Eagle Rock Resort Golf Course is a private gated community in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and we are actively looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to assist our Golf Course Superintendent with the everyday tasks necessary to maintain the following courses:
Co-designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, Eagle Rock’s 18-Hole Private Championship course features breathtaking mountain views and our 9-Hole Private Executive Course is 2,371 yards from the back tees with Bent Grass greens, and Kentucky Blue Grass tees, fairway and rough.
The Assistant Superintendent will report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and will assist them with the everyday maintenance of the golf course. This position will help supervise a maintenance staff of 15-25 employees and will also be responsible for performing skilled maintenance tasks as directed by the Superintendent. The candidate chosen can expect to work between 40-55 hours a week during peak season with the off season being usually no more than 40 hours per week. The nature of this job is very weather dependent, and thus these hours can vary. This is a great opportunity for an experienced candidate who has prior supervisory experience in the golf industry.
Schedule and assign work tasks for crew members, supervise employees to ensure quality work is being performed.
Attract prospective employees by managing and conducting initial interviews, and assisting in the final hiring process.
Train staff on the operation of equipment while keeping safety at the forefront of any maintenance operations.
Assist the Superintendent in the planning of future improvement projects to be completed both in-house and by outside contractors.
Serve as the supervisor in charge when the Superintendent is off property.
Managing landscape beds and plantings. Includes mulching, weed control, edging, pruning, and removal/renovation of existing landscape beds.
Managing soil moisture levels in fine turf, including the implementation of syringing and hand watering techniques.
Mixing and applying pesticides.
Diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing irrigation system breaks.
Applying fertilizer products using push spreaders and vehicle mounted spreaders.
Operation of all maintenance equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
Maintain pesticide application record logs in accordance with government regulations.
Log and report water usage totals on a quarterly basis in accordance with SRBC regulations.
Ordering of supplies and conversing with vendors.
Golf Season March-November and Ski season December-March
At least 2 years of prior experience as an Assistant Superintendent.
Possession of a PA pesticide license or the ability to obtain one prior to April 2024.
Knowledge of how to calibrate pesticide and fertilizer application equipment.
Possess a strong work ethic and have a track record of being a dependable employee.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and perform simple physical labor tasks when required.
You should be aware of the time commitment it takes to manage a high-end golf course in the busy times of the year.
Irrigation diagnoses and repair
Pest and disease scouting
Must be willing to work weekends, and Holidays.
Ability and willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
Have the desire to grow within the golf industry.
Be a detail-oriented individual.
Have basic computer knowledge and competently use resources such as Microsoft Office.
Eagle Rock Resort is a private community located on over 5,000 acres in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, only two hours from both New York and Philadelphia. A variety of real estate options are available including new homes, condos and lots. Onsite amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course and 9-hole executive course, fine and casual dining, golf shop, ski and snow sports, outdoor swimming pools, indoor aquatic center, spa and fitness center, equestrian center, activity center with basketball court, walking trails, 24/7 gated security and more.