ELKS 797 GOLF CLUB
2593 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
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.
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.
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.
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