The Club at Cordillera is pleased to announce an opening for Course Superintendent! We are seeking applicants with cool-season, Rocky Mountain region experience that are able to articulate the processes and practices utilized to open, maintain, protect, and winterize a course with our challenges. More specifically we are seeking an individual that can accomplish the list of essential duties with excellence and in alignment with owner and member satisfaction goals.
Reports to: Director of Agronomy, Senior Superintendent, or General Manager.
General Purpose: Oversees the maintenance of one or more of the golf courses at The Club at Cordillera and ensures that turf grass is repaired and maintained to established standards.
Aids the Director of Agronomy with preparing and maintaining the annual golf course maintenance budget and capital plans.
Effectively plans, organizes, directs, and performs tasks related to the proactive minimization and mitigation of turf damage including but not limited to:
Desiccation (turf loss from drying out)
Safely operates and coordinates the use of dump trucks, snow removal equipment, snowcat, and snowmobiles to remove, monitor, maintain, groom, and pack the facility during winter operations.
Successfully plans and directs proper winterization of the golf course including fencing, tarping, end-of-season agronomy practices, irrigation winterization, and chemical applications.
Maintains a working knowledge of and provides recommendations on the agronomy programs associated with the management of the specific water, soil, and turf types of the course.
Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots components such as pressure relief and reduction valves, pumps, filtration equipment, pump motors/drives, and communication systems associated with the water delivery for the property.
Measures, estimates, calculates, and records diversions of water from ditches and other delivery systems for use in computing reports as required by law.
Develops and preserves property water rights.
Patrols irrigation ditches by foot, motor vehicle, and ATV to detect leaks and weak areas, removes debris and makes repairs to ditch banks, structures, gates, ditch access roads, and paths.
Prepares reports on condition and repairs needed on ditches, irrigation systems and related equipment.
Ensures ditches and associated diversion and delivery structures are maintained and repaired in a proactive manner.
Oversees timely repairs to broken water lines, heads, and valves and performs repairs as needed.
Ensures proper finish of sodding, drainage work, and various projects associated with course maintenance.
Communicates with Director of Agronomy, other key agronomy staff, and golf staff to discuss conditions of golf courses, maintenance plans and scheduled events.
Plans, organizes and directs the maintenance and construction of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers.
Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses, trees and ornamental plants.
Ensures that maintenance equipment is properly maintained.
Procures supplies and materials within budgetary limitations.
Keep records of annual maintenance activities and costs. Prepares reports.
Implements sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors, when possible.
Reconciles and provides timely coding of all invoices, payroll and other required documents.
Coordinates and operates machinery associated with property snow removal program.
Ensures all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations.
Ensures that they and all associates obtain proper training and/or licenses needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns.
Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemical/fertilizers used on the course.
Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Assistant Superintendent, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Head Mechanic, Environmental Technician, Equipment Operator, Foreman, Greenskeeper, and Irrigation Technician.
Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
Education/Experience: Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Degree preference in agronomy/ horticulture/ plant/soil science).
Physical Demands: Regularly stands, walks and sits. Regularly uses hands, reaches with arms and hands, talks or hears. Occasionally climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, tastes or smells. Regularly lifts up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lifts up to 100 pounds.
Environment/Noise: Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, fumes and/or airborne particles. Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions. Noise level is moderate.
Job Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Preferences: Ability to read and speak English is required in order to perform the duties of the job (e.g. the associates are required to communicate with English speaking customers or co-workers, the manuals for the equipment the associates may use are in English). Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an associate in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Additional Salary Information: Range is based upon many factors including previous work experience, knowledge/solutions to our specific challenges, and work ethic.
About The Club at Cordillera
Located in HEART of the Rocky Mountains, Edwards, Colorado, Cordillera boasts 64-holes of high-end golf spread over twelve square miles. 64-holes coupled with a high-pressure water transfer line enable a great learning experience and healthy does of challenge for our leadership team. No two days are alike in the Rockies, summer or winter! Our “season” typically begins in late February with greens snow removal (and re-spray). Winters are the time to recharge mentally and physically, plow snow, groom the Nordic trail, upgrade buildings, and learn new things!
Managed by Troon Golf, we offer exceptional growth opportunity for those who succeed. Please see our website at www.cordillera-vail.com for more information on the facility.