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  • 10 Sep 2020 2:03 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent
    Walden Ponds Golf Club
    Hamilton, Ohio

    Salary :

    $35,000 plus DOE. Includes full health care benefits after 90 days.

    Information:

    • 18 hole, 7,000 yard, public golf course designed by Michael Hurdzan.

    • Opened in 1997.

    • Bentgrass greens (4 acres), tees (6 acres), fairways (30 acres).

    • Toro irrigation supported by Lynx software and Osmac G3 field satellites.

    • Primarily Toro equipment.

    • Generous fairways with limited tree competition.

    • Native areas.

    • Plenty of water that comes in to play.

    • Bunker renovation planned for fall 2020.

    • Continuous improvements to enhance the quality of play and golf course appearance.

    Requirements:

    This is a fantastic opportunity for any individual who has the desire to build a solid golf course management foundation. As an Assistant you will be encouraged to lead the team and set an example of good work ethics. Most of the time knowledge is gained through field experience, so diving in and getting dirty is a long term benefit.

    My goal is for the Assistant to enjoy and be proud of your chosen career. Look forward to work every day and put forth 100%. Learn by mistakes and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be surrounded by a positive atmosphere and have the support to become stronger. You will not be held back, but encouraged to excel.

    Build relationships with those in the turfgrass profession. This is a huge asset and great for stress management because everyone has those days. Learn to trust your team and find time to compliment their hard work.

    I feel golf course management is a unique profession that offers so many benefits. At times a tough balance between work and home. The Assistant at Walden Ponds will get that time away to be with family or friends or just get away.

    To be successful and enjoy this business passion for your profession is vital. Tough days will come by. It happens. Focus on the positive.

    I look forward to the future here at Walden Ponds and will embrace any Assistant that joins this fine establishment.

    Please email Resume.

    Contact :

    Matt DeVer – Superintendent
    513-332-7398
    matt.dever@waldenponds.com
    6090 Golf Club Ln
    Hamilton, OH 45011

  • 01 Sep 2020 2:20 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Troy Country Club is seeking a golf course superintendent. Interested candidates should contact Phil Zwierzchowski, CCM at phil@troycountryclub.net.

    For a complete job description, click here.


  • 01 Aug 2020 8:20 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    The Golf Club at Yankee Trace
    Mechanic Position

    Now accepting applications for the full-time position of Mechanic in the Golf Maintenance Division of The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. The Yankee Trace Mechanic maintains the vehicles, mowing and mechanical equipment for golf operations of The Golf Club at Yankee Trace.

    Position Responsibilities:

    Administers preventive maintenance schedules, tests, services and repairs for all golf course vehicles, mowers and mechanical equipment. Operates diagnostic instruments; cuts and welds metal and performs body repair, touch-up, and related work; develops shop procedures and assists with preparation of maintenance budget; maintains records; purchases equipment, parts and supplies. Must have knowledge of inventory control; mechanical maintenance; vehicle maintenance and repair; records management. Must be skilled in vehicle and equipment mechanics; welding; motor vehicle operation; use of mechanics’ tools and equipment. Must be able to interpret technical material in books, journals, and manuals; lift up to 100 pounds; perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in often adverse conditions; utilize cleaning materials; operate mechanics’ tools and equipment (tools provided).

    Minimum Requirements:

    High school diploma or equivalent; and completion of specialized training in mechanics; and three (3) years experience in vehicle and/or equipment maintenance; and a valid Ohio driver’s license; or any combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in the position.

    The pay range is $30,750—$49,200 depending on qualifications, plus an excellent benefits package.

    Application Process:

    Submit an application by Friday, August 14, 2020 to City of Centerville Human Resources Department, 100 West Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH 45458 or personnel@centervilleohio.gov. Applications may be obtained in person or online at www.centervilleohio.gov under Human Resources.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 21 Jul 2020 8:30 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Head Mechanic
    Walden Ponds Golf Club
    Hamilton, Ohio

    Overview:

    Responsible for all golf course maintenance equipment and oversees gasoline golf carts.  The Yamaha golf carts are a 2020 fleet that just arrived. The majority of mowers and maintenance vehicles are Toro. Repair and maintenance of various gasoline and diesel powered equipment is required to achieve top performance. 

