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.

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 3:49 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Eastward Ho! Is a private 18-hole Herbert Fowler design located on the coastline of Cape Cod. Built in 1922 the course boasts unique architecture that follows the topography of glacial moraines. Eastward Ho! is consistently in the top 100. Currently we are running Toro Lynx irrigation software.  New irrigation installation with HDPE and 2 wire system in 3-5 years.

    Educational Requirements
    High School or College Diploma

    Experience Requirements

    • Golf course irrigation experience.
    • Experience with Toro Lynx software is a plus.
    • Troubleshoot and repair satellites (Toro-Network VP).
    • Irrigation troubleshooting and repair.

    Special Requirements

    • Work with the Superintendent and Assistant with daily, weekly, and long-term planning.
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
    • Team oriented, willing to listen, learn, and lead staff.
    • Be a self-starter with a positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes.
    • Thorough and accurate record keeping.
    • Pump and pump house maintenance.
    • Motor and sump pump maintenance.
    • Irrigation programming.
    • Use tools and equipment in a proper and safe manor.
    • Perform detailed repairs.
    • Be a team player.
    • Proficient in electrical wiring and electrical issues.
    • Comprehend tasks.
    • Organized and professional.
    • Able to manage an irrigation budget and order parts.
    • Occasionally manage small crew for projects.
    • Knowledge of hydraulics related to irrigation systems.

    Job Benefits
    Year-round fulltime, Health insurance, Life insurance, Lunch, Golfing privileges, Holiday bonus, 401k, Paid time off and uniforms.

    Date Job is Available:
    11/1/2018

    Salary:
    $20-$28/Hour D.O.E

    Job Application Instructions:
    Email cover letter, references, and resume to Fhancock@eastwardho.net

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:08 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Position: Greenskeeper

    Summary
    Prepares and maintains golf course greens, fairways, and other golf course surfaces as required, ensuring compliance with all golfing regulations and standards. Sets course tee and cup placements, installs and repairs irrigation systems, and operates and maintains greenskeeping equipment.  The Preserve is located in Richmond, RI.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Sets golf courses to include cutting cups, setting tees, repairing greens, raking bunkers, and mowing greens and fairways.
    • Maintains golf course, including bunkers, greens, driving range, and tee boxes; mows bunker faces; prunes trees; performs pest control.
    • Installs, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems.
    • Performs or oversees performance of golf cart maintenance.
    • Assists in special construction projects as required.
    • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair manual and/or computerized irrigation systems.
    • Knowledge of USGA regulations regarding course settings.
    • Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance.
    • Knowledge of fertilizer and/or pesticide applications.
    • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
    • Knowledge of golf course maintenance activities to include placement of tees and pins, irrigation techniques, and turf care.

    Examples of Work

    • Preparing and maintaining golf course greens, fairways and other surfaces.
    • Installing and repairing irrigation systems.
    • Operating and maintaining greenskeeping equipment
    • Performing pest control, pruning, and mowing.

    Working Conditions and Physical Effort
    ⦁    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.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please send resume to:

    Chris Mihailides   chris@thepreserveri.com
    Human Resources and Compliance
    The Preserve at Boulder Hills
    87 Kingstown Road
    Richmond, RI 02898
    ThePreserveRI.com


  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:57 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Position: Golf Course Assistant Superintendent

    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 course and surrounding grounds.  The Preserve is located in Richmond, RI.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supervising and assisting in the construction and maintenance of the 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.

    Required Skills and Abilities:

    • 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.

    Examples of Work:

    • Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of golf course properties whether performed by maintenance staff or contractors. Assists the superintendent in submission of written plans for course construction, reconstruction or renovation projects.
    • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the maintenance and capital improvement of course properties.
    • Assists with interviews, hires, training, directing and supervising a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties.
    • Assists in planning all maintenance and project work, applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long- range goals.
    • Keep accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, etc.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    To apply please send resume to:

    Chris Mihailides  chris@thepreserveri.com

    Human Resources and Compliance

    The Preserve at Boulder Hills

    87 Kingstown Road

    Richmond, RI 02898

    thepreserveri.com



  • Monday, September 10, 2018 10:26 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    The Chas. C. Hart Seed Company

    Seed & Turf Management Products Distributor Wethersfield, CT  06109
    Employment Type: Full-Time


    JOB SUMMARY:
    We are seeking a highly motivated sales representative to develop and maintain golf, sports field and town/municipal turf sales in RI and central/western MA. Relationships with clients outside of that territory will be considered. Must have the ability to self-motivate and work as a member of our sales team to complete the sales process from lead generation to customer service after the sale. You will be the contact for client questions regarding products, responsible for creating solutions and process the sales transactions.

    TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Respond to inquiries and assist clients with the sale of products, bids and pricing on seed and turf maintenance products.
    • Establish and execute sales plans to meet or exceed goals.
    • Maintain product and pricing knowledge. Be aware of market conditions which might dictate a need for modifying product or pricing to meet client needs.
    • Attend and assist with setting up regional trade shows and field days. Business expense paid travel to national and association conferences when necessary.
    • Ability to perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.
    • Willingness to deliver smaller orders to clients when schedule dictates.


    SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

    • Degree in turf management, agronomy or related fields preferred.
    • Established network of golf industry contacts and a book of sales in the territory.
    • MA and RI Pesticide Dealers License will be required. Can obtain after hire.
    • Knowledge of golf course maintenance operations and budgets.
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Publisher, Excel). Willingness to learn Sage 100.
    • Live within the sales territory.
    • High level of enthusiasm, values and ethics.
    • Possess a clean valid driver’s license.


    BENEFITS:

    • Company matching 401(k) Plan.
    • Medical Benefits, Group Term life insurance, Option for Eye and Dental Insurance.
    • Paid holidays, sick and personal time.
    • Company truck.


    BACKGROUND:
    125 year-old family owned business engaged in the wholesale distributor of garden seed, grass seed and professional turf management products.

  • Monday, August 06, 2018 11:31 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Tuckahoe Turf Farms
    Position: Sod Farm Manager, Berwick Maine
    Job Type: Full-time


    This position will work closely with other managers and staff to fulfill the daily needs on the sod farm. These duties include: Coordinating and overseeing staff, Spraying/Fertilizing, Irrigation, Harvesting, Mowing, Equipment Maintenance, Field Prep./Planting.

    Tuckahoe Turf Farm is looking for a highly motivated individual to advance his/her career in the turf industry. Turf Management degree is preferred but not required. The individual must obtain a Maine sprayers license within 90 days of hire. Mechanical background is a plus.

    Pay Rate: Depends on experience

    Please send resumes:  jsantos@deleasod.com



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