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  • 10/29/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Submit resume by going to clicking on Career Opportunities, reviewing the Golf Course Maintenance II description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume.  We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes.  Deadline to submit resume is Noon on Friday, November 20, 2020.






    DEPARTMENT                   :           LEISURE SERVICES

    SALARY                               :           $28.84 with $1.00 increase after 6-month probation

    FLSA                                      :           NON-EXEMPT

    CIVIL SERVICE                 :           INCLUDED




    Performs duties relating to maintenance and operation of an eighteen-hole municipal golf course.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Golf Course Maintenance III (Greenskeeper) and Golf Manager.  If working weekends or in absence of Golf Maintenance III, will assume supervisory responsibilities.  May supervise part time and seasonal employees.


    These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification.

    1.              Operates and maintains specialized golf course turf equipment and irrigation system.

    2.              Applies pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals in the care of golf course vegetation.

    3.              Assists Golf Maintenance III in supervision of a crew involved in daily golf course maintenance operations.

    4.              Diagnoses and treats turf insect and disease problems.

    5.              Trims and prunes small trees and bushes on golf course and assists forestry crew on larger projects.

    6.              Moves tee markers, cuts cups, adjusts mowers, operates weed eater and repairs equipment.

    7.              Rakes turf and sand traps and rolls sod.

    8.              Organizes and completes golf course projects and programs in absence of Golf Maintenance III.

    9.              Prepares written records and reports.

    10.           Operates golf maintenance equipment either riding or on foot.

    11.           Performs golf course maintenance on uneven ground and while golfers are on course.

    12.           Works in trenches to perform irrigation system repairs; confined space entry when working in water pits and manholes for irrigation system.

    13.           Participates in department preventive maintenance program for vehicles and equipment.

    14.           Responds to questions from the public concerning golf course maintenance.

    15.           Directs the work of part time and seasonal workers as assigned.

    16.           Workload varies and may be repetitive.

    17.           If assigned to work weekends, will assume supervisory duties. 

    18.           Works independently and with others with minimum supervision.

    19.           Attends work regularly at the designated place and time.

    20.           Works outside in all weather conditions; works near moving vehicles and equipment; operates equipment and tools that cause vibration; exposed to pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals; noise level is often loud.

    21.           Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and OSHA, City and Leisure Services safety rules and regulations.

    22.           Performs all other duties as assigned.


    1.         Knowledge of and ability to diagnose and treat turf insect and disease problems as they affect golf courses.

    2.              Thorough knowledge of the techniques and principles of golf course management and maintenance.

    3.              Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures of golf course work.

    4.              Ability to operate golf course maintenance equipment such as riding mower, tractor, cultivator, loader, chemical sprayer, backhoe, trencher and other specialized golf equipment for four to six hours at a time.

    5.              Ability to plan, assign and supervise part time and seasonal employees.

    6.              Ability to express ideas orally and in writing.

    7.              Ability to understand chemical hazard labels and keep chemical spraying records.

    8.              Ability to exercise independent judgment in completion of assigned projects.

    9.              Ability to respond to questions and comments from the public tactfully and politely.

    10.           Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, elected officials, golf pros and the public.

    11.           Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds.


    1.         Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in turf management, horticulture or a closely related field with minimum one year experience in golf course turf management 


                Graduation from a two-year horticulture program with minimum three years’ experience in golf course turf management 


                High school graduate/G.E.D. with minimum five years’ experience in golf course turf management


    Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

    1.              Iowa Class A Commercial Driver's License within 120 calendar days of employment and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria.  A candidate with any of the following will not be considered for employment: loss of license for any reason during the period of candidacy for employment, if the candidate remains without a valid, current license for the position when the City issues an offer of employment; loss of license, plea of guilty, plea of no contest or its equivalent or conviction for OWI, reckless driving or other major moving violation include habitual violator within the previous five years; four or more citations for moving violations within the previous three-year period, excluding speeding violations of 10 mph or less over the posted speed limit; three or more citations for moving violations within the previous one-year period.  After appointment to the position, disciplinary action or continuing employment status may be reviewed for the following:  four or more moving violations within the previous three years, three or more moving violations within the previous one year or loss of license or conviction for OWI, reckless driving or other major moving violation including habitual violator within the previous five years; two or more at-fault accidents within a three-year period while driving on City business; three or more at-fault accidents within a three-year period.  An applicant’s driving record will be reviewed prior to an offer of employment and at least annually after hire.

