JOB POSTINGS

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT

Salary

$32.21 – $37.68 hourly

Location

Interbay Golf Course
2401 15th Ave., W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Job Type

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-time

Shift

Day

Department

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Bargainint Unit

PSIE, Local 1239—Recreation

Closing Date

1.15.19, 4 p.m. Pacific Time

About Parks & Recreation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools.  Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land.  We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities.  We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant.  SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.

About This Position

This is a supervisory position that plans, schedules, coordinates and supervises the work of a subordinate crew that is engaged in the overall maintenance of Seattle Parks and Recreation's Interbay Golf Course.

Job Responsibilities

The Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating maintenance activities at the Interbay Golf Course. Duties require being responsible for the proper environmental care and grooming of the entire golf course (45 acres).

The work requires knowledge of golf course maintenance and turf care practices, methods, materials, and equipment. The Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor makes decisions which involve selecting chemicals and fertilizers, establishing work priorities, and recommending changes and improvements to the golf course. Guidelines exist in the form of established departmental and Citywide policies and procedures and in specialized professional golf course maintenance methods. The employee must exercise considerable judgment in interpreting and applying them in specific situations. Personal contacts are maintained primarily within the department in order to coordinate work activities and exchange information, and with golf clubs and community groups regarding the maintenance of the course. The Supervisor is responsible for coordinating with the other Parks Golf Maintenance Supervisors for seasonal aerification.

Primary Duties
  • Actively participate with maintenance responsibilities on the golf course for the health of the course and safety for staff and golfers.
  • Supervises, plans, schedules and coordinates the golf course maintenance activities of subordinate staff; trains subordinates in technical and safety procedures; establishes work standards; inspects and evaluates subordinates' work.
  • Assists management in developing and implementing maintenance programs and related policies, procedures and methods.
  • Provides technical direction and supervises golf course repair, grooming, and improvement programs.
  • Establishes policies, procedures, schedules and records maintenance of facilities.
  • Monitors and meets budgeted expenditures. Prepares recommendations and justifications for the unit's annual budget including salaries, supplies, services, utilities and equipment.
  • Selects fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides; maintains inventories and records of applications; prepares purchase orders as necessary.
  • Inspects golf course greens for nutritional needs, disease and insect damage; prescribes and supervises necessary applications; determines quantities, mixes and timing for the application of all fertilizers and toxic substances.
  • Prepare and execute strategic action steps for Audubon Sanctuary Certification.
  • Reviews plans for contracted work and in-house projects; provides coordination with other departments, utilities, and businesses as required.
  • Maintains records of materials used and inventories of supplies and equipment; prepares purchase orders as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
Qualifications (Required)
  • Four years-experience in golf course maintenance, grounds maintenance, gardening or landscaping which includes
  • Two years of lead responsibilities
  • The ability to supervise others (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). 
Qualifications (Desired)
  • Knowledgeable about the Audubon Sanctuary Certification program
  • At least two years of direct responsibility of an automated Irrigation System
  • At least two years of Integrated Pest Management
  • Knowledge and active role in architecturally reshaping tees, greens and bunkers
Additional Information

Occasionally required to stand or walk for extended periods of time. Frequently required to work outdoors in all types of weather. Occasionally requires handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances.

Current Washington State driver's license. Washington state pesticide licensing is required after employment

Résumés To

Applications may be filed online at: seattle.gov/jobs
Job #2018-01789

Interbay Golf Course—Seattle —12.16.18
Club Overview

Fircrest Golf Club is a private 18 hole Golf Club located just outside of Tacoma. Designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Vernan Macan in 1923, it has stood the test of time ever since. Hosting tour events in the 50's and 60's and many State and Association tournaments since after. Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Babe Ruth are all part of the celebrity history of Fircrest. With Ben Hogan stating "I've played a lot of golf in my day and for me the opening three holes at Fircrest are simply the best in golf." As part of the team at Fircrest, it is our goal to professionally maintain and provide an excellent golf experience for all members and guests.

Responsibilities

Fircrest Golf Club is seeking a golf course superintendent responsible for leading and inspiring a dedicated team to assist in caring for the golf course. Reporting to the GM/COO, the superintendent is entrusted with the maintenance, operation and management of all golf course facilities.

Requirements

Education and experience in Turfgrass Management and knowledge of pacific northwest turfgrass practices. Strong communications skills and a golf enthusiast.

Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, a full benefits package.

Résumés to

Contact Fircrest Golf Club Shelly Inman, GM/COO
1500 Regents Blvd.
Fircrest, WA  98466
shelly@fircrestgolf.com

Fircrest Golf Club—Fircrest WA—12.18.18
Description

Designed by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson in 1975, Mill Creek Country Club boasts a scenic 18-hole layout set among tall mature firs with Mill Creek winding through several holes. Mill Creek Country Club is located just 25 miles North of Seattle and is managed by OB Sports Golf Management.

