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GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Definition

The golf course superintendent is entrusted with the maintenance, operation and management of a golf course.

Compensation

Salary Range—$45-60k DOE, and Medical and Dental benefits package.

General Responsibilities

He or she is responsible for:

  • Supervising the construction and maintenance of the golf course(s)
  • Supervising the maintenance and repair of construction and maintenance equipment
  • Rendering professional advice, opinions, assistance and services to the facility's board of directors or managing body as required
  • Participating in all long-range planning meetings
Reporting
  • The golf course superintendent reports directly to the Greens Committee Chairman:
  • Any committee members and/or club members who have comments, complaints or suggestions about course maintenance or conditioning should present them in writing to the green chairman, who will discuss these matters with the superintendent. In all instances, the golf course superintendent coordinates operations with the club manager and golf professional. The superintendent will also communicate and coordinate with all relevant membership groups and committees.

In clubs organized such that the superintendent reports to the green chairman, any committee members and/or club members who have comments, complaints or suggestions about course maintenance or conditioning should present them in writing to the green chairman, who will discuss these matters with the superintendent.

In all instances, the golf course superintendent coordinates operations with the club manager and golf professional. In membership club organizations, the golf course superintendent also communicates and coordinates with all relevant membership groups and committees.

Typical Functions

The golf course superintendent assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining golf course properties, which may include:

  • The golf course(s)
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Clubhouse grounds and landscaping
  • Open spaces, wooded areas, unused acreage and areas outside the perimeter fence
  • Sod farm and nursery
Additional Functions

In addition, the golf course superintendent typically assumes the following responsibilities:

  • Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such properties, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors. Projects approved by the green committee will be forwarded to the board of directors for final approval.
  • Prepares the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of course properties. The superintendent formulates the annual maintenance and capital budgets so as to implement board policies established in accordance with the long-range plan and defined maintenance standards.
  • Interviews, hires, trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties. The superintendent has authority to terminate employment of subordinates.
  • Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long-range goals
  • Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. The superintendent frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
  • Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain the golf course and other properties. The superintendent is responsible for inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs. The superintendent approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, etc.
  • Communicates regularly with other members of the top management group to discuss activities, goals, plans and member/customer input. In a private club organization, the superintendent attends all green committee and board meetings.
Employment Standards
  • Requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf
  • Requires a high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making
  • Requires excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Requires knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf course operations (including, but not limited to, employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations)
  • Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows
  • May require current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator
Résumés To

Send résumés to arik@whidbeygolfclub.com

Whidbey Golf Club—Oak Harbor WA—11,8.19
Description

Lake Padden Golf Course is managed by Premier Golf, a golf management company based out of Seattle, WA. Premier Golf, is owned by OB Sports, currently manages 11 municipal golf properties for the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Bellingham, Marysville, and Lynnwood.

Start Date

December (estimate)

Reports To

General Manager

Base Salary

Depending on Experience and Qualifications

Benefits
  • Health Insurance (employer pays generous portion of the employee’s premium).
  • 401(k) Plan as outlined in the Premier Golf Employee Handbook.
  • Vacation, Holiday and Seattle Safe and Sick Leave as outlined in the Premier Golf Employee Handbook.
  • Golf & Food Privileges are available in accordance with the Premier Golf Employee Handbook.
  • Association dues paid annually for GCSAA
  • Participation in the employee benefit programs will be subject to the terms and conditions outlined in our employee handbook. Further, we do reserve the right to change the employee benefit package and the amount of your employee contribution and additional incentive at any time, with or without notice.
Education and/or Experience
  • 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.
  • Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
  • Have a basic understanding of the rules of golf.
  • Be up-to-date on federal, state and local laws on golf course operations.
  • Administrative and executive ability, especially critical in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
Job Summary (Essential Functions)
  • 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.
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.
  • 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 Director of Golf 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.
Licenses and Special Requirements
  • Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
  • Pesticide Application certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment

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.

Résumés To

Please submit cover letter and résumé to Phil Gaggero, General Manager, at pgaggero@premiergc.com by October 15, 2019.