    3.         State of Iowa Commercial Pesticide    Applicators License for ornamental turf.


    The following physical abilities are required with or without accommodation.

    1.         Sufficient strength and flexibility to perform assigned tasks.

    2.         Sufficient speech and hearing that permits the employee to communicate effectively with coworkers and the public.

    3.         Sufficient depth perception, distance and peripheral vision to safely operate vehicles and equipment in all weather conditions and to observe distance of golfers; sufficient  color vision to note flag and tee markers and observe and diagnose turf diseases; sufficient dexterity to safely operate powered and manual golf course maintenance tools and equipment; sufficient hearing to understand verbal instructions, respond to questions from the public, diagnose equipment malfunctions and hear warnings of golfers.

    4.         Sufficient mobility that permits the employee to operate required equipment safely in all types of weather.


    1.         Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, protective clothing and respirator.

    2.         Must submit to Department of Transportation requirements including pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random and return-to-duty/follow-up alcohol and drug testing.

    3.         Following a conditional offer of employment, the City of Waterloo requires a physical examination and a drug test by a physician of the City's choice to determine if an applicant is capable of performing the essential functions of the position.  Failure to pass the physical and drug test will result in withdrawal of the employment offer.

    4.         The City of Waterloo reserves the right to conduct a background investigation including driving, employment, education and criminal history checks on any applicant being considered for this position.

    5.         Must submit to and pass Civil Service examination procedures including a panel interview.


    Shift time will vary but will generally be an eight-hour shift between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with half-hour unpaid lunch break.  May work Monday-Friday but could be scheduled to work weekends with alternate days off (i.e. Monday and Tuesday).  When working the weekend schedule, will assume supervisory duties.  May be required to report after damaging storms.


    Qualified applicants who apply by the deadline date will be required to appear before an oral examination panel consisting of a minimum of three people who have expertise in the areas being tested.  An individual must receive a minimum average score of sixty points out of one hundred to achieve a passing score on the oral examination.  The top applicants, as ranked by their scores on the oral examination will be the individuals placed on the certified list.  Applicants who qualify as outlined and are full time regular employees of the City of Waterloo shall have one additional point per full year of employment up to a maximum of five points added to their final score.  Honorably discharged men and women from the military or naval forces of the United States who qualify per provisions of Chapter 35 of the Code of Iowa and who are citizens and residents of the United States shall have five additional points added to their final score upon submission of their DD214 or ten points added if they were awarded a Purple Heart or have a service connected disability. 


    Qualified applicants who apply by the deadline date will be notified of the time, place and date of the examination.


    Minority, female & disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • 10/08/2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    Wakonda Club is accepting applications for a Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

    Wakonda Club is an 18-hole private facility which opened in 1922. The most recent renovations were completed in 2002 and 2008. Greens, tees and fairways were re-grassed to bentgrass and all bunkers were updated with liners and Pro-Angle sand. Wakonda hosts a Champions Tour event every spring,  The Principal Charity Classic.


    • Two- or Four-year degree in turfgrass management


    •  Application of fertilizer and pesticides
    • Repair and maintenance of irrigation system
    • Tree maintenance
    • Assist in training employees
    • Assist in equipment maintenance


    • $38 - $42, 000, commensurate with experience


    • Health/Dental Insurance plans
    • Paid time off
    • 401-k
    • Paid Iowa and National Association dues
    • Paid Iowa Turfgrass Conference
    • Uniforms
    • Golf Privileges

    Send Resume To:

    John Temme
    Golf Course Superintendent
    1400 Park Avenue
    Des Moines, Iowa 50315

  • 03/19/2020 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Full-Time, Second Assistant Superintendent – Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort – Larchwood, IA

    • The Falls is currently seeking a qualified candidate for our Second Assistant Superintendent position. The Falls is an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed resort course. It was ranked as one of the best new courses in the United States by Golf Digest. The Falls has bentgrass from tee to green, and all greens are built to USGA specs. Our facilities and equipment are on the leading edge of technology, including the latest in GPS sprayers. The Falls is one of many properties owned and operated by Elite Gaming Resorts LLC. This structure provides for great opportunities in advancement within the company at all properties.

      Job Duties:

      The Second Assistant Superintendent will be responsible for assisting the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent with all duties surrounding the management of a successful golf course maintenance program. The Second Assistant must arrive to work every day with a great attitude, and a desire to do their best.


