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Golf Course Superintendent - The Orchards Golf Course, Milford, CT

December 23, 2020 10:33 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

Facility Name:
The Orchards Golf Course
Facility Location:
137 Kozlowski Road, Milford, CT
Position / Title:
Golf Course Superintendent

Facility Description:
The Orchards Golf Course is a 9 hole par 32 layout in the heart of Milford, Connecticut and is owned by the City of Milford, CT.  The course is a valuable recreational amenity for the City and is kept in exceptional condition.  The course is open to the public and averages 30,000+ rounds per season.  The course is operated/managed by The Northeast Golf Company.  This position is with The Northeast Golf Company/Golf Course Management Services.  

Experience Desired:

  • 3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent
  • Computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid Driver's License
  • CT Pesticide Application License (or application for CT license)

Duties Description:

  • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and natural areas, environmental zones and water bodies on the facility grounds.
  • Manages water usage and the irrigation systems.
  • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Up to 3. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
  • Provides technical, operational and safety training for/with employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
  • Provides and/or 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- Must have current CT Pesticide Applicators License.
  • Coordinates all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers with General Manager/Owner.
  • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance.
  • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Communicates course conditions, issues daily with Clubhouse Manager
  • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities.

Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, 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, City officials, employees, 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.
  • General knowledge of mechanical equipment workings and reparations

Compensation / Benefits:

  • Salary: $50,000/commensurate with the requirements of the position *This is a position with The Northeast Golf Company and will require in season commitment up to 10-12 hours per day to reach our agronomic goals.
  • Vacation: 5 days after 3 months of service, 5 additional days after 6 months of service plus off season flex time  
  • Term: One year, renewable with 6 month and 12 month performance reviews during year one.
  • Additional package offerings: Up to $1000 in professional education (trade shows, classes, courses, certifications) subject to approval; regional and national association dues. Health Insurance Benefits/ 401K Benefits/Performance Bonuses available following review and vesting period.

Education Level Required:

  • 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).

Date Position Available:
Employment will begin/expected no later than March 1, 2021

Application Deadline:
February 1, 2021

Apply To:
Robert McNeil, The Northeast Golf Company
118 Beauchamp Drive
Saunderstown, RI 02874

How to Apply (electronically or by mail):
Email resume, cover letter of interest to rmcneil@northeastgolfcompany.com

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