JOB POSTINGS

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Salary

$32.21 – $37.68 hourly

Location

Interbay Golf Course
2401 15th Ave., W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Job Type

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-time

Shift

Day

Department

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Bargainint Unit

PSIE, Local 1239—Recreation

Closing Date

1.15.19, 4 p.m. Pacific Time

About Parks & Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools.  Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land.  We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities.  We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant.  SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.

About This Position

This is a supervisory position that plans, schedules, coordinates and supervises the work of a subordinate crew that is engaged in the overall maintenance of Seattle Parks and Recreation's Interbay Golf Course.

Job Responsibilities

The Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating maintenance activities at the Interbay Golf Course. Duties require being responsible for the proper environmental care and grooming of the entire golf course (45 acres).

The work requires knowledge of golf course maintenance and turf care practices, methods, materials, and equipment. The Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor makes decisions which involve selecting chemicals and fertilizers, establishing work priorities, and recommending changes and improvements to the golf course. Guidelines exist in the form of established departmental and Citywide policies and procedures and in specialized professional golf course maintenance methods. The employee must exercise considerable judgment in interpreting and applying them in specific situations. Personal contacts are maintained primarily within the department in order to coordinate work activities and exchange information, and with golf clubs and community groups regarding the maintenance of the course. The Supervisor is responsible for coordinating with the other Parks Golf Maintenance Supervisors for seasonal aerification.

Primary Duties
  • Actively participate with maintenance responsibilities on the golf course for the health of the course and safety for staff and golfers.
  • Supervises, plans, schedules and coordinates the golf course maintenance activities of subordinate staff; trains subordinates in technical and safety procedures; establishes work standards; inspects and evaluates subordinates' work.
  • Assists management in developing and implementing maintenance programs and related policies, procedures and methods.
  • Provides technical direction and supervises golf course repair, grooming, and improvement programs.
  • Establishes policies, procedures, schedules and records maintenance of facilities.
  • Monitors and meets budgeted expenditures. Prepares recommendations and justifications for the unit's annual budget including salaries, supplies, services, utilities and equipment.
  • Selects fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides; maintains inventories and records of applications; prepares purchase orders as necessary.
  • Inspects golf course greens for nutritional needs, disease and insect damage; prescribes and supervises necessary applications; determines quantities, mixes and timing for the application of all fertilizers and toxic substances.
  • Prepare and execute strategic action steps for Audubon Sanctuary Certification.
  • Reviews plans for contracted work and in-house projects; provides coordination with other departments, utilities, and businesses as required.
  • Maintains records of materials used and inventories of supplies and equipment; prepares purchase orders as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
Qualifications (Required)
  • Four years-experience in golf course maintenance, grounds maintenance, gardening or landscaping which includes
  • Two years of lead responsibilities
  • The ability to supervise others (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). 
Qualifications (Desired)
  • Knowledgeable about the Audubon Sanctuary Certification program
  • At least two years of direct responsibility of an automated Irrigation System
  • At least two years of Integrated Pest Management
  • Knowledge and active role in architecturally reshaping tees, greens and bunkers
Additional Information

Occasionally required to stand or walk for extended periods of time. Frequently required to work outdoors in all types of weather. Occasionally requires handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances.

Current Washington State driver's license. Washington state pesticide licensing is required after employment

Résumés To

Applications may be filed online at: seattle.gov/jobs
Job #2018-01789

Interbay Golf Course—Seattle —12.16.18
Club Overview

Fircrest Golf Club is a private 18 hole Golf Club located just outside of Tacoma. Designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Vernan Macan in 1923, it has stood the test of time ever since. Hosting tour events in the 50's and 60's and many State and Association tournaments since after. Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Babe Ruth are all part of the celebrity history of Fircrest. With Ben Hogan stating "I've played a lot of golf in my day and for me the opening three holes at Fircrest are simply the best in golf." As part of the team at Fircrest, it is our goal to professionally maintain and provide an excellent golf experience for all members and guests.

Responsibilities

Fircrest Golf Club is seeking a golf course superintendent responsible for leading and inspiring a dedicated team to assist in caring for the golf course. Reporting to the GM/COO, the superintendent is entrusted with the maintenance, operation and management of all golf course facilities.

Requirements

Education and experience in Turfgrass Management and knowledge of pacific northwest turfgrass practices. Strong communications skills and a golf enthusiast.

Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, a full benefits package.

Résumés to

Contact Fircrest Golf Club Shelly Inman, GM/COO
1500 Regents Blvd.
Fircrest, WA  98466
shelly@fircrestgolf.com

Fircrest Golf Club—Fircrest WA—12.18.18
Description

Designed by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson in 1975, Mill Creek Country Club boasts a scenic 18-hole layout set among tall mature firs with Mill Creek winding through several holes. Mill Creek Country Club is located just 25 miles North of Seattle and is managed by OB Sports Golf Management.

Position Summary

Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas. Responsible for the development and implementation of all golf course maintenance programs, budgets, and personnel decisions.

Compensation

Salary will be based on experience.

Job Tasks/Duties
  • Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s turf management program.
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
  • Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
  • Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
  • Maintains course in proper playing condition.
  • Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
  • Plan all future improvements to the golf course, and oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations.
  • Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
  • Records all maintenance on course.
  • Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop.
  • Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
  • Prepares and revises grounds manual.
  • Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
    Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.
  • Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems. Working knowledge of manual irrigation systems desired.
  • Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
  • Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
  • Communicates as necessary with GM and Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
  • Communicates as necessary with Grounds, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
  • Attends staff and management meetings.
  • Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
  • Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
  • Assists with snow removal planning.
  • Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that SDSs are available in convenient location.
  • Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
  • Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
  • Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
  • Coordinates applicable work with outside contractors.
  • Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
  • Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
  • An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
  • Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent required
  • Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.
  • Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
  • Pesticide Application certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, short term and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, flexible spending for medical and dependent care, and 401(k) all available. Dues to local and national golf associations paid. PTO, golf privileges, and discounts on food and merchandise. Opportunity to advance career in the golf industry.

Résumés to

To apply send resumes to Steve Bowles, General Manager, at stevebowles@millcreek.cc. Posting to close December 26.

Mill Creek Country Club—Mill Creek—12.13.18
Scope of Responsibility

To create exceptional playing conditions, and manage the maintenance department with a constant mindset of improving the operation for our guests, team members, and owners.

Supervises

Maintenance Foreman; Pesticides Application Specialist; Irrigation Specialist; Equipment Operator; Equipment Mechanics

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment.
  2. Develops systems to insure scheduling, training, supervising and evaluation of all personnel assigned to department.
  3. Supervises planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
  4. Assists General Manager in developing annual budget and capital plan for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
  5. Works to meet or exceed established Golf Course Maintenance budgetary expense guidelines.
  6. Demonstrates positive leadership characteristics that empower and inspire employees to meet and exceed standards, while being a role model for the values of Columbia Hospitality.
  7. Manages the selection and preparation proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna. Develops sound fertilization and chemical application procedures and annual plans.
  8. Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  9. Communicates as necessary with departmental heads to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans and scheduled events.
  10. Insures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored, and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products. SDS records maintained.
  11. Plans professional development and training activities for team members.
Qualificiations, Education, and/or Experience
  1. Minimum of five year’s golf course experience with golf courses, preferably with northern grasses
  2. Must have or possesses a valid pesticide license in the turf or ornamental category
  3. Experience with construction and maintenance of golf course greens, tees and fairways; the preparation and maintenance of an irrigation system including pumping stations and controls.
  4. Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations. Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  5. Computer literacy is required to perform functions of the job
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license
  7. Must be in good standing with the GCSAA
Schedule Requirements

This is a Full-time—Exempt (Salaried) position

Compensation

DOE, Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, 15 Days PTO)

General

Columbia Hospitality is a premier hospitality management company focused on the personal success and growth of its team members. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Columbia Hospitality employs nearly sixteen hundred people throughout the Pacific Northwest to serve the needs of our upscale, award-winning hospitality venues.

Résumés to

Please apply online by clicking here.

McCormick Woods—Port Orchard—12.14.18

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Description

Located in Scenic Spokane, WA, the historic Kalispel Golf and Country Club provides the ultimate Inland Northwest golf experience. Members enjoy a challenging, yet beautiful course, a world-class dining experience, and the highest level of service and quality in a picturesque setting along the Little Spokane River. Known as one of the best conditioned courses in the region, golfers of all skill levels have enjoyed its beautiful surroundings for nearly 120 years. The Par 72, Jim Barnes designed course has stood the test of time with very few design changes over the years.

