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Equipment Technician 
Old Oak Country Club
The position is available immediately.

Please Contact:
Ed Esgar
Golf Course Superintendent
708-516-7128
eesgar@comcast.net
Date Posted: 4/19/18

Assistant  Superintendent
Elgin Country Club
Description
The assistant superintendent will:

  • Work closely with, and under direction of, the golf course superintendent
  • Be involved with both daily and long term planning of golf course operations
  • Hire, train and supervise grounds crew
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers
  • Supervise projects

Requirements

  • Two or four year degree in turf-grass management
  • Two years practical golf course experience
  • Have or ability to obtain Illinois Pesticide Operators License

Job Information

  • $45,000 annual salary
  • Vacation
  • 401K
  • Health Insurance
  • Chapter dues and expenses for GCSAA conference and monthly meetings
Contact: Phil Zeinert at pzeinert@sbcglobal.net847-622-4823
Date Posted: 4/17/18

Assistant Superintendent
Evanston Golf Club is looking for an Assistant Superintendent who has a passion for all facets of the game of golf and is serious about advancing their career towards becoming a Golf Course Superintendent. Candidate must have a positive attitude, work well as a team player and most of all, have fun while growing in this profession.

Evanston Golf Club is a high-end private country club located 13 miles north of Wrigley Field. Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1917, Evanston Golf Club went through an extensive renovation in 2007. In the years since our major renovation we have adopted an updated Master Plan that includes; expanding and adding tees boxes, adding native fescue areas throughout course, expanding greens surfaces to original Donald Ross fill pads, widening fairways as well as installing a new pump station and irrigation system.

This June we will be hosting the Western Junior Amateur Championship. This will be an exciting opportunity to gain tournament experience.

Experience Requirements: 

  • Desire to learn and grow as a turf professional.
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Turfgrass Management, Agronomy, Plant & Soil Science preferred.
  • Previous golf course experience desired.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Applicators License.
  • Candidate must be a highly motivated individual with a great attention to detail.

Benefits include:

  • Club/Employee paid health and life insurance
  • On-site housing is available Paid vacation
  • Club matching 401K up to 4%
  • Dues for local and national associations
  • Expenses paid for local, regional and national shows
  • Golf privileges
  • Uniforms
Contact: Dan Charlton, Evanston Golf Club
Email: dan.charlton@evanstongolfclub.org
Date Posted: 4/9/18

ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
IDLEWILD COUNTRY CLUB,  FLOSSMOOR, ILLINOIS

Course Description:  18-Hole Private Country Club established in 1908 located in Flossmoor, IL.  The course plays to 6,700 yards on Bent/Poa Greens, Tees, & Fairways and hosts 19,000 annual rounds.

Job Description:  To assist the Superintendent and Grounds Staff in providing the membership with the desired course conditions.  Duties include but not limited to; golf course maintenance, supervision & training of staff, purchasing responsibility, irrigation system management, plant protectant and fertilizer applications, and maintenance of clubhouse lawns, flower gardens, trees, and ornamental plantings.

Requirements:  Associate or Bachelor degree in Turfgrass Management, Agronomy, Plant & Soil Science, or equivalent training and experience.  Three years of golf course experience and must possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Applicators License.

Salary: $38,000 to $45,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits: Life and Health insurance, paid annual vacation, 401k program, meals, golfing privileges, dues for local & national associations, and expenses for attending regional seminars.

Additional Information:  Looking for an individual with some experience but more importantly a responsible individual with the desire & motivation to learn and work within the “team” framework.  Future irrigation system upgrade, In-House golf course renovation, and course maintenance are key experiences that will be achieved as the Assistant Superintendent at Idlewild Country Club.

Send/Email Resume to:       
Idlewild Country Club
Attention:  Kurt Sams, CGCS
P.O. Box 285
Flossmoor, IL  60422
idlewildccgrounds@sbcglobal.net
Position Available:May 1st, 2018
Application Deadline:April 20th, 2018
Date Posted: 4/5/18

Assistant  Superintendent – Northmoor Country Club, Highland Park, IL

Description
With 27 holes , we utilize a 3 Assistant Superintendent  program.  This position is for our 3rd Assistant position.  The employee will be exposed to every phase of golf course maintenance including, but not limited to: Equipment repair, irrigation controls and repair, pesticide applications, operating every piece of equipment, office tasks, budgeting, committee meetings, local chapter Superintendent meetings, etc. This is an excellent opportunity to receive experience in every phase of the profession.  One of the main responsibilities will be pesticide applications.   Northmoor CC is a private 27 hole golf facility located on the golf rich North Shore of Chicago.   Our mission statement is to compete in course quality and golfing experience with many of the nationally recognized courses in the Chicagoland area.  Our management team will be totally committed to assisting you in developing the skill sets and networking that will aide you in pursuit of your career goals.   The club has a full membership with a waiting list and is in a strong financial position.  We will begin a  bunker renovation project in September of 2018. 

