Golf Course Superintendent & Winter Trails Groomer
** All resumes need to received by GLMRD by December 6, 2013 **
Resumes should be sent to GLMRD / Attention: Bruce Crutcher at P.O. Box 590, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447
For more information please call
the District Office at 970.627.8872
- Department: Maintenance, Nordic Center, Property Management
- Reports To: Board of Directors, Board Liaison, Nordic Center Director (winter)
- Reporting Positions: Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Head Mechanic, Horticulturist, Grounds
This position is responsible for but not limited to the following:
Primary Purpose and Function
The Golf Course superintendent is responsible for all maintenance operations concerning the golf course as well as working with the Director of Golf scheduling maintenance operations or construction projects related to the golf course. This will be done using strategies and systems that will improve our products, service and profitability. Problem solving skills, management and communication skills are a must.
This is a full time, year round position. Hours will vary based on the time of year and weather conditions. The Golf Course Superintendent must be available to work holidays and weekends if needed. Must also cover for reporting staff whenever possible.
- 2 or 4 year degree in turf grass science from an accredited college or university. Degrees in other similar areas will be considered at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
- Must have acceptable experience in golf course maintenance.
- Must currently hold a valid Colorado qualified supervisors pesticide license.
- Must be a current member of GCSAA national and regional chapters or be able to gain membership within 3 months.
Employment Category and Salary Range
Full time, year round. Quality of work will be taken into consideration. The Board Directors will dictate the salary.
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
- Must be able to withstand hot and cold working conditions within reason.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, squat and reach repeatedly.
- Must be able to work on your feet for an entire 8 hour shift with the exception of break periods.
The Golf Course superintendent will spend the majority of the work day outdoors. Conditions may vary from extreme cold to extreme heat as well as any combination of weather conditions. Other environments may include working on the floor of the mechanics shop, office work, work with chemicals and pesticides etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage playing conditions of the golf course with sustainability of the golf course and the enjoyment of the player in mind.
- Work with the District Administrator and Board of Directors liaison to create an annual operating budget that will allow quality golf course maintenance.
- Maintain all records pertaining to maintenance operations such as chemical use, water usage, employee injury etc. This information will be passed on to the proper authority when required.
- Obtain bids from contractors when needed and present them to the Board of Directors for review.
- Train or oversee training of golf maintenance staff through on the job training or through educational seminiars and classes when needed.
- Work with Assistant Superintendent, Head Mechanic, and Irrigation Technician to schedule maintenance operations or construction projects.
- Monitor the golf course for insect or disease pressure and develop a course of action or program to manage the problem.
- Settle or manage problems concerning discipline or performance within the maintenance department. Any outstanding issues will be reported to the Board of Directors as well as any future events that pertain.
- Conduct annual employee evaluations.
- Technical skills: Operations of computerized irrigation system, equipment operation, computer skills that may pertain to the job.
- Strong knowledge to assure compliance of OSHA, EPA, State, Forest Service, Environmental and Safety Regulations.
Winter Trails Groomer
- Groom and monitor conditions of ski trails.
- Work with the Nordic Center Director to determine the opening and closing of trails.
- Assist in the Nordic Center when needed. These duties may include but are not limited to stocking fire wood, assist with rentals, work in the kitchen, etc.
- Work ski events such as full moon events, ski clinics, etc.