Diablo Country Club is seeking an Assistant Superintendent candidate who has a collaborative mentality, working within the Agronomy team, to advance the conditions and aesthetics of the property. This position will have a significant role in overseeing the daily maintenance and operations of the golf course/grounds maintenance department as well as contributing to the decision-making processes. A hands-on/lead by example mentality and ability to work alongside the team is important. The AGCS is an integral role within our operation and your input and knowledge is critical to our success. The club is offering a competitive salary, signing bonus to help in covering expenses associated with the transition, and a 5-day work week year-round.
Diablo is committed to continued investment in the property and its team with additional upgrades scheduled including: the implementation of a Clubhouse and Landscape Master Plan, construction of a Satellite Water Facility, and a new golf course equipment fleet. The AGCS will have the opportunity to gain background in project management, budgeting, management of a progressive/data driven agronomy operation, professional/career training opportunities, and attendance of Committee meetings. This position is available as our most recent Assistant Superintendents have advanced to Superintendent roles at reputable clubs. Diablo CC values and prioritizes the continued advancement and growth of our team.
Diablo Country Club is a historic property in the shadow of Mount Diablo with our golf course designed in 1914 by Jack Neville and expanded by William Watson in 1920. Diablo CC recently completed a $12 million restoration project with Todd Eckenrode/Origins Golf Design. During the renovation, all surfaces were addressed with greens rebuilt to a Variable Depth USGA specifications and seeded with Pure Distinction bentgrass. Short-Cut Green surrounds are grassed with 4 acres of Pure Select bentgrass. All other playing surfaces were converted to hybrid bermudagrasses while non-golf areas were transitioned to native fescues. The renovation also included the installation of a state-of-the-art Rainbird IC irrigation system.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Daily monitoring of course conditions and the ability to offer recommendations to the Superintendent and the team
Scouting of pest and disease pressures in conjunction with our IPM program
Ability to operate golf-course specific equipment and train others to do so
Daily monitoring of moisture levels on all playing surfaces through moisture meters, in-ground sensors, core sampling, and data collection with our Greensight Drone technology.
Staff supervision, scheduling, and providing direction/training on daily tasks and projects
Application of fertilizers/plant protectants and the ability to train others
Daily course setup
Irrigation repairs and regular audits
Daily records of all relevant data (such as green speeds, clipping yield, moisture content), irrigation usage, and fertilizer/plant protectant applications through our record keeping programs
Aids in the implementation of the GCM department training protocols and standards ensuring the safe and detailed use of all on course equipment
Reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and works collaboratively with the co-assistant Superintendent and Equipment Manager
Minimum of 2-3 seasons worth of experience required. We will consider recent graduates with a strong work history and internship experience as well as applicants with a strong work history, still pursuing their their formal education.
A 2-4 year degree or certification is preferred, but the club is willing to provide for educational expenses to complete a Turf Certificate or A.S. program, for qualified candidates.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Superintendent position will have experience in staff management, irrigation troubleshooting, spray/fertility applications and IPM scouting, along with a keen eye for detail. We value attitude above experience and are willing to train and develop the right candidate.
Will need to obtain a CA Pesticide license within 120 days and a FAA Drone license.
Additional Salary Information: A competitive signing bonus to aid with moving/transition expenses. Paid Time off, normal schedule of 2 days off per week throughout the season, matching 401K, medical/dental/vision insurance, National and Local Association Dues, educational expenses and tournament volunteer experience.
About Diablo Country Club
For over 100 years, Diablo Country Club has been a true test of golf and recognized as one of the most desirable courses to play in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally designed by Jack Neville and William Watson, these men went from Diablo to projects creating Pebble Beach Golf Links and the courses at the Olympic Club. The Golden Era course is well suited for walkers and features views of the surrounding countryside, including spectacular vistas of the mountain once owned and cared for by the club and the membership, Mt. Diablo. Diablo has served as host to Professional Exhibitions, the Northern California Open Championship, USGA Amateur Championship qualifiers and US Senior Open qualifiers.