    Responsibilities:

    •  Communicate any concerns relating to repair or maintenance.

    • Inspect and fine tune mowers frequently.

    • Maintain mowing reels with precise care and a high quality of cut is essential.

    • Prioritize equipment repair and maintenance work.

    • Works closely with Superintendent and Assistant when determining which new equipment will be a good fit.

    • Maintain a clean work environment. 

    • Keep accurate and detailed records of services performed.

    • Checks fluids frequently.

    • Proper reel and bedknife maintenance practices are required.

    • Inspect equipment performance on the golf course.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Educational Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

    • Any technical training or additional school is helpful.

    Experience Requirements:

    • Valid Driver’s License.

    • Working knowledge of 2 cycle gas, gas, and diesel powered engines

    • Basic welding skills.

    • Knowledge and maintenance/repairs of hydraulic systems.

    • Basic electrical skills and diagnosing electrical issues.

    • Previous mechanical golf course or landscape experience helpful.

    • Requires daily inspection of golf course equipment.

    • Reliable, prompt, attention to detail, and thorough.

    • Provide a safe, clean work area and recognize any hazards.

    • Set an example for seasonal staff and encourage proper maintenance practices.

    • Develop safety protocol for training new employees on equipment.

    • Maintain a well-organized parts inventory room. 

    Benefits:

    • Health

    • Dental

    • Vision

    • Life

    • Vacation pay after 1 year (5 days)

    Date job is available:

    Open until filled 

    Salary:

    $17.00-$19.00 per hour

    Job Application Instructions:

    Please send resume to:

    Matt DeVer
    matt.dever@waldenponds.com

  • 29 Apr 2020 4:52 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    BROWNS RUN COUNTRY CLUB

    Chemical/Irrigation Tech/Assistant in Training

    Two years experience required.

    Visit Browns Run CC on Facebook for more information

  • 25 Feb 2020 8:54 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Wright Patterson AFB

    Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Wright Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, Ohio

    SUMMARY

    Assists the Golf Course Superintendent in the operation of the golf maintenance programs and has authority over personnel and work operations.

    Applicant reviews will be completed weekly during this announcement period.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Assists with the golf cart fleet, golf course greens/tees, practice areas, ranges, irrigation systems, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, on-course restroom facilities, wooded areas, unused acreage and maintenance vehicles and equipment. 
    - Assists in planning the maintenance and project work, applying agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve maintenance standards and long-range goals. 
    - Diagnosis and assists with prevention of golf courses turf diseases. 
    - Determines application of grass seed and/or sprigs, plant nutritional products, plant control products, soil and sand mixtures sufficient to maintain course within regulatory and industry standards. Assists in budgeting for equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain golf course properties. 
    - Exercises cost control measures
    - Provides advice on golf course greens.
    - Plans/Organizes in-service training programs about safety and the proper methods of motorized turf equipment and application of plant control products.

    If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10715828

    REQUIREMENTS

    Conditions of Employment

    • This position requires a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

    • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination.

    Qualifications

    Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 03/06/2020

    Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    Qualifying Experience:
    - Must have experience in golf course maintenance such as, but not limited to: turf propagation, cultivation, course equipment, irrigation and drainage systems, horticulture, insect/pest control, and various turf diseases/remedies
    - Knowledge of personnel management principles/policies in order to manage staff
    - Knowledge of grass, seeds, sprigs, plant nutritional products, plant control products, and soil/sand mixtures
    - Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America rating of a Class C, is desirable
    - Able to obtain state/federal certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator

    Education

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.

    SALARY

    $14.64-19.00 per hour

    Click here for the full job description or to apply

    Questions?

    Contact Shannon Pearson at shannon.pearson@us.af.mil

  • 11 Feb 2020 10:12 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent
    The Pepper Pike Club
    Pepper Pike, Ohio

    Job Description:

    We are seeking a self-motivated, proactive individual who aspires to become a golf course superintendent. The applicant needs to have a strong work ethic and willing to learn, lead by example and work to better themselves as well as the crew around them. The chosen applicant will work and be able to perform all aspects of the course: set-up, maintenance, irrigation, cultural practices, fertilize, GPS spraying, record keeping, training....