Exact benefits can be discussed as necessary.  Basic benefits include:
Housing, professional association dues, clothing allowance, vacation-holiday and sick pay, time and a half overtime pay, lunch, meeting expenses, golfing privileges, and housing etc.

Requirements
Experience: Prefer applicants with a minimum of 2-3 years of golf course maintenance experience with some degree of supervisory responsibities. 

Special Skills: Seeking an individual that aspires to become an outstanding Golf Course Superintendent.  Must have the ability to follow instruction, deliver attention to detail performance, have a basic familiarity of golf course etiquette, ability to communicate with all team members, have an understanding of the game of golf, willingness to learn, ability to earn an Illinois spray applicators license, and have a strong work ethic. 
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Entry Level: Yes
Salary: $15.00 - $17.00 (Hourly Wage)

Contact:
Tommy Witt, CGCS
1036 Edgewood Road
Highland Park, IL 60047
Email: tommywitt@att.net
Phone: 847-926-5540
Cell: 847-370-9666
Fax: 847-632-0634    
Date posted: 4/2/18

Golf Course Operations Assistant in Training  - Internship
Northmoor Country Club - Highland Park, Illinois

The intern will be exposed to every phase of golf course maintenance including, but not limited to: Equipment repair, irrigation controls and repair, pesticide applications, operating every piece of equipment, office tasks, budgeting, committee meetings, local chapter Superintendent meetings, etc. This is an excellent opportunity to receive experience in every phase of the profession.

Position Details
Salary: $12.00 – 14.00 Hourly plus overtime
Duties: The individual will be exposed to every facet of Golf Course Maintenance & involved in budgeting, fertilizing, pesticide applications, irrigation repair, equipment repair, small projects, golf course setup, equipment operation and supervision
Benefits: Meals, Expense involved in attending local education seminars, Golfing Privileges, Facility pays for expenses associated with interviewing (i.e. travel and hotel), Uniforms/clothing allowance, Housing

Responsible to: Tommy Witt, CGCS
Application Deadline: Open
Date Position is Available: Immediately

 Send Resume to:
Tommy Witt, CGCS
1036 Edgewood Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60047
Email: tommywitt@att.net
Phone: 847-926-5540      Fax: 847-632-0634       Cell – 847 370 9666

Experience
GCSAA Member: N/A
GCSAA Certification: N/A

Education: Applicant should be enrolled in a university turf-grass management program.
Experience: Prefer applicants with at least one previous year of golf course maintenance experience.
Special Skills: Must have the ability to follow instruction, deliver attention to detail performance, and have a basic familiarity of golf course etiquette.

 Course Information
Course Operation: Private Membership;  Irrigation System: Central Control
Number of Holes: 27 Holes; Annual Rounds: 18,000
Greens: Creeping bentgrass;  Fairways: Creeping bentgrass
Course Yardage: 6,500;  Maintenance Budget: $1,975,000

Requirements:   Applicants will be exposed to every phase of a golf course maintenance operation as he or she displays the ability to deliver a detailed and responsible performance.  This can either be a seasonal or full time position depending on the current employment or educational schedule of the applicant.  We are looking for an individual that aspires to set themselves apart and positions themselves for future career success.  The applicant will be expected to use their educational and job experience to contribute in every way to a golf course operations team that is expected to provide daily tournament quality playing conditions.
Date Posted: 4/2/18

Job Title: Equipment Technician
Club/Course/Firm:   Whisper Creek Golf Course

Address: 13466 Sun City Blvd.
City: Huntley
State:  IL         Zip/Postal:     60142
Contact Name: Andy Weadge
Phone:  (630) 418-2678 
Email: aweadge@whispercreekgolf.com

Educational Requirements: High School diploma, preferred.  Additional schooling in engine repair field a plus but not required.
Job Description: 

  • Mechanic will assist in maintaining course conditions
  • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented maintain equipment repair logs
  • Conduct an effective preventative maintenance program on all equipment
  • Perform major and minor mechanical repairs on all golf course equipment /golf carts
  • Assist in providing a safe work culture and manage staff when called upon

Job Requirements:
Special Requirements:          

  •  1-3 years Mechanic experience
  • Knowledge of small engine repair
  • Experience in golf course equipment repair but not required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely
  • Ability to inspect equipment and related component
  • Must be highly motivated, goal driven and self-starter
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards. Work extended hours during golf season.

