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  • November 20, 2023 4:01 PM | Tyler VanLandingham (Administrator)

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    Salary

    $22.84 - $31.47 Hourly

    Location 

    Varies by position

    Job Type

    Full-time

    Job Number

    23-3712-V1

    Department

    51 Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

    Division

    Recreation and Parks

    Opening Date

    11/15/2023

    Closing Date

    11/24/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


  • August 16, 2023 8:54 PM | Tyler VanLandingham (Administrator)

    WILDWOOD GOLF CLUB SUPERINTENDENT

    Starting Salary: $68,000 +bonus. Salaried exempt

    Location: Middletown, Ohio

    Benefits: 3-weeks paid vacation, Certificates and association dues paid by club, Comped meals & 50% discount for family meals, Comped golf, cart rental, and pool access for employee and family.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    General duties:

    The Superintendent is responsible for operation of the golf course operation and maintenance. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance on irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests and the property.

    Basic Functions:

    • Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
    • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the General Manager/Head Golf Professional on any issues related to golf course maintenance.
    • Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
    • Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan.
    • Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff.
    • Supports and assists with membership seminars and orientations.
    • Works closely with the GM and Board of Trustees to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
    • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.

    Primary Duties:

    • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
    • Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
    • Provides detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching, interesting and pleasant atmosphere.
    • Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems, and provides monthly reporting on water usage.
    • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
    • Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
    • Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment.
    • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
    • Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
    • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
    • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
    • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.


  • July 10, 2023 8:06 AM | Tyler VanLandingham (Administrator)

    Assistant Equipment Technician

    NCR Country Club- Kettering, Ohio • June 30th, 2023

    NCR Country Club is actively seeking a motivated, full-time assistant equipment technician to be apart of our turfgrass team. This position is designed to provide support to lead equipment technician, as well as preforming cutting unit inspection and maintenance, among other duties. We are looking for an individual that possesses a mindset for attention to detail, as well as the ambition to learn and develop in this role.

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Communicate with Equipment Manager regarding any needs/problems relating to maintenance or repair with equipment.
    • Provide training to new team members for proper and safe use on various pieces of equipment.
    • Assist with scheduling of preventative maintenance, repair and record keeping of a two million dollar fleet of turfgrass equipment.
    • Specialize in small equipment maintenance such as string trimmers, blowers, chainsaws and rotary mowers.
    • Ability to assist with equipment operation as needed around the facility.
    • Inspect, evaluate, adjust and repair cutting units daily.
    • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, ensuring that all safety devices on equipment are in working order.
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
    • Reliable 40+ hour work week, includes rotating weekend scheduling and opportunity for overtime.

    Benefits: Health care, vision & dental. 401k, uniforms, safety equipment, golf privileges, & paid time off.

    Compensation: Competitive for position, DOE

    Education & Experience: High school diploma or GED equivalent, at least two years of experience in maintaining small gas / diesel engines and or related equipment. A valid driver's license is required.

    Send Resume to: james.Campion@ncrcountryclub.com

    https://www.ncrcountryclub.com

    Position Available: Immediately

    Club History

    NCR Country Club was designed by the late Dick Wilson and opened for play in 1954. The Club has two distinctively different 18-hole courses, the North and the South. The North Course is a prairie-links style with a par of 70 and a total yardage of 6,828. The South Course a par 71 covering 7,048 yards of heavily-wooded and rolling countryside, has long been included in Golfweek “Top 100 Classic Courses”. The South Course has hosted the 2013 Women’s State Team Championship, 2005 U.S. Senior Open, 1998 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1986 U.S. Women’s Open, and the 1969 PGA Championship.


  • June 11, 2023 1:27 PM | Tyler VanLandingham (Administrator)

    Position: 2nd Assistant Superintendent

    Location: Maketewah CC Cincinnati

    Starting Salary: $60,000+ DOE

    Click here to apply

    Maketewah Country Club is a  Donald Ross designed course, with a strong emphasis on golf located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The club is currently working with architect Brain Silva on finishing his master plan for Maketewah.  The final phase to our master plan started in the Fall of 2022, and will include fairway bunkering, rerouting of fairways, and all new teeing complexes.  Along with the course renovations, a new irrigation system will be installed.

