The City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department's Assistant Golf Course Superintendent position offers qualified candidates the opportunity to become a leader at an award-winning municipal golf course while directly impacting daily operations. If you have prior related experience, consider applying today!
The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is an exempt full-time position with benefits and a preferred hiring range of $24.94 - $28.68 per hour (equivalent to $51,875 - $59,654 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications/experience and in compliance with City Policy Section 3: Compensation.
The ideal candidate for this position will direct, supervise, and participate in a variety of departmental operations, including repairing and maintaining golf course grounds and facilities. As a leader in the department, the selected candidate should have the ability and desire to pursue ongoing continuing education sufficient to remain currently knowledgeable and properly licensed in the field of golf course turf grass management.
As the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, you will:
Plan, oversee, and supervise golf course maintenance operations under the direction of the Golf Course General Manager;
Perform the functions of the Golf Course General Manager in their absence;
Determine the need for repairs, maintenance, or construction
Oversee construction projects;
Develop and distribute daily work schedules, including prioritizing tasks, assigning crews, and assigning equipment to ensure work is completed in a timely manner;
Receive, process, and assign work necessary for the health and playability of the golf course, facilities, equipment, and grounds in accordance with maintenance standards;
Direct, train, and inspect the work of staff, including but not limited to evaluating part-time and seasonal employee performance, maintaining personnel training certifications, and preparing and maintaining personnel records;
Operate motor-driven golf course maintenance equipment on a fully qualified level and train personnel in the proper and safe operation of equipment;
Establish appropriate safety practices for personnel in public buildings and personnel under supervision at the work site;
Assist in providing cost estimates for repairs, installations, and maintenance;
Assist with writing technical specifications for the purchase of equipment and the solicitation of price quotations;
Assist with the maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
Perform pesticide applications in accordance with Integrated Pest Management Plan;
Perform fertilizer applications in accordance with Approved Nutrient Management Plan;
Perform database entries and maintain pesticide and fertilizer records;
Maintain the irrigation system, including repairing, aligning, and scheduling irrigation cycles;
Scout and monitor golf course for overall health, adequate soil moisture levels, and presence of pests, damage, or other problems and take corrective action;
Attend division, department, and city meetings as required.
Assist with snow and ice removal.
Operate a City vehicle in the performance of the job duties;
Perform related tasks as required.
The following may be used to meet the minimum education and experience requirements:
Associates/Technical degree with coursework in golf course turf grass management; or
A combination of a turf grass management short-course certificate and experience in maintenance, including considerable (3-5 years) supervisory experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification as a Registered Technician for pesticide application through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) at time of hire or within six (6) months of hire date.
Certification as a Certified Fertilizer Applicator (CFA) through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) at time of hire or within six (6) months of hire date.
The methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in golf course maintenance operations and repair;
Applicable codes, pertinent inspection, and safety requirements;
Current federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations including, but not limited to, employment, safety, and environmental stewardship standards, laws, and regulations.
Working knowledge of:
Agronomy and turf grass management practices including pest control methods, fertilizers, soil conditioners, and herbicides;
The principles, methods, materials, and practices used in golf course maintenance;
The operation of golf course equipment.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools of the trade;
The ability to;
Recruit, interview, hire, and train seasonal staff;
Recognize and diagnose problems;
Create time and materials estimates;
Work from sketches, blueprints, and drawings;
Use computer database applications related to golf course management;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, vendors, and the general public.
The selected candidate for this position will be subject to the following screenings and must receive satisfactory results:
Criminal Background Investigation;
Job-Specific Physical; and
DMV Driving Record Review.
To Apply: In order to be considered, all candidates must submit a complete a City of Harrisonburg online employment application, to include previous work experience and education history. This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted 07/15/2022)
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Heritage Oaks is an award winning 18 hole municipal golf course nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, VA. Our Bill Love designed golf course is designed to challenge the low handicaps while being kid and beginner friendly.