THE TOWN OF GYPSUM is accepting applications for a FULLTIME ASSISTANT GOLFCOURSE SUPERINTENDENT. $18.12 - $22.65 – 27.18/hr. DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package. Must have prior experience in golf course maintenance and management of irrigation including pumps, fertilizer, and chemical application, and the ability to perform physical labor, and assist with the supervision of seasonal workers. Must be available to be on call as needed. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a CO pesticide license. Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply. A detailed job description and employment application are available online www.townofgypsum.com or at 50 Lundgren Blvd., Gypsum 8am-5pm/M-F.
Submit job application, resume and three (3) letters of reference to Golf Course Superintendent Ben Montoya at email@example.com, or P.O. Box 350, Gypsum, CO 81637. Job description and application available online www.townofgypsum.com until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the superintendent's supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, cart paths, and surrounding areas. The assistant superintendent is responsible for the shared supervision of the golf course maintenance, including but not limited to training, discipline, and scheduling. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent's capacity during his/her absence.
Work under the direct supervision of the Superintendent.
Assist with supervision of golf maintenance staff and volunteers.
Assist with the proper and efficient training for all employees of the golf maintenance staff.
Oversee day to day maintenance practices for the golf course and provide suggestions to achieve the most efficient and highest quality product possible.
Provide suggestions and/or complete daily work schedule for maintenance staff.
Provide accurate information regarding course situations to the superintendent.
Maintenance of golf course irrigation system including heads, valves, mainlines, laterals, and pump station.
Monitor irrigation-related problems as well as moisture levels to determine night watering schedule.
Provide recommendations and/or complete watering schedule based upon course conditions.
Monitor and maintain ditches that provide the golf course with irrigation water.
Recognize the need for and supervise the installation of additional golf course irrigation.
Plant, cultivate, prune, and care for plants, shrubs, and trees.
Apply fertilizer, fungicide, or herbicide as directed by the superintendent.
Monitor golf course for areas that may require chemical treatment.
Maintain all application equipment to ensure proper application rates.
Communicate with the superintendent regarding application rates and products used throughout the golf course.
Establish accurate records of fertilizer and/or pesticides applied to the golf course.
Communicate with the machinery mechanic regarding problems with the performance of equipment used on the golf course.
Monitor golf course for quality and performance of all maintenance equipment including the operation of equipment by the maintenance staff.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILL:
Must possess a thorough working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, fairways, and rough. Including proper operation of equipment needed to maintain these areas.
Must be familiar with characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and pesticides, including application techniques.
How to appropriately mix and administer chemicals used in treating turf.
Operation and maintenance of automatic irrigation system.
Become familiar with the irrigation system and all of its components, including repair and maintenance.
Manage people of various personalities.
Maintain a close working relationship with the Golf Course Superintendent and Director of Golf.
Act as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all employees.
Attend conferences, training, workshops, meetings, and trade shows.
Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community.
Organize, plan, and prioritize.
Work flexible hours to meet the demands of the position.
Communicate thoughts, ideas, and instructions (both written and oral) to golf course maintenance staff as well as upper management
Service and customer focused attitude.
Excellent written and oral communications.
Experienced computer user with proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite program.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Leadership skills to motivate staff and help foster a team environment.
Strong communication skills to communicate effectively with team members, peers, supervisors, citizens, and outside agencies.
Must be physically capable of operating vehicles safely, possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for Town business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a Town vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. This position requires the ability to travel independently within Town limits to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities.
Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
Education and Experience
2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science). 2+ years of experience as an assistants superintendent or assistant in training. Pesticide Application License, or ability to attain.
Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift and carry a maximum of 60 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, there is exposure to wet conditions, fumes, odors, dust, rain, sleet, snow, heat, chemicals, machinery with moving parts, loud noise, dirt, lightning, and irrigated water. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, twist, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, and bend. This position requires physical endurance during periods of extreme weather conditions.
This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement with the employer and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
About Gypsum Creek Golf Course
Gypsum Creek Golf Course is a Pete Dye designed 18 hole Championship course for players of all caliber. Spread out over a steep, sage-covered mesa, this challenging course beguiles golfers with splendid natural scenery. Operating as a fully public facility, Gypsum Creek is located 35 miles west of Vail and offers the longest golf season in the Eagle Valley.