    The  Assistant  will work closely with the superintendent in all aspects of course maintenance, as well as in construction of the club’s master plan. This will be a great opportunity to learn all aspects on turf maintenance, along with construction,  and irrigation installation in the transition zone of the country.

    To learn more, please visit - https://www.maketewah.com/

    Why Maketewah?

    • Accelerated learning by being involved in a large scale renovation program with a revered golf course architect, which will improve your project management, organizational skills.
    • Strengthen your career progression at one of Ohio's finest courses with natural beauty, renowned history and Donald Ross’ masterfully designed course that has truly stood the test of time. Ranked among Ohio’s finest course.
    • Accelerate your learning in a management role that will provide leadership, scheduling and agronomic programming. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Must have a 2- or 4-year degree in turf grass management or a related field. 
    • Individuals currently enrolled in a turf program are welcome to apply
    • Some golf course experience helpful, but not required as we are willing to train anyone willing to learn.
    • Must be able to obtain state pesticide license 

    Compensation & Benefits

    • $60,000+ dependent on experience
    • Health Insurance,
    • Dental Insurance
    • paid time off,
    • 401 k with company match
    • Lunch provided
    • Continuing education
    • Dues paid for local and national association
    • Golfing Privileges 


  • May 04, 2023 8:28 AM | Tyler VanLandingham (Administrator)

    Location: Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati

    Pay: $36-$45 per hour 

    Date Job is Available: Immediate


    Maketewah Country Club Cincinnati is looking for a Technician/Mechanic to join the Grounds Team!

    Maketewah is a full-service private club located in the Bond hill area of Cincinnati. The Club has recently renovated the course, bringing it back to its original design. A first choice for those seeking the best in world-class golf and family-centric club experiences in Greater Cincinnati, we also provide exceptional tournaments, practice facilities, fine and casual dining, and a full calendar of social events. The qualified candidate will thrive in the team environment that has been established at Maketewah, which makes this a destination job for an individual looking to succeed in their career.

    Classification: Full-Time, 40-hour work week

    Shift: Monday through Friday 6:30am-3pm; must have the ability to adjust schedule for weather-related conditions. No overtime required.

    Pay: $36-$45 per hour  

    Responsibilities:

    Maintain the physical functionality and safety of the Golf Course’s equipment and machinery in the Golf Course’s continuing effort to deliver outstanding member service and financial profitability. This is a full-time year-round position, requiring an individual to be versed in hydraulic and electrical systems in managing a golf course. Excellent knowledge and problem-solving skills for small engines and grind of reel-style mowers is required. This position also requires the individual to supply tools in order to properly do the job.

    Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

     Ensure that equipment for the golf course is in excellent working order.

     Troubleshoot any hydraulic / electrical issues that may arise.

     Maintain, monitor, repair and conduct routine preventive maintenance to ensure the safe and efficient operation of golf course equipment and machinery; our fleet of equipment is mostly Toro.

     Conduct scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance.

     Work directly with the Superintendent on budget management.

     Record and report completed repairs and items that require further attention using an online system.

     Order needed parts.

     Provide maintenance to gasoline, diesel and electrical powered equipment including oil changes and lubrication.

     Perform repairs and maintenance to small tools such as edgers and blowers.

     Performs mower grinding, sharpening, and related tasks.

     This role requires working outdoors and indoors in extreme weather conditions. Heat and humidity are to be expected.