    • Successful candidate will have the ability to lead a team, communicate well, and demonstrate their knowledge and work ethic as it relates to golf course maintenance.
    • Minimum two year degree in Horticulture, Turf Management, or related field.
    • Golf course experience a plus
    • Ability to obtain Iowa pesticide applicators license.
    • Ability to obtain an IRGC license.
    • Mechanical ability a plus.
    • Compensation:

       Competitive hourly wage, overtime paid after 40 hours, on-time and loyalty bonuses.


    • Health, Dental, Vision
    • Company Match 401K
    • Profit Sharing
    • PTO
    •  Annual dues paid for IGCSA, SDGCSA and GCSAA
    • Costs to attend local meetings paid
    • Uniforms provided
    • Golfing privileges

    Please send resumes to:

    Chris Hickman

    1415 Grand Falls Blvd.

    Larchwood, IA 51241

  • 03/17/2020 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Full-time Golf Course Assistant Superintendent  - Meadows Golf Course

    The Meadows Golf Course is accepting applications for the position of Golf Course Assistant Superintendent. 

    Experience in operating and maintaining golf course, grounds and equipment.  Train and supervise staff.  Apply relevant landscaping, horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are exceeded by the golf course. 

    Must be HS grad or have GED.  Salary wage depending on experience. Post offer physical, drug / background screens required.  A minimum of 2-year degree in turf grass maintenance and/or 3 years applicable functional, supervisory and/or management experience, preferably in the golf industry.  Turf Management Certification preferable.  Must possess or be able to obtain State of Iowa Pesticide Applicator license within 90 days.  Hourly wage from $15.38-$21.10 hourly with potential OT during golf season.  Wage based upon experience.  This position qualifies for City benefits; including health insurance and IPERS.

    Please submit letter of application, resume and City of Asbury application for employment to: Jeremy Hawkins, 6525 Clover Lane, Asbury, Iowa 52002 by 5 p.m. on April 3, 2020.  AA/ EOE/ADA.   Inquiries may be sent to

  • 03/05/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa is excited to announce the exciting career opportunity of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The desired candidate will be involved in implementing agronomic programs that provide excellent playing surfaces as well as an enthusiastic atmosphere that nurtures team members.

    • Finkbine Golf Course is the University of Iowa Athletics Department championship golf course and is home to the Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams. Named for W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to the University of Iowa, the golf course consists of bentgrass greens, tees, and fairway and stretches 7,200 yards.   


      Reports to:                         Golf Course Superintendent

      Position Summary

      In collaboration with the golf course superintendent, the assistant superintendent helps direct and participate in the maintenance and daily preparation of the golf course.

      Essential Job Functions:

    • Motivates and directs staff on a daily basis.
    • Trains new staff on standard operating procedures and safe operation of all equipment.
    • Assists in planning and supervising the daily set up and maintenance of all areas of golf course grounds with an emphasis on greens, tees and fairways.
    • Prepares work schedules.
    • Help plan, coordinate, and complete construction projects that improve playability 
    • Involved in all aspects of IPM and BMP programs including fertilizer and pesticide calibration and applications .
    • Supervises and participates in the operation of maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage items.
    •  Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee’s safety, personnel, discipline and may also modify the daily work based on professional interpretation.
    • Involved in tree program that helps improve surface conditions through better air flow and more sunlight.


    High School Diploma required. Higher Education degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or Horticulture preferred. Must obtain any required local and state licenses or certifications.


    Previous maintenance experience in golf operations required. A minimum of three years experience in the golf industry. Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, and fairways.


    Ability to communicate effectively with managers, guests and employees in one-on-one and small group situations in a fast paced environment. Must be computer literate. Must be able to perform math computations essential for budgeting and cost analysis purposes.

    One year supervisory experience required.


    complete benefits package will be offered with this position. Those benefits will include PTO, 401k program, Health, Visual and Dental Insurance, Golfing privileges, Meals, Local and National Dues, and expenses paid for attending seminars.



    Send Resumes to:

    Tim Gravert

    Golf Course Superintendent

  • 02/27/2020 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Job Posting for Immediate Hire (Spring 2020)

    • Lake Panorama National (LPN, LLC) is hiring for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The position is open for immediate hire (spring 2020). The position is full-time, salaried with benefits. Interested applicants should email resume and contact information to admin@lakepanorama.orgFurther information regarding the position is listed below.

      Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Job Description

      Classification: Salary (Overtime Exempt)
      Reports to: Golf Course Superintendent

      Salary: $38,000 to $42,000 plus benefits (depending upon qualifications and experience)

      Position Summary

      The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is a working assistant superintendent position. The assistant superintendent is responsible for supporting the Golf Course Superintendent in all of their duties, which are listed as follows;

      Golf Course Superintendent’s Duties: Ensuring both the 18-hole Lake Panorama National Golf Course and Panorama West Golf Course are kept in good playing condition seven days a week throughout the golf season. Duties include, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of the operating and agronomic plans, hiring, training and supervision of the maintenance team, managing equipment purchasing and maintenance (during both the golf season and off-season) and coordinating with management and the pro shop to ensure smooth operation between LPN departments.. The Golf Course Superintendent must be focused on providing consistently high-quality playing conditions while staying within budget. The individual should be a strong leader, a good communicator, detail-oriented, self-motivated and experienced in turf management.

      Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    • Support operations of the maintenance department at Lake Panorama National Golf Course and Panorama West Golf Course.
    •  Support maintenance of both courses in proper playing condition according to LPN and industry standards.
    •  Assist Superintendent with planning and implementation of staff schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved with high efficiency.
    • Assist in development of  annual operating plans and implement within budget.
    • Perform various maintenance duties as necessary to maintain the golf courses in proper playing condition and according to LPN standards.
    • Assist in  course construction projects.
    • Assist in the maintenance and repair equipment as needed. Inspect for operating deficiencies. Lubricate and service equipment as necessary.
    •  Assist in maintaining service, repair and usage records on all equipment.
    • Assist in establishing  and implementing a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles etc.
    • Demonstrate to staff the use of equipment and train in safe operation.
    • Follow  safety procedures and ensure part-time staff is adhering to safety protocols.
    •  Assist in managing irrigation practices and scheduling to ensure optimal levels of soil moisture for playability and turf health.
    •  Assist in routine inspection and upkeep of the irrigation systems including changes and repairs as necessary.
    •  Assist in monitoring turf grass health and ensuring the courses are being presented at the desired level of conditioning.
    •  Assist in  fertilizer and pesticide applications as necessary.
    •  Assist in management of part-time  golf course maintenance personnel.
    • Show good leadership by reinforcing expectations of LPN management and Golf Course Superintendent to part-time staff.
    • Requirements of the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

    • Must be capable of filling-in for Golf Course Superintendent when necessary.
    • Education in a Turfgrass related field preferred, but not required.
    • Experience in the golf industry or related field preferred, but not required.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours as required including nights and weekends. 
    • Must be able to maintain a positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • 02/21/2020 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    City of Ames Parks and Recreation

    Maintenance Worker Position

    Salary: $43,846-$54,932

    Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-3PM

    Job Duties Include:  This will be a Turf Maintenance position with Parks and Recreation.  Turf areas managed include Homewood Golf Course, 35 acres of sports fields, 37 city parks, city right of way areas, and municipal cemeteries.  This position helps lead seasonal staff to maintain all areas previously stated.  Duties may also include areas outside main job duties including tree work, concrete work, cemetery burials, and more.  Weekend overtime hours are available throughout the year.  This is a Civil Service position.

    Applications must be done online at

    If you have any questions or want more information about the position please contact Patrick Wynja.

    Email:             Cell: 515-231-7093

  • 01/23/2020 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    1st Assistant Superintendent

    Elmcrest Country Club. Cedar Rapids, Iowa


    Elmcrest Country Club is seeking a qualified individual to serve as 1st Assistant Superintendent.  Elmcrest is a Private 18-Hole country club located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Currently working on executing a long range plan that includes renovating bunkers, building new tee complexes, improving course infrastructures, pond dredging, the addition of a short course, as well as an irrigation upgrade.  With these exciting changes coming, we are seeking a motivated individual who can help to lead our staff and projects.  

    Job Duties:

    ·       Assists in planning daily work schedules  

    ·       Assists 2nd Assistant Superintendent in the training of employees. 

    ·       Assists in supervision of various construction projects. 

    ·       Applies fertilizers and pesticides as needed. 

    ·       Must be able to identify all turf diseases on the golf course.

    ·       Maintains safety procedures and training for the department.

    ·       Helps prepare the course for daily play. 

    • Able to manage projects and lead the group in an organized manner.

