Big Cedar Lodge is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the open position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Top of the Rock. Working closely with the Golf Course Superintendent, the Assistant must be able to manage and assist in the day-to-day operation of the golf course. Tasks include but are not limited to: golf course setup, pesticide application, irrigation system management, staff management, implementation of cultural practices, planning and execution of small projects, and business administration.
Big Cedar Lodge is the premier golf destination in the Midwest, with five golf courses located just south of Branson, MO. Top of the Rock is a Jack Nicklaus design par 3 course, that is the only par 3 course to ever host a PGA tour event. Big Cedar Golf also offers Buffalo Ridge, a Tom Fazio design 18-hole championship course, which is ranked #1 by GolfWeek as the best golf facility in Missouri; Mountain Top, a Gary Player design 13-hole par 3 course; Ozarks National, an 18-hole championship course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw that was recently named “The Best New Golf Course in America in 2019”; and Payne’s Valley, a Tiger Woods design 18-hole championship which opened on September 22, 2020 featuring the Payne’s Valley Cup.
The ideal candidate is one who is intrinsically motivated, thrives in a synergistic work environment, and readily meets challenges and high expectations head-on. This is a unique and exciting career development opportunity to be a part of a rapidly expanding company with great potential.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
Perform cultural practices of all turf areas to ensure pristine condition of the golf course
Perform maintenance, repairs, and winterization of all irrigation systems
Responsible application of all fertilizer and pesticides, and record keeping of applications
Supervise and assist maintenance staff in daily duties
Consistently manage and train a crew of 15+ associates
Plan and lead small projects
Keep supervisors and colleagues promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual situations
Be able to lift up to 100 lbs
Acquire working knowledge of the golf course and facilities to respond appropriately to guest questions, as required
Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Turf or Horticulture degree strongly preferred, and one to three years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Must be at least 21 years of age, have a safe driving record and be able to obtain a Missouri class E or Arkansas D with a “P” endorsement designated drivers license. Must be able to obtain Missouri Pesticide Applicator license within 60 days of hire date.
Other Skills and Abilities: The ability to work well with a team, to prioritize, a sense of urgency and a real concern for customer service.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on uneven terrain. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee 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 employee routinely encounters operating machinery, vibration, amplified sound, and natural botanical allergens. The employee will be exposed to varying weather conditions, particulate matter, electrical components and agronomic chemicals.