  • Moderate physical activity including sitting, standing, walking, crouching/stooping/ squatting, crawling, twisting upper body, climbing and lifting an average of 60 lbs.

Salary Range:  Hourly:  $19.00-$22.50
Benefits:   Health/Dental/Vision insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, short-term disability insurance, 401(k), golf privileges, and upside growth potential with our established and expanding company.

Date Available:          April 9, 2018

Comments:     Whisper Creek Golf Course is owned by Billy Casper Golf.  Since 1989, Billy Casper Golf has successfully developed and managed golf courses for public agencies and private owners, growing into the most innovative and progressive golf course management company in the nation. Today the corporation’s reach stretches from Hawaii to Massachusetts, encompassing more than 150 managed golf facilities. Here at Billy Casper Golf, we pride ourselves on our team atmosphere. This position will focus on growth and the learning process of operating daily-fee and municipal golf courses. This is a great step for someone who wants to develop and advance their career within the golf course industry
Web Site Address:     http://www.whispercreekgolf.com
Date Posted: 3/26/18

Odyssey Golf Course - Assistant Golf Course Mechanic

Odyssey golf course in Tinley Park, IL, is looking for an assistant golf course mechanic. This is an entry-level position. This position will give you an opportunity to learn equipment trouble shooting, fabrication and repairs.

Contact:
Bill Humphres
Tinley Park IL,
815-355-5588
b.humphres@sbcglobal.net

 Date Posted: 3/26/18

Golf Course Mechanic 
Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, IL is looking for a golf course mechanic.  
Position available immediately.
Contact:
Tommy Witt, CGCS
Northmoor CC
847-926-5540
tommywitt@northmoor.org
Date Posted: 3/19/18

Golf Course Mechanic - White Pines Golf Club

DESCRIPTION
The Golf Course Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all golf course equipment for the 36 hole White Pines Golf Club & Banquets. This includes but is not limited to mowers, maintenance carts, tractors, and golf course service vehicle. Must be able to create a healthy working relationship with the current Park District Mechanic.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to work proactively relative to equipment maintenance and repairs to minimize equipment downtime and loss of staff productivity
  • Maintain detailed records for equipment and parts equipment condition, repair costs and preventive maintenance of all equipment
  • Proficient in diagnosing and repairing Tier 4 engines
  • Prioritize equipment repair and maintenance work relative to golf course operations
  • Maintains inventory of shelf stock of repair parts, nuts and bolts, belts, hoses
  • Maintain a clean, organized work environment inside and outside
  • Adjust mowers correctly to the superintendent’s standards
  • Assists and provides technical expertise to golf course cart mechanic as necessary
  • Welding, engine rebuilding, ability to read hydraulic and wiring schematics
  • More complex equipment includes GA60, Toro 5210 fairway mowers, Toro 3100 & 3150 greens mowers, Toro Multipro 5800 sprayers
  • Winter duties include servicing over 60 pieces including filter change, safety inspection, repair/replace worn out or broken parts
  • Physical work involving kneeling, bending, stretching and lifting objects of 50 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A high school graduation or GED
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in engine and/or auto repair in a fast paced golf course environment
  • Proficiency in arc and acetylene welding
  • Ability to read and write English and interpret manufacturer’s service and repair manuals
  • Computer skills to update maintenance records and inventories
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required

JOB STATUS:  Full Time
DEPARTMENT: White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SALARY: $41,600 - $50,000
HOURS: 40 hours per week

HOW TO APPLY  Qualified applicants should submit application and resume with (3) professional reference to Aaron Hill at Ahillwhitepinesgolf@gmail.com. Position open until filled.
Date Posted: 3/13/18

Turfgrass Interns (2)
Evanston Golf Club,
Evanston, IL

Evanston Golf Club is a high-end private country club located 15 miles north of downtown Chicago. Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1917, Evanston Golf Club went through an extensive renovation in 2007. In the years since our major renovation we have adopted an updated Master Plan that includes; expanding and adding tees boxes, adding native fescue areas throughout course, expanding greens surfaces to original Donald Ross fill pads, widening fairways as well as installing a new pump station and irrigation system.