Summary of Functions

Under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent (Jeffrey L. Gullikson, CGCS) the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is responsible to direct and participate in the maintenance of the all of the golf course turf and non-turf areas. In addition the Assistant Superintendent helps with the training and supervision of all the maintenance employees, and serves in the Superintendent’s capacity during his absence. The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, and fairways; seeding and maintenance practices; understand the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods; and irrigation systems. In addition, the Assistant Superintendent must also have an understanding of the Rules of Golf and how they impact golf course maintenance.

Qualifications

Have a B.S. or an A.S. degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Turf Grass Management or related field. Have completed Toro SitePro (or like) irrigation training. Golf playing experience. 3-5 years of supervision experience.

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Starting salary $50,000 – $60,000 DOE
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Education Reimbursement
  • 13 days’ vacation, 5 days sick and 8 paid holidays
  • Matching 401K up to 4.5%
  • Bonus
Résumés to

For further information or to apply online, please visit our website at kalispelgolf.com.

Or by mail to:

Kalispel Golf and Country Club
2010 West Waikiki Rd.
Spokane, WA 99218

Or by email to:
Jeff Gullikson, CGCS. jgullikson@kalispelgolf.com
We exercise Indian Preference and are a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

Kalispel Golf and Country Club—Spokane—1.8.19
Description

Aldarra Golf Club is a golf only facility, with our goal each day of providing the best conditions possible for members and their guests located in Sammamish, WA. The course opened in 2000 for play and was designed by Tom Fazio. The crew varies in size from 16 - 25 individuals depending on the season.

The individual should also be interested or knowledge about technology and the use of it in Turfgrass management. Drone NDVI technology will be added in 2019 to help evaluate turf health and possible changes to our programs. The greenkeeper app will also be used to help with spray schedules and growing degree day applications of PGRs. The individual that fills this role will be directly responsible for managing these two programs.

The Ideal Candidate Possesses (at minimum) The Following:
  • Punctuality
  • The ability to problem solve and take ownership
  • Eye for detail
  • Self motived
  • Goals to succeed within the industry
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback
Duties Will Include

Communicate with other managers multiple throughout the day to discuss current and future plans

Organize and plan in-house projects

Educate, train, and manage all staff members

Planning, purchasing, and application of fertilizers and pesticides

Benefits
  • 401k with 3% company match
  • Medical and Dental insurance (after 90 day probation period)
  • Golf
  • Uniforms
  • Phone reimbursement up to a certain amount
  • Local and National association dues paid
  • Opportunities to attend local and national educations conferences and meetings
Résumés to

Résumés will be accepted thru January 18th. The first round of interviews will be conducted via skype (depending on location) and final interviews will be conducted in person on property. The individual should tailor his/her cover letter around the following two questions:

  • What kind of work style do you have?
  • What sparked your interest in the golf industry?

Please email all résumés to aldarragcturf@gmail.com.

Aldarra Golf Club—Sammamish—1.4.19
Description

Job Description: Peninsula Golf Club is seeking a full-time, permanent employee to fill the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The ideal candidate’s qualifications will include; having a valid Washington State Pesticide Applicators License, type Private Commercial or being able to acquire one in a timely fashion, having a valid Washington State Driver’s License and Social Security Card. Additionally, we are looking for a person who can help the course to be the best it can be each day. They must be willing to do the things it takes to bring the golf course to the next level, takes ownership and has pride in work ethic. Knowledge of irrigation, drainage, grounds and greens keeping and being able to run the machinery it takes to do those things. Knowing your way around a shop and having mechanical awareness is a plus. Be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas with respect and good humor. Understand and enjoy playing the game of golf. This position reports directly to the Superintendent, who reports to the Board of Directors. There is a benefits package that includes health, vacation and holiday that would be discussed with the awarded candidate.

Salary

30K plus DOE

Résumés to

pgcsup@gmail.com

Peninsula Golf Club on the Olympic Peninsula—Port Angeles—1.3.19
Description

Bald Eagle Golf Club located in the scenic coastal community of Point Roberts, is an 18-Hole championship golf course designed by Wayne Carleton, now under the direction of new Ownership. In 2003, Bald Eagle was ranked as the 8th Best New Public Course by Golf Digest Magazine. Bald Eagle is known for its classic design, aesthetic value and dry conditions, set in a mature forested setting in Point Roberts WA.

