RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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  • April 06, 2021 10:26 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    The Bay Club
    Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
    www.bayclubmatt.com


    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    The Bay Club:
    The Club encompasses 625 acres (with 300 acres of adjacent conservation land) of which the country club and golf course occupy 200 acres located in the small shoreline community of Mattapoisett. The community and club are proud to be a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary with championship golf, (4) lighted Har-tru Tennis courts and (2) lighted Paddle Courts, an outstanding sports and fitness complex, junior Olympic swimming pool and year-round fine dining.

    Golf Course and Practice Facility Description:
    The course opened for play on July 1, 2004. The golf course was designed by Brad Faxon and partner Brad Booth of Faxon/Booth Golf Design. The course boasts multiple tee boxes with generous fairways and large bent grass greens. In addition to the 18 holes of championship golf covering 200 acres, the practice facility is 320 yards long allowing dual use from each end, (1) putting green, (1) Himalayan putting green (long, lots of slope) used for juniors and family fun and a Faxon designed short game area. To reduce practice tee turf wear, the club also has a new synthetic turf available for use. The Club is currently in the final phases of planning for an irrigation system replacement with work tentatively scheduled to begin in fall of 2022.

    Position Summary:
    We are seeking a highly motivated Assistant Superintendent who is looking to take the next step in their career with the ultimate goal of becoming a Head Superintendent. We are looking for someone to work side by side our crew of 20 employees to help provide our members with the best playing conditions possible. We provide a positive work environment with a reasonable work/life balance. Attention to detail and constant improvement is the foundation to our success.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work hand in hand with the superintendent to develop and implement an agronomic program.
    • Create implement daily maintenance schedules.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise a staff of 20 in season.
    • Supervise, record, and participate in fertilizer and chemical applications (We are currently using Playbooks chemical app program).
    •  Communicate with the equipment manager to ensure needed equipment is ready for use.
    • Ensure equipment is cleaned and stored properly.
    • Involved in the daily course setup and inspection.
    • Assist in water management; irrigation scheduling, monitoring (TDR), hand watering with the goal of a firm turf is healthy turf.
    • Involved in budget development, implementation, and capital equipment procurement.

    Education & Experience Requirements:

    • Certificate, 2- or 4-year degree, in turf or related field preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a 2nd assistant or AIT at a similar level club preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • A passion for the game of golf, a desire to play and a general understanding of the rules.
    • Valid Driver’s License.

    Job Benefits

    • $55-68k Annual salary BOE
    • Holiday Bonus
    • Health Insurance, Earn Time Off & Paid Sick Time
    • Cell Phone Reimbursement
    • Life Insurance
    • Uniforms, Golfing Privileges


    Date Job is Available:
    ASAP

    Please apply via email to Patrick Meehan, GCS at pmeehan@bayclubmatt.com.

    The Bay Club
    Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
    www.bayclubmatt.com

  • April 05, 2021 1:45 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent’s supervision the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course. Supervises and assist in the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence.

    Typical Functions:
    Assists in the planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, and other landscape areas.  Schedule’s work supervises the employees, and the use of equipment.

    Instructs equipment operators on the operation, care of mowing.
    Applies pesticides, fertilizers and takes care of sprayer to ensure proper application of pesticides and fertilizers and keeps accurate records.

    Participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, irrigation system, and drainage systems. Able to repair Toro 670, 730, and 800 series sprinklers.

    Assists in personal management and evaluation, employee safety, personal discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

    Employment Standards:
    Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens; the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; the planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls. Ability to schedule, supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; to prepare clear and concise reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations.

    Possession of a valid driver's license.

    Required to have a current Massachusetts pesticide applicator license or obtain one within sixty days.

    Must have a minimum of two years of golf course maintenance experience and a turf certificate.

    Salary: $22.50 per hour plus overtime.

    Benefits: Health Insurance 25/75 split, 401k (no matching), vacation and sick time, golfing privileges.

    Sharon is a ten-hole private club with driving range and chipping area located in Sharon Massachusetts. In 2020 a new clubhouse opened, over two thousand feet of paved cart path was installed. Projects in the works include adding an extension to the third green, a central control for the irrigation system.

