Position Summary: Under limited supervision of the Golf Course Manager, oversees the planning, scheduling, and direction of golf course turf, maintenance, irrigation, and vehicle and equipment maintenance. Supervises a team of field maintenance staff. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Supervises personnel including work allocation and prioritization, training, performance evaluation and management; motivates employees to achieve high performance, creates and fosters a team-oriented and collaborative work environment. •Assists with the development and execution of the strategic operating goals and objectives. •Develops, oversees and implements an annual agronomic plan for the course •Work with the Golf Course Manager to develop an annual budget for the golf course and manage the dollars allocated. •Reviews and evaluates golf course conditions and makes decisions regarding grooming, irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide applications, repairs, and maintenance requirements. •Plans, develops and manages the maintenance program for the irrigation system. •Inspects, supervises, plans, and completes turf maintenance. •Approves pesticides and fertilizers that are appropriate for altitude and climate. •Inspects and identifies diseased areas and implements a pest management program. •Trains employees on equipment, techniques, methods, and procedures. •Evaluates irrigation requirements and sets irrigation system and controllers to ensure proper irrigation of golf courses. •Maintains logs and records on equipment and maintenance activities, fuel, chemical and water consumption, and personnel training. •Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. Schedules and performs off-season maintenance. •Interacts with the public to provide information and helps to resolve complaints. •Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. •Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required. •Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements. •Knowledge of golf course operations, construction and maintenance, as well as irrigation systems. •Knowledge of the game of golf. •Knowledge of agronomy, turf grass management and irrigation principles and mechanics. •Knowledge of fertilizers, pesticides, and insect/disease control. •Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures. •Skill in providing leadership to, supervising, training, coaching and evaluating assigned staff. •Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations. •Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. •Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. •Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels. •Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair manual and/or computerized irrigation systems. •Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. •Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. •Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. •Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. •Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures. •Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit and stand; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, and climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to crawl, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or another person.
Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level and in outside environments with exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, chemicals, and/or loud noises. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, and requires following basic safety precautions. Work may be stressful at times. Evening, holiday, and weekend work will be required. Travel, attendance at various meetings and work outside of normal business hours will be required.
Each and every County position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance. Employees are required to:
•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance; •Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment; •Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner; •Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and, •Maintain and enhance the County’s commitment to customer service excellence.
Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Agronomy or related turf grass management field, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience. •Three years’ golf course maintenance, such as equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation and pump systems, and turf and soil management experience. •Two years of supervisory experience across all years of experience. •Must be at least 18 years of age. •Must possess or have ability to obtain within first sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license. •Must possess or have ability to obtain within thirty days of employment and must maintain Community First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications. •Must possess or have ability to obtain within thirty days of employment and must maintain valid 3A and 3B State of New Mexico Pesticides, Herbicides, and Fungicides Licenses. •Must possess or have the ability to obtain within ninety days of employment and must maintain New Mexico JS6 Journeyman Irrigation License or approved equivalent. •Must successfully complete a thorough background investigation. •Must successfully complete pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
Internal Number: 19080
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Apply online at www.losalamosnm.us or by calling (505) 662-8040 if you have any questions regarding the position.If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or services to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505) 662-8040 at the time of application. Some documents can be provided in accessible formats. Contac Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.Selection Procedure:The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER