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.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 11:26 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
    THE BROOKSIDE CLUB
    11 BRIGADOON ROAD, BOURNE, MA 02532    

                  
    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Located just 1.5miles south of the Bourne Bridge, The Brookside Club is one of Cape Cods finest public golf courses. It was originally designed by Michael Hurdzan in 1986 and later refined by John Sanford in 1996. It is a par 70 course that has many undulations with spectacular views of Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Canal and its Bridges. The predominant grass type is Poa – Bent on Greens, Tees and Fairways.

    JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The applicant must be self motivated and be able to work directly with the Superintendent in the day to day maintenance of the Golf Course and its Facilities. He or she should have a 2-4 year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field. The applicant should possess or be able to obtain a Massachusetts Applicator license. This is a year round position and available immediately.

    COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: Salary will commensurate with experience. 

    Benefits include:

    • 100% paid health insurance after six months of successful employment
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid dues and some monthly meetings to local chapter
    • Clothing and golf privileges
    • Company vehicle

    Please submit resume, cover letter and references to Joe Deely at cjdbrookside@aol.com.

    Position is open until filled.

  • Friday, January 04, 2019 12:42 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent
    The Club at New Seabury, Mashpee, Massachusetts

    Position Overview:

    Responsible for managing the Golf Course Maintenance Department in collaboration with the Director of Golf Course Maintenance.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Establish, implement and delegate daily work schedule.
    • Perform IPM techniques to properly diagnose and treat turf problems.
    • Calibrate and apply turf grass nutrients and controls.
    • Train and oversee work crew for quality and quantity performance.
    • Maintain and record golf course supply inventory.
    • Communicate with Pro Shop pertinent information regarding status of golf courses such as frost and other weather related issues.
    • Scouts disease and pests on golf courses.
    • Responsible for appropriate mixture and application of fertilizer and chemicals.
    • Completes minor repairs on equipment.
    • Maintains parts and supply inventories.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Company at its discretion from time to time.

    Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

    • Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds and golf course construction, landscaped area maintenance work and building maintenance and improvement.
    • Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment.
    • Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves and controllers and various types of pumps and pumping systems.

    Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of education and experience
    • At least three years’ experience in golf course maintenance
    • Pesticide application experience

    Please send resume to Scott Nickerson at snickerson@newseabury.com and Chris Tufts at ctufts@newseabury.com

    Deadline: January 31, 2019




  • Monday, December 17, 2018 2:35 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Accounts Representative – Cape Cod, MA Area

    Description:
    Be the driver of your career at MTE Turf Equipment Solutions Inc.  MTE is a leading distributor of Turf equipment, parts and service throughout the North East. Representing leading brands like Jacobsen®; Cushman®; Ventrac®, Smithco®; Turfco®; Redexim®; and many more. Its products are found in environments ranging from golf courses to universities, airports to planned communities, city parks and streets.  From our award-winning sales team to our factory trained and authorized service group, MTE has become an industry leader through our belief in having the right people in the right place at the right time. Are you ready to fuel your career?

    SUMMARY:
    Grow Jacobsen, Cushman, and Allied product sales to the Golf and Pro-Turf Channels.  Meet and exceed sales goals set forth by management. Manage existing accounts and improve customer satisfaction. Conduct product demonstrations and attend trade shows. Successfully develop and grow long-term relationships with decision makers in an assigned territory.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • AR will meet and exceed annual unit and dollar sales goals by territory as determined
    • AR will increase brand market share through sales calls and providing product        demonstrations with customers in the field.
    • AR will take the lead to organize on-site product training for customers.
    • Demonstrate strong product application knowledge and be able to communicate this knowledge to different levels of buyers and customers.
    • Develop a customer call plan that is customer-specific for visits to targeted accounts.
    • Will have responsibility for maintaining company-owned assets, which may include vehicles, trailers, and demo products.  Must be able to load, haul and drive a vehicle with an attached trailer carrying the equipment.
    • AR will submit weekly reports regarding customer visits, customer comments and sales and territory activities as required.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
    EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    • Marketing or Agronomy related field required.
    • Strong product and product application knowledge

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • 1 – 3 years experience selling turf, agricultural or construction equipment or working in related field.
    Please forward resume to Ben Mancuso at BMancuso@mte.us.com.


  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:35 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Whitinsville Golf Club
    Whitinsville Golf Club is a private 9-hole Donald Ross design that is located in Whitinsville, MA. The course opened for play in 1925 and is considered one of the best 9-hole layouts in the country. In its 2018 rankings, Golfweek magazine rated WGC as the 72nd best classic golf course in America. Over the past handful of year, WGC has followed a Gil Hanse master plan to restore the golf course to its original Donald Ross intentions and the club continues to follow this master plan with other planned work in the near future. The membership is very proud of the golf course and its history and is very excited to announce the position opening of Golf Course Superintendent.

    Golf Course Superintendent Job Description

    Job Overview:
    Responsible for operation of the golf course operation and maintenance. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation system and pump house, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests and the property.

    Basic Functions:

    • Responsible for all phases of golf course maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
    • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Head Golf Professional on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
    • Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
    • Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
    • Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for the grounds staff.
    • Responsible for the care and upkeep of all maintenance related facilities, irrigation system and pump house, and golf course maintenance equipment.
    • Works closely with the General Manager and Board of Governors 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 property.
    • Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs.
    • Manages a water usage tracking plan for the irrigation system and provides all necessary reports to federal, state, and local offices where necessary.
    • 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. Provide application records to all local, state or federal offices where necessary.
    • 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.
    • Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members and guests.
    • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.


    Knowledge & Skills Required:

    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways and roughs.
    • Knowledge of use and operating standards of 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.
    • Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tee and/or greens.
    • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude. Experience in maintaining turf equipment and reel maintenance is vital.
    • Knowledge of managing classic golf course architecture, including poa annua on native push-up greens.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years of experience as a golf course superintendent or 1st assistant.
    • 2 year Degree or Certificate in Turfgrass Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, or soil science).
    • Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Valid Driver’s License.
    • Must hold a Massachusetts Category 37 Restricted Use Pesticide License or be able to obtain one within 60 days of hire.


    Job Benefits and Application Instructions

    • Pay range will be $60,000 - $70,000 based on experience.
    • Vehicle allowance; individual retirement account contribution; expense account for cell phone, association dues, continuing education credits and licenses required for employment.
    • Club pays 50% of health insurance coverage.
    • Please email cover letter, resume and any additional support materials to wgcsupersearch@gmail.com to the attention of WGC Superintendent Search Committee.
    • Application deadline is Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.
    • Ideally the new candidate will start sometime in February, but no later than March 1st.



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