    Job Benefits

    Maketewah CC offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including:

     Comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company match, and paid time off

     Energetic Work Environment

     Free Daily Meal Provided While Working / During Open Hours

     Golf Shop Discounts on Merchandise

     Holiday Bonus

     Paid Holidays

     Golfing Privileges

     Career Growth Opportunities

    Date Job is Available

    Immediate


  • March 24, 2023 1:54 PM | Brian Laurent

    Position: Assistant Superintendent
    Facility: Shady Hollow Country Club
    Location: Massillon, OH

    Starting salary:
    40,000 – 50,000 BOE

    Full Time position

    Start date:
    Immediately

    Benefits:
    Great Work Life Balance, Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Time Off, Uniform Allowance, Golf Privileges, and Continuing Education

    To Apply:
    Please Email Cover Letter and Resume to superintendent@shadyhollowcc.com; Attention to: Ben Imhoff (Golf Course Superintendent)
     
    Shady Hollow Country Club in Northeast Ohio is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to add to our professional maintenance team.  Under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent directs and participates in all aspects of maintenance of the golf course and grounds.  Our main goal is to have a positive/safe atmosphere and provide an exceptional experience for our members. Future projects at the Club will be tree care, building a new sod nursery and installing a new irrigation system.
     
    Job Description:
    The Assistant Superintendent, as assigned, is responsible for executing grounds care programs which includes reporting deficiencies of turf, ornamentals, and trees, hardscape, equipment operation and other potential problems to Golf Course Superintendent. Operates a variety of equipment and tools for grounds maintenance and snow removal. Assists in developing and executing plans/actions to resolve all grounds maintenance issues. Operates and performs maintenance/repairs to grounds equipment as necessary. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and programming of irrigation systems.

    Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)

    • Maintains turf and landscape by applying knowledge and experience in performing all assigned grounds/course tasks. Operates a variety of equipment and tools including, but not limited to mowers, utility vehicles, tractors, string line trimmers, blowers, sweepers and other specialty grounds equipment. Operates pruning equipment to maintain trees and shrubs utilizing selective and formal pruning methods to maintain health and vigor of plants.
    • As assigned, is available to be on-call outside of normal working hours as part of a rotational schedule year-round.
    • Applies fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, aquaticides and insecticides. Must meet requirements of the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a licensed pesticide operator or under the direction of a licensed pesticide operator by completing ODA Trained Service Person. Documents and records such pesticide applications per ODA standards. Responsible for operation, calibration, and troubleshooting of application equipment.
    • Participates in annual and perennial landscape and bed preparation/ installation, maintenance, and transplanting including flowers, trees, shrubs, aquatic vegetation, and naturalized areas. Maintains health and vigor of plants. As applicable, takes direction from Leadership.
    • Performs duties associated with installation, maintenance and repair of drainage and irrigation systems. Performs programming and monitoring of irrigation systems to achieve optimal plant care resulting in conditions that meet the department standards.
    • Performs maintenance and repairs of grounds care equipment. As applicable, works under the direction of Mechanic
    • Assist/Lead crew members as directed by the Superintendent.
    • Operates heavy equipment such as loader, trencher, and skid steer.
    • Provides oversight and support of daily operations including the direction for other grounds workers. Provides training and shares knowledge regarding proper procedures and processes, equipment usage, daily operations, and OSHA and Shady Hollow safety compliance matters.
    • As directed, performs daily course setup such as changing cups and tee service.
    • Required to participate with snow removal operations. Operates necessary equipment for snow and ice removal.
    • Complies with OSHA and Shady Hollow safety requirements and other required training by Shady Hollow.
    • Achieves the high standards of quality, production, cooperation, and service set by Shady Hollow for our employees, and guests/members experience feedback and surveys.

    Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)

    • A valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.
    • Must be at least 18 years old to operate heavy equipment/snow removal equipment.
    • 1 year of previous commercial landscaping and/or golf course experience including ability to operate maintenance and landscaping equipment.
    • Experience in mechanical repair and maintenance of grounds care equipment.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and receive instructions from leader, co-workers, and members both verbally and in writing.
    • High School Diploma, GED or commensurate experience.
    Physical Requirements (specific to the role)