We are seeking two motivated turfgrass interns for the 2018 season that are willing to learn all aspects of golf course maintenance. This position has the potential to turn into a full-time Assistant Superintendent position upon graduation.

The interns will work closely with the Superintendent and be involved in many parts of the daily operation including but not limited to;

  • Daily scheduling
  • Irrigation repair and installation
  •  Chemical and fertilizer applications
  •  Drainage installation and repair
  •  Equipment operation
  • Crew management
  • Hand watering
  •  Disease scouting
  •  Desire to learn and grow as a turf professional.
  • Must be enrolled in a turf school program.
  • Previous golf course experience desired. 
  •   Candidate must be a highly motivated individual with a great attention to detail.

Compensation/Benefits

  •  Must be able to communicate well, have a positive attitude and work well as a team player.  
  • $15 /hour plus overtime.
  •  2 bedroom house on site with all utilities included.
  •  Uniforms provided.
  • Golfing privileges.
  • Educational opportunities.
  •  Fun, relaxed work environment.  

Please email cover letter and resume to Daniel Charlton, Golf Course Superintendent at dan.charlton@evanstongolfclub.org.

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Lemont, IL

Scope:
Partner with the Superintendent to direct and coordinate golf course maintenance activities such as maintaining quality course condition quality; selecting, developing and retaining employees; exceeding guest expectations.

Primary Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist with recruiting, interviewing, selection and hiring golf course maintenance staff.
  • Effectively lead and schedule staff to ensure a quality product.  Continually follow up to ensure tasks are being completed timely and to the appropriate standards and that equipment is set up and operating properly.   
  • Ensure daily course set up meets company and USGA playing standards.
  • Proactively identify and correct agronomic problems that may arise.
  • Ensure staff receives proper safety and job skills training through group training, on the job training, communication, meetings, etc.
  • Evaluate, create and implement fertilizer and pesticide programs.  Ensure equipment is operating properly and calibrated correctly prior to each application.
  • Evaluate and assess equipment management, operation and set up.
  • Maintains constant communication between departments.

Qualifications:

  • Two-year Turf grass Maintenance degree and supervisory experience required.
  • Three years golf course maintenance experience with progressive responsibility required.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a pesticide license within the first three months of start.
  • Working knowledge of turf grass maintenance equipment and irrigation systems.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, planning and organizational skills
  • Experience supervising others and leading a team

      Working Conditions:

        Will often be required to work weekends and holidays.

Physical / Cognitive Activities:

This description of physical and mental activities is not intended to describe essential job functions.  Rather, its purpose is to give the job applicant a feel for the physical and mental activities of the job to the end that an applicant with a disability can determine whether he or she will be able to do this job either with or without accommodations.

            The major responsibilities of this position are to organize maintenance department activities and lead the golf course maintenance staff.  Strong leadership and problem-solving skills will be used.  This person will need to have strong speaking, reading and writing skills, for effective communication throughout the golf course.

            This person will occasionally assist in carrying heavy items requiring lifting of up to 70 pounds.  He or she will also spend some time moving about the golf course supervising the staff.

Andrew W. Redding
Superintendent
C: 217-553-8734
O: 630-243-1030
aredding@arcisgolf.com
www.ruffledfeathersgc.com

Online application available. 

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent 
Canal Shores Golf Course
Evanston/Wilmette, Illinois

Overview:

Canal Shores is an 18-hole executive golf facility nestled within the municipalities of Evanston and Wilmette. The 82-acre property was founded in 1919 and designed by renowned Golf Course Architect Tom Bendelow.

