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  • 31 Jul 2018 7:03 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

    Overview- Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting applications for Golf Maintenance Specialist for the Mill and Meadow Links Golf Courses at Winton Woods. Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance tasks to grounds, landscape, equipment and facilities within golf courses. Job requires application of clearly prescribed practices or methods requiring the making of minor decisions and use of some judgment. May serve as lead worker on small projects or assignments. Employee proceeds alone on most tasks, referring questionable cases to supervisor. May require weekend and holiday work assignments as well as variable work shifts and on-call response to special events and weather related events or other emergencies. This position works year round, for up to 1,500 hours per year and requires evenings, weekends and holiday work with varying start and shift times.

    Job Skills / Requirements- Serves as a lead worker on small projects or assignments. May monitor work in progress performed by Technicians, provides direction, trains, resolves routine problems and ensures work is completed as directed and in conformance with quality standards. Reports work progress and related information to Manager on a regular basis. Performs various grounds maintenance tasks to golf courses. Applies fertilizer, seed and pesticides to turf areas. Clears brush and fells trees. Mows rights of way, rough areas, fairways, greens, and other golf course areas. Plants flowers, shrubs, and trees. Waters and fertilizes plants, prunes trees and shrubs, weeds flower beds, and performs other gardening tasks as required. Plows snow and ice from roadways, parking areas and walkways. Operates a variety of park and golf course equipment such as dump trucks, various types of mowers, snow plows, string trimmers, chain saws, shovels, and other gardening tools to perform maintenance tasks, and monitors systems performance. Performs minor plumbing, irrigation system, electrical, carpentry and building repairs to park facilities. Paints buildings and other structures. Performs maintenance duties including HVAC inspections, replacing furnace filters, inspects fire extinguishers and other routine maintenance duties; replaces signs, repairs fences, tables. Maintains records related to work performed. Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations. Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information. Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required. 

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Performs minor mechanical repairs and performs routine preventive maintenance to small gasoline engines in tractors, mowers, pumps, trucksters, trucks, etc. Changes oil, lubricates moving parts, checks fluid levels, replaces belts, etc. Assists in the training of golf personnel. Ensures safe maintenance practices are followed. Performs routine repairs to cart paths by patching pot holes, etc. Picks up litter in golf courses and performs routine janitorial duties. Sweeps and mops floors, empties wastebaskets, cleans carpets and sanitizes and inspects restrooms and public areas. Performs other job duties as assigned. Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes. 

    EQUIPMENT OPERATED- Sprayer and other pesticide application equipment; dump truck; tractor; snow plow; lawn mower; weed whacker; chain saw; shovel; various gardening tools; screwdriver; circular saw; hammer; wrenches; power tools, snow blower; backpack blower; pressure washer; and other standard industry equipment. 

    CONTACT WITH OTHERS- Great Park employees and volunteers; vendors, general public, and other job contacts. WORKING CONDITIONS- Frequent outdoor working conditions and occasional indoor work with exposure to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and inclement weather conditions including heat, cold, rain and snow. USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS- The employee frequently exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and occasionally talks and hears when working and interacting with job contacts. The employee frequently stands, walks, squats, and bends for extended periods of time, and frequently uses hands to hold and control tools. The employee regularly sits while operating trucks, tractors, and other riding equipment. Employee typically exhibits normal vision demand. Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds.

    Education Requirements (Any) High School Diploma/GED

    Certification Requirements (Any) State Motor Vehicle Operator's License

    Additional Information / Benefits

    QUALIFICATIONS- An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: High School Degree or GED and some related experience in facilities, equipment and grounds maintenance is preferred. Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements. 

    LICENSE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS- State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines and the ability to obtain pesticide applicator license within one year of employment. 


    Pay rate is 12.87 per hour. Benefits include membership in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Park District recreational activities. EOE

    Benefits: Pension/Retirement

    Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Criminal Background Check


  • 11 May 2018 8:34 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

     

    Job Title:

    Turfgrass Manager/Park Manager at VOA

    Date Posted: 

    May 2, 2018

    Description: 

     

    (Full Time, Exempt) Responsible for all sports turf maintenance practices and assigned parks and athletic fields. Responsible for supervision, coordination and/or implementation of regular maintenance, repairs and miscellaneous care of assigned park buildings, athletic playing fields (natural and synthetic), trails, assigned special purpose park areas, restrooms, roads, walks, pathways, play structures, and equipment to ensure efficient and safe park operations. The Park Manager has the authority to recommend the following: hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, discharge, reward and/or the discipline of other employees.  Such authority requires the use of independent judgment.  

    For a complete job description visit our website at www.YourMetroParks.net or contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

     

    Expected Starting Salary Range:  $41,700 – 51,100 depending on qualifications.

