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Assistant Superintendent – River Forest Country Club

Course Description:
River Forest Country Club is a private 18-hole club located approximately 16 miles west of downtown Chicago in Elmhurst, IL.  The club was established in 1926, and is a classic parkland style golf course.  The club’s additional amenities include a clubhouse, pool and pool house, and asphalt tennis courts.  The club covers 145 acres and boasts narrow tree lined bentgrass / poa annua fairways and small, fast, round, bentgrass / poa annua greens.  In August 2016 a golf course renovation took place.  The renovation included numerous drainage projects, all new Better Billy Bunkers, with Pro Angle sand.  Also included were fairway expansions, new run out areas, new cart paths, tee leveling, and added a short range expansion with a new green and fairway to be compleated in the spring of 2017. 

Educational Requirements:  A two year or four year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.  At least one successful season as a student intern.

Experience Requirements:  At least two years experience working on a golf course; will strongly consider spring 2018 graduates.  Please list any specialized training or experiences.

Special Requirements:
We are seeking an energetic candidate with the “Do what it takes” attitude to assist the superintendent and assistant in all duties associated with maintaining the grounds of a private club.  The candidate will possess a positive attitude and have the ability to work well independently or with other members of the team.  The assistant will work closely with the superintendent and assistant to ensure that the best playing conditions are being met on a daily basis.  The assistant will gain knowledge in all aspects of golf course management including, but not limited to chemical and fertilizer applications, course set-up, irrigation repair, drainage repair and installation, proper hand watering techniques, landscape maintenance and design, and crew supervision.

Salary:   $48,000 - $50,000

Housing:  3 Bedroom house on Property with all utilities paid.  Housing is mandatory.  No Exceptions

Benefits:  Meals, uniform allowance from pro shop, medical, dental, vision, 401K after 1 year, dues paid for local and national associations, opportunity to attend national conference, opportunity to attend local meetings and seminars, and golf privileges.

Contact Information:  Please send resume to Brian Kimbrough:   bkimbrough@riverforestcc.org
Date Posted: 11/2/17

Biltmore Country Club
2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Educational Requirements:  2 or 4 year degree in turf management or similar field.
Experience Requirements:  Minimum of 2 summers on a golf course and/ or internship program.

Comments:  Next fall we will be completing our long term project of converting all the greens to 007.  We have 10 remaining greens, some of which will be rebuilt to USGA specs.  Ability to work with word, excel and power point a plus.

The 2nd AGCS reports to the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and Golf Course Superintendent.  The potential candidate will be involved in all aspects of maintenance/management of the 18-hole golf course, club grounds, lake management, and recertification of our Audubon Certification.  Candidate must have a positive attitude and be able to work in a team building environment.

Start Date:  01/01/2018  Thru  5/15/2018

Application Instructions:
Email Resume To:
Brian Thomson
briant@biltmore-cc.com

Compensation:  $35-45,000 depending on experience
Benefits: Paid Annual Vacation Leave/Sick/Personal time, 401K, Available Health/Dental/Vision insurance, Meals, Golfing Privileges, GCSAA/MAGCS Membership Dues, Uniforms/clothing allowance and end of year Bonus.
Date posted: 10/31/17

Assistant-In-Training (AIT)
Forest Hills Country Club

5135 Forest Hills Rd
Rockford, IL 61114

Course Description:  Forest Hills Country Club is an 18-Hole private country club established in 1921.  Forest Hills is a well manicured property with Bentgrass / Poa annua greens and Bentgrass tees and fairways kept in excellent condition.  We have a Rainbird Nimbus II Irrigation system installed in 2002.
We are currently in the midst of bunker and tee box renovation projects.

Job Description:  (AIT)
This is a year round, full-time position with benefits.  The AIT will work closely with the Assistant Superintendent under the supervision of the Superintendent, and be involved with all aspects of golf course and landscape management including but not limited to course set-up, fertilizer/pesticide calibration and applications, irrigation programming and repair, water management, oversee and participate in daily mowing and bunker maintenance practices, equipment operation, help recruit, train, and supervise staff,  tree removal / pruning, and snow removal during the winter months.

Ideal candidate will be highly self motivated, passionate, strong hands-on work ethic with an eagerness to learn and has a strong attention to detail.  Spanish speaking skills are a plus.

Requirements:  Minimum 2 year accredited education in Turfgrass, Horticulture, or Landscape Management program.  Current students looking for internships or 2017 graduates will be highly considered. 

Experience:  At least one year of golf course or highly maintained sports and commercial turf including lawn and landscape company maintenance desired.

Compensation Package Includes:  Competitive hourly wage of $12 - 14 with overtime expected 6 months out of the year.  Health/Dental Insurance, Vacation, IRA, Professional Association Dues, Uniform Allowance, Golf Privileges.