Canal Shores prides itself in promoting youth golf and community engagement while also upholding environmental stewardship. We’ve recently completed a comprehensive Ecological Master Plan and are currently in the process of planning a full-scale multi-faceted course renovation.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Two-Year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a State of Illinois Pesticide Applicators license within 30 days of employment
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills

Duties:

  • Hands on participation in all tasks related to maintaining the golf course – must be well versed in all aspects of course maintenance.
  • Irrigation troubleshooting and repair
  • Pesticide & Fertilizer applications
  • Detailed record keeping of Pesticide & Fertilizer applications
  • Staff management and supervision
  • Participation in Grounds & Greens Committee and Board of Directors Meetings
  • Participation in public meetings and community outreach programs

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: $40,000 Annually
  • Health Insurance Subsidy
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Days
  • Golf Privileges
  • Uniforms
  • Dues paid for MAGCS & GCSAA

Please submit cover letters, resumes, and list of professional references via email to tfrandria@canalshores.org

Golf Course Web Site: www.canalshores.org

Responsible to:
Tony Frandria - Golf Course Superintendent
Position available immediately (posted 3/5/18)

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Chicago Highlands Club

Description:
Opened in May 2010, Chicago Highlands Club is the first private family oriented club built in the Chicago area in over 80 years.  The club occupies 275 acres just 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and is dedicated to the enjoyment of its members.  The 18-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course is the highlight of the club.  The course measures 7500 yards from the tips and boasts an extensive practice facility to include a double ended range, a short game area and three practice holes.  The sprawling links style layout is reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands and is unlike any course in the Chicagoland area.  With a premium being placed on course conditioning, Chicago Highlands Club has quickly become recognized among the elite clubs in the Chicago area. 

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent (AGCS) will play an integral role in the development and implementation of all agronomic strategies to ensure that member standards for superior course conditioning and presentation are met on a daily basis.  Qualified candidates will display dedication to the profession and the desire to become a Golf Course Superintendent.  The AGCS will utilize exceptional organization, interpersonal, and communication skills to plan, execute and supervise daily maintenance operations.  Beyond typical daily responsibilities he/she will be directly responsible for crew performance and morale with specific emphasis on employee training and development.  The AGCS will play a fundamental role in creating and maintaining a culture that strives for excellence.  This culture should be evident throughout every facet of the golf maintenance operation.  Dedication, attention to detail, accountability, and integrity are necessary character traits of the AGCS.
Responsibilities:

  • -        Scouting & course set up
  • -        Staff training & supervision
  • -        Chemical & fertilizer calibrations & applications
  • -        Irrigation scheduling, operation, troubleshooting  & repair
  • -        Hand watering & syringing
  • -        Project management
  • -        Budget & purchasing
Requirements:
  • -        Bachelors or Associates Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field
  • -        Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 graduates encouraged to apply
  • -        Two years of golf course experience with progressive responsibilities
  • -        One or more competitive internship(s) at high end facility
  • -        Spanish speaking skills preferred
Salary & Benefits:
  • -        $48,000 – 58,000 annually (Commensurate with experience)
  • -        2 weeks paid vacation
  • -        Local & National Chapter dues paid / expenses for GCSAA conference
  • -        Uniform allowance
  • -        Meals
  • -        Golfing privileges
  • -        Health insurance reimbursement
  • -        Retirement plan
Contact:  Charles Cull, 708-409-3323,  email: Jcull421@gmail.com
Date Posted: 2/15/18

Position Title: Assistant Superintendent  
Job Location: Cantigny Golf, Wheaton, Illinois                                          
Position Reports To:  Director of Agronomy          
Send Resume To:  Steve Kuretsky: SKuretsky@Cantigny.org

Property Description:
Cantigny Golf, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation and located on the former Wheaton (IL) estate of Robert R. McCormick, stands apart as perhaps the finest public golf facility in the Midwest.  Cantigny’s 27-hole layout is both challenging and scenic, while its award winning Par 3 Youth Links course is instrumental in Cantigny’s efforts to grow the game.  When Cantigny opened in 1989 it was named “Best New Public Course in America” by Golf Digest.  Since then it has been recognized as a “Top 100 Public Course” and hosted many prestigious tournaments including The Western Junior Championship in 2006, The 82nd U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2007, a four time host of The Illinois State Amateur Championship since 1996, as well as the Chicago Open in 2013 and 2014.  Designed by Roger Packard, Cantigny’s Woodside, Lakeside and Hillside nines weave their way through native oak, maple and hickory trees, over and around lakes and streams. The signature hole is Lakeside No. 9, named “Dick Tracy” after the fairway bunker that resembles the famous comic strip character.  The unique bunker is one of several features on the course that that pay homage to Colonel McCormick, the long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He passed away in 1955 and designated his 500-acre Cantigny estate as a gift to the community. 