Lake Padden Golf Course—Bellingham WA—9.26.19

ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Description

Rainier Golf & Country Club is a member owned private country club established in 1919. We are currently closing out our 100th year anniversary. Our facilities include an eighteen-hole championship golf course, two-hole practice short game area, practice putting green, driving range, clubhouse, swimming pool, and snack bar. The club has undergone numerous remodels over the years including the irrigation system, pumphouse, golf course maintenance building, complete course wide bunker rebuilds, forward tees and numerous green rebuilds. Currently we are in the final stages of a rebuild to our 16th hole which includes the green, a pond, four bunkers, partial fairway contouring, cart path reroute and teeing area. Presently we are going-in the areas with a targeted opening for the Spring of 2020.

Duties

Managing golf course maintenance crew as directed by the superintendent. Also including equipment operation, fertilizer and pesticide applications, irrigation system operation, repair and troubleshooting and landscape maintenance.

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, IRA with 3% matching after one year, meal allotment and cell phone compensation, WWGCSA, GCSAA and WSDA membership dues, expense involved in attending local and reginal education seminars, golfing privileges.

Salary

Range from $45K – $51K

Experience

Education: 2- or 4-year degree in turfgrass management or related field.

Experience: Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years golf course experience.

Special Skills: Washington State pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain one within 6 months. Detail oriented with high expectations in all aspects of maintenance. Must have a strong understanding of the game of golf. Ability to manage and get along with a diverse crew of hard-working individuals.

Résumés To

Rainier Golf and Country Club
Sam Sprague-Superintendent
11133 Des Moines Memorial Dr. S
Seattle, WA 98168
sams@rainiergolfcc.com

Rainier Golf & Country Club—Seattle WA—12.10.19
Description

Avalon Golf Club is a 27-Hole Robert Muir Graves’ design opened in 1991. With a rich history over the last 28 years, Avalon has hosted U.S. Open Qualifiers in 1994 and 2001, as well as the 2007 Pacific Northwest PGA Senior Championship and the 2009 Pacific Northwest Championship.

Avalon is privately owned by the same family that built the golf course 30 years ago.

Overview of Position

The Assistant Superintendent will answer directly to the Superintendent. The successful candidate will have expertise and knowledge in all aspects of golf course maintenance.

Duties will include directing and participating in the day to day operation of the golf course. The Assistant will have the knowledge to perform all maintenance jobs at Avalon, as well as train staff and new hires in each of these jobs.

Included in the Assistant’s duties will be irrigation repair (leading, supervising and aiding our irrigation technician) as well as applications of plant protectants. A pesticide application license will be obtained after hire if the candidate does not already possess.

Qualifications
  • Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.
  • Minimum three years working on a golf course.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Washington State Pesticide License, or ability to obtain after hire.
  • Outstanding work ethic, as well as instilling in the Superintendent a strong desire to dedicate one’s self to the job and the golf course.
  • Interest in the game of golf and a knowledge of the rules of the game.
Salary Range and Benefits
  • $45,000 to $47,000 annual salary DOE.
  • Health insurance for employee (currently Kaiser Permanente health & MetLife dental).
  • GCSAA and WWGCSA dues covered.
  • Golf Privileges.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Discount in Clubhouse restaurant.
Position Available

December (earliest) or January (latest)

 

Résumés To/Contact

Ron Furlong, Golf Course Superintendent
Rfurlong5@gmail.com
360-757-2581 (shop phone)

Avalon Golf Club—Burlington WA—11.5.19
Description

Sudden Valley is a 18 hole, 6553 yard Ted Robinson design opened in 1971. We maintain wall to wall Annual Bluegrass. The course is on beautiful Lake Whatcom, a short drive from downtown Bellingham. The front nine plays along Lake Whatcom, while the backside climbs into the surrounding hills. Bellingham is a wonderful community with close proximity to recreation in Puget Sound and Mt. Baker. We are installing new Toro Irrigation control system/Irrigation heads and renovating our pump stations in the next six months.

Requirements

2 or 4 degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management.  Minimum 2 years experience on a golf course.  Ideal candidate will have completed internships in the turfgrass industry. Candidate must obtain a Washington State pesticide license within six months of employment. Valid driver’s license. This person will possess a solid work ethic, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, motivated to become a Golf Course Superintendent, plays and enjoys the game of golf. Knowledge of Toro Lynx is a plus.

Responsibilities

Candidate will supervise labor and facilitate the operations when the Superintendent is not present. Conduct calibration and application of fertilizer and other plant products. Maintain records, conduct maintenance, and maintain the operation of the irrigation system and scheduling.

