The Golf Course Superintendent works indoors and outdoors supervising the maintenance of golf courses, ensuring proper maintenance practices, development, operations, playing conditions, and maintenance of shops and equipment. This entails supervising staff, operating machinery, doing maintenance work, ordering supplies and performing basic accounting functions.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Works with Director of Golf and Assistant Director of Golf in preparing, managing and implementing yearly work schedules for all BREC golf courses including but not limited to fertilization, chemical, aerification, topdressing, irrigation and all daily duties.
Assists in preparing budgets for all BREC golf courses.
Assists the in the overall maintenance operations of all BREC golf courses.
Inspects golf courses daily and makes decisions; directs activities of staff.
Assists course Superintendents in implementing training programs.
Identifies problems; recommends and implements remedies.
Supervises and performs daily golf course duties as needed.
Keen eye for detail and ability to prioritize work
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university, or 2-year accredited degree plus comparable work experience.
Area of Study (major) Preferred: Horticulture, Agronomy or Turf Management. Horticulture, Agronomy or Turf Management.
Certification(s) Preferred: Golf Course Superintendent's Assn. (GCSA) Class "A" member.
License(s) Required: Valid LA driver's license.
Years Relevant Work Experience: 3 years supervisory experience in golf course maintenance. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Preferred: 5 or more years related experience,
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of game of golf & specialized techniques & equipment used in course maintenance
Thorough knowledge of horticulture including plants, grasses & pest control appropriate to this region
General knowledge of budgeting & purchase of golf course maintenance equipment, supplies, chemicals
Ability to teach safety & instruct semi-skilled staff in use of power tools & machines and sound horticultural practices
Knowledge of planning & developing facility expansions and new construction
Good interpersonal & communication skills to lead staff & interact with public
Basic math skills to measure volumes/proportions & perform simple accounting
Ability to plan, organize and supervise subordinate staff
Ability to interpret and make independent policy decisions
Ability to quickly learn BREC policies, procedures, and programs
Ability to drive a BREC Vehicle to perform the essential duties
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other employees, department heads, BREC officials, vendors and the pub
BREC is the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish with a system that has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in south Louisiana. This includes a state-of-the-art observatory, swamp nature center located in the urban core, equestrian park, Zoo, performing arts theatre, arboretum, botanical garden, a water park with the only surfing simulator in the state, golf courses throughout the parish and an expansive 30,000-foot concrete extreme sports park. Throughout its history, BREC has taken seriously its responsibility to improve the health, safety, environment and quality of life for all citizens. Since 2004, BREC has constructed community parks, dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units to serve play deserts in the area.