Position Summary:
The Assistant Superintendent will: Work closely with the Director of Agronomy on the planning and implementing of the budget, operating plans, as well as train and supervise the staff, Assist the Director of Agronomy and other Assistants in managing both Cantigny Golf, and the Cantigny Youth Links, and will be involved in all activities related to the care and maintenance of the entire 36-hole facility and its equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved with high efficiency.
  • Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the golf course in proper playing conditions according to company standards.
  • Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care.
  • Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
  • Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a Turfgrass related field, B.S. or B.A. preferred.
  • 3 years golf course maintenance, supervisory and/or management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff management.
  • Demonstrated quality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
  • Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus, but not a requirement.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary 45,000 – 55,000 depending on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Long and Short Disability, 401k
  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Uniforms
  • Golf privileges
  • Local and National Association Dues
  • Educational opportunities
Date Posted: 2/15/18

Golf Landscaping - Equipment Mechanic
Barrington, IL  DMCDMC Corporation

Employment Type
Seeking seasonal (golf season) or full-time mechanic responsible for the preventative care and repair / maintenance of golf course landscaping and automotive equipment with responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain, repair and adjust a variety of grounds maintenance equipment; perform minor/major repairs on a variety of equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and tune-ups to equipment and replace parts as needed.
  • Perform maintenance, repair and adjustments to mechanical and electrical attachments to grounds equipment. Troubleshoot, identify and repair electrical malfunctions of grounds equipment and attachments.
  • Requisition parts and supplies and maintain inventory while working in collaboration with accounting / payables.
  • Assist grounds maintenance personnel with a variety of grounds maintenance duties.
  • Operate a variety of grounds/grounds maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Maintain routine operational and financial records related to equipment maintenance and repair activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and maintain regular attendance.
  • Knowledgeable of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the repair of grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of a variety of grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Proper lifting techniques.

Position to begin immediately. Candidates preferably have 5+ years of prior related experience and references available. Compensation will be based on experience level.

Full-Time Position
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 annual base salary
Contact with resumes:  Jane Park, controller@lbsgolf.com
Date Posted: 1/20/18

Assistant Superintendent
Boulder Ridge Country Club

350 Boulder Drive
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Course Description:  A 27-hole private country club located within an upscale residential development. The original 18 hole course, designed by Robert Lohmann, opened in 1990. An additional 9 hole course, also designed by Lohmann, was completed in 2005.

Duties:  Partake in all aspects of golf course and related club property maintenance.The individual will work closely with the superintendent and all other management within the organization.
These duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising, scheduling, and training of staff
  • Application of fertilizers, pesticides, and other materials required for plant health and appearance
  • Hands-on participation of tasks involved in set up and upkeep of the course and property
  • Oversight and participation of irrigation repairs and upkeep
  • Assist in planning and participating with in house projects such as bunker renovation, drainage installation, and landscape improvements
  • Coordinate and instruct on work safety awareness and procedures
  • Assist in overseeing and some participating in equipment maintenance
  • Recordkeeping
  • Snow removal

Requirements:

  • Character traits of Honesty, Integrity, and Commitment to Excellence are expected
  • Minimum 2-year degree in turf maintenance or related field
  • Three or more years/seasons of golf course maintenance experience, past supervisory role, irrigation specialist, or crew leader a plus but not required
  • Working knowledge of golf course cultural practices and procedures
  • Spanish speaking skills are a plus
  • Possesses or is able to obtain a state pesticide license
  • Valid driver’s license

Other requirements:

  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Independent thinker with cooperative and humble spirit
  • Team oriented and positive attitude
  • Strong leadership qualities and the desire for taking on responsibilities
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge and passion of the game of golf
  • Flexibility in regard to time and tasks

Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 Commensurate with experience
Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Association dues (local and national)
  • Education opportunities
  • Golf privileges

Responsible to: Paul Wagner, Golf Course Superintendent
Send Cover Letter/Resume to: pwagner@boulderridge.com
     * Please include professional references
Position Available: Immediately but open to flexibility on starting date
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Posted: 1/19/18

Job Title: Assistant Superintendent
Club/Course/Firm: Highland Woods Golf Course

Contact Name: Dan Lopez
Contact Address: 2775 Ela Rd.,  Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Email: dlopez@forestpreservegolf.com

Educational Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management or similar.
Experience Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented
  • Must possess basic computer skills – Word and Excel
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business
  • Must have a basic knowledge of budgeting and expense management
  • GCSAA Member or apprentice preferred, but not required
  • Must have 1-3 years turfgrass management experience
  • Previous Assistant Superintendent experience preferred
  • Cool season turf experience preferred