Position Summary

Manage and maintain golf course properties including golf course, clubhouse grounds and landscaping, open spaces and the equipment used to maintain these areas. Responsible for the development and implementation of all golf course maintenance programs, budgets, and personnel decisions.

Compensation

Salary will be based on experience.

Job Tasks/Duties
  • Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment according to the club’s / company’s turf management program.
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to department.
  • Maintains accurate work records for all personnel in the department.
  • Supervises all planting, fertilizing, care and removal of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
  • Maintains course in proper playing condition.
  • Inspects course regularly to evaluate and recommend improvements.
  • Plan all future improvements to the golf course, and oversees all construction, maintenance and renovations.
  • Oversees repairs of broken water lines or valves and may perform necessary repairs in an emergency.
  • Records all maintenance on course.
  • Supervises operation of the Equipment Repair Shop.
  • Prepares annual budget for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
  • Prepares and revises grounds manual.
  • Establishes short- and long-range plans for the golf course.
    Selects and prepares proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna.
  • Develops and maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems. Working knowledge of manual irrigation systems desired.
  • Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members, and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HAZCOM) program.
  • Ensures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products.
  • Communicates as necessary with GM and Golf Professional to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, scheduled events and the number of rounds played.
  • Communicates as necessary with Grounds, Golf or House committees or other applicable committees.
  • Attends staff and management meetings.
  • Keeps members informed about current and future maintenance activities.
  • Conducts daily facility security checks ensuring accurate inventory of equipment and keys.
  • Assists with snow removal planning.
  • Plans professional development and training activities for subordinates including safety training for equipment use and proper handling of fertilizers, herbicides, and all other chemicals used on course; assures that SDSs are available in convenient location.
  • Makes recommendations for capital improvement and purchases.
  • Supervises road and roadside maintenance within the club’s grounds.
  • Ensures proper landscaping for property outside of golf course including the clubhouse and surrounding areas.
  • Coordinates applicable work with outside contractors.
  • Determines when course should be closed due to weather conditions that may damage the course if play continues.
  • Conducts other appropriate tasks assigned by the General Manager.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or Plant Science.
  • An Associate’s degree from an intensive two-year turf grass management program.
  • Previous work as an assistant to an experienced Golf Course Superintendent required
  • Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting.
  • Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), class A.
  • Pesticide Application certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirements
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, short term and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, flexible spending for medical and dependent care, and 401(k) all available. Dues to local and national golf associations paid. PTO, golf privileges, and discounts on food and merchandise. Opportunity to advance career in the golf industry.

Résumés to

To apply send resumes to Steve Bowles, General Manager, at stevebowles@millcreek.cc. Posting to close December 26.

Mill Creek Country Club—Mill Creek—12.13.18
Scope of Responsibility

To create exceptional playing conditions, and manage the maintenance department with a constant mindset of improving the operation for our guests, team members, and owners.

Supervises

Maintenance Foreman; Pesticides Application Specialist; Irrigation Specialist; Equipment Operator; Equipment Mechanics

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Maintains all grounds and course maintenance equipment.
  2. Develops systems to insure scheduling, training, supervising and evaluation of all personnel assigned to department.
  3. Supervises planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, trees and other facilities on the golf course.
  4. Assists General Manager in developing annual budget and capital plan for department; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that budget goals are met.
  5. Works to meet or exceed established Golf Course Maintenance budgetary expense guidelines.
  6. Demonstrates positive leadership characteristics that empower and inspire employees to meet and exceed standards, while being a role model for the values of Columbia Hospitality.
  7. Manages the selection and preparation proper fertilizers and nutrients for all flora and fauna. Develops sound fertilization and chemical application procedures and annual plans.
  8. Implements and enforces comprehensive safety program for employees, members and guests on course in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
  9. Communicates as necessary with departmental heads to discuss conditions of facilities, maintenance plans and scheduled events.
  10. Insures that chemicals, petroleum and other controlled products are used, stored, and disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Maintains required records and strives to minimize the use of chemicals and petroleum products. SDS records maintained.
  11. Plans professional development and training activities for team members.
Qualificiations, Education, and/or Experience
  1. Minimum of five year’s golf course experience with golf courses, preferably with northern grasses
  2. Must have or possesses a valid pesticide license in the turf or ornamental category
  3. Experience with construction and maintenance of golf course greens, tees and fairways; the preparation and maintenance of an irrigation system including pumping stations and controls.
  4. Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment; prepare clear and concise reports; and maintain effective employee and public relations. Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  5. Computer literacy is required to perform functions of the job
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license
  7. Must be in good standing with the GCSAA
Schedule Requirements

This is a Full-time—Exempt (Salaried) position

Compensation

DOE, Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, 15 Days PTO)

General

Columbia Hospitality is a premier hospitality management company focused on the personal success and growth of its team members. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Columbia Hospitality employs nearly sixteen hundred people throughout the Pacific Northwest to serve the needs of our upscale, award-winning hospitality venues.