    Please email cover letter and resume to Paul Doherty pdoherty@sharoncountryclub.com

  • April 01, 2021 1:28 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
    Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island


    Town of North Kingstown, RI (population under 30,000) seeks experienced individual for position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. Under Superintendent’s supervision individual directs and participates in maintenance of Golf Course area, including but not limited to tees, greens, fairways, driving range and cart paths, as well as the maintenance building and clubhouse landscaping.  Individual effectively and efficiently manages a crew of 6-10, scheduling their tasks and use of equipment.  Individual is responsible for: fertilizer and pesticide applications/and/or operating and calibrating pesticide application equipment; participating in operation of maintenance of pumps and drainage and irrigation systems.  Individual assists with maintenance and repair of motorized and mechanical equipment and removal of snow and salt applications at clubhouse and maintenance facilities.  Individual prepares concise reports and maintains effective employee and public relations.

    Candidates should have: Turfgrass Management Certificate and/or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; 2-4 years Golf Course experience in managerial role; possession of valid driver’s license; possession or be able to obtain current State 3B certification or licensing as pesticide applicator; proficiency in computer use and knowledge of Microsoft and other applications; knowledge of rules of the game of Golf.

    Salary:  $46,110, plus benefits.  Application period closes April 15, 2021.

    Submit application and resume to:  Town Manager’s Office. 100 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852

    EOE

  • March 26, 2021 11:42 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Poquoy Brook Golf Club, Lakeville, MA
    Golf Course Turf Technician


    Opportunity for an experienced candidate to take a leadership role in the golf course maintenance department. Candidate must possess a MA pesticide applicator license (or ability to obtain one within the first 45 days), valid driver's license and a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff.

    Individual will work closely with Golf Course Superintendent on all aspects of golf course maintenance. Individual will be relied upon to train, supervise and help run the day to day operations of the grounds team. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills with an emphasis on communication with team and club management and a strong focus on service and hospitality standards.

    Responsibilities will also include, but are not limited to, watering, irrigation repair, chemical and fertilizer applications, course set-up, tree management, drainage improvements, equipment repair and maintenance.

    Full time long seasonal position

    Pay: From $18.00 per hour

    To apply, please send resume to John LeClair, Golf Course Superintendent

    Email:  jlwcc1@aol.com;  Cell: 401-265-7904

  • March 19, 2021 1:23 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)


  • March 19, 2021 10:21 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Description: The Preserve Club and Residences is a private facility consisting of 3000 acres of residences, hunting, golf, tennis, croquet, pools and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    Duties Description: The assistant superintendent must be self motivated and willing to learn. The candidate will work closely with the superintendent on all aspects of agronomy. Including irrigation installation and troubleshooting, chemical and fertilization applications, and helping manage staff. Their main focus will be on the golf course and tennis courts.

    Educational Requirements:  2/4 year degree in related field preferred

    Experience Requirements: 2 years working on a golf course as an Assistant or Assistant in Training

    Date: Available immediately

    Pay: Depending on experience, full benefits and paid vacation

    Contact: Please email resume and cover letter to Daniel Golding at dgolding@ohmcollection.com


  • March 01, 2021 5:01 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
    Hazelton Golf Club
    90-Wheeler Street
    Rehoboth, MA 02769


    Description: Hazelton Golf Club is a semi-private 18-hole club located in Rehoboth, MA

    Experience: Prior golf course experience in a management role.
    Candidates with both 2 wire/conventional irrigation experience a positive.

    Duties Description: The candidate will work closely with the Superintendent on all aspects of golf course maintenance which also includes staff management, efficiency and leadership. The position will consist of fertilizer and pesticide applications, calibration, and training. Other duties will include course set-up, water management, irrigation and drainage projects and troubleshooting assignments. Also disease,insect and moisture scouting and working with the Superintendent to achieve agronomic goals.

    Special Requirements: The position requires the individual to be motivated, have excellent eye for detail and a strong work ethic. Must be honest and have a positive attitude.  The candidate must also have a valid driver's license.

    Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Available: March

    Contact:  Please contact Todd Bechtel Superintendent @ grounds@crestwoodcc.com

  • February 18, 2021 1:11 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Job Title: Assistant Superintendent
    Department: Hall of Fame Tennis Club
    Reports To: Superintendent
    Date: February 2021

    The Assistant Superintendent assist in the daily maintenance and grounds management of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Campus. The Assistant Superintendent will help manage and hire seasonal staff.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist Superintendent in all phases of the Grounds Maintenance, Agronomic Operations, budget management and personnel.
    • Assist in the care and maintenance of the grounds, ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees on the facility grounds.
    • Assist in the recruitment and supervision grounds staff.
    • Assist 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.
    • Assist Superintendent in controlling all maintenance expenses associated with Tennis Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.
    • Assist in development of annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
    • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Assist in Scheduling maintenance practices around play and tennis outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to players.
    • Assist in management of all Vendor Relationships in conjunction with the grounds maintenance.
    • Perform necessary maintenance on all equipment and tools

    Experience Requirements

    • 3 Years as Assistant Superintendent or 1st Assistant Superintendent
    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of grass tennis courts or similar
    • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in grass tennis facility management and maintenance work.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
    • Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, employees, members, and the general public.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
    • Knowledge of the game of tennis, tennis rules and methods of play.
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to tennis facility maintenance and repair assignments.

    Compensation Package

    • $40,000+ Salary Based on Experience
    • Health + Dental Insurance
    • Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Pay
    • Company Retirement Plan
    To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jon Bengtson, Superintendent, at jbengtson@tennisfame.com.



  • February 09, 2021 10:19 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Equipment Manager
    Stonington Country Club

    396 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, CT
     
    Overview:
    The Equipment Manager reports to the Golf Course Superintendent or the Assistant Superintendent in absences of the superintendent. The position oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program of the golf course equipment. This program includes a winter rebuild program, diagnosing and repair of all equipment related issues, equipment service record, parts ordering and inventory of parts. The Equipment Manager communicates any needs and issues relating to the maintenance/repair of equipment to the Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent. The Equipment Manager maintains a safe work environment, maintains all safety features on equipment and present a clean service area.

    Functions:

    • Inspects and diagnoses golf course maintenance equipment for issues and/or failure.
    • Repairs as necessary equipment required for the maintenance of the course including but not limited to diesel, electric and gasoline powered engines, cutting units, rollers, hydraulic and electrical systems, trucks, backhoe, chipper and stump grinder.
    • Organizes a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all equipment to include rebuild of cutting units, cutting unit roller operation, manufacture recommended oil, hydraulic, air and fuel filter and spark plug maintenance, hydraulic hose inspection and equipment hour recording.
    • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment condition, cost of repairs and preventative maintenance for all equipment
    • Spot check of equipment performance on the course, make emergency repairs to equipment on the course and services equipment prior to use.
    • Oversees the shop area maintenance
    • Keeps Club purchased tools clean and organized daily

    Employment Standards

    • Working knowledge of light and heavy duty maintenance equipment
    • Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools and the making of various types of mechanical repairs
    • Working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of engines and mowing equipment
    • Knowledge of shop hazards and safety precautions, ability to move heavy objects
    • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment
    • Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate action
    • Possession of valid driver’s license
    • Adheres to club policies as defined in the handbook

    Compensation: Pay rate is $26 to $30 per hour based on experience.

    Benefits:

    • Health and life insurance
    • 401k with 3% match
    • Vacation and sick time

    To Apply:  Please send resume and work experience to  Michael Marino, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent at sccgreens@sbcglobal.net

  • February 09, 2021 9:59 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
    Quidnessett Country Club

    950 North Quidnessett Road
    North Kingstown, RI 02879

    Description: Quidnessett Country Club is a family owned private 18-hole club located on Narragansett Bay.  The course was designed by Geoffrey Cornish in 1959.

    Experience:  Prior golf course experience in a management role.
    Candidates with extensive spraying and irrigation experience a positive.

    Education:  Turfgrass management degree or certificate preferred, but not required.

    Duties Description: The candidate will work closely with the Superintendent on all aspects of golf course maintenance. Staff management, efficiency and leadership. The position will consist of fertilizer and pesticide applications, calibration, and training. Other duties will include course set-up, water management, irrigation and drainage projects and troubleshooting assignments.  Disease, insect and moisture scouting.  Work with superintendent to achieve agronomic goals.

    Special Requirements:  The position requires the individual to be motivated, have excellent eye for detail and a strong work ethic. Must be honest and have a positive attitude.  Applicant must be able to obtain a Rhode Island Pesticide License. Have a valid driver’s license.

    Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Health insurance, dental, 401k, life, paid vacation and lunch.

    Available:  March

    Contact:  Superintendent Brian Cromack

    Send resume to:  bacromack6@gmail.com

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