La Costa Resort & Spa will be undergoing a complete renovation of the North Course led by golf course architect Gil Hanse in the upcoming year. La Costa is set to host the NCAA National Championships beginning in 2024 through 2027. This position along with the other assistants will play a key role in the renovation as well as management of the South Course. Prior construction experience is preferred by not required.
SUMMARY Under the Director of Golf Course Maintenance supervision, the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance, operation and management of the tract of land defined as a golf course(s); supervises minor construction projects and course additions; supervises the maintenance and repair of construction and maintenance equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists the Director of Golf Course Maintenance in managing and maintaining properties which include:
The golf course(s) and practice areas, maintenance equipment and maintenance facility, tennis courts, swimming pool and other recreational facilities, restrooms and potable water on course, open spaces, wooded areas, unused acreage and areas outside the perimeter fence, sod farm and/or nursery, irrigation systems, pump stations, wells and other appurtenances, other properties as specified in writing by the Director of Agronomy.
Assists in preparation of the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of the above properties.
Trains, directs and supervises staff for the purpose of maintaining club properties. Interview and hire all staff. Disciplines and terminates when appropriate.
Plans maintenance and project work applying his or her agronomic and administrative expertise including payroll and receiving.
Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. Frequently inspects the golf course(s) and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to advise on changes in management programs.
Assists Superintendent in inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs.
Monitors nightly irrigation applications, insect and weed populations, disease models etc. to maintain the course(s) in an efficient manner. Must be technically competent in agronomic field to diagnose problems commonly occurring in golf course maintenance of turf grasses.
Will keep accurate and complete records, including but not limited to, payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, fertilizer and pesticide applications, any and all local, state or federal employee training documentation, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations.
Can communicate, coordinate and meet with all relevant membership groups and committees. Coordinates operations with the Golf Professional.
Maintains a safe and accident free workplace through training, education and monitoring of all employees.
Help promote player satisfation through quality maintenance and communications.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in supervision of staff and equipment for the maintenance and upkeep of golf course(s) for the game of golf. In Superintendent's absence, is in charge of all golf course maintenance operations.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices; a working knowledge of facility construction principles, practices and methods; and an understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
Must have minimum two year certificate or A.S. from a recognized turf grass program. Must have or be able to obtain within 3 months of starting position a California State Qualifying Applicator's Certificate (QAC).
Must have valid State Operator's License.
Requires administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making.
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 and laws and regulations.
Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Requires oral and written English communications skills; fluency in Spanish helpful but not required.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply agronomic understanding to carry out and administer turfgrass programs and procedures. Ability to deal with ever changing challenges on a minute by minute basis and instigate necessary corrections. Ability to associate cause and effect agronomic relationships in daily golf course maintenance operations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more
About Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Omni Hotels & Resorts is an American privately held, international luxury hotel company based in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1958 as Dunfey Hotels, and operates 50 properties in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, totaling over 20,010 rooms and employing more than 23,000 people.