Under the direction of the Golf Course Superintendent, the Assistant Greens Superintendent supervises and participates in the management, maintenance, and improvement of the golf course.
Assist the golf course superintendent with planning, scheduling, and supervising golf course maintenance by:
- Directing maintenance operations during the absence of the superintendent; - Monitoring and communicating course conditions to the superintendent and golf shop staff; - Assisting with interviewing, hiring, and scheduling seasonal employees; - Training employees on the safe and efficient operation of equipment; - Delegating tasks to subordinate employees; - Ensuring work and tasks are accomplished according to plan and schedule; - Inspecting and recording inventories of fertilizers, chemicals, and other supplies as required; - Routinely inspecting facilities and infrastructure to ensure the presence of safe conditions; - Conducting soil and water sampling and testing as required; - Troubleshooting golf and equipment maintenance issues and suggesting remedies to management; - Continually monitoring and maintaining golf course marking and accessories to facilitate play; - Communicating equipment issues with the maintenance mechanic; - Recording daily irrigation programs and tasks completed; - Directing specific projects.
Performing equipment operation and maintenance tasks by:
- Applying fertilizers and/or chemicals using multiple methods including backpack, hand-held, walk-behind, and ground-driven equipment; - Mowing greens, tees, fairways, and rough; - Course set-up including repairing ball marks, cleaning playing surfaces, changing hole locations, and moving tee markers; - Maintaining hazards, including weeding, edging, cleaning, and raking sand traps; - Participating in cultivation and top dressing, trimming trees, landscaping; - Operating equipment such as pickup truck, tractor, snow blower, rototiller, multi-reeled mower, chain saw, backhoe, trencher, utility vehicles, walk-behind mowers, weed eaters, blowers, power tools associated with golf course maintenance; - Performing periodic preventative maintenance and service on equipment.
Participating in daily operation of irrigation system by:
- Regularly troubleshooting irrigation system and diagnosing and repairing faults as needed; - Determining daily water requirements and programming irrigation computer accordingly; - Performing spot watering operations as needed; - Monitoring computer, pumps, satellites, and other system components for faults and taking appropriate corrective action; - Installing irrigation improvements under the direction of the superintendent.
Maintain personal and golf course compliance with regulations and contribute to team effort by:
- Attending meetings and trainings as required; - Collecting garbage and cleaning shop area/restrooms as needed; - Representing the golf course at interdepartmental safety meetings and report back to superintendent / director of golf; - Performing other duties as assigned.
-Must have specific golf course or green industry supervisory experience or turfgrass management education equivalent to 2 years.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the driving requirements of the University of Idaho; - Must possess or have the ability obtain within 90 days of hire an Idaho professional (Pesticide) Applicators License including the categories of Core Competency, Ornamental Herbicide, and Ornamental Insecticide/Fungicide; - Must possess current membership in or have the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire membership in the Inland Empire Golf Course Superintendents Association (IEGCSA) and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA); - Willingness to work weekends, holidays, early mornings, and evenings based upon seasonal requirements including but not limited to weather, tournaments, and other scheduled activities. There will be times when overtime is necessary to complete job duties
Additional Salary Information: -Salary may be higher depending on education and experience
-Fully benefitted position including vacation and sick leave, participation in group medical/dental/vision/retirement plans
-IEGCSA and GCSAA dues paid
-Pesticide license and required renewal credits paid
About University of Idaho Golf Course
The University of Idaho, located in Moscow (Population 26,000), is the state's land-grant university. Home to around 8,700 students, the main Moscow campus is situated in the rolling hills of the palouse, which are known for their exceptional dryland agricultural production. Idaho is currently the fastest growing state in the country and ranks #5 in US News & World Report's best states ranking. Moscow, with its welcoming atmosphere, low crime, and well-supported schools, is ranked as one of the best college towns and best places to raise a family in the US. Moscow is famous for its May-October weekly farmers market and its historic downtown with abundant restaurants and boutique shops. The town sits at an elevation of around 2,500 ft and enjoys four distinct seasons, with snowy winters and warm, low-humidity summers. A few miles east of Moscow are the Clearwater Mountains-a subrange of the Rocky Mountains-which provide abundant year-around recreational opportunities. Moscow is within a few minutes of the Washington border and Pullman (Population 51,000), the home of Washington State University. Pullman-Moscow Regional airport is approximately 10 minutes from Moscow and offe...rs daily flights to Seattle, Portland, and Boise. A 30-minute drive south of Moscow is the Lewiston, ID / Clarkston, WA metropolitan area (Population ~63,000), while the Spokane, WA / Coeur d'Alene, ID metroplex (Population ~750,000) is approximately a 90-minute drive north of Moscow and includes an international airport and most typical amenities associated with large urban areas.
The University of Idaho Golf Course located at the edge of the Moscow campus, is committed to providing the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Idaho and our surrounding communities with an exceptional and affordable golf experience. Our golf season, dependent upon weather, usually extends from April - early November, while simulator leagues run throughout the off-season. We strive to offer a welcoming environment that delivers quality and courteous service to our guests. The golf course serves as an important learning laboratory for university students and as a touchpoint to the community and region.