Responsible to: Don Altman, CGCS
Interested candidates should send Cover letter and Resume to:  dona@fhcc1921.com
Date Posted: 10/24/17

The Club at Wynstone
2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Educational Requirements:  2 or 4 year degree in turf management or similar field.
Experience Requirements:  Internship experience at reputable golf course required.
Comments:  The Club at Wynstone, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is regarded as one of the premier gated golfing communities in the Midwest.

The 2nd AGCS reports to the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and Golf Course Superintendent.  The potential candidate will be involved in all aspects of maintenance/management of the 18-hole golf course, club grounds, and any other duties assigned to the Agronomy Department.  Candidate must possess ability to work within and build a team environment. 

Start Date:  01/01/2018
Thru  5/15/2018

Application Instructions:
Email Resume To:
Ben McGargill
bmcgargill@wynstone.org

Compensation:
$17 - $18 / hour D.O.E.
45 – 50 hours/week in season
40 hours/week in off-season

Benefits:Paid Annual Vacation Leave, 401K, Available Health/Dental/Vision insurance, Meals, Golfing Privileges, GCSAA Membership Dues, Uniforms/clothing allowance
Date Posted: 10/24/17

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Location:
Prestwick Country Club
601 Prestwick Drive
Frankfort, IL 60423

Club Description:   Prestwick Country Club is a private club located about 25 miles Southwest of Chicago. The Country Club was established in 1964, with tree lined fairways, bentgrass tees and poa/bent fairways and greens with a creek that meanders through the property. The club contracted out the food and beverage portion of the facility, which equals no financial losses in the restaurant. The membership has continued to grow and the club focuses on golf and family events.

Education Requirements:  Two degree in Turfgrass Management, Horticulture or other industry related field preferred.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must possess or obtain State of Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide License.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and understand we are in the service industry for the membership.
  • Absolutely must be able to manage the department one day each weekend during the golfing season.

Experience: Prior golf course maintenance experience is required.

Responsibilities: Assist with daily course work and crew management, crew and safety training, planning and projects, spray applications, tree pruning, fertilizer applications, drainage installation and repairs, irrigation repairs, some snow removal and working inside with the mechanic during the winter months.

Special Notation: We would be interested in a candidate that feels they are more qualified for a Second Assistant Position, but wants to learn and grow into the Assistant Superintendent Position.

Salary Range:  $50,000-$55,000 year, depends on experience

Benefits:

  • 35-hours per week Dec 1- April 1
  • One day off each week during the season
  • Paid vacation
  • Continuing education
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield partial paid medical
  • Vanguard 401K with matching
  • Holiday bonus
  • Clothing reimbursement and or allowance
  • Golfing privileges
  • Association dues paid
  • Year-end bonus when target requirements have been achieved

Position Available:  December 1, 2017

Application Instructions:
Please email cover letter and resume
Tim White
Golf Course Superintendent
Supt.prestwickcc@comcast.net
Questions: 815-469-5903
Date Posted: 10/3/17

Farm Mechanic
H & E Sod Nursery is Looking for a Farm Mechanic for our Momence, IL  location. This position performs the daily maintenance of all aspects of the sod farm. This position is under the supervision of the Farm Manager.

Location: H & E Sod Nursery, 13246 E 1250 N rd, Momence IL 60954
Salary: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour
Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week, OT is available in season, Weekend are expected in season.

Essentials Duties & Responsibilities:

1.         Repair & Maintain equipment either owned/rented/leased or borrowed for the purpose of supporting  H & E Sod Nursery Inc.’s Daily operations.

2.         Manage financial costs against budget variances and look for means to improve the system.

3.         Continually seeks and obtains the lowest available pricing structure for all items purchased.

4.         Develops reliable & alternative sources of supply to meet the company’s parts, equipment & fuel requirements.

5.         Ensures that all maintenance & Service work is fulfilled on time and within budget.

6.         Ensures that equipment is maintained at a sufficient level to meet the production needs without needs without undue reliance on overtime.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1.         Electron Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist Certification

2.         High School or equivalent.

3.         3 years general diesel engine / general automotive experience in an agriculture farm.

4.         Ability to lead services during on and off season efforts of the company.

5.         Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.

Contact::
Darin Habenicht
Vice President
H & E Sod Nursery
13246 East 1250 North Rd
Momence, IL 60954
P: 815-802-6927  Email: darin@hesod.com
Date Posted: 9/26/17

Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Springbrook Golf Course
The Naperville Park District is looking for a Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for our Springbrook Golf Course location. This position performs the daily maintenance of all aspects of the golf facilities, supervises the activities of the part time maintenance staff, and assists the Superintendent in the daily operation of the course. This position is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Golf Operations.