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Ability to understand verbal instructions and read work orders and schedules.
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
    • Ability to maintain movement, bend, reach, lift and carry 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work outside and tolerate extreme weather conditions.
    • Ability to be on call outside of normal working hours as part of rotation schedule.
    • Ability to operate or be trained on a manual transmission vehicle within the parameters of the driving policy within one month of hire.
    • Ability to start and operate pull-start small engines.
    • Ability to climb steps and walk over varying terrain.
    • Ability to regularly work with and handle fertilizers, herbicides, aquatacides, fungicides and insecticides.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc. 
  • March 10, 2023 9:50 AM | Brian Laurent

    Position: Golf Course Superintendent

    Facility: National Golf Links

    Location: South Charleston, OH

    Seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for the overall golf course operations and maintenance at National Golf Links (NGL) in South Charleston, Ohio. NGL is a family owned and operated golf course since 1995. The championship course is on 312 acres of rolling hills with several creeks and ponds. The responsibilities include turf grass/plant material maintenance, personnel management, chemical and pesticide applications and compliance of regulatory issues.

    Major Duties:

    • All activities associated with producing excellent playing conditions
    • Development and implementation of fertilizer, aeration and pest management program for turf grass and plant care
    • Develop maintenance budget and operating plan with input from owner/manager
    • Participate with the development and implementation of course improvement projects
    • Participate and or supervise equipment maintenance and repair
    • Works closely with Golf Professional as it relates to course conditions and outing set ups
    • Works closely with owner/manager

    Qualifications:                                                                                               

    • Turf Management degree preferred 2 or 4 years
    • Experience with irrigation systems
    • Experience with equipment maintenance and repair
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems, efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision and work flexible hours including weekends as needed

    Compensation:

    $54,000 negotiable based on experience

    Interested candidates please apply to:

    Merry Krempasky via email at nationalgolflinks@gmail.com or call 614-348-2262

  • January 27, 2023 7:06 PM | Brian Laurent

    Position: Irrigation Specialist
    Facility: Ohio State University Golf Club
    Location: Columbus, Ohio

    Under direction of Golf Course Superintendent, plans, supervise, and participates in maintenance and repairs of golf course irrigation system. Responsible for basic electricity and electrical test equipment such as multi-meters, wire tracers, and locators. Oversight of the golf course irrigation system, including but not limited to: pumps, motors, sprinklers, valves, solenoids, and two wire irrigation system components.

    Responsible for the irrigation computer system and will help with programming, running, and troubleshooting any issues. Track and maintain all inventories for normal and emergency repairs and maintain accurate records of repairs.

    Assists with supervision, maintenance and repairs of all golf course grounds, buildings and machinery, including hand-watering, course setup, drainage installation, fertilizing, and some chemical applications.

    Click here for the online application

    For more information, contact Dennis Bowsher at bowsher.33@osu.edu.

  • January 23, 2023 10:53 PM | Brian Laurent

    Position: Golf Course Superintendent
    Facility: The Club at Nevillewood
    Location: Presto, PA

    The Club at Nevillewood and Community

    The Club at Nevillewood is a private, member owned country club with full membership.  The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is a unique layout in western Pennsylvania, and the centerpiece of an upscale community.  The Club is looking to replace the only Golf Course Superintendent in our 31-year history, who will be retiring this year.  The course was designed to be an enjoyable, yet challenging test of golf, and has a reputation for its excellent playing conditions. 

    The Club initiated a Master Improvement Plan in 2019 that included renovations to the first floor of the clubhouse, the pool area and the addition of a state of the art fitness building.  The upper two floors of the clubhouse are being renovated this winter.  The next phases of our Master Plan will include levelling the practice tees, installing mats and building/expanding a short game area in 2024.   

     

    Golf Course Superintendent Job Description:

    The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the management, planning, preparation and playing conditions on the 230-acre championship caliber golf course and the clubhouse grounds.  The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for all purchasing decisions for equipment and agronomic supplies, and therefore must possess the financial acumen necessary to prepare and manage a budget in excess of $2,000,000.  The GC Superintendent must be able to recruit, train, manage and motivate a cohesive team of 24 – 26 employees. 

