LEAD, TURF GRADUATE – AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

A leader in the world of golf located in Augusta, Georgia seeks a humble, hands-on, team-oriented professional to join as a Lead Turf Graduate.  The individual should be a consummate professional in all aspects and supports management staff in their efforts to the golf course crew in daily operations. 

The individual is the primary pesticide applicator and will assist in leading fertilizer applications. Helps in keeping the big picture in focus and taking necessary actions to ensure risk vs. reward strategies are fulfilled. 

SUCCESS TRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL:

  • A humble and mature professional who is described as a team player with high integrity.
  • Appreciates the history and traditions of golf.
  • Exhibits consistent organization, adaptability, and follow-through. 
  • High attention to detail, dedicated to a high standard of excellence.
  • Can work within a highly structured department, and understand their role is to execute on established processes and systems. 
  • Committed to the personal sacrifice and workload leading up to major events and demands of a world-class golf course.
  • Unselfish, helpful, and approachable demeanor with a preference for skill-based work.

INITIAL PRIORITIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Learns the culture, operations, and team to achieve individual and team goals. 
  • Supports management staff in primary pesticide, fertilizer applications, and record keeping.
  • Listens and pays attention to processes, programs, and projects.
  • Develops product knowledge, best use case, and proper scouting programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB:

  • Aids in bent watch programs and water management theories.
  • Aids crew in day-to-day maintenance operations.
  • Supports crew training programs.
  • Focus on course scout program and relay information to management staff.
  • Balance risk vs. reward ideals.
  • Supports facility R&M, and equipment clean up.
  • Helps with tissue sample analysis data entry.
  • Trains others on responsibilities and how to accomplish tasks.
  • Ensures effective running of processes, programs, and projects.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aid the Senior Director of Agronomy and his/her Assistants in a supportive manner to produce a well-groomed, healthy, enjoyable, and playable golf course for the Members.
  • Maintain a proficient knowledge of his/her required technical specialties.
  • Seek methods to reduce organizational liabilities and improve the quality of maintenance services being provided.
  • Perform other duties as delegated by management to be an integral part of the job.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision
  • Employee engagement activities and recognition events
  • Variety of benefits coverage options
  • 401(k) retirement plans
  • Wellness program
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Turfgrass management training and education including a two-year certificate from an accredited Turfgrass Management program or related field, but will consider those with relevant golf course experience and professional references.
  • Irrigation construction repair and maintenance knowledge desired
  • Minimum of one-year relevant working experience on a golf course
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and/or successfully complete the Club’s internal motor vehicle training program

PROJECTED WORK SCHEDULE:

  • During member season (October-May), normal work hours are 6:30 to 4:00 p.m., with higher hours expected during February/March/April, must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • During the summer season (June-September) – normal work hours are 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday with rotating weekends.

Deadline to Apply is December 29th, 2023.