Working knowledge of plant protectants, including but not limited to, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, foliar nutritionals.
    • Work as a liaison between management and all other company departments
    • Promote company business model to sales force.
    • Lead, organize and budget regional educational series, including but not limited to local/regional trade shows, field days, educational seminars and round tables.
    • Provides growth opportunities for the company using factual market information that may incorporate possibilities based on feelings and impressions but keeping in target with the company’s goal.
    • Maintain a good rapport with your staff, by making sure the lines of communication are open.
    • Maintain valid licenses, certifications and/or permits required to perform responsibilities.
    • Oversee employee compliance with all Federal, State and Local ordinances, as well as Company policies and programs.
    • Work in conjunction with Warehouse and Inventory Manager’s on recommending necessary stock items in regions warehouse.

    A Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Business, Agriculture or related field is required and at least five years of sales or industry experience. The candidate must be able to obtain any industry license and certifications required.

    If you are interested a  great career with a reputable and growing company, please visit our website and apply at www.harrells.com/careers.

  • October 03, 2019 10:04 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Golf Course Superintendent

    The International is the only 36-hole golf club and resort located in Bolton, Mass. We provide wide array of employment opportunities for individuals seeking employment in the area of golf operations, golf maintenance, food and beverage, hotel and hospitality, and sales and marketing. 

    A Brief History of The International
    Long before the two championship courses at The International, there was a “short but tricky” nine-hole club dating back to the turn of the last century.  It was called Runaway Brook Golf Club and existed for more than 50 years.  In 1954, Bert Suprenant purchased Runaway Brook Golf Club, and then hired Geoffrey Cornish, with input from Francis Ouimet and others, to design the regulation course known as “The Pines” that exists today.

    ITT purchased the course and Suprenant’s local wire business in 1963.  The course was renamed The International to denote the corporation’s worldwide presence.  In 1967, ITT acquired another 57 acres, which included a seven-hole golf course called “Mountain View”.  Two more holes were added to this adjacent facility and the name was officially changed to Mountain Spring Golf Course.  This public club is known today as “Twin Springs” and a driving range was added in the fall of 2000.

    Under ITT’s direction, the course underwent major renovations.  Robert Trent Jones renovated the course in the early 70’s, earning its place in the Guinness book of World Records as the longest golf course in the world at 8,325 yards, with one of the world’s largest single greens (nearly 2/3 an acre).  Cornish and Silva returned to update the design in the late 80’s.  In the early 90’s, The International continued to improve its facility by constructing a world-class 22,000 square foot conference center, an award winning Golf Shop, and a 53-room Guest Lodge.

    In 1997, Starwood Hotels and Resorts acquired ITT.  Starwood subsequently sold The International to principal owner Daniel Weadock, Jr. its’ President, and limited partner, Brian Lynch, the club’s former General Manager, in January 1999. 

    In 2001, The International underwent another major renovation.  A new 18 hole course known as “The Oaks” course was designed by highly acclaimed designer Tom Fazio and received the 2002 award for “Best New Private Course” by Golf Digest.

    Position:
    The position of Golf Course Superintendent reports to the President of the Club.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and hands-on management of the golf course and grounds operation for The International.  The Club seeks a strong and personable leader who will develop a sound annual and long-term agronomic plan.  As the department leader, he/she will nurture a talented team, and direct them to execute consistent, first class conditions season-long, while preparing for each and every season in the shoulder months.  We seek a critical thinker for planning, deployment, and management of available resources with a thoughtful vision of operations and conditions.  The golf course superintendent will be responsible for and oversee agronomic conditions in concert with the club’s Golf Course Maintenance Standards.

    The Golf Course Superintendent will produce outstanding conditions for daily play and tournaments hosted by the club.  Collaboration with the Director of Golf and golf staff is critical for a coordinated approach to playing conditions and golf course preparation with a conduit to member feedback and expectations.  The Golf Course Superintendent will be visible and accessible to the membership, keeping them informed of golf course conditions and activities.  Communication activities can include but are not limited to, face to face conversation, a department blog and use of Constant Contact email.

