DEPARTMENT: Recreation and Facilities FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Full-time Exempt POSITION FOCUS: Responsible for administration of the maintenance, repair, development and construction of the grounds of the Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Nickol Knoll Golf Club, Sunset Meadows Driving Range, Sunset Meadows grass, including both basins. SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS • Reports to the General Manager of Golf Operations • Supervises the Mechanic-Golf Operations, Golf Maintenance Supervisor I - Nickol Knoll Golf Club, Golf Maintenance Specialist, General Golf Maintenance Worker(s), and part-time and seasonal golf maintenance staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Develops goals, aims, and objectives and sets standards, rules and regulations to be followed at the golf clubs and driving range • Supervises the mowing, watering and maintenance of tees, green, fairways, and related areas • Supervises the planting, fertilizing and maintenance of turf at Golf Club properties, driving range, and adjacent Park District properties • Inspects turf areas daily for fungus, insects and undesirable vegetation • Supervises the maintenance and repair of construction maintenance equipment, golf cart fleet, and parks equipment • Keeps inventory records on all equipment and commodities used in maintenance operations • Supervises and works in planning all in-house and contracted capital maintenance projects • Supervises the irrigation management of the golf courses and driving range • Consults with the General Manager of Golf Operations daily to prevent maintenance interference with play • Maintains work/time records of golf maintenance employees, prepares biweekly payroll and submits it to the Finance Department in a timely basis • Develops budget requirements for golf club maintenance operations • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates full-time, part-time and seasonal direct reports • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions assigned which may be considered essential SECONDARY JOB DUTIES • Prepares specifications for fertilizers, chemicals, materials, trees, equipment and vehicles • Selects trees and shrubs for trimming, pruning and propagation • Sprays turf and other vegetation with fungicides, herbicides and chemicals • Sprays and grooms trees with fungicide and herbicides • Changes cups and tee markers • Assists with mowing of golf course areas and aeration of greens, tees and fairways along with driving range, and adjacent Park District properties • Troubleshoots the repairs of the Thorguard lightning detection units Submits reports to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois State Water Survey • Assists with plowing snow at the golf, driving range and park properties • Prepares bid documents and purchase orders to be approved by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Troubleshoots and repairs irrigation pumps, wells, piping and control panels • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s Comprehensive Plan and capital budget • Provides orientation and training to staff • Maintains required departmental records • Attends meetings and participates in MAGCS, GCSAA, and other golf maintenance and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE • Strong knowledge of the construction and maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens • Strong knowledge of the production and maintenance of turfs used on golf courses • Strong knowledge of planting, cultivation, pruning and caring for plants, shrubs and trees • Strong knowledge of the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners • Good knowledge of drainage control methods and watering and irrigation systems including wells, pumps, and automatic controls • Good knowledge of the construction and maintenance of golf cart paths • Good knowledge of the game of golf REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to maintain tees, fairways greens and appurtenances to an acceptable standard of golf course play • Good knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of park and recreation administration • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, skilled and semi-skilled employees • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the General Manager of Golf Operations • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Ability to follow directions and communicate verbally and in writing and to read and understand printed materials • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in word processing and basic spreadsheet and database applications • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations
Additional Salary Information: Paid Time Off
Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
About Arlington Heights Park District
The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—one of the largest communities in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Senior Center and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our over 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.
Golf at the Arlington Heights Park District provides 27 holes of play at two courses and a driving Range. Arlington Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-68 course that has been a local favorite for over 40 years. Superbly manicu...red greens, tees, & fairways combine with an excellent design to provide a quality course for players of all levels. Nickol Knoll Golf Club is built on 56 hilly acres and is one of the most unique par 3 courses in the state. Three holes feature vertical-drop tee shots and two holes boast up-hill shots to the green. The 9-hole, par-3 course features 27 sand bunkers, and water comes into play on two of the nine holes. Sunset Meadows Driving Range and Golf Learning Center has twenty-five hitting stations that are lighted for extended evening use with four target greens for additional course-like atmosphere. There is also a practice green available.
Come join the Arlington Heights Park District and be part of the team that makes our courses outstanding. The Golf Course Superintendent oversees and coordinates the operations of the District's golf course maintenance, repair, development and construction of the grounds. This position reports to the General Manager of Golf Operations. The ideal candidate will be a professional with experience in golf course maintenance, values the art of listening, experience supervising staff, and collaborates well with others.