Assistant in Training, Crew Foreman, Spray Technician
The Assistant-in-Training position at Mesa Verde Country Club provides the right candidate with the opportunity to further develop the skills necessary to advance in the Golf Course Maintenance industry. Mesa Verde Country Club is member owned and offers the valuable experience of working in an environment that demands optimum year-round playing conditions. The Assistant-in-Training oversees the majority of the daily operations under the direction of the Assistant Superintendents and the Director of Golf Course Maintenance.
Schedule, train, supervise and motivate a 26 man crew under the direction of the Assistant Superintendents and the Director of GCM.
Operates, adjusts and repairs irrigation system.
Oversees moisture management of golf course with the emphases on putting greens.
Inspects course daily to evaluate and recommend improvements.
Oversees application of fertilizers and pesticides as well as maintaining accurate application records.
Establishes short-term and long-term goals for the Director of GCM.
Works closely with Director of GCM to implement the department’s safety program.
Communicates as necessary with the Golf Professionals relating to on-course activities.
Assists in coordinating work with outside contractors.
Conducts other appropriate tasks following the job description and as assigned by the Director of GCM.
Degree in agronomy/horticulture/plant/soil science or related field.
Prefer 3-5 years of golf course experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to direct, motivate and evaluate team members. Spanish speaking would be helpful.
Strong problem solving skills with ability to create timely solutions in a dynamic work environment.
Desire to grow as a turf grass manager in order to advance in the turf management industry.
Ability to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
Possess California pesticide applicators license or have the ability to do so within 90 days of hire date.
Must have knowledgeable computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Valid driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: Could make $60,000+ with OT, 401k, Uniform allowance, Meals, Golf, Local and National dues paid, Health, dental & vision insurance, cell phone allowance and Personal time off.
About Mesa Verde Country Club
Mesa Verde Country Club, located in Costa Mesa, Orange County, is recognized as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in the area. It is a member-owned golf and country club. The Club is situated on what was formerly farmland. It now features a 135 acre, 18-hole championship golf course originally designed by course architect William F. Bell in 1959. The course features Poa annua putting greens, Bermudagrass tees, Kikuyu grass fairways and rough.