Assistant Superintendent

Troon Golf Fairhope, AL

About the Job

Description: Rock Creek Golf Club is a semi private 18 hole facility located in Fairhope, AL. The course was designed by Earl Stone and has Tif-Dwarf greens and 419 everywhere else. You will work closely with the superintendent and turf care team with the goal to provide the members and guest with an excellent golfing experience. From the city website. “Fairhope, often referred to as the jewel of the Eastern Shore, is not a big city with a population of approximately 16,000. It still retains much of its original small-town ambiance, but Fairhope is unique in many ways. Fairhope is known as a pedestrian's paradise that has an active arts community, exceptional schools, outstanding public services, excellent senior services, and top-notch recreational programs for all ages. It is also home or a weekend retreat for many famous artist and authors.” Key Responsibilities: * Works with the Superintendent to ensure that the annual golf course maintenance budget and capital plans are maintained and followed. * Supervises and assists maintenance staff in daily duties. * Assists in the planning, organizing and direction of the maintenance and construction of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers. * Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses, trees and ornamental plants. * Ensures that construction equipment is properly maintained. * Assists in the procurement of supplies and materials and ensures costs remain within budgetary limitations. * Keeps records of annual maintenance activities and costs and assists with the preparation of required prepares reports. * Follows sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors, when possible. * Reconciles and provides timely coding of all invoices, payroll and other required documents. * Coordinates snow removal (depending upon facility location). * Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations. * Ensures associates obtain proper license needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns. * Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Mechanic, Environmental Technician, Equipment Operator, Foreman, Greenskeeper, and Irrigation Technician. * Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs. * Monitors business volume forecast and plans accordingly in areas of manpower, productivity, costs and other expenses. * Incorporates safe work practices in job performance. Minimum Qualifications for the Assistant Superintendent: * Bachelors Degree in Agronomy preferred; 2 or 4 year degree in turf grass management and golf course maintenance experience Other Qualifications: * Strong ability to resolve team member conflicts and a strong problem solving ability * Desire to grow as a turf grass manager in order to advance in their career towards being a superintendent. * Must have a strong attention to details to enhance the quality of the golf course and to hold the team to the same standards * Ability to operate equipment, fertilizer applications and sprayer in order to properly train team members * Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling. Therefore, the ability to meet and perform the physical requirements of the job and to work effectively in and outdoor environment which is typical in this position is required * Ability to lead the team in the absence of the superintendent * Possess a valid Alabama pesticide license or obtain one within 90 days of accepting the position *Position:* Assistant Superintendent *Location:* Fairhope *Job Category:* Agronomy/Landscaping