RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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  • November 28, 2022 3:18 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Chequessett Club is a nine-hole semi-private golf club tucked on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Wellfleet Massachusetts. The course designed by Wayne Stiles and John VanKleek in 1929, provides multiple sets of tees that provide golfers of various skill-levels with a rewarding eighteen-hole experience. Chequessett features undulating and deceptive demanding greens that are among the most interesting on Cape Cod. Water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers add to the fun and challenge of this unique semi-links course.   

    The Chequessett Club continually invests in capital improvement projects, including an active lease/purchase program for equipment. Within the next two years, we expect to begin a substantial new project:  Through the Herring River Restoration Project our course will undergo a complete redesign and build.  The Assistant Superintendent will play a vital role working with the Superintendent to manage the course redesign and its transition.  

    Purpose of Position:
    Under the direction of the Club Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent is part of the management team that oversees, maintains, and ensures the quality of the golf course and grounds.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assists with overseeing the successful management of Golf Course Management (GCM) operations. Works in cooperation with the Superintendent and other golf course management staff, to maintain the golf course and surrounding areas in a manner required to meet member satisfaction.
    • Administers and/or supervises the proper use, storage, and handling of equipment, machinery, fertilizers, pesticides/application, and associated products.
    • Assists the Superintendent with managing and directing all golf course management staff in daily operations, designating job functions, and ensuring completion of tasks and duties. Responsible with GCM management staff for hiring, training, scheduling, and performance assessment.
    • Coordinates with the Superintendent the development and planning of the annual GCM budget and forecasts for expenses, labor costs, and capital expenditures and projects.
    • Completes required reports including, but not limited to, scheduling, fertilizer and pesticide records, water use, and safety.
    • Maintains necessary certificate, licenses, and professional affiliations.
    • Pursue related education, training opportunities and trade shows.
    • Perform other duties as designated by the Superintendent.

    Experience/Education:

    • College degree in turfgrass management or related field. Candidates with turf certificates will be considered as well.   A two- or four-year college degree within a field of study is a plus, while a golf course working knowledge is an adequate substitute for the right candidate.
    • A working knowledge of a golf course irrigation system, its components and how to troubleshoot solutions.
    • A desire to learn with the ability to receive instruction is a must.

    Salary and Benefits:

    • Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 (dependent on experience), year-end bonus consideration
    • Housing allowance consideration
    • Health and dental insurance, vacation, and paid time off
    • Golfing and other club related privileges, golf shop employee discounts available
    • GCSAA and local chapter dues. Continuing education, regional conferences, and tradeshow support consideration

    Application instructions: open immediately and until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Dave Stott, Chequessett Club Superintendent, stottelliot@icloud.com

    • Possession of a valid driver's license and a Massachusetts’ pesticide applicator’s license upon arrival.


  • November 21, 2022 2:03 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    City of Portland
    Job Opportunities
    November 18, 2022

    RIVERSIDE GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
    Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department – Riverside Golf Course

    – Full-Time (37.5 hour/week), year-round position with ability to work non-conventional hours year-round. Desired start date for this position is March 13, 2023 –

    Performs responsible administrative and supervisory work overseeing and directing the maintenance of the Riverside Golf Course and related facilities. Utilizes golf course technical expertise to perform advanced technical operations, maintenance and construction tasks. Manages, plans and schedules all aspects of golf course maintenance and repairs. Interviews, makes hiring recommendations, trains and evaluates golf course maintenance employees. Selects and procures golf course maintenance equipment, materials, supplies, services. Assists in the preparation of equipment bid specifications. Ensures the proper care, operations, preventive maintenance and repair of golf course equipment, attachments and tools. Maintains and prepares a variety of records and reports to the Golf Course Manager. Implements and supervises safety and efficiency practices. Assists in developing and monitoring the annual golf course maintenance budget and recommends golf course capital improvement projects. Directs and supervises subordinate staff in the maintenance, repair and construction of tees, greens, fairways, ponds, roughs, cart paths, sand traps, trees, plants, shrubs and related areas. Analyzes disease, insect and other turf grass stress problems. Selects and applies pesticides, fertilizers and other controls to resolve problems. Operates, maintains, repairs, troubleshoots and constructs irrigation systems. Directs, supervises and oversees construction projects as assigned. Prepares or oversees preparation of specifications, contracts, documents, written, oral reports. Evaluates the work performance of golf course maintenance staff. Promotes positive and effective public relations. Prepares and maintains winter recreational areas, including cross country ski trails, sledding areas and ice-skating ponds at the golf course and City parks. Performs related work as required.

