The City of Big Spring, Texas has an opening for Golf Course Manager for the Comanche Trail Golf Course. The job is a full-time position. The eighteen-hole course has a full-time crew of eight while expanding to ten during the summer season. We require a good and positive attitude with the willingness to learn new things. The candidate will be joining a hard working but veteran maintenance team.
Oversees turf maintenance of greens, roughs, fairways, and surrounding landscaping to conform to U.S. Golf Association Standards.
Plans and implements cultivation programs and disease, insect, and weed control programs to ensure optimal playing surfaces under a wide variety of conditions.
Designs and maintains the landscaping of the acreage surrounding the greens, fairways, and roughs.
Assists in the design of modifications to golf greens and fairways.
Provides technical expertise such as reviewing test results of soil and turf samples, directing the application of fertilizer, insecticide, and fungicide, and dealing with weather-related problems such as heat, floods, windstorms, and freezes.
Operates and maintains computerized irrigation system.
Maintains detailed records and reports of turf maintenance activities.
Develops work schedules and assigns duties to staff. Train, evaluate and discipline staff, as needed.
Determines and purchases all necessary chemicals and supplies. Maintains purchasing records.
Initiates and/or approves requisitions, work orders, and schedules to ensure proper coordination of activities.
Manages tournaments and outings for groups, manages scheduled tee times, and maintains golf cart fleet.
Communicates with golfers, golf associations, vendors, and other interested parties to ensure turf management is coordinated with tournaments and other activities.
Promotes Comanche Trail Golf Course; invites professional golfers, golf superintendents, and amateurs from West Texas to play on course and in local tournaments.
Participates in long range planning events.
Provide technical assistance in the purchase of necessary equipment.
Establishes and enforce safety rules for employees and for golfers while on golf course property.
Monitors and administers the annual operating budget to ensure expenses remain within budget allocations.
Writes specifications and provides technical assistance in the purchase of necessary equipment.
May be on call after hours to respond to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Please apply to the City of Big Spring Human resources office via online application available at www.mybigspring.com.
Candidates should have an Associate’s Degree in Golf Course Turf Management or related field, plus three (3) years of experience supervising golf course grounds. Experience may substitute for education up to two (2) years. Candidates that have adequate experience with no further education from high school will also be considered.
Additional Salary Information: City paid health insurance. Optional dental and vision insurance available.
2:1 City match on Texas Municipal Retirement System
Paid vacation and sick leave
Health, Dental and Life Insurance
Vacation – 40 hours/year
Sick Leave - 40 hours/year
Twelve Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement Program
About City of Big Spring, Texas
Big Spring is the county seat of Howard County Texas. The City of Big Spring has remained the largest community in the county. According to the 2010 Census, Howard County had a total population of 32,940 with 24,222 of those citizens residing within the city limits of Big Spring. It is the largest city between Midland to the west, Abilene to the east, Lubbock to the north and San Angelo to the South. A variety of data topics for Texas and all the counties is available online.
Big Spring is at the intersection of Interstate Highway 20, U.S. Highways 80 and 87, State Highway 350, Farm Road 700, and the Missouri Pacific line in southwest central Howard County. The city is in a rocky gorge between 2 high foothills of the Caprock escarpment in West Texas. The city derives its name from the single, large spring that issued into a small gorge between the base of Scenic Mountain and a neighboring hill in the southwestern part of the city limits. Although the name is often mistakenly pluralized, it is officially singular.
In 2009, Big Spring was named a Certified Retirement Community.