Overview

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. Under the Superintendent's guidance, the Assistant Superintendent will direct and participate in the maintenance of the golf course and practice facilities. The Assistant Superintendent will also play an integral role in leading staff members as well as hiring and training new staff to meet and exceed the expectation level and standards of the Bald Eagle Golf Club. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during an absence.

General Responsibilities and Requirements
  1. Inspect golf facility on a daily basis, monitor the conditioning and playability of all 18 holes and practice areas
  2. Delegate and schedule daily responsibilities to maintenance staff with Superintendent
  3. Assist in maintaining inventory and advise Superintendent and Mechanic of any equipment and/or supplies in need to ensure the proper maintenance and efficiency of the operation
  4. Supervise the staff and participate in conducting performance appraisals to ensure the standards are achieved to meet and exceed the expectations of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  5. Make recommendations to the Superintendent related to the maintenance necessary to meet and exceed the expectation levels of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  6. Assist in establishing annual operating and capital expenditure budgets and review payroll reports for accuracy and approval
  7. Instruct and train staff in safe equipment use, proper maintenance, and safe operating procedures
  8. Organize and keep accurate records on maintenance procedures, pesticide/fertilizer applications, safety meetings, and staff assignments
  9. Assist in the renovation of the golf course. A working knowledge of course renovation and construction will be considered an asset.
  10. Supervises and participates in the operation/maintenance of pumps, rainbird irrigation system and drainage systems. Troubleshoot, program, repair in coordination with superintendent
  11. Supervises and/or operates the use of pesticides and fertility applications by performing accurate calibration techniques to all equipment and training
  12. Operates with the highest competency all golf course related equipment, including specialty machinery needed to renovate and maintain the golf course
  13. Complies with all of the Bald Eagle Golf Club policies and procedures as set out by the Superintendent and Management team
Qualifications
  • Degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management or related field considered an asset
  • Experience as Superintendent, Assistant, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Foreman with a proven background in a progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office programs, Rainbird Software, e-mail, internet, social media, staffing software
  • Valid driver’s license and pesticide applicators certificate or capable of attaining within 6 months of employment
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes, working long hours, weekends and holidays
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills, taking initiative based on professional interpretation
  • Self-motivated, hands on and willing to contribute to the agronomic team to provide high quality turf conditions
Salary Range

$3,500 – $4,000 per month D.O.E.

 Résumés to

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Leah White—Administration

leah@baldeaglegc.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected will be called for an interview.

Bald Eagle Golf Club—Point Roberts—8.22.18


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ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT IN TRAINING

Overview

Broadmoor Golf Club is a premier, private 18 hole golf club located in Seattle, Washington. Broadmoor was founded in 1924 and has hosted multiple PGA Tour events, USGA Championships and NCAA Championships. Broadmoor is currently in the process of finishing a master plan restoration of the golf course which consists of yearly construction projects. This position will play an integral role in providing daily championship playing conditions, as well as gain experience with in-house and contracted projects.

Responsibilities

The AIT will work directly with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in all aspects of golf course maintenance, including budgeting and equipment purchases. Candidate will be responsible for communicating daily work assignments and training maintenance staff. This position will also help assist overseeing chemical/fertilizer applications, managing newer Rain Bird irrigation system, planning and assisting in the management of future golf course construction projects.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a minimum of three years golf course maintenance experience. Must have a certificate or degree in Turf Management/Agronomy. Candidate will promote a positive working environment, team work, honesty, attention to detail and professionalism throughout candidate’s tenure.

Starting Wage

$20.00/Hour, Overtime is available

Benefits

Broadmoor Golf Club will provide medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation/sick time, Christmas Bonus, GCSAA/WWGCSA/NTA association dues, meals, uniforms and golf privileges.

Available

Immediately

Résumés to

Please send cover letter/résumé/references to:

Sean McDonough
Golf Course Superintendent
Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email: bgctcc@gmail.com

Broadmoor Golf Club—Seattle—11.26.18

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SALES AND SUPPORT

Position Purpose Statement/Objective

The Director of POGO Customer and Sales Support contributes to the overall success of Stevens by assisting in sales support and business development efforts, directing customer and reseller support initiatives, and assisting in technical and development support. This employee maximizes returns to the company by increasing growth success through customer and product support efforts insuring a strong foundation is in place for increasing our customer base worldwide for all POGO opportunities. Customer will become familiar with and support the local Pacific Northwest US territory of golf courses and sports turf facilities while seeking opportunities for sales growth throughout the region.