    The Pepper Pike Club is a private 18 hole course designed by William Flynn in 1924. The course is about 20 miles east of Cleveland on a beautiful picturesque 260 acre piece of property. We are currently in the third year of a five year restoration plan working with Ian Andrew as the architect to bring the course back to the original intent of the design. Ian has maintained Flynn's integrity in the golf course while enhancing the natural features of the topography. Pepper is an exclusive membership with golf and dinning only. The greens, tees and fairways are poa/bent surfaces. The maintenance crew is approximately 25 employees during the peak of the season.

    The applicant will be exposed to working with the superintendent, architect and construction crew throughout the restoration project while maintaining the course for member play. We work along side with the crew as well as doing many of the improvement projects in house. The work that remains to be finished is a few bunkers, many new tee's as well as reshaping and alignment, tree work and fairway expansions. There is plenty of drainage, sod work and leveling and reshaping yet to completed.

    Education Requirements:

    Graduation from a 2 - 4 year college in turf management or related field is preferred.

    Experience:

    The ideal candidate would have at least five years of golf course experience. Preferably be a licensed applicator with leadership abilities.

    Benefits:

    • 401K with generous match

    • Uniforms

    • Heath and dental

    • National dues

    • Christmas bonus

    • Continuing education

    • Cell phone

    • OTF and National Convention attendence

    • Meals

    • Green Committee and USGA visit attendance

    • Golfing privileges

    Special Requirements:

    We are seeking a self-motivated, proactive individual who aspires to become a golf course superintendent. The applicant needs to have a strong work ethic and willing to learn, lead by example and work to better themselves as well as the crew around them.

    Salary:

    $45,000 - 52,000 DOE

    Available:

    2/10/2020

    Send Resumes To:

    Ken Happ
    ppckenh@sbcglobal.net

    The Pepper Pike Club
    2800 SOM Center Rd.
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 06 Feb 2020 4:25 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Sycamore Creek Country Club is looking to fill the 2nd Assistant Superintendent position. The 2nd Assistant works directly with the Golf Course Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent to direct and participate in the maintenance of the golf course areas, including but not limited to, tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment; and does related work as required. The 2nd Assistant Superintendent may open the maintenance shop and run operations in the absence of the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

    FUNCTIONS

    • Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways; schedules work; and supervises the employees and the use of the equipment.

    • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; and supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.

    • Strongly motivated to align and partner with staff to complete all tasks to the highest standards and achieve team goals.

    • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline.

    • May modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

    • Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in grounds construction, landscaped area maintenance work and building maintenance and improvement.

    • Proficiency in computer use, knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications as specified by supervisor.

    • Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment.

    • Knowledge of agronomy, turfgrass science and the rules of golf.

    • Ability to follow oral and written directions.

    • Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system.

    • Possession of a valid driver's license.

    • Ability to obtain an Ohio Pesticide Applicator License.

    BENEFITS

    • $14.00 - $16.00 per hour depending on experience.

    • Health, Vision and Dental insurance.

    • Golf privileges.

    • Discounted meals at clubhouse.

    • Dues paid to local and national associations

    Interested candidates can email resumes and cover letters to bburke@sycamorecreekcc.org or call at (937) 748-1532.
  • 22 Jan 2020 9:15 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    The City of Dayton is seeking a Golf Maintenance Crew Leader, primarily for Kittyhawk Golf Center.

    Salary:

    $42,972.80 - $58,198.40 per year

    Must meet one of the following:

    1.  Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) AND currently employed for 6 consecutive months or more with the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position AND 3 years of experience in golf construction, irrigation and maintenance at a City of Dayton golf course; OR

    2.  Associates degree in Agronomy, Turf Management, or related field AND 3 years of experience in golf construction, irrigation and maintenance.

    Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

    This is a tested position. Interested applicants must apply and register for the test which will be held on Friday, February 28th.

    Click here for full job description and application
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