Compensation

$20-23 per hour, budgeted overtime

Benefits

Medical/Dental paid 100% for employee, paid vacation, personal time, holidays, sick leave, uniforms, boots, raingear, paid GCSAA and local chapter dues/meetings, golf privileges, use of the property amenities(ie pools, gym, etc).

Available

October 10th

Résumés To

Jacob Close
Superintendent
Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club
#4 Clubhouse Circle
Bellingham, WA 98229

turfcare@suddenvalley.com

Sudden Valley Golf Club—Bellingham WA—9.27.19

FIRST ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Overview

Founded in 1927, Sand Point Country Club is the only private golf club in Seattle with all the amenities of a country club. Originally designed by Francis A. James, the 18-hole golf course boasts expansive views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. This offseason, the golf course is undergoing a major renovation as part of a Master Plan developed by David McLay Kidd. The scope of the project includes:

  • Complete Construction & Re-Design (2 Holes)
  • Greens Remodel (10 Holes)
  • Bunker Remodel (Entire Golf Course)
  • Tee Remodel (Entire Golf Course)
  • Short Cut Turf Expansion (Approximately 50% Increase)
  • Native Area Establishment (Approximately 15 acres)

In addition to this project, the Master Plan also includes the construction of a new Maintenance Facility in 2021. For more information about the Master Plan and work being performed:
vimeo.com/sandpointcc
instagram.com/spccturf

Description

The SPCC membership is motivated to elevate their golf experience and become a premier course in the Seattle area. This position will play an integral part in the construction, grow-in and management of the new golf course in order to achieve this goal. The diverse capacities of this role and involvement in all aspects of the operation will prepare the individual to become a successful Golf Course Superintendent.

Requirements
  • 2 or 4 year Turf Management Degree (or related field)
  • Desire to advance within the industry
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
  • Proactive approach to golf course management
  • Strong leadership qualities and professionalism
  • Clear written and oral communication skills
  • Solid organizational traits and ability to multi-task
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and high attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and share ideas within a team environment
Compensation

Competitive: Commensurate w/Experience

Benefits
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • PTO and Holiday Pay
  • 401k w/ Employer Match
  • Holiday Bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Meals
  • Generous Golfing Privileges
  • Continued Education and Professional Association Dues
Availability

Immediately

Résumés To

Submit cover letter, résumé and reference list to:
Marcus Harness
Golf Course Superintendent
greens@sandpointcc.com

Sand Point Country Club—Seattle WA—11.19.19

SECOND ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

ASSISTANT IN TRAINING

Description

Sahalee Country Club first opened for play in 1969 and recently celebrated a 50th anniversary.  Frequently ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest, the championship caliber design originated from nationally recognized golf course architect Ted Robinson with later renovations by Rees Jones in the 1990's and 2000's.  Another long-range master plan by Rees Jones has been completed this year, 2019.  Carved out of the Cascade foothills on the greater Sammamish plateau, Sahalee Country Club is located just 10 miles east of downtown Seattle and was the site of the 1998 PGA Championship, 2010 U.S. Senior Open and 2016 Women’s PGA Championship.  The property offers 27 championship golf holes to its’ private membership.  The 27 holes consist of three 9-hole courses of equal stature:  The North, South and East course, any two of which can be combined to a standard 18-hole championship course.

Responsibilities

This position will assist in the planning and execution of the golf course maintenance program in a capacity that will prepare the Assistant-In-Training with the necessary skills to become a successful 1st Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. They will receive experience in all aspects of golf course maintenance and integrated plant management. The Assistant-In-Training will be provided an opportunity to learn and develop as a golf course manager at their own pace under the mentorship of the Head Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent(s).

Requirements
  • 2-4 year Turf Management degree & previous golf course experience
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and share ideas within a team environment
  • Starting Wage : $16-$18/hour + overtime, DOE
Benefits
  • Paid health insurance including dental and vision
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(K) plan
  • Holiday bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Meals
  • Golfing privileges
  • Housing Assistance
Start Date

Immediately

Résumés To

Please contact:

Tom Huesgen, CGCS
Director of Golf Course Operations
425-868-1600
Tom.sahalee@comcast.net

Sahalee Country Club—Sammamish WA—11.1.19

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT/EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
Description

Tam O’Shanter Golf & Country Club is a Home Owners Association owned community comprised of 498 homes featuring a nine-hole golf course, clubhouse/restaurant, golf pro shop, swimming pool, tennis courts and park. The purpose of Tam O’Shanter Golf & Country Club is to provide community and recreation facilities to services to the resident members and their guests. The membership is committed to improving the golf course. We have completed the reconstruction of one green complex and are scheduled for one per year until all greens have been reconstructed.

