This is a technical supervisory position assisting the Golf Course Superintendent with the overall maintenance operation at one of BREC's Golf Courses.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with the overall golf course maintenance operation.
Makes assignments and supervises daily work of maintenance employees. Instructs and trains staff in correct operation of golf maintenance equipment.
Performs, assigns, and supervises equipment repair, maintenance and operation.
Performs, assigns, and supervises the application of chemicals and fertilizers.
Performs, assigns, and supervises special projects like drainage and irrigation improvements.
Purchases supplies and materials daily according to BREC procedures.
Trains and helps manage the training program.
Secondary Job Duties:
Assists in maintaining the chemical/fertilization application records and MSDS inventory records.
Assists and maintains daily logs and employee attendance records.
Assists and maintains equipment, tool, and office inventories.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.
Education Required: H.S. diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Vo-tech school diploma or associates degree.
Area of Study (major) Preferred: Turf mgmt., horticulture, or in Science related Discipline
Certification(s) Required: LA Chemical applicators license must be obtained within (6) months of hire date. Preferred: In addition to chemical license, member of GCSAA or LMGCSAA or equivalent
License(s) Required: Valid LA driver's license.
Years Relevant Work Experience: 3 years' experience in landscape maintenance, athletic field maintenance, golf maintenance or personnel management with at least one year supervisory experience. Preferred: 5 or more years related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of turf grass culture & maintenance
Experience with turf maintenance equipment & irrigation systems
Keen eye for detail and ability to prioritize work
Skill in the operation of light to heavy golf maintenance equipment
Basic computer skills
The ability to communicate in Spanish is not required but is viewed as advantageous.
Ability to train staff and develop staff on technical tasks
Ability to adjust to changing work demands, procedures, technology, and/or priorities
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
Ability to operate a BREC vehicle to perform the essential duties.
BREC is the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish with a system that has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in south Louisiana. This includes a state-of-the-art observatory, swamp nature center located in the urban core, equestrian park, Zoo, performing arts theatre, arboretum, botanical garden, a water park with the only surfing simulator in the state, golf courses throughout the parish and an expansive 30,000-foot concrete extreme sports park. Throughout its history, BREC has taken seriously its responsibility to improve the health, safety, environment and quality of life for all citizens. Since 2004, BREC has constructed community parks, dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units to serve play deserts in the area.