    Deliver in person or mail application AND resume to:

    MetroParks of Butler County

    2051 Timberman Road

    Hamilton, OH 45013

    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough 

     

    Or email ALL documents to: employment@yourmetroparks.net  

    Closing Date:  4:00 p.m. on May 23, 2018.

    To be considered for the position, a completed application must be received by this date.

    MetroParks of Butler County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 06 May 2018 5:27 PM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    ELKS 797 GOLF CLUB

    2593 Rombach Ave.

    Wilmington, Ohio 45177

    937-382-2666

    Email: elks797@gmail.com

     

    JOB TITLE:  GOLF COURSE SURPERINTENDENT

     

    DEFINITION:  This employee is full-time and is responsible for participating and assisting in the planning and coordinating of all maintenance and projects related to the upkeep of the Elks 797 Golf Club. Instructions to the employee are generally specific; however, there are times the employee must exercise independent judgement when completing assigned tasks. The employee is under the immediate supervision of the Elks 797 Golf Board.

     

    TOOLS & EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION:  The employee will operate light-duty vehicles, riding mowers, front-end loaders, backhoes, Sand Pro, work carts, sprayer, fertilizer hopper, soil sifter, seeder, sod cutter, aerator, push mowers, weed eaters, rakes, chain saws, shovels, sprayers, hand saws, hydraulic boom, small tools, and any other equipment associated with golf course maintenance.

     

    The employee will be working on the Elks 797 Golf Club grounds and in maintenance buildings. The employee will be exposed to loud noise, machinery with moving parts, dirt, dust, chemicals, foul odors, and extreme weather conditions. Work is characterized by the necessity for considerable physical exertion, by close daily contact with unpleasant materials, and for working outdoors under occasionally adverse weather.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

     

    Performs a variety of supervisory and skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of golf course buildings and grounds.

     

    Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, Elks members and all members of the general public.

     

    Supervises maintenance workers, mechanics, and part-time/temporary employees, as required.

     

    Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources.

     

    Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments.

     

    Trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

     

    Prepares and maintains daily, monthly and annual reports and records, as assigned.

     

    Oversees and assists in the mowing and maintenance of golf course fairways, rough, greens, tee boxes, wild areas and other open space areas within the Elks organization property.

     

    Oversees and maintain landscaping on the golf course, including Elks organization  grounds.

     

    Maintains golf course pump and sprinkler systems and the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.

     

    Generates and performs or assists in seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, and chemicals programs; to promote healthy turf grass and landscape of the golf course.

     

    Identifies turf diseases and pests.

     

    Reads and understands labels related to chemicals used on the Elks organization property.

     

    Retains an understanding of the basic rules of golf and golf etiquette.

     

    Performs heavy manual labor for extended periods under all weather conditions, frequently lifting heavy objects.

     

     

    ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

     

    Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

     

    May be required to maintain equipment in absence of a mechanic.

     

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

     

    Education equivalent to that represented by graduation from accredited college with one year of experience in turf-related field preferred; or two years of college or trade school with emphasis in turn management and three years of experience in turf related field; or high school diploma or GED and seven years of experience in golf course turf maintenance with extensive background in all areas of golf course management required.

     

    Certified golf course Superintendent preferred, or ability to obtain certification.

     

    Knowledge of soils and turf.

     

    Knowledge of fertilizers and chemicals used in golf course maintenance.

     

    Knowledge of mathematical skills in order to calibrate spray equipment and spreaders.

     

    Certified pest applicator preferred; or ability to obtain certification within twelve months required. Ability to maintain certified pest applicator status required.

     

    Knowledge of and/or design, coordinate, and maintain landscaping on the golf course to include Elks organization grounds.

     

    Knowledge of and/or ability to create spray programs for the golf course including greens, tees, fairways, rough and landscaping.

     

    Knowledge of and/or ability to supervise and schedule employees in the golf course maintenance area.

     

    Knowledge of and/or the ability to operate all tools and equipment related to golf course operation.

     

    Knowledge of and/or the ability to inventory and purchase products related to the operation of the golf course.

     

    Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn the basic rules of golf and etiquette.

     

    Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn occupational hazards and safety.

     

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees, Elk members and the general public.

     

    Ability to distinguish between different chemicals, with the ability to read and understand label information.

     

    Ability to report for work on time and perform the duties of the job for an entire workday.

     

    Ability to work flexible hours with some weekend and holiday work required.

     

    Ability to give oral and written instructions.

     

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

     

    Maintains shop and surrounding areas (including driving range side used for storage) in a neat professional manner.

     

    The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

     

    Coordinates with Pro Shop Manager/staff to coordinate tournaments/outings and special events.

     

    Communicates with Pro Shop Manager/staff on the opening and closing of the course due to weather conditions.

     

    Communicates official plans, policy and procedures to staff in assigned area of responsibility.

     

    Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities, monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budget funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

     

    Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites work flow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operation.