    Requirements of Work: College degree related to turf/grass management or any equivalent combination of training and golf course maintenance experience. Minimum 5 years of experience in golf course management operations at a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent level. Extensive knowledge and experience in the equipment, tools, materials, methods and standard practices used in the maintenance of golf course grounds, equipment and related facilities. Extensive knowledge and experience in turf grass management, soil conditions, agronomy and golf facility construction principles. Extensive knowledge and experience in organic land care practices. Extensive knowledge in the operation, installation and repair of irrigation and drainage systems, and of turf and insect problems. Experience in supervising and directing employees in golf course maintenance operations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other City departments, supervisors, employees, vendors and outside service providers. Experience in preparing specifications for equipment and supplies. Ability to supervise the safe operation, preventive maintenance and repair of mowers, vehicles, tractors, tools and equipment used in golf course maintenance. Ability to operate a variety of tools and equipment used in golf course maintenance operations. Extensive knowledge and experience in golf course maintenance budget preparation, management and inventory control. Excellent communications and organizational skills. Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills. Thorough knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting golf course maintenance operations including employment, health, safety and environmental stewardship standards. Fundamental understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf. Experience preparing and maintaining winter recreation areas, including cross country ski trails, sledding and outdoor ice-skating areas.

    Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid State of Maine Class C driver's license. Must have and maintain a good driving record. Maine Pesticide Masters License with Turf Category. Organic Land Care Certification (NOFA or similar). Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Non-Union position – Grade C43 - Salary range/year: $69,307 - $98,808.

    Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

    To APPLY for this position, please click here: https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=364&sreq=5&form=5000&desc=RIVERSIDE%20GOLF%20COURSE%20SUPERINTENDENT

    City Benefits
    Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.

    The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
    Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
    We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    ***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.

    For questions contact Human Resources by email at jobs@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8624.
    City Job Opportunities Website: www.portlandmaine.gov/Jobs 

  • November 18, 2022 11:05 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Nantucket Golf Club is an exclusive private golf club located on an island 30 miles from Cape Cod.  The course was designed by Rees Jones and named Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest.  The club continually invests in capital improvement projects.  In recent years, we expanded our golf course management facility, built 22 new tee boxes, completed a renovation of our driving range and short game area, and received a new and complete fleet of Toro equipment and Club Car utility carts.  In the fall of 2023, we will begin a complete bunker renovation.  In 2024, with Tanto Irrigation, we will begin an irrigation replacement project (Toro 2-wire system).  

    Past assistants have been successful in attaining Golf Course Superintendent positions or closely related positions in the turf industry.  Our management philosophy, coupled with large capital improvement projects, give our assistants the confidence and experience necessary to be successful in their careers.

    Purpose of Position:
    Under the direction of the Golf Course Manager, the Second Assistant Superintendent is part of the management team that oversees and ensures the quality of the golf course, grounds, and capital improvement projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assists with overseeing the successful management of Golf Course Management (GCM) operations.  Works in cooperation with the Golf Course Manager, Senior Assistant, and additional Assistant to maintain the golf course and surrounding areas in a manner required to meet member satisfaction.
    • Collaborates with Golf Course Manager and Senior Assistant to manage and direct GCM staff in daily operations, designating job functions, and ensuring completion of tasks and duties.  Responsible with GCM management staff for hiring, training, scheduling, and performance assessment.
    • Supervises and directs staff as assigned.  Encourages staff teamwork, keeps morale high, and creates a positive, productive work environment.  Actively assists with GCM internship program/mentoring.
    • Coordinates with the Golf Course Manager to develop and plan annual GCM budget and forecasts for expenses, labor costs, and capital expenditures and projects.  Completes required reports including, but not limited to, schedules, fertilizer and pesticide, water use, safety, and compliance.
    • Administers and/or supervises the proper use, storage, and handling of fertilizers and chemicals.
    • Pursues related education and training.  Attends conferences and trade shows.  Maintains necessary licenses and professional affiliations.  Performs other duties as designated by the Golf Course Manager

