The Grounds Superintendent is responsible for the maintenance, care and management of all naturalized areas, practice facility maintenance, landscaping, lawns, parking lots, and Grounds personnel. The Grounds Superintendent is responsible for assisting in budgeting, planning, and managing all aspects of Grounds operations.
Directly responsible for supervising the detailed maintenance of the Grounds staff and related equipment.
Interviews, hires, directs and supervises Grounds employees
Responsible for maintenance and care of the Grounds to include all naturalized areas, practice facility landscaping, lawns, parking lots
Supervises the efficient and safe operation of Grounds equipment including safety training.
Active "team leader" with other Department Managers to ensure continued communication among departments and throughout the club.
Responsible for the Grounds irrigation programs including irrigation scheduling and maintenance of all piping, sprinkler heads, computers and controllers. This is to be accomplished in conformance with local governmental regulations.
Responsible for the maintenance of equipment and keeping a current maintenance log
Prepares yearly plans for fertilizer and pesticide programs
Assists in preparing, managing, and meeting the expense budget for maintaining the Grounds department
Prepares daily, weekly and monthly projects and maintenance task lists that outline routine maintenance involved with all naturalized areas, practice facility, landscaping, lawns, parking lots
Prepares a priority listing of project work that is over and above routine maintenance to be accomplished in a designated time period
Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment for the Grounds Department
Strong interest in self-improvement by joining professional organizations as well as participating in continuing education or training opportunities such as seminars, workshops and trade shows in order to maintain knowledge of the profession
Responsible for training, evaluating and supervising personnel, including OSHA training requirements
Maintains proper personnel records including yearly reviews, changes in employment status and other human resource related issues then submitting to the Human Resources Director
Coordinating and supervising work by outside service personnel
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the Toro irrigation systems and irrigation pump mechanics
Knowledge of the proper use of various chemicals, fertilizers, soil conditioners, etc.
Ability to read and understand general business publications, professional publications, technical reports, and government regulations.
Spanish speaking skills
Ability to obtain a CA state pesticide applicators license
Possess a valid driver’s license
Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must be able and is responsible for managing a total staff, both supervisory employees’ and line employees
Extensive knowledge in the planting and propagation of various grasses and plants
Possess a 2 – 4 year degree in Horticulture or related field with extensive experience in landscape Management
Physical demands are required for this position including heavy lifting and manual labor
Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and perform strenuous physical tasks under a variety of conditions
From time to time, employee will be required to work in inclement weather, including but not limited to sun exposure, summer heat, and cold rainy conditions
Standing, walking, twisting, turning, bending, squatting, stooping and talking, sitting, repetitive movement, writing, typing, telephone and filing
Due to the cyclical nature of the club, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the operation. Employees aim to satisfy the members’ needs and create an environment where the members can create incredible life time memories for their friends and family, while cultivating a positive work environment for our staff.
About The Los Angeles Country Club
In the fall of 1897, Southern California’s newest sport, golf, arrived in Los Angeles in what was destined to be an important and influential manner. A group of dedicated and enthusiastic residents of Los Angeles organized a voluntary association, which would lay the groundwork for The Los Angeles Country Club.
In fact, several golf courses were developed on different locations by the group before property was secured and building was started at the Club’s current location. After years of planning, the new Club located just outside of Beverly Hills, officially opened on May 30, 1911. Its stately Clubhouse, tennis courts and 36 holes of golf have served as the Club’s home ever since.
In 2010, a redesign of the iconic North Course was unveiled after the completion of a project to restore George Thomas’ great design. Gil Hanse was charged with balancing the unique architectural vision of the North Course with the functionality necessary to sustain its design details well into the future. The North Course now enjoys national recognition as one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the country.
2015 saw the beginning of two additional renovation projects to prepare t...he Club for the upcoming years. In 2016, the 104 year old Clubhouse will reopen its doors after a yearlong Restoration project led by Johnson Fain Architectural Firm. The South Course will also be ready for golf play after an extensive renovation and redesign once again led by Gil Hanse. The Los Angeles Country Club recently hosted the 46th Walker Cup Match in September 2017 which showcased the Club's 36 hole golf courses and Clubhouse. The Los Angeles Country Club is presently underway preparing to be an exceptional host for the United States Open in June of 2023.
Members of The Los Angeles Country Club enjoy outstanding golf and tennis programs along with a robust social calendar of events. The Club is regarded as an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles with members who appreciate the history and traditions of their Club.