Location: Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL
Salary: $17.55 - $21.93 per hour
Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week, schedule varies depending on season, weekends and holidays are expected.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at www.applitrack.com/napervilleparks/onlineapp/. Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 1.         Coordinate golf course set up and support (e.g. changing green hole, tee marker and flags as needed).
  • 2.         Collaborate with the Superintendent in planning, scheduling, and supervising the maintenance of the golf course.
  • 3.         Supervise and participate in the operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation and drainage systems.
  • 4.         Apply pesticides for control of weeds, insects, and fungal disease problems as needed.
  • 5.         Inspect golf facilities and property for safety and cleanliness. Evaluate, determine and prioritize necessary repairs and maintenance.
  • 6.         Clean and organize work and storage areas.
  • 7.         Operate and maintain equipment.
  • 8.         Perform administrative duties including inventory, budget, and daily record-keeping.
  • 9.         Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers.
  • 10.       Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations.
  • 11.       Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management.  Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner.
  • 12.       Comply with District Financial Policies.  Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor.
  • 13.       Supervises temporary staff assisting with equipment maintenance by training, communicating job expectations and coaching 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision of the Vehicle and Equipment Technician, perform minor maintenance and repair of golf equipment and carts.
  • May assist in the general maintenance and/or repairs to golf course equipment under direction of Vehicle and Equipment Technician, as assigned by the Superintendent of Golf Grounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted maintenance practices for golf course playing surfaces; the planting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of a variety of plant materials; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, plant protectants, soil conditioners, herbicides and other pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; irrigation systems, including wells, pumps, and automated controls.
  • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance activities to achieve the most efficient and effective utilization of labor and equipment; prepare reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations.
  • General understanding of the game of golf and how it relates to the set up and playability of the course.
  • Ability to operate tractors, trucks, mowing equipment, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with non-English speaking staff.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of maintenance and repair of golf equipment.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience in turf and/or green industry related field.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Possess or have ability to obtain current State of Illinois pesticide operator or applicators license within six (6) months of hire.

Special Considerations:

  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Ability to move from site to site.
  • Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, exhaust fumes, dirt, noise, and insect bites and loud noises.
  • Ability to manipulate and operate power operated equipment/machines.
  • Subject to modified, flexible and extended work schedules.
  • Ability to list heavy (>50 lbs.) objects.
  • Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing and twisting, for extended periods of time.
Date Posted: 9/12/17

Category: Full Time Golf/Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Location: Pottawatomie Golf Course
Date of Availability: Start Date TBD
Date Closing: Open Until Filled
Click Here for Full Job Description/Apply Online

Description:
The St. Charles Park District is seeking qualified professionals to apply for the non-exempt, full time position of Assistant Superintendent of Golf.

Qualifications:

  • Two year degree in turf management with one year of applicable experience preferred or
  • Minimum of three years applicable experience without a degree
  • Certified, or ability to be certified within six months of hire, State of Illinois Pesticide Operators License
  • Certified, or ability to be certified, in CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Valid Driver's License Required

Duties:

  • Direct daily and routine maintenance operations for course grounds, care of the irrigation system, and the storage and use of all equipment assigned to the Golf Course
  • Conduct preventative inspections of grounds, systems, equipment while identifying and repairing deficiencies
  • Operate all equipment necessary to complete duties that will include but not limited to chainsaws, backhoes, skid steers and core aerifiers.
  • Full job description is attached

Salary:  $38-45,000 hiring range with full benefits
Date Posed: 9/7/17

Heritage Oaks Golf Club Wapello Iowa
Golf Course Superintendent

Located in Wapello, Iowa
Position: Golf Course Superintendent

Overview: Heritage Oaks Golf Club was established in 1966 as a nine hole golf course. In 2000 they added another 9 holes. Originally named Indian Hill Golf Club was changed to Heritage Oaks after a restructure in ownership. The golf course has three set of tees measuring from 6143 to 5082 par 72. Heritage Oaks has bentgrass/poa annua greens with bluegrass/ ryegrass tees, fairways and rough.

Experience: 1-3 years Compensation:based on experience

Job Description:

  • Supervising the maintenance of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and related
  • areas.
  • Keep records related to personnel, operations, chemical and fertilizer applications.
  • Maintain inventory, repair and service all golf course equipment,
  • Maintain inventory, repair and service irrigation systems.
  • Develop chemical and fertilizer plan on an annual basis.
  • Manage labor plans, schedules

Job Requirements:

  • A 2 or 4 year degree in agronomy, horticulture.
  • Experience in all phases of golf course management.
  • State of Iowa pesticide applicators license.
  • Operate in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Ability to hire and train staff.

To apply Contact:
Heritage Oaks Golf Club
15582 40th St Wapello, IA 52653
319.868.7477
Club Manager Kent Johnson @  Kentejohnson@hotmail.com
Club President Mark McCulley @  mnkinvestments@gmail.com
Date Posted: 8/10/17

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