Responsible for all aspects of golf course maintenance at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course and the First Tee Golf Course at Pleasant ridge. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant and tree material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related record keeping, and compliance of regulatory issues. The Golf Course Superintendent works to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, players and the property.
Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel
Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Director of Operations and Director of Golf on any issues related to golf course maintenance
Directs and participates in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
Designs landscape plans for facility grounds and implements the plan
Administers and enforces all regulations and policies for staff
Works closely with the Director of Operations and Director of Golf to operate the Golf Course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner
Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver
Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees on the facility grounds
Directs and assists the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas.
Manages an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on water source usage
Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff
Provides technical, operational and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state and federal guidelines for safe working conditions
Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital equipment
Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers
Develops annual operating budget with the Director of Operations / Director of Golf / President & CEO and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects
Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed
Schedules maintenance practices around public play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to players.
?Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary
Knowledge & Skills Required:
Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs
Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work
Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel
Interpersonal skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public
Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products
Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play
Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments
? Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens
3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant
2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science)
Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Office Suite
Valid Driver's License
Pesticide Application License
?Prefer Certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of A
Additional Salary Information: Director-level salary commensurate with experience, health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid holidays and vacation time
Internal Number: 001
About First Tee-Pittsburgh
We enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do
First Tee – Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as FTP ) is a non-profit youth development program that delivers life skills and character education to young people ages 5-18 through the game of golf. Participants join us for lessons in putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and on course play while they also learn healthy habits, goal setting, Respect, Courtesy, Confidence and more.
First Tee – Pittsburgh’s mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
We operate the Bob O'Connor Golf Course for the City of Pittsburgh. In 1897, a 9-hole course was laid out in Schenley Park, and the first golfers began roaming the scenic, rolling hills nestled between the Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods. As the popularity of golf grew in Pittsb...urgh, an 18-hole course was constructed in 1903. The walking only 4,620-yard par 67 golf course remains virtually unchanged since it debuted, and is open daily throughout the year, weather permitting, with seasonal hours.
The Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park was named in honor of the former mayor who helped spearhead the creation of the First Tee-Pittsburgh. As the home of the First Tee-Pittsburgh since 2001, all facility revenue benefits the chapter’s by building-game changers.” thebobgc.com