Job Responsibilities

The Assistant Superintendent/Equipment Technician works directly under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent. Day to day operations revolve around maintenance of the golf course which is the centerpiece of our community. In addition to maintaining the golf course we look after a park, clubhouse, tennis courts and pool. The Assistant Superintendent/Equipment Technician will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Leading the crew for daily course prep
  • Set up and adjustment of cutting units
  • Irrigation; hand watering, troubleshooting, repair and installation
  • Chemical and fertilizer application utilizing multiple pieces of equipment
  • Preventative maintenance repair and sharpening of golf course equipment
Experience
  • 2 years as an Assistant Superintendent
  • Chemical and fertilizer application
  • Irrigation troubleshooting/repair
  • Golf course construction/sod work
  • Familiarity with golf course equipment operation and mechanical aptitude toward repair and maintenance
Education

Certificate of Turfgrass Management/Horticulture or related field

Certifications
  • Must possess or have the ability to acquire WA state pesticide applicators license
  • Valid Drivers License
Benefits
  • Medical/Dental/Vision fully paid by employer
  • Uniforms
  • Employee Meals
  • Golf privileges
  • Association membership dues paid
Compensation

$22-25/hr +Scheduled overtime

Résumés To

Email résumé, along with cover letter and references to Golf Course Superintendent
Adam Murtaugh at Supt@tamoshanter.net.

Tam OShanter Golf and Country Club—Bellevue WA—11.25.19','CLOSE


EQUIPMENT MANAGER

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CONSTRUCTION LABORER

We are a Northwest Golf Course Builder/ remodeler with 30 years’ experience in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Responsibilities
  • Perform daily duties of the renovation process that include raking, shoveling, smoothing of sand and sod laying.
  • Participate in drainage installation
  • Physical strength, stamina, and agility
  • Ability to get along with others and handle outdoor climate common in the Northwest elements.
  • Reliable transportation to job
Compensation

$20-$25.00 per hour DOE

Résumés To

Please send resumes and/or statements of interest to Kip Kalbrener at kip@ridgetopgolf.com.

Ridgetop Golf—Gig Harbor WA—9.10.19

GROUNDSKEEPER

Description

Responsible for all duties associated with landscape maintenance program on the university’s 97-acre urban campus. Responsible for keeping the campus in safe condition during snow or stormy weather. Applies pesticides under the direction of the grounds supervisor, operates small and large sized power equipment as needed, and may be responsible to oversee student staff when they are working on particular tasks. Required to perform the job safely.

About Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

Responsibilities
  • Communicate information freely with coworkers.
  • Direct student staff members in grounds activities as needed.
  • Perform all duties as needed associated with maintaining the campus landscape and outdoor activities.
  • Responsible for labor, equipment, and materials on assigned projects.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Turf related tasks; mows, trims, edges, seeds, fertilizes, top-dress, aerates, stripes, rakes, waters.
  • Bed related tasks; weed control manually and chemically, soil amendments, planting fertilizing, pruning shrubs (shearing and selective), pruning trees, mulching roads and walkways.
  • Sweep, rake, blow clean, clear storm drain inlets.
  • Snow and storm related clean-up.
  • Support various campus construction projects, internal and external.
  • Pickup garbage throughout campus, drive garbage truck to dump, clean garbage truck.
  • Prune ivy on buildings.
  • Apply pesticide and herbicide at the direction of the supervisor.
  • Other Duties as Assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Student Staff grounds workers
  • Assign work (distribute work and guide priorities)
  • Oversee work (supervise tasks or projects)
  • Direct work (train staff, review and approve work)
Budget Responsibilities

This position has no fiscal responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of tasks and equipment associated with trade.
  • Knowledge of safe operation of various vehicles.
  • Knowledge of general landscape maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Ability to direct student staff in ground related work.
  • Ability to communicate in a manner that fosters team work in groups.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather.
  • Ability to be on-call for special needs and emergencies.
  • Ability to operate single axel trucks in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
Qualifications
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Washington State driver’s license
  • General knowledge of landscape maintenance
  • Occasionally Pushing/Pulling between 36-50 pound
Diversity Statement

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.