Strategic
Management/Leadership
  • At all times adheres to, promotes, and affirms the company culture, vision, mission, and core values
  • Focuses on improving the success of POGO users in getting the most out of the POGO system to lead to further sales growth with current and potential customers by limiting failures and preventing problems
  • Role leads to cohesion between technical development, product implementation throughout the industry, and customer feedback and satisfaction of users worldwide
  • Role will monitor the POGO system to offset any backward steps due to product failure, dissatisfied customers and lack of follow up on business development efforts
  • Bring unity amongst the reseller network and communicate distribution support and growth opportunity efforts § Working closely with users of the POGO system in the Pacific Northwest by monitoring and analyzing their data, calling superintendents with insight and recommendations, visiting course, and helping them optimize use of the POGO system
  • Role will include being “the eyes in the sky” to help the superintendents and club managers be most efficient and effective at their job in using the POGO system
  • Visit golf courses currently using the POGO system and course not using the POGO system to expand the knowledge and use of POGO
Operational
Reporting
  • Maintain Goldmine and Quotewerks operations through direction of VP, Business Development
  • Will communicate daily with VP, Business Development on POGO customer and technical issues brought to light and will report these efforts and VP messaging to the team during daily staff briefing
  • Will report weekly to VP, Business Development on priority efforts with key goals and timelines
  • Review technical support inquiries on a daily basis and respond directly and employ key personnel when necessary so that problems are resolved without delay. Responses will include phone, web conference and email as needed
  • Review sales quotes and order follow ups on a daily basis, provided by VP, Business Development and from direct opportunities, and enter orders as directed
  • Provide monthly summary of sales to include all POGO Products and services (POGO Pro and Pro+, POGO mini, POGO Turf Pro cloud, POGO Weather, POGO Lab Analytics, POGO Consulting)
  • Assist with technical testing in POGO development efforts (App development, beta testing, hardware testing) under direction of VP, Business Development
  • Cooperate in developing training modules and plans for best efforts to help customer base understand all aspects of the POGO system and how to use it to get the most out of our products and services
Transactional
  • Process orders and customer follow on a daily basis as directed by VP, Business Development and from direct inquiries/opportunities
  • Process technical support inquiries and responses, and document through Zendesk support system and through any further support systems the company develops
  • Record bug notifications and issues identified internally or through customer communication. Utilize our Zendesk support system and Slack communication to ensure technical team is made aware of the issue. Report timeline on resolution or suggestions for additional needs and improvements
  • Maintain FAQ database, logging question and answer correspondence
  • Maintain CRM system with updated sales order dates, lost sales, closed sales and successful orders
  • Assist with out of office operations for conferences or customer support efforts as directed by the VP, Business Development. Some travel required (throughout the year outside of local region including the national Golf Industry Show (GIS), and local Pacific Northwest US region)
Qualifications
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Turfgrass Science, Agronomy, or related field
  • A 4- or 2-year degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management is a plus
  • Business management training / education a plus Skills
  • Fundamental use of MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook 365
  • Understanding of and experience with CRM such as Goldmine/Quotewerks or related systems as well as Zendesk or related support system processes
  • Punctual, committed and dedicated to accepting tasks and meeting deadlines while remaining proactive in offering initiatives to improve all aspects of our POGO sales and support operations
  • Ability to solve problems proactively and taking leadership in doing so
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic
  • Ability to communicate exceptionally well and handle good and bad messaging while offering a calculated professional response at all times
Traits
  • Possess a professional and amicable personality that remains levelheaded at all times while understanding how to relay a personal or customer issue even when uncomfortable
  • Take leadership in the opportunity to speak with customers, resellers and internal team members to meet goals, suggest improvements or follow up on needs designed to improving the overall POGO business
  • Needs to be comfortable and confident to arrange meetings, communicate with strangers, training others, and traveling alone
  • A strong listener with ability to offer a professional response at all times
  • One who takes pride in being on time and completing tasks successfully in the best interest of business development, customer and technical support
Experience
  • Three years or more experience working on a golf course maintenance staff
  • Supervisory role managing a golf course maintenance staff or customer/sales support role with a manufacturing company supplying products to the golf course and sports turf industries a plus
  • Experience working on sports turf facilities for precision turf management is a plus
Résumés to

info@pogoturfpro.com

Pogo Turf Pro—Portland OR—11.26.18

FACILITIES FIELD SPECIALIST Level-2, part-time

(these two positions vary slightly)