     

    Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

     

    Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.

     

    Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjust errors and complaints.

     

    Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.

     

    Lays out daily work schedules and assigns tasks to appropriate individuals, crews or combination of crews and coordinates the completion of the same.

     

    Coordinates maintenance and construction activities with the Elks 797 Golf Board to assure continual smooth operation of the golf course.

     

    Develops and maintains a golf course maintenance management system.

     

    Develops golf course maintenance and operating procedures.

     

    Determines, calculates, and secures the appropriate materials and supplies for a specific project.

     

    Inspects golf course maintenance and improvements services provided by contractors or vendors for compliance with performance standards.

     

    Improves work methods to accomplish assigned work.

     

    Projects needs for equipment, materials and supplies. Prepares specifications, estimates, and bids for machinery, equipment and contractor services.

     

    Assures that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working order.

     

    Assigns, supervises and evaluates maintenance workers, mechanics and part-time or temporary employees.

     

     

    Management reserves the right to change or amend this policy at any time.

     

     

    I,                                      , acknowledge that I have read, understood and accept the job responsibilities stated in this document, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of employment as outlined therein.

     

     ______________________________                                                                                                                           

    Golf Course Superintendent                                      Date


  • 14 Apr 2018 12:26 PM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    Coldstream Country Club is a private original Dick Wilson Championship golf course located on the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Coldstream annually hosts both the Ohio Amateur Qualifier and the US Amateur Qualifier.  It also plays host to the University of Cincinnati Men’s college invitational. 

    Coldstream is searching for a full-time Assistant Superintendent who is ready to join our turfgrass management team.  The Assistant Superintendent will work beside the Golf Course Superintendent and all staff managers and will help lead the grounds staff in all daily maintenance practices.  This individual must be extremely motivated, have a strong work ethic, be eager to continue to learn and ready to be a leader.  This individual must know and understand the working expectations of maintaining championship conditions on a daily basis.

    The Assistant Superintendent will be exposed to many new changes that will be occurring at Coldstream over the up coming years.  With the beginning stages of a Golf Course Master Plan starting in 2018, this upcoming plan will expose the new candidate to valuable construction project experience such as bunker renovation, tee and fairway alignment, irrigation work and cart path renovation. 

    Education:  Candidate must have a 2 or 4-year turfgrass management education or related field

    Experience:  Candidate must have multiple years of work experience on a golf course which includes internship experience as well as crew leadership experience.  Candidate must have work knowledge of all types of golf course equipment including spray applications, granular applications and proper water management skills.

    Benefits:   Very Competitive salary depending on experience.  401K, Health, Dental, Life, Vision insurance. Uniforms and golf privileges.

    Contact:  Please send resumes to jwilliams@coldstreamcc.com or mail a hard copy to 400 Asbury Rd.

    For more information about the club or the position please call 513-518-7448

    Position is available ASAP


  • 03 Apr 2018 8:26 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

     Spray Technician/2NDASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT GOLF COURSES OF Kenwood Country Club

    Kenwood Country is currently seeking candidates for the position of Spray Technician/ 2ndAssistant Golf Course Superintendent. We are looking for a motivated individual to help continue maintaining our facility at a high level.  Kenwood Is one of the Premier Country Clubs in Cincinnati.

    Salary & Benefits:

    Full time, very competitive wages based on experience

    Health benefit plan, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, uniforms, golf privileges

    Education:

    Associate degree in Turfgrass Management or equivalent or have minimum1-2 years experience as a turf technician.

    Qualifications: 

    The individual must have a minimum of 1-2 years practical golf course experience.Applicant must possess an Ohio spray license or be able to obtain one within 60 days of hire. The individual must be a self-starter, motivator, maintain a positive attitude, reliable, lead by example, organized, and have a strong attention to detail. The ability to work either Saturday or Sundayis necessary. The turf career minded individual must be on time, eager to learn, a team player, give input where necessary, and stay engaged.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Candidate will control spray operations with a spray fleet that is GPS enabled.  When not applying turf health products duties will include but not be limited to course setup, mowing of playing surfaces (greens, tees, fairways, roughs), bunker and natural area maintenance, ability to operate tractors and attached implements, hand watering to playing surfaces. Other duties include proper handling, tracking, record keeping and inventory of all plant health products.

    Respond by:

    Sending resume to kturner@kenwoodcc.com

  • 30 Mar 2018 10:48 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

     The Golf Courses of Kenton County is currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. We are looking for a motivated individual to help continue maintaining our facility at a high level.  We have three 18-hole golf courses (Pioneer, Willows & Fox Run) on property and managed by Davey Golf. 

    Salary & Benefits:

    Full time, competitive wages based on experience

    Health benefit plan, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, uniforms, golf privileges

    Education:

    Associate degree in Turfgrass Management or equivalent or have 3-4 years experience as an Assistant.

