Carruthers Creek Golf and Country Club in Ajax, Ont., requires a golf course superintendent.
The superintendent is a working manager and is accountable for all the day to day maintenance of the golf course and associated facilities in an efficient manner that fully utilizes the equipment resources and maintains the integrity of the corporate mission statement.
The position requires working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in golf course building and grounds maintenance, equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs, as well as first aid and applicable safety precautions. Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment is also required.
A golf course superintendent is entrusted with the development and maintenance of the golf course to ensure an excellent standard of play. The position is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all areas of a golf course including maintenance buildings, property and equipment repair shop (this includes the golf carts, driving range, etc.). Snow removal and other duties are required.
The maintenance of the golf course, including the cutting of greens, fairways and all other day to day activities, in order to ensure and acceptable level of service, retaining a minimal amount of staff resources. (65 per cent of time).
Responsible for management of all normal superintendent functions, purchasing, maintaining proper inventory levels and completion of all paperwork required for this position. Ensure that members, their guests, and other users achieve a positive golf experience by ensuring that all greens staff does not interfere with the play of the customer. (20 per cent of time).
The employment, training, supervising, health and safety, development, direction and discharge of all greens staff. Training of all current and new greens staff and scheduling of same. (10 per cent of time).
Attending regular management meetings, including the development of long range plans and the development, preparing and maintaining of financial budgets to achieve and reach established CCGC objectives. (five per cent of time).
Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans, gather, interpret and prepare data, reports and recommendations, coordinate department activities with other departments as needed.
Assure that assigned areas of responsibilities are performed within budget, perform cost control activities, monitor expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepare annual budget request, assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Design and write specifications for minor development work, renovations, and equipment and material needs.
Purchase and inventory supplies, materials, equipment and tools for the greens of the golf course.
Supervise, train golf course greens employees,
Provide necessary supervision, direction and assistance to greens crews. Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments. Train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff, and review progress and direct changes as needed. Lay out daily work schedules and assig tasks to appropriate individuals, crews, or combination of crews, and coordinates the completion of the same.
Work harmoniously and cooperatively with the director of golf to provide a quality experience for the golfer.
Develop golf course maintenance and operating procedures and methods within limits of departmental policies and procedures.
Enforce policies, regulations and safety and health standards.
Determine, calculate and secure the appropriate materials and supplies for a specific project.
Inspect golf course maintenance and improvement services provided by contractors or vendors for compliance with performance standards.
Assist in the preparation of specifications, estimates and bids for machinery, equipment, and contractor services.
Assure that tools and equipment are properly maintained and kept in proper working condition.
Oversee and assist in the mowing and maintenance of golf course fairways, rough, greens, tee area and other open space areas.
Oversee and assist in the maintenance of sprinkler systems and the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and head.
Oversee the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering and the pest and weed control of the golf course.
Assist in the construction of new facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage and foundation work.
Snow removal (plowing, clearing paths of snow, etc.) and salt distribution as required in off season.
Work in a manner and with the protective devices, measures and procedures required by the health and safety act and regulations and wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be worn.
Advise workers of the existence of any potential or actual danger to the health and safety of the worker that you are aware of.
When prescribed, provide a worker with written instructions as to the measures and procedures to be taken for the protection of the worker and take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the workers
All other duties as required.
A degree in agronomy/horticulture/soil sciences is desired or equivalent knowledge.
Experience in all phases of golf course management and turf culture.
Thorough knowledge of the construction, establishment and maintenance practices employed on the golf course.
Computer knowledge is required.
Planting and culture of turf grasses used on golf courses, the planting, cultivating and pruning of soil conditioners, pest control methods and materials, drainage controls methods and watering and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps, and automatic controls.
A knowledge of construction and maintenance of the facility, shelters, fences, bridges, golf car paths, service roads, parking lots, ponds and streams.
Willingness and flexibility will be required to work weekdays and on weekends.
Complex problem solving – identify problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Above all, must take pride in maintaining a work standard that makes all duties result in improving and enhancing the grounds and overall facility.
Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely. Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public.
Four (4) years of experience relating to golf course construction, maintenance or repair.
A or B classification from Golf Course Superintendent Association of America. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid driver’s licence and insurance.
Certification as a pesticide applicator.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes-unpredictable environment.
May be required to work overtime hours during peak times
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