White Oak conserves and sustains some of the earth's rarest species through sustainable conservation breeding, education, and responsible land stewardship. The conservation programs span 700 acres along the Saint Marys River in northeast Florida, surrounded by 17,000 acres of mixed forest and wetlands that make up the beautiful White Oak property. White Oak is well known for its rhinoceros, cheetah, antelope, and okapi (a rare giraffe relative) programs, and for their support of conservation in Africa, Asia, and the United States. White Oak serves as a premier hub offering adults and students the opportunity to experience wildlife conservation first-hand through professional training programs and immersive conservation experiences.
The golf course is a newly constructed private 18-hole Pete Dye designed golf course spread over 270 acres. It features TifEagle bermudagrass greens, Platinum TE paspalum tees and fairways, centipedegrass roughs, and bahiagrass secondary roughs with expansive native areas and focused on exceptional conditioning while being leaders in environmental sustainability.
White Oak Mission:
Save endangered wildlife and habitats through sustainable conservation breeding, education, and responsible land stewardship.
The assistant will report directly to the golf course superintendent and assist in providing exceptional playing conditions throughout the year.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The primary role of the assistant will be to oversee and direct the daily activities of the maintenance staff to include proper machine, and safety training.
The assistant will be responsible for proper record keeping, developing and implementing pest control strategies, calibration of equipment, and performing/overseeing applications of plant protectants, pest control measures, and nutrients.
The assistant will make safety a top priority while performing job duties.
Possess or ability to possess within 90 days of employment a Florida commercial restricted use pesticide applicators license.
2 years of golf course experience; management experience preferable.
Possession of a valid Driver’s license.
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, when necessary.
Ability to lift, push, and pull 50 lbs. repetitively.
Ability to stand, bend, and twist frequently.
Ability to work outdoors in a wide range of environmental conditions.
Why White Oak?
Opportunity to work in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place with access to White Oak amenities.
Three health plan options to meet your needs.
Affordable Dental and Vision coverage.
100% company-paid Life, Short-term, and Long-term Disability.
401(k) retirement plan with a company matching contribution and no vesting schedule.
17 PTO days your first year of employment.
8 paid holidays.
National and local association memberships, and educational seminars.
About White Oak Conservation
Located on the banks of the St. Marys River, 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, White Oak encompasses more than 17,000 acres of hardwood hammocks, pine forest, and tidal wetlands. White Oak is well known for its rhinoceros, cheetah, antelope, and okapi (a rare giraffe relative) programs, and for their support of conservation in Africa, Asia, and the United States. Situated on the property is a private 18-hole Pete Dye designed golf course focused on exceptional conditioning while being leaders in environmental sustainability.