    Qualifications: 

    Experience as assistant superintendent with Skills and talents to move into a superintendent’s position in 1-2 years

    Must pass Pre-employment drug screen and background check

    Must possess valid driver’s license

    Must possess a current pesticide applicator's license or ability to acquire within 90 days of hire

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Responsible for 1 - 18 hole course and assist with managing the other 2 - 18 hole courses.

    Maintain all golf course grounds, driving range, maintenance facility and related infrastructure per maintenance standards on a consistent basis.

    Assist the Superintendent in preparing and managing department budget. 

    Assist with hiring quality individuals for full staff and train employees regularly throughout the year (not a one-time event).  Track training progress for each individual employee. 

    Implement daily scheduling board that includes the tasks or multi-tasking of the employees work day.

    Assist the Superintendent with personnel recordkeeping of all employee related activities (including performance evaluations, disciplinary forms and other pertinent records to support employee history)

    Utilize agronomic plan and record keeping for agronomic success, which includes sound pesticide, fertilizer and cultural applications.

    Maintain irrigation system functionality and efficiently.

    Help manage and maintain equipment fleet to highest level of equipment standards.

    Meet with and communicate with GM/head golf professional as directed by Superintendent.

    Respond by:

    Sending resume to John.Vice@davey.com

  • 19 Mar 2018 11:35 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

     Experience

    Three years golf course experience with history of increasing responsibilities.  This is a working position where you will gain experience by doing, planning, supervising and evaluating our efforts. 

    Special Requirements

    I'm looking for someone who desires to move forward in their career path and has the drive to reach their goal with my assistance and guidance. Five previous assistants have moved on successfully to superintendent jobs in the last fifteen years.  What they all shared was great work ethic, resilience, sense of humor, pride and a touch of humility.  These qualities helped temper the effort and hours dictated by our goals of excellence. 

    Comments

    Located in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill Camargo is a wonderful Seth Raynor designed golf course. Camargo is featured in many Top 100 lists and is the premiere private club in the area.  It is a unique golf course and we continually experiment in our quest for improvement.   

    Health, vision, dental and life insurance, 401k, meals, uniforms and clothing allowance, golf privileges, local and GCSAA dues and vacation 

    $41,000 plus overtime

    contact Doug Norwell at dnorwell@camragoclub.com
  • 20 Feb 2018 8:07 PM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

    Position: Assistant Superintendent

    Date Available: March 2018

    Company Overview

    Terrace Park Country Club is a full-service private club located at the confluence of The Little Miami and East Fork Rivers in Milford, OH. Originally founded across the Little Miami in the Village of Terrace Park in 1910 as a 6 hole golf club. It wasn’t until 1931 when the club purchased land from a local farmer and moved to its present location to accommodate an 18 hole golf course and clubhouse. Today, membership enjoys a family friendly atmosphere with facilities to support activities for all four seasons of Cincinnati weather including a full size pool, fitness center, platform tennis, and an indoor golfing facility.

    Job Overview

    We are currently seeking motivated, detail oriented individuals to join our agronomy team as an Assistant Superintendent. This position works closely with and reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent to present an exceptional experience to our membership on a daily basis. Together with the current Assistant, the Assistant Superintendent will be tasked with the day to day operations of the grounds department.

    Job Requirements

    As Assistant, you will be heavily involved in daily decision making, staffing, crew leadership, budgeting, project planning, plant protectant applications and moisture management. Successful candidates should have a firm understanding of golf course maintenance practices required to deliver consistent and quality turf conditions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • An awareness of the construction, establishment and maintenance practices employed on golf course putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs and bunkers.
    • Familiarity with the characteristics and proper use of fertilizers and soil conditioners
    • Experience at managing turfgrasses in the Transition zone
    • Able to prepare the course for play in accordance with the rules of golf
    • Able to evaluate the course from the player's perspective
    • Train and supervise staff
    • Assure assigned tasks are completed to specifications
    • Knowledge of irrigation including watering practices, irrigation systems, pumps, wells and automatic controls and drainage
    • Perform Irrigation repairs/installations
    • Toro OSMAC experience a plus

    Additional Requirements

    • 3+yrs experience showing progressive responsibilities as AIT or Assistant
    • Certificate or 2-4yr. degree related to turf
    • Must have or obtain and maintain ODA pesticide applicator license within 6 months of entry into this job
    • Must be able to pass a drug screening prior to employment
    • Must possess a valid Drivers License

    Salary

    $30-36k

    Benefits

    Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Uniforms and On-site meals provided, PTO and Sick leave, Golfing Privileges, Dues, Education and Seminar Fees

    Application Instructions

    Please send resumes to:

    Scott LesChander

    Superintendent

    Terrace Park Country Club

    5341 S. Milford Rd.

    Cincinnati, OH 45140

    Or by email at: sleschander@terraceparkcc.com



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