Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located in Western Kentucky near Cadiz Kentucky. This Larry Packard designed 18-hole golf course has USGA greens converted in summer of 2020 to Tifeagle Ultrdwarf bermudagrass. Tees, fairways and primary rough are Tifway II bermudagrass and secondary rough is warm and cool season grasses. Another exciting project happening in the near future is the complete restoration/mitigation of Blue Spring Creek, a beautiful spring fed creek that drains the entire area through the golf course into Lake Barkley. Not only will this creek be an environmental masterpiece, but it will also enhance a number of the golf holes. This project is being led by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. While the work will be entirely contracted out, the Superintendent and golf staff will gain unique experience throughout the process. More info about the course can be found at: https://parks.ky.gov/golf/courses/lake-barkley/
Compensation is based on a 37.5-hour workweek, with compensated overtime. 5% salary increase after six-month probationary period. Professional organization dues provided. Benefits include uniforms, paid health and life insurance, ample vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, retirement and optional deferred compensation plan. State employee benefits information can be found at: https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=17&c=kypersonnelcabinet
Supervises, trains and assists a group of maintenance personnel in the performance of routine care and maintenance work for an 18 or a 27-hole golf course under the direction of the Golf Course Superintendent II. Assigns and supervises mowing of all turf areas, and the performing of all agronomic practices required to manage a golf course. Inspects machinery and equipment to determine their operating condition and repair needs. Purchases supplies for the park and golf course. Performs public relations functions. Maintains operating records and makes reports of park and golf activities. Prepares reports, summaries and recommendations pertaining to golf course development. Some travel required for turf and department meetings and conferences. Overtime and weekends required periodically.
Must have two years experience working in the field of golf course maintenance or turf management.
Minimum Education: Post secondary education, vocational or technical training in turf management, agronomy, horticulture or related field will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.
Application Instructions: IMPORTANT - An official application must be completed prior to the application deadline of November 3, 2021 at 8PM EST and can be done at https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=kypersonnelcabinet Search for Golf Course Superintendent I. Attaching your resume to the application program is encouraged but it DOES NOT REPLACE THE DETAILS IN THE APPLICATION. THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY as that is the information evaluated by the Personnel Cabinet to determine if the applicants meet the minimum qualifications. If you have problems with the application process, contact the Personnel Cabinet at (502) 564-8030. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal PrisonRape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONALORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.
The Kentucky State Parks feature some of the most striking landscapes in Kentucky, nationally recognized golf courses, lakes that stretch as far as the eye can see and state park lodges that combine historic charm with today's conveniences in addition to many other recreational amenities.
As the largest operator of golf courses in Kentucky, we have successfully recruited and hired a number of great Superintendents and other key golf course maintenance professionals from all over the U.S. that have found being a part of our family oriented team a good fit for their career.