    Job Responsibilities:
    1.    Maintains golf course, grounds, general property and facilities according to the club’s written 2019 Golf Course Maintenance Standards (GCMS) and Integrated Golf Course Management Plan (IGCMP).
    2.    Hires, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
    3.    Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
    4.    Supervises the operation of the equipment, equipment repair, and shop facilities.
    5.    Maintains records of all maintenance on the golf course including all required annual governmental filings and maintenance of state and local permits.
    6.    Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goal are met. Makes recommendations for capital improvement purchases.
    7.    Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all aspects of the golf course and property.
    8.    Maintains and improves drainage, irrigation and control systems.
    9.    Maintains course in proper playing condition as defined in the GCMS.
    10.    Implements and enforces a comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program
    11.    Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department in conjunction with the club administration department.
    12.    Communicates daily with the Director of Golf with information on daily conditions of facilities, maintenance plans and coordinated maintenance with scheduled events.
    13.    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.
    14.    Attends meetings weekly with department managers, quarterly with the Golf Advisory Group and other meetings as required from time to time.
    15.    Attends turf conferences, equipment shows, workshops and other educational programs to maintain current knowledge of technical and turf innovations that could benefit the department’s and club’s operations.
    16.    Updates the GCMS from time to time with review by the Golf Advisory Group.
    17.    Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course with management and the Golf Advisory Group.
    18.    Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
    19.    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 MSDSs are available in a convenient location.
    20.    Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course, including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
    21.    Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
    22.    Determines if and when the course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues in consultation with the Director of Golf and Chief Operating Officer.
    23.    Interacts with the Director of Golf and other golf staff to maximize the number of rounds played.
    24.    Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the management team from time to time.

    Educational Requirements
    The Ideal Candidate should have a two-year or four-year degree in agronomy or turfgrass science. The candidate should be an active member of the turfgrass community who maintains aggressive continuing education in step with industry trends and best management practices.  A Certified Golf Course Superintendent designation, or working to become certified with GCSAA, is preferred.

    Experience Requirements
    Candidate should have a minimum of 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible golf course management experience at well-regarded clubs with highly conditioned facilities of comparable size, the scope of services and culture as The International Golf Club.

    Application Deadline:             October 15, 2019
    Start date :                              January 2020 or sooner

    Application for consideration should be made by sending a compelling cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Golf Course Superintendent” to Kevin Weadock, President at kevin.weadock@theinternational.com.

    Job Benefits
    Compensation is commensurate with experience and will include shared cost medical and dental insurance, long-term disability, AD&D coverage, term life insurance, a 401K retirement plan, 10 vacation and five sick days, and professional dues with a budget to attend educational conferences and trade shows.

  • September 10, 2019 12:16 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    2nd Assistant Superintendent
    Newport Country Club, Newport, RI

    Job Description: 
    The 2nd Assistant Superintendent will work closely with the superintendent and assistant.  The 2nd Assistant will participate in course set up, crew management and water management.  Experience with pesticide and fertilizer applications is a must.

    Requirements:
    2-4 year turf degree or winter school education is preferred

    Benefits:

    • Health Insurance
    • 401K
    • Golfing privileges

    Salary:
    $34,000/year - position will be available November 4, 2019

    Please submit resume to:
    Chris Coen, Golf Course Superintendent
    c.coen@cox.net

  • September 10, 2019 12:07 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    1st Assistant Superintendent
    The Preserve at Boulder Hills, Richmond, RI


    Job Summary  
    The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent under direction, assists the Golf Course Superintendent in the daily maintenance, operation, and management of The Preserve at Boulder Hills Golf executive course and surrounding grounds.

    Qualifications   
    •Requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf
    •Requires excellent oral and written communications skills
    •Requires knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to, employment, safety and environmental standards laws and regulations)
    •Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops correspondence courses, field days and trade shows.

    Duties and Responsibilities       
    •Supervising and assisting in the construction and maintenance of the 18 hole par 3 golf course.
    •Supervising and assisting in the maintenance and repair of construction and maintenance equipment.
    •Supervising and assisting in the maintenance and repair of golf cart fleet.
    •Manages and maintains the golf course grounds and the clubhouse grounds and landscaping,
    •Renders professional advice, opinions, assistance and services to the facility’s managing body as required.
    •Participates in all long-range meetings.
    •Reports to the Golf Course Superintendent regularly.

    Physical Demands and Abilities
    •Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
    •Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
    •Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
    •Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and to lift overhead and push/pull, move lighter objects.
    •The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
    •The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.

    Salary:  Commensurate with experience

    Please send resume to:

    Chris Mihailides
    Sales and Operations
    The Preserve at Boulder Hills
    87 Kingstown Road
    Richmond, RI 02898
    chris@thepreserveri.com


  • August 09, 2019 1:33 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Position Opening
    Golf Course Mechanic


    Potowomut Golf Club
    439 Ives road
    Warwick, RI 02818


    Potowomut Golf Club is an 18-hole private golf course located in Warwick, Rhode Island.  They are currently looking for a golf course mechanic to provide primary mechanical skills to the golf department and to support the golf department’s maintenance operation. 

    This position is a temporary, part time position. Potowomut’s full time mechanic will be returning to work in 4-6 weeks. We are looking for a mechanic to work a 10-15 hour a week position with flexible hours and start times. Perfect for someone close by that would like a couple extra hours after work, or on the weekend. All ordering will be done by the superintendent, and equipment will be staged and ready for work shifts.

    To apply please contact:

    Peter Fish
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Potowomut Golf Club
    Phone: (401) 500-1341
    Email: Pfish@potowomut.com



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