    ·       Must be able to perform irrigation repairs on leaks as necessary.

    ·       Keeps informed on course starting times and special events. 

    ·       Assists in snow removal. 

    ·       Sets good examples for others to follow in job performance, work safety, equipment care, attendance and striving for efficiency. 

    ·       Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, bend and lift between 50-100 lbs. 


    Health, vision, and dental insurance, Paid time-off, 401-K, Lunches provided, GCSAA/Iowa GCSA Paid dues, Attendance to Golf Industry Show and local association events, Uniform allowance, Golfing privileges


    $35,000-$45,000 Depending on experience and qualifications

    Send Resumes To:

    Nick Kray- Golf Course Superintendent

    1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE

    Cedar Rapids, IA 52302


  • 12/19/2019 8:22 AM | Anonymous

    Brooks Golf 

    2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent


    The 2nd assistant golf course superintendent supports the superintendent and 1st assistant with the maintenance, operation and management of the 27-hole golf course and takes a leadership role in the superintendent’s absence.


    He or she is responsible for: 

    ·       Construction and maintenance of the golf course

    ·       Daily course setup

    ·       Irrigation repair

    ·       Pest scouting and pesticide applications 

    ·       Supervising the maintenance and repair of construction and maintenance equipment 

    ·       Winter equipment service

    ·       Actively participate in weekly planning meetings


    The 2nd assistant golf course superintendent reports directly to the Superintendent.


    The 2nd assistant golf course superintendent assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining golf course properties including: 

    ·       The golf course

    ·       Maintenance equipment 

    ·       The golf car fleet 

    ·       Clubhouse grounds and landscaping 

    ·       Open spaces, wooded areas and unused acreage on the property

    ·       Sod & tree nurseries 

    In addition, the 2nd assistant golf course superintendent assumes the following responsibilities: 

    o   Construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such properties, whether performed by maintenance staff or outside contractors. 

    o   Prepares an annual want/need/wish list

    o   Trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the properties. The 2nd assistant superintendent has authority to terminate employment of subordinates. 

    o   Plans maintenance and project work to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and long-range goals 

    o   Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work. The 2nd assistant superintendent frequently inspects the golf course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are being achieved and to effect changes in management programs. 

    o   Assists with inventory control and the equipment maintenance programs. 

    o   Keeps accurate records

    Employment standards

    ·       Requires advanced knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf 

    ·       Requires a high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making 

    ·       Requires excellent oral and written communications skills 

    ·       Requires participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, correspondence courses, field days and trade shows 

    ·       Must have or be able to obtain licensing as a pesticide applicator

    Pay Range

    This position offers year round employment with a starting base salary of $25,000 – 32,000 depending on experience. 

    Inquiries can be sent to:

    Brett Hetland, CGCS
    PO Box 678
    Okoboji, Ia 51355

  • 05/17/2019 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    Position: Assistant Superintendent
    Location: The Legend at Merrill Hills
    Starting Date: Immediately

    About Legend at Merrill Hills:
    The Legend at Merrill Hills is a C.H. Hardy design constructed in 1929. In 2013 the property became part of the Legend Clubs, a 54-hole private club in Waukesha County.  Our club consists of three distinctly different golf courses, each with their own clubhouse and pool.  Since joining the Legend Clubs, the Legend at Merrill Hills has undergone numerous projects including, tee box reconstruction, pond and cart path expansion, extensive tree removal, and Toro VP satellite installation.

    Salary/Benefits: $42,000 - $45,000 annually (based on qualifications). free housing, year-round employment, health insurance, vacation, golf, dues paid to state and national associations

    Job Responsibilities:
    Including but not limited to

    • Crew supervision
    • All aspects of course setup and maintenance
    • Irrigation setup and repair
    • Chemical and fertilizer calibration and application
    • Assist in planning and execution of course projects
    • Snow removal

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum qualifications: Associate's degree in Horticulture, Turf Management, Agronomy, or a closely related field.  Must be able to obtain a category 3.0 pesticide certification within 30 days of hire. Candidate needs to be highly motivated and flexible. Candidate must be a hands on individual and ready for any task.

    Responsible to: Golf Course Superintendent

    Main Contact:
    Randy Van Fleet
    W270S3425 Merrill Hills Road
    Waukensha, WI  53189
    (262) 527-4629

    Send Resume to (email address)

    Deadline: Until position is filled

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