Special Requirements:         

  • Supervises and trains staff to achieve daily and long term goals of the club
  • Prepares weekly schedules for staff
  • Monitors inventory of all maintenance equipment and insures the proper use of the equipment, and safety training
  • Works closely with Superintendent in managing annual budget and maintenance recordkeeping
  • Works closely with Superintendent in preparing short-term and long-term agronomic strategies for maintenance of the golf course daily, weekly, monthly and yearly fertilization, irrigation, etc. schedules
  • Calibrates and operates pesticide sprayers
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Irrigation repair and scheduling will be carried out as needed
  • Expected to work long hours when needed ( little to NO notice )
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Incidental daily exposure to dust and pollen should be expected

Salary Range: 40k-48k DOE
Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, short-term disability insurance, 401(k), golf privileges, cell phone expense, local Chapter and annual GCSAA Dues

Date Available: March 1, 2018
Deadline to apply: February 15th
Comments: Please email cover letters, resumes, and references to the address above.  No phone calls please

Highland Woods Golf Course is operated and managed by Billy Casper Golf.  Since 1989, Billy Casper Golf has successfully developed and managed golf courses for public agencies and private owners, growing into the most innovative and progressive golf course management company in the nation. Today the corporation’s reach stretches from Hawaii to Massachusetts, encompassing more than 150 managed golf facilities. Here at Billy Casper Golf, we pride ourselves on our team atmosphere. This position will focus on growth and the learning process of operating daily-fee and municipal golf courses. This is a great step for someone who wants to develop and advance their career within the golf course industry.

Web Site Address: http://www.billycaspergolf.com
Date Posted: 1/11/18

Conway Farms Golf Club – Assistant Superintendent
Educational Requirements:  Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.
Experience Requirements:   Previous golf course experience is preferred, but not required. 

Comments:  Conway Farms Golf Club is a private, golf only facility located in Northern Illinois approximately 30 miles north of downtown Chicago.  Conway is a Fazio design and opened for play in 1991, although fairly young many events have exposed the club nationally.  Some events include the 1997 Men’s Division 1 Championship, 2009 Western Amateur, 2012 US Mid-Amateur, 2013 BMW Championship, 2015 BMW Championship, and will host the 2017 BMW Championship. 

Candidate will work closely with superintendent, assistant superintendent, crew foreman, and mechanic. Candidate will be expected to carry out any and all jobs assigned with great detail and attitude. This is a great opportunity to expose yourself in what it takes to maintain at tournament level everyday as well as be a part of numerous projects as we enter into a long-range planning project to address many areas throughout the course.

Overview
The assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent's supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course greens, tees, fairways, and the entire property of Conway Farms Golf Club; supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent's capacity during his/her absence.

Functions

  • Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work; and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.
  • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; and supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline.
  • May modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.
  • Attending educational seminars and industry trade shows to keep up with current best practices and help bring new ideas back to the club.
  • Any miscellaneous tasks assigned by the superintendent.

Employment standards

  • Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
  • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations.
  • Self-motivated, independent thinker with a positive team-focused attitude
  • Knowledge and interest in the game of golf
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Possession of current state licensing as a pesticide applicator.

Benefits

  • 40-45K plus Annual Bonus
  • Uniform allowance
  • Meals in the clubhouse
  • Golf priveledges
  • Local and National Association Dues
  • Education allowance
  • Tournament experience
  • Attend Green Committee meetings

Date Available: March 2018

Application Instructions:  There will be an opportunity to schedule time for a 1-on-1 meeting at the GIS in San Antonio if interested. Please submit a cover letter and resume to the email below:

Connor Healy, MBA
Course Superintendent
healyconnor@gmail.com
Date Posted: 1/11/18

Exmoor Country Club
2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Job Description
Position Available: Feb/Mar 2018

Date Posted: 1/2/2018

Geneva Golf Club
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

JOB DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1900 the Geneva Golf Club (GGC) is the oldest nine-hole golf course in the state of Illinois. GGC is a privately owned club and operated by its members. We are a family oriented club with many activities and events geared towards our families and children. The course is very challenging, with narrow tree lined fairways, rolling hills and small greens guarded by sand traps. There are multiple tee boxes to accommodate all levels of play. Remaining true to its original plan, GGC is designed for walking.

This position, which will report jointly to the GGC Grounds and Green Committee and Head Superintendent, is responsible for golf course maintenance including;  greens, fairways, tee boxes, rough, sand traps, trees, pathways, garden areas, irrigation system, and fertilizer/pesticide application. Additional responsibilities include working with the Head Superintendent to hire, supervise, train and monitor the performance of the maintenance staff. The Assistant Superintendent will also be responsible for care of maintenance equipment, assist in the monitoring and preparation of the annual budget and participate in special projects as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Desire at least three years golf course maintenance experience.Two-year turf grass degree preferred.Possess required fertilizer and pesticide application licenses.Demonstrated ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to maximize course playability and beautification.Awareness of state labor and safety laws, develop complete understanding shortly after employment.Experience at a private club is desired. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with club management and positively interact with club membership is required.

Salary $40,000

Send resume to Ed Braunsky and Vernon Stolte
(date posted 12-21-2017)

Rich Harvest Farms
Second Assistant Position

Educational Requirements – Two or four year degree/certification in turf management or related field

Experience Requirements
Previous golf course experience involving:

  •  Chemical and granular applications
  •  Irrigation repair and trouble shooting
  •  Knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices

Special Requirements
Candidate must be self-motivated and possess a great attitude/work ethic. Ideal candidate has a desire to advance within the industry. Must show the utmost professionalism, attention to detail, and leadership qualities to exceed expectations on a daily basis. Rich Harvest Farms is held to the highest of standards and so are its employees and representatives. The Second Assistant will be relied upon to effectively manage/maintain Toro Lynx irrigation system, oversee chemical applications, hand watering of fine turf, and leading small project crews. Applicants must also obtain an IL Pesticide License within three months of employment.

Comments
Rich Harvest Farms, one hour west of Chicago, is a world-class golf-only facility rated 5th Best New Private Golf Course by GOLF DIGEST in 1999. Three years later, made GOLF DIGEST America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Rich Harvest Farms is still currently ranked in the top 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Tournaments hosted include: 2007 NCAA Men’s Division I Central Regional / 2001-2003, 2005, 2008 USGA Qualifiers (U.S. Open, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur) / 2009 Solheim Cup / 2012 Mid-American Conference Championship / 2015 Western Amateur / 2015 Palmer Cup / 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s National Championship. Most golf projects that occur at Rich Harvest Farms are done in- house, providing an ideal situation for a young turf professional to learn and gain valuable experience to best prepare them for career advancement in the golf course industry.

Application Instructions
Email resume to Jeff VerCautren (Golf Course Superintendent) jvercautren@richharvestfarms.com and indicate “2nd Assistant” on subject line of your email.

Salary Range   $35,000-40000
Benefits - On-site housing (Single Family), Health/Life Insurance, PTO, uniforms, golfing privileges, tournament volunteering

Contact Information – Jeff VerCautren
Golf Course Superintendent
8S011 Camp Dean Road
Big Rock, IL 60511 jvercautren@richharvestfarms.com
Date Posted: 12/19/17

Turf Program Director
Job Description
Mariani Landscape, a leader in the landscape and design build industry for over 50 years is currently seeking a Turf Program Director to join our team.

This associate will manage and direct the turf management services we offer to our clients. This associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate the turf management program of the company, including scheduling, training, and providing client satisfaction through quality turf management.
  • Train and direct the turf specialists and other designated application individuals on the proper methods and techniques of herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer applications,
  • Calculate proper amounts of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers for application.
  • Assesses disease and insect problems in turf areas and performs pest and disease control operations.
  • Maintain documentation and record work performed in relation to turf management at each jobsite, including MSDS file on all chemicals used, to ensure compliance with state, federal, (EPA) regulations.
  • Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety, particularly with respect to chemicals and environmental practices.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidate with have the following:

  • At least 3-5 years industry experience required, preferably in a turf management role.
  • Knowledge of equipment, materials, and chemicals used in a turf management program.
  • Knowledge of equipment, processes, and deliverables involved in snow plow operations.
  • Knowledge of chemical application, storage procedures, and safety procedures for handling chemicals properly.
  • Valid Illinois “Ornamental and Turf Pest Control” operator or application license.
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License.

This offers competitive wages and a company culture that promotes growth and teamwork.
Interested candidates can email your resume to sbetz@marianilandscape.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Date Posted: 12/12/17

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