    Experience/Education:

    • College degree or certificate in turfgrass management or related field.  Two years prior golf club experience.  Management experience desirable but will train the right individual.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Salary: $70,000, plus year-end bonus.  Housing available
    • Health and dental insurance – 100% of premiums paid by club.  401k with company match
    • Excellent work/quality of life balance – during the season and offseason.  Vacation and paid time off
    • Career advancement resources available and fees reimbursed or paid directly by the club
    • Uniforms, lunches during the club season, golfing privileges, golf shop employee discount
    • GSCAA and local chapter dues.  Continuing education, conferences and tradeshows  

    Application instructions: Open immediately and until filled.  Please email cover letter and resume to Mark Lucas, Golf Course Manager, at mlucas@nantucketgolfclub.com

  • November 16, 2022 11:46 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    About Brookmeadow Country Club
    Brookmeadow Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in Canton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1966, Brookmeadow provides one of the finest public golf experiences in the Boston area. Please visit https://www.brookmeadowgolf.com/ for more information.

    The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and helps lead Brookmeadow’s turf management team. This position involves oversight of all aspects of the golf course property including daily course set-up, general mowing and maintenance, pesticide applications, irrigation repairs and installs, management of course improvement projects, and crew management. Brookmeadow installed a brand-new Rainbird IC irrigation system in 2019, and is currently working through a master plan for course renovations. Ideal candidates have flexible schedules with the ability to work weekends and holidays during peak golf season.

    Qualifications and Knowledge Requirements:

    Required:

    • 2+ years of experience working on a golf course or in a position focused on turf management
    • Must have (or be able to obtain) a Massachusetts pesticide applicator/operator’s license

    Preferred:

    • Certificate or college degree in turfgrass science or an agronomy-related field
    • Prior management experience in the golf or turf management sector
    • Golf course construction experience (including installation of bunkers, terrain features, and drainage systems)
    • Ability to operate heavy equipment (including a mini-excavator, backhoe, and bulldozer)
    • Spanish language proficiency

    Position Responsibilities

    • Assist the Superintendent with personnel management (including training and scheduling)
    • Organize and execute day to day course management operations
    • Assist the Superintendent with irrigation management, scheduling, and troubleshooting
    • Organize and execute fertilizer and chemical applications and handle related record keeping
    • Assist with course construction projects
    • Scout/monitor for various pests on a daily basis, and assist with the development and execution of remediation plans (as needed)
    • Maintain organized records of product inventory
    • Inspect golf course and identify opportunities to improve the course

    Job Benefits:

    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Paid Vacation
    • Discounted Lunch
    •  Employee Discounts on Golf Apparel and Equipment
    •  Complimentary Golf & Driving Range Privileges
    • Reimbursement of Dues & Expenses for Local & National Professional Associations (including travel to meetings and conferences)

    Compensation:
    $60,000-$65,000 base salary
    Eligibility for discretionary year-end bonus

    To Apply:  Please email Craig MacDonald at: cmacdonald@simonicompanies.com

  • October 26, 2022 1:04 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Crestwood Country Club
    90 Wheeler Street
    Rehoboth, MA 02769


    Crestwood Country Club is an 18-hole private golf course located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  They are currently looking for a golf course mechanic to provide mechanical skills to the golf department and to support the golf department’s maintenance operation.

    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Position is open until filled.

    To apply please contact:

    Todd A Bechtel
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Crestwood Country Club
    Phone: (401) 829-5525


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