We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.

We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate’s education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Application Deadline

Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Résumé
  • Letter of Interest

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Résumés To

For complete job description and application instructions, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1728403

University of Puget Sound—Tacoma WA—12.3.19

HORTICULTURIST

Description

Sahalee Country Club first opened for play in 1969 and was recently ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest. The championship caliber design originated from nationally recognized golf course architect Ted Robinson with later renovation by Rees Jones. Carved out of the Cascade foothills on the greater Sammamish plateau, Sahalee Country Club is located just 20 miles east of downtown Seattle and was the site of the 1998 PGA Championship, 2002 NEC Championship, 2010 U.S. Senior Open and 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The property offers 27 championship golf holes to its’ private membership. The 27 holes consist of three 9-hole courses of equal stature: The North, South and East course, any two of which can be combined to a standard 18-hole course.

Responsibilities

An ideal candidate is highly motivated, team orientated and would bring a proactive approach to the position. The Horticulturist is responsible for the installation, care and maintenance of plants and landscape features throughout the clubhouse grounds and golf course for the enjoyment of members and guests. The Horticulturist works closely with and reports to the Director of Golf Course Operations and the Golf Course Superintendent. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute routine landscape maintenance operations such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, planting, transplanting, mulching
  • Manage seasonal golf course maintenance staff when allocated to assist with the landscape maintenance tasks
  • Monitor, identify and determine treatment for pest and diseases and apply pesticides when necessary
  • Seasonal change out and removal of plants
  • Ability to diagnose plant nutrient deficiencies and treat as needed
  • Relentless eye for detail and daily presentation
  • Assist with landscape planning, budgeting and ordering  
  • Demonstrate flexibility and professionalism with members and guests
Requirements
  • 2-4 year degree horticulture, agronomy or related field preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years of work experience in horticulture industry
  • Starting Wage : Competitive hourly rate (DOE)
Benefits
  • Paid health insurance including dental and vision
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401(K) plan
  • Holiday bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Meals
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Golfing privileges
Start Date

Fall 2019

Résumés To

Tom Huesgen
Director of Golf Course Operations
425-868-1600
tom.sahalee@comcast.net

Sahalee Country Club—Sammammish WA—11.1.19

IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

Description

Avalon Golf Club is a 27-Hole Robert Muir Graves’ design opened in 1991. With a rich history over the last 28 years, Avalon has hosted U.S. Open Qualifiers in 1994 and 2001, as well as the 2007 Pacific Northwest PGA Senior Championship and the 2009 Pacific Northwest Championship.
Avalon is privately owned by the same family that built the golf course 30 years ago.

Overview of Position

The Irrigation Tech will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of our Rainbird golf course irrigation system. When not performing irrigation duties, the Irrigation Tech will assist in the maintenance of the golf course, working directly under the golf course superintendent in a foreman role. The preferred candidate may also assist in the application of plant protectants on the golf course.

Qualifications
  • Minimum two years working on a golf course with extensive knowledge of irrigation systems and irrigation repair.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain Washington State Pesticide License.
  • Outstanding work ethic, as well as instilling in the Superintendent a strong desire to dedicate one’s self to the job and the golf course. Preferred candidate would also have a desire to possibly grow into the assistant superintendent position after a year or two.
  • Interest in the game of golf and a knowledge of the rules of the game.
Salary Range and Benefits
  • $17 to $19 hourly wage, DOE.
  • GCSAA and WWGCSA dues covered.
  • Golf Privileges.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Discount in Clubhouse restaurant.
Position Available

December (earliest) or January (latest)

Résumés To/Contact

Ron Furlong, Golf Course Superintendent
Rfurlong5@gmail.com
360-757-2581 (shop phone)

Avalon Golf Club—Burlington WA—11.5.19
Description

Rogue Valley Country Club is a 27 hole private club in Medford, Oregon. The Original 18 holes were designed by Chandler Egan and completed in 1927. In 2004 RVCC installed a new wall-to-wall irrigation system, now with Toro Lynx, 74 Toro VP satellites, over 3,600 individually controlled Toro heads and a Flowtronex VFD pump station. The greens are Poa/ Bent with fairways, tees, and Rough primarily Poa/ Rye.

