CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT:
Maintains golf course greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and facilities by planning, organizing, supervising, and participating in golf course maintenance. Assumes responsibilities of Manager of Golf and Grounds in his/her absence.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops daily work plans based on course conditions, weather conditions and player needs, and communicates daily tasks to crews.
Inspects and evaluates turf conditions. Visually inspects greens and tees daily. Samples turf and soil conditions. Determines problem areas and determines treatment/work plan based on findings.
Maintains complete golf course records of weather conditions, irrigation cycles, daily tasks completed, public contact, employee work hours, chemical applications, etc.
Maintains golf course supplies and equipment. Determines materials needed for projects, inventory supplies on hand, receives quotes and orders materials as needed.
Trains employees in golf course maintenance and proper equipment use. Describes and demonstrates desired task. Observes employee performing the task. Answers questions and coaches employee as needed.
Manages golf course irrigation system. Inspects pump station equipment daily. Visually checks operation of sprinklers. Assigns staff to repair leaks, maintain pump station, set irrigation controls and manage lake levels through purchasing water or pumping water from alternate sources.
Staffs golf courses. Projects labor requirements and budget accordingly per City guidelines. Reviews applications and interviews prospective employees. Participates in selection of golf course personnel.
Manages and coordinates all capital improvement projects. Submits written capital improvements and cost estimates based on material and labor needs. Stakes project and marks grades. Obtains quotes, orders/purchases materials. Negotiates contracts with contractors and coordinate work.
Participates in and performs the duties and responsibilities of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Senior Golf Course Attendants, and Golf Course Attendant I & II.
Provides training and monitors compliance for administrative procedures; operating procedures; directives; environmental issues; safety, federal and state regulations that are applicable to golf division employees.
Maintains clubhouse, turf care center and restrooms on site.
On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Associate's degree in turf or golf course management or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have and maintain current GCSAA and HAGCSA memberships.
Possession of a Kansas Commercial Applicator Certification, with 3A and 3B endorsements.
Possession of a valid driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record.
Three to five years as an assistant golf course superintendent or superintendent with increased responsibilities in golf course operations.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Basic math and accounting skills.
Basic computer skills.
Requires high degree of problem solving and decision making.
Advance knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices.
Ability to manage diverse work force.
Advance knowledge of all related turf grass equipment.
Ability to read and comprehend city, state and federal regulations.
Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.
Ability to work under distracting conditions.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to train and guide others.
Visual acuity to identify turf variations and abnormal conditions.
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
Ability to operate City vehicles and equipment.
Ability to operate various hand and power tools.
Exposure to chemical liquids, powders, and fumes.
Exposure to vehicle noise and fumes.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Assistant Superintendent, Golf Course
Golf Course Attendants I, II and Senior
Temporary Golf Course Laborers and Volunteers
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.