Description

Starfire Sports, operator of a 54 acre world class soccer campus and home training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC, located in Tukwila, Washington is seeking an energetic part-time Facilities Field Specialist. Join our dedicated crew and help us maintain that world class stature. Events hosted at Starfire Sports include but are not limited to:

  • SSFC home U.S. Open Cup matches
  • Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby games
  • Soccer, Lacrosse, and Rugby tournaments
Position

Facilities Field Specialist Level 2—Part-Time

Reports To

Director of Facilities and Fields

Position Type

Non-exempt

Hours

Minimum of 32 hours per week

Fringe Benefits

No

Compensation

$15 - $20 per hour (depending on skills, experience, and performance); overtime paid at time and a half

Basic Duties
  • This position will provide the opportunity to learn and perform all aspects of maintenance for the Seattle Sounders FC grass practice field. This includes but not limited to mowing, painting, aerating, topdressing, chemical applications, irrigation, basic equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Other sports turf opportunities may include experience with U.S. Open Cup, rugby, lacrosse and other events held at Starfire Sports Stadium.
Requirements
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, strenuously for long periods of time, lift and/or carry 50 pounds multiple times each day
  • Attention to detail, takes personal initiative, completes all work with high quality and a sense of urgency
  • Consistent positive attitude, punctual, responsible and exceptional customer service attitude
  • Ability to work individually or with others
  • Ability to operate and/or learn to operate grounds maintenance equipment
  • Schedule to consist primarily of afternoon to early evening shifts, but with flexibility to work varying shifts as the Sounders training schedule and maintenance plan necessitates.
  • Criminal history background check
Desired/Useful experience
  • Turfgrass/related degree and/or interest in pursuing a career in the field
  • Sports field maintenance, golf course or related experience
Résumés to

Email cover letter and résumé to:

Phil Hancock
Director of Facilities & Fields
Starfire Sports/Seattle Sounders FC
phil@starfiresports.com

Starfire Sports—Tukwila [Field 12]—1.2.19 [updated 1.14.19]
Description

Starfire Sports, operator of a 54 acre world class soccer campus and home training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC, located in Tukwila, Washington is seeking an energetic part-time Facilities Field Specialist. Join our dedicated crew and help us maintain that world class stature. Events hosted at Starfire Sports include but are not limited to:

  • SSFC home U.S. Open Cup matches
  • Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby games
  • Soccer, Lacrosse, and Rugby tournaments
Position Code

FFS-2PT

Reports to

Director of Facilities and Fields

Position Type

Non-exemp

Hours

Minimum of 32 hours per week

Fringe Benefits

No

Compensation
  • $11 - $15 per hour (depending on skills, experience, and performance);
  • overtime paid at time and a half
Basic Duties
  • Perform facility maintenance as assigned by Director and/or Lead Specialist
  • Take note of any facilities maintenance needs, report to Director and/or Lead Specialist
Requirements
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, and strenuously for long periods of time. Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds
  • Attention to detail, takes personal initiative, completes all work with high quality
  • Consistent positive attitude, punctual and responsible
  • Motivated with ability to work individually or with others (good team player)
  • Ability to operate/learn to operate equipment (Backpack blowers, mowers, utility vehicles, etc)
  • Ability to adapt/adjust to ever changing job tasks
  • Exceptional customer service attitude
  • Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week, with flexibility to work varying shifts as the event schedule necessitates. Varying shifts may include weeknights and weekends.
  • Regular schedule to include Sunday evening shift 2:00-10:30pm, or as needed.
  • Criminal history background check
Desired/Useful experience
  • Operation of small equipment/hand tools
  • Technical degree or other education and/or experience related to agronomy/horticulture/sports turf/facilities maintenance/handyman work
Résumés to

Please email resume to phil@starfiresports.com

Starfire Sports—Tukwila [Other]—1.2.19

LABORER

Decription

Ridgetop Golf has been renovating golf courses in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. We renovate and do restoration of existing golf courses. Our work includes rebuilding bunkers, tees, greens and fairways.

