RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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  • 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


  • September 05, 2019 3:15 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Position: Golf Course Superintendent, Sacconnesset Golf Club, Falmouth, Massachusetts

    The Club:  Sacconnesset is a private member-owned club occupying 156 acres in Falmouth, MA Cape Cod, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Golf Course Superintendent. This Rees Jones designed golf course opened in 2007. The Members purchased the golf club in 2015 and is fully subscribed with no debt. The club has hosted a number of state championships, including the Massachusetts Open Championship, reflecting the caliber of the golf course and expected conditions. The club experiences 11,000 rounds of golf annually with the highest concentration of rounds between mid-June and mid-September.

    The Position of Golf Course Superintendent reports to the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer who, along with three Managing Directors, form the club’s management team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and hands-on management of the golf course and grounds operation for Sacconnesset. 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.

    Other 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 goals 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.

    The Ideal Candidate should have a two-year or four-year degree in agronomy or turfgrass science and 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 Sacconnesset Golf Club. 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.

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

    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 Charles T. Passios, CGCS GM/COO at ctp@tgcgolf.com.

    All applications are confidential.

  • August 15, 2019 10:44 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Position : Head Golf Course Superintendent, Pocasset Golf Club, Pocasset, Massachusetts

    Reports to: Green Chair and Board of Directors

    Description:  Pocasset Golf Club, a private member equity-owned property occupying 120 acres of the southern shore of Cape Cod, is currently seeking the services of a Head Golf Course Superintendent. Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1916 as a golf/social club, the club tries to remain consistent with those design principles. The club has 350 certificate owning memberships with a total membership of 500. Over 20,000 rounds of golf were played at the club in 2018. The play at the Club is seasonal in nature with most golf played between May and
    October. Play continues during the winter months depending on the weather and ground conditions, on regular or temporary greens. The greens department is staffed by a crew of seven year-round employees to continually monitor course conditions as well as carry out routine maintenance and property enhancements. Repairs and refurbishment of equipment, course accessories and structures along with education are typically done during the off-season months.

    Job Description:

    • Working with the Chair of the Greens Committee and coordinating with the Head Golf Professional and Clubhouse Manager, the Golf Course Superintendent will lead and manage the Club's maintenance operation.
    • Specifically, the Golf Superintendent shall: Control and direct the maintenance, care and improvement of the golf course, the golf course facilities and the club grounds (including the maintenance facility, irrigation system, and all applicable equipment).
    • The goal of the grounds maintenance operation is to deliver playing surfaces that are finely conditioned at all times.
    • He/She will be responsible for construction and renovation of golf course whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractor. 
    • The operation will be forward thinking and will aim for constant improvement in every respect. 
    • Implement policies established by the Club through its Board of Governors and Green Committee Chair.
    • Recruit, interview, hire, supervise, nurture and develop a first-class staff in accordance with applicable state and federal law. The staff must not only perform at a high-level, but also exhibit the same positive energy and welcoming spirit as the Golf Course Superintendent. 
    • Establish a professional and welcoming environment for Club members, their guests and for staff. Interactions with the membership will be consistently welcoming, and to the best of his/her ability, the Golf Course Superintendent will attempt to know every member's name and be highly visible to all members.
    • Develop, implement and review on an annual basis the policies and procedures affecting the orderly maintenance of the facilities and equipment.
    • The Golf Course Superintendent will also recommend and supervise the purchase, lease, installation and upkeep of golf course maintenance equipment as well as improvements (including but not limited to: golf car paths and course accessories).
    • Develop the annual operations and capital expenditures budget with input from The Green Chair, Finance Chair and Treasurer.
    • The Golf Course Superintendent will be responsible for monitoring and implementing said budget and to ensure that all expenses fall within the limits established by said budget.
    • Should course conditions exist that require additional actions or materials outside of the budget, inform the Green Chair of problem, solution, and cost before proceeding.
    • Work with the Green Committee and the Golf Committee to prepare the course and grounds for the full range of tournaments, outings and events offered by the Club.
    • In attending meetings with the Clubhouse Manager and the Green and Golf Committees, the Golf Course Superintendent will develop policies and procedures in an effort to help deliver to the Club an operation of the highest order.
    • Consistently and clearly inform the membership of pertinent maintenance operations. This will include not only periodic updates of maintenance procedures, but also warnings and explanations of unexpected issues. The Golf Superintendent will provide frequent communications with the membership via a monthly newsletter.
    • Develop a positive and collaborative working relationship with the Clubhouse Manager, Head Golf Professional and all other staff in an effort to integrate the various departments club-wide.

    Preferred Skills and Capabilities:

    • The ideal candidate would have demonstrated his/her mastery in running an effective maintenance operation as either a head superintendent or for at least three years as a first assistant at the same club.
    • If he/she does not have prior experience as a head superintendent, the assistant must have strong experience in each aspect of a successful maintenance operation at a top level club.
    • 2 or 4 year degree in Agronomy, Turf Management, or a related field.
    • The ideal Golf Course Superintendent for the Pocasset Golf Club will be a positive and energetic individual with strong leadership, communication and exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • The Golf Course Superintendent will be a problem solver who aims to manage and maintain the golf course, the Club grounds and his/her organization to the highest level of GCSAA standards. 
    • Possess a deep technical mastery of fine turf agronomic practices, of the operation of all applicable maintenance equipment and irrigation equipment, and of fertilizer and pesticide application.
    • Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with the weather and turf conditions for courses with similar environments as on Cape Cod.
    • The Golf Course Superintendent shall hold and maintain all licenses and certificates required by state and federal law for the execution of his duties. 
    • The Golf Course Superintendent shall then apply, inventory and maintain all pesticides and fertilizers using prudent management practices while in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • He/she should be able to expertly work within an annual budget, while also embracing the changing nature of the both the profession and of our ongoing capital improvements.
    • The Golf Course Superintendent must be able to appreciate different personalities, work well within the committee structure and manage a staff.
    • Prior experience leading/managing course renovation projects is preferred.
    • Participation in GCSAA activities, local superintendent chapter activities (GCSA of New England and GCSA of Cape Cod), a degree in turf management, appropriate licensing, prior golf course restoration work, shaping experience, a commitment to continuing education and interaction with USGA’s Green Section are all considered to be a plus. 
    • The Pocasset Golf Club would like the Golf Course Superintendent to bring to the job both a technical mastery of his/her craft, as well as fresh thinking, in an effort to excite and inspire both members and their guests.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to stand for 8 to 10 hours. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to arrive at work at unusually early hours. Must be able to work outside for 10-12 hours each day. Must be willing to work 7 days per week.

    Compensation:

    • The compensation package includes a base salary plus: the personal use of a club owned truck, excellent health benefits, a 401K plan, disability insurance, life insurance, a performance bonus plan, the payment of professional dues, and an allowance that may be used for continuing education and/or reasonable expenses for attending pertinent trade shows.

    Targeted start date of January 1st, 2020

    All information about applicants will be treated with confidentiality.

    Interested candidates should email a resume to Derek Vachon at derekpvachon@gmail.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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