RVCC is a progressive Club and has been more than willing to support its golf course budgets (operational & capital) to continue to keep RVCC a top Golf Course in the state! In the near future we will be replacing all of our 3,600 irrigation heads and replacing the VP satellites with the newest technologies.

Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the efficient monitoring and maintenance of the irrigation system for the golf course and also the clubhouse gardens, including completing new installations, maintenance and repairs to the expected standard.
  • Be a team player who brings forward new ideas, is open to change and new practices, and has a solutions-based approach.
  • A high level of attention to detail to achieve even and consistent coverage across the property to produce a healthy but firm and fast playing surface.
  • Assist the Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents with monitoring of daily water requirements, maintain the central irrigation control system.
  • Carry out any assigned tasks to a high standard and in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring the safe use of equipment and materials.
Requirements
  • Experience in golf course irrigation or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of Toro irrigation systems, Lynx and VP satellites is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of the game of golf
Compensation
  • Highly competitive wage
  • Medical, dental, and vision provided as per RVCC policies
  • 401 (k)
  • Vacation in accordance with RVCC policy
  • Golf Privileges
  • Continuing education
Résumés To

Craig Hilty
Golf Course Superintendent
Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

Rogue Valley Country Club—Medford OR—10.31.19
Description

The Golf Club at Newcastle is looking for an Irrigation Tech to join the new regime and help us take the property to the next level.

The Irrigation Tech is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation system.

Responsibilities
  • Diagnose, problem solve and repair all irrigation issues including controllers, valves, piping and sprinkler heads.
  • Keep a running inventory, ensuring all parts are on hand when needed.
  • Detailed/clean restoration work. Ensuring fixes are done for proper operation/aesthetics/playability.
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner without jeopardizing quality or safety.
Requirements
  • Ability to communicate daily irrigation issues and concerns with Superintendents.
  • Understanding of daily turfgrass maintenance requirements with a basic understanding of proper golf etiquette.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in golf course maintenance.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work weekends with reliable transportation.
  • Working knowledge of an irrigation system, including controllers, valves, piping and sprinkler heads.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member must:

  • Be able to show up on time, ready 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.
Pay Range

($16 - $18+) Determined by experience.

Oki Golf Offers an Impressive Ccollection of Benefits, Including:
  • 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
  • Golf Benefits, Meal and Merchandise discount
  • Team Member Referral Program
  • Paid Sick Time
Résumés to

Contact Scott Landstrom—China Creek Superintendent : 425-227-9184

Oki Golf is an EOE/M/F/D/V workplace

The Golf Club at Newcastle—Newcastle—10.21.19
Description

We are a Northwest Golf Course Builder/ remodeler with 30 years’ experience in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

General

Must be able to operate, maintain and repair existing irrigation systems. Must Have knowledge of how to adjust heads and valves as needed during the construction renovation process. The individual will work side by side with outside irrigation sub-contractor to learn the irrigation construction process.

Responsibilities
  • Operate mini excavator, trucks and pipe/wire locators
  • Participate in renovation process beyond irrigation that includes shoveling, raking and sod laying
  • Participate in drainage installation
Requirements
  • Knowledge in golf course methods and materials in golf course construction on golf courses
  • Working knowledge of tractors, excavators, and gators
  • Physical strength stamina and agility
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions as well as getting along with fellow crew members
  • Reliable transportation to job
Compensation

$20-$25.00 per hour DOE

Résumés To

Please send resumes and/or statements of interest to Kip Kalbrener at kip@ridgetopgolf.com.

Ridgetop Golf—Gig Harbor WA—9.10.19

TRACTOR OPERATOR

Description

We are a Northwest Golf Course Builder/ remodeler with 30 years’ experience in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

General

Must be able to operate and maintain a 65hp tractor with trailer. Must have knowledge with gear shifting and braking under load concepts.

Responsibilities

Operate tractor trailer as well as other small equipment common on Golf courses

Ability to maintain greasing and fueling of equipment daily bases

Participate in other tasks involved in the golf course construction process such as shoveling and laying sod.

The ability to get along with others in a team structure

Physically strong and able to handle outdoor elements common to the Northwest climate.

Reliable transportation to job

Compensation

$20-$25.00 per hour DOE

Résumés To

Please send resumes and/or statements of interest to Kip Kalbrener at kip@ridgetopgolf.com.

Ridgetop Golf—Gig Harbor WA—9.10.19
1377 Aaron Ave., NE • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110   |  206-459-1698  | Email