    Strong planning and organizational skills plus a positive attitude are necessary for success.  He/she must be able to communicate effectively with members, other department heads, employees and vendors and be a visible presence among those groups. 

    The Golf Course Superintendent will report directly to the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, while also working collaboratively with the Grounds Committee on course maintenance issues and to develop and implement upcoming course improvement projects. 

     

    Candidate Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will be a Golf Course Superintendent who has a proven track record for providing exceptional playing conditions and will have the following qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Golf Course Superintendent
    • Experience maintaining Poa annua greens in this climate and region
    • Knowledge of proper maintenance techniques for sand-based greens and tees
    • Adept at maintaining Bent/Poa annua fairways and Bluegrass roughs
    • Realize that the golf course is for the enjoyment of the membership and their guests
    • Understand the importance of course aesthetics, while knowing that firm playing conditions are more important than color
    • Collaborate effectively with the Golf Professional and other department managers
    • Appreciation for our golf course and club, with the vision to make it better
    • Proven agronomic skills and be current with advances in turf technology and equipment
    • Attention to detail for daily course preparation
    • Excellent leadership skills, capable of building a high-performing maintenance team
    • History of supervising and/or performing construction projects
    • Familiarity with golf course architecture and design concepts plus construction and maintenance trends
    • Capable of preparing and working within approved operational budgets
    • Solid irrigation and drainage management philosophy
    • Self-motivated, highly driven and a passion for their job
    • Strong strategic planning skills
    • Excel at member relations, able to articulate their plans and programs verbally and in writing
    • Listen and respond to club members and team members
    • Golfer/High golf IQ who understands ideal playing conditions and how to achieve them
    • Minimum of 2-year degree in turf management and valid pesticide certification
    • Knowledgeable in safety training and adherence to government regulations

     

    Budget:

    $2,100,000 operating budget for the golf course and grounds, plus capital for equipment, etc

    Salary and Benefits:

    $140,000 - $160,000 starting salary commensurate with experience.  Family health insurance including vision and dental, 401K with 2% match, vehicle allowance, Christmas bonus.  Dues + expenses for local, state, GCSAA conferences. 

    How to apply:

    Resumes are currently being accepted, with a deadline of February 20, 2023.  Email your resume and a cover letter (in Word or pdf format) that explains your qualifications and why you should be considered for this position to Richard Naumann, GM/COO at dnaumann@nevillewood.org.

    Candidates will be selected for interviews in mid-February with interviews expected in early March.  The new Golf Course Superintendent is scheduled to assume their role in April or May.      

    Current Golf Course Superintendent:   

    Ken Flisek, CGCS
    412-403-2442
    kflisek@nevillewood.org

  • January 21, 2023 12:18 PM | Brian Laurent

    Position: Equipment Manager
    Facility: Highland Meadows Golf Club
    Location: Sylvania, Ohio

    Highland Meadows Golf Club, located in Sylvania Ohio, is approximately one mile south of the Michigan and Ohio border and hosts the LPGA Marathon Classic annually. The club was founded in 1925 and designed by Sandy Alves. The club has recently completed a driving range renovation as well as a complete bunker renovation. The club is debt free and has a waiting list in all membership categories.

    The right candidate will work closely with the superintendent and the assistant to understand the daily needs of the course and staff.

    Job Requirments:

    Mechanical background preferably at a golf course, will train the right candidate on golf operations.

    Equipment Manager Job Description:

    • Daily repairs and PM on newer fleet of equipment.
    • Detailed record keeping of work and parts.
    • Ordering parts and keeping an inventory of common parts.
    • Maintain and repair new 52 cart electric fleet (lithium batteries).
    • Advise and budget on equipment purchases.
    • Work hard and appreciate quality of life outside of work.

    Salary Range/Benefits:

    • $45,000-$55,000
    • Uniforms, 401k, 80/20 health insurance, dues to local and national associations.
    • Course has own tools and will purchase new based on needs.

    Contact Information:

    Greg Pattinson, Golf Course Superintendent
    7455 Erie Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
    313-363-3690
    pattinson@hmgolfclub.org



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