Ridgetop Golf is seeking golf course laborers to help support our reshaping tasks on the golf courses. Job will be shoveling, raking and sod laying. There are opportunities to work up to machinery operating. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of golf course construction first hand.

All applicants need to be willing to work outside, come to work on time, be willing to work hard and be a self-motivator. You will also need to have transportation to the jobsites. The jobsites will be primarily Puget Sound region mostly Seattle and Eastside

Wage

$20 per hour. OT will be given.

Benefits

Offered after a year of full-time work.

Résumés to

Please contact Ridgetop Golf at kip@ridgetopgolf.com or casey@ridgetopgolf.com.

Ridgetop Golf—Gig Harbor—10.9.18

Second assistant golf course superintendent

Description

Oki Golf is a great place to work! We would like you to Join Our Team!

The Plateau Club is looking for a 2nd Assistant Superintendent, reporting directly to the Superintendent and will assist the 1st Assistant and Superintendent in managing the turf crew and will also oversee the irrigation system, pump station and make all repairs to pipe and heads on the property.

Essential Duties
  • Schedule daily board for leading Team Members
  • Oversee Foreman and Interns
  • Repair all irrigation pipe and heads
  • Schedule irrigation nightly
  • Scout for turf disease
  • Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Operate mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, apron tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edge cart paths; edge, rake and maintain sand bunkers
  • Log reports, research work and input data
  • Assist with project work; assist in the construction on new greens, tees and fairways; grade and prepare soil base; lay sod; and seed tees, greens and fairways
  • Assist the 1st and Superintendent in managing the turf team during daily tasks
Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience
  • Turf Management with a degree from a credited university/college
  • Pesticide license issued by the state of Washington, and able to work within the required OSHA Communication standard
  • Knowledge of safety equipment and proper storage
  • Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment: Hand-operated spray equipment, Hand-operated rotary spreaders, Hand-operated drop spreaders
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work
Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member must/will be:
  • Able to work weekends and holidays, mornings and evenings as business demands
  • Lift, reach, bend, twist, push, pull, squat, grasp and use arm-hand coordination on a consistent basis
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts (and associated noise levels related to) and outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration
Benefits
  • Oki Golf offers an impressive collection of benefits! Some benefits include:
  • Full Time (30hrs + per week) may be eligible for:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Telehealth Coverage
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • FSA options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
All Team Members:
  • Golf Benefits, Meal and Merchandise discount
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Team Member Referral Program and more!
  • Oki Golf is an EOE/M/F/D/V workplace
Résumés to

Brittany Good
Human Resources Generalist

Tel 425.646.6972

Fax 425.467.0448

The Plateau Club—Sammamish—11.28.18

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Responsibilities


Responsible for generating new revenue and growing market share with existing accounts in the Golf and Municipal markets, as well as identifying and winning new business within the assigned territory. Provide superior customer service throughout the sales cycle, with an emphasis on support after the sale. Assist the customer in finding solutions to their problems. Educate our customers on the features and benefits of the lines that we represent. Compare and contrast against competitive lines where appropriate. Demonstration of equipment to qualified customers. Complete sales reports and attend sales meetings on a weekly basis. Act fiscally responsible with company resources.

Requirements

  • Have a proven track record of superior outside sales performance
  • Must be people-oriented, aggressive, sales driven, and a team player
  • Superior Organizational and Negotiation Skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
    Maintain a professional business appearance at all times
  • Proficient Computer Skills—Microsoft Office, Outlook
  • Frequent cold calling
  • Experience working with a CRM
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently, unsupervised
  • Some overnight travel
  • Clean Driving Record
Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years B2B sales experience
  • Basic knowledge of various types of golf & turf equipment and/or tractor/construction equipment, along with their appropriate applications
  • Basic understanding of leasing/financing
Additional Info

This position works out of our Everett location and covers Western Washington north of I-90.

Comp
  • Base + Commission = DOE
  • Medical/Dental Available
  • Matching 401K Available
Résumés to

Resumes can be submitted to Lud Kaftan at lud@rmtequipment.com.

RMT Equipment—11.4.18

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