Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Starting Salary: $36,826/year
Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $55,240/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of January 2019.
Under direction of the Golf Course Superintendent, manages upkeep of City of St. George municipal golf course, including assignment of work duties involved in maintaining course and equipment used on course. This is a highly skilled position involving supervisory responsibilities in maintenance of a golf course.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Assigns and supervises daily work of full- and part-time golf course employees. Evaluates employees for merit increases.
2. Determines need for seed, sod, water, cutting, and raking of grass on fairways, greens, and tees. Evaluates disease and pest problems and controls. Calibrates spreaders and sprayers.
3. Applies or assigns subordinates to assist in application of pesticides, fertilizer, fungicides, and insecticides to treat the course as necessary.
4. Maintains existing watering systems in proper operating condition, including controllers. May be involved in redesign and modification of current watering systems, sprinklers, and/or controllers. Locates and repairs power failures related to sprinkling systems. Diverts water in to and out of irrigation pond at any hour of day or night as per water schedule. Maintains irrigation pond=s water level.
5, Constructs and/or renovates tees, greens, mounds, drains, cart paths, etc.
6. Ensures proper care and cultivation of turf, shrubs, trees, and flowers, including pruning, trimming, and spraying.
7. Maintains records of equipment and supplies used, and maintains records and schedules applications of fertilizers, sprays, and chemicals recording their use for each season. Assists in preparing reports reflecting total hours of personnel and equipment used.
8. Checks fluid levels and performs service and minor repairs on equipment and vehicles as needed. Ensures all workers are trained in proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
9. Assists in budget preparation process by making recommendations to Golf Course Superintendent.
10. Performs all duties required of Golf Course Maintenance Worker.
11. Sets up golf course for tournaments. This includes picking cup and tee marker placement and marking hazards, out of bounds, and drop areas as pertaining to the rules of golf, etc.
12. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Moderately heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull, or lift medium weights. Difficult working conditions. May stand, walk, or sit uncomfortably for extended periods. Moderate exposure to elements such as heat, cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, or grease. Irregular hours, including some weekends, holidays, special projects, etc. Intermittent exposure to stress as result of human behavior.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. College or vocational training closely related to subjects in golf course maintenance, turf research, plant science, agronomy horticulture, or botany helpful but not required.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years full time paid work experience in maintenance of golf course, with at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a basic understanding of golf course design principles.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License (CDL rating desired) must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Possess, or obtain within first year of employment, a valid Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• The rules and etiquette of golf.
• Toro Site Pro desired (basic knowledge).
• Maintain simple records.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.
• Communicate in Spanish a plus.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 08/02/2019 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.