Résumés to

Please apply online by clicking here.

McCormick Woods—Port Orchard—12.14.18

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Description

Wing Point Golf & Country Club is a private golf club located on Bainbridge Island, one mile from the Seattle ferry terminal. The club was established in 1903 and is currently in the middle of a Master Plan renovation designed by Jeff Mingay. Wing Point does 18,000 rounds of golf a year, allowing just three outside tournaments. Since 2016 we’ve significantly modified seven holes, including the full reconstruction of two greens and a large scale tree removal program which is nearly complete. In 2019 we will be remodeling 40 bunkers throughout the year as well as renovating our pond banks in the fall. Traditionally, we have performed all of our construction work in house which offers a great opportunity for a person to broaden their skill set.

The club operates with a ten year old RainBird IC system, a full time staff of eight, with a total of sixteen in season. The equipment fleet is very new with a mixture of Toro and John Deere, which includes two Toro 300 gallon spray rigs, two TyCrops, four aerators, a trencher with conveyor, a backhoe and an excavator. We are also in the early planning stages of a new maintenance facility. A great opportunity awaits the next assistant as we undertake the completion of the Master Plan over the next few years, allowing the individual to take on a great deal of daily management of the course as well as aid in all aspects of construction.

Responsibilities
  • Daily management of the staff
  • Staff scheduling 
  • Payroll
  • Application of chemicals and fertilizers 
  • Hand watering
  • Course set up
  • Aid in irrigation schedules 
Qualifications
  • Prefer an education of at least a two year Turf Certificate
  • A minimum work experience of two years as a 2nd assistant
  • Dedication to the profession with a strong desire to move onward and upward
  • Prefer experience with irrigation repair and maintenance, drainage, complete proficiency in application of chemicals and fertilizers.
Compensation
  • $50,000 starting annual base salary
  • Up to $4,000 in annual bonuses
  • Full medical
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Association dues paid for
  • $3,000 annual conference and education allowance
  • Golf privileges
Résumes to

Send résumés and cover letter via email only to:
Michael Goldsberry, Superintendent
goldsberry_wpgcc@msn.com

Wing Point Golf & Country Club—Bainbridge Island—1.24.19
Description

Located in Scenic Spokane, WA, the historic Kalispel Golf and Country Club provides the ultimate Inland Northwest golf experience. Members enjoy a challenging, yet beautiful course, a world-class dining experience, and the highest level of service and quality in a picturesque setting along the Little Spokane River. Known as one of the best conditioned courses in the region, golfers of all skill levels have enjoyed its beautiful surroundings for nearly 120 years. The Par 72, Jim Barnes designed course has stood the test of time with very few design changes over the years.

Summary of Functions

Under the supervision of the Golf Course Superintendent (Jeffrey L. Gullikson, CGCS) the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is responsible to direct and participate in the maintenance of the all of the golf course turf and non-turf areas. In addition the Assistant Superintendent helps with the training and supervision of all the maintenance employees, and serves in the Superintendent’s capacity during his absence. The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in the maintenance of golf course greens, tees, and fairways; seeding and maintenance practices; understand the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods; and irrigation systems. In addition, the Assistant Superintendent must also have an understanding of the Rules of Golf and how they impact golf course maintenance.

Qualifications

Have a B.S. or an A.S. degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Turf Grass Management or related field. Have completed Toro SitePro (or like) irrigation training. Golf playing experience. 3-5 years of supervision experience.

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Starting salary $50,000 – $60,000 DOE
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Education Reimbursement
  • 13 days’ vacation, 5 days sick and 8 paid holidays
  • Matching 401K up to 4.5%
  • Bonus
Résumés to

For further information or to apply online, please visit our website at kalispelgolf.com.

Or by mail to:

Kalispel Golf and Country Club
2010 West Waikiki Rd.
Spokane, WA 99218

Or by email to:
Jeff Gullikson, CGCS. jgullikson@kalispelgolf.com
We exercise Indian Preference and are a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

Kalispel Golf and Country Club—Spokane—1.8.19
Description

Job Description: Peninsula Golf Club is seeking a full-time, permanent employee to fill the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The ideal candidate’s qualifications will include; having a valid Washington State Pesticide Applicators License, type Private Commercial or being able to acquire one in a timely fashion, having a valid Washington State Driver’s License and Social Security Card. Additionally, we are looking for a person who can help the course to be the best it can be each day. They must be willing to do the things it takes to bring the golf course to the next level, takes ownership and has pride in work ethic. Knowledge of irrigation, drainage, grounds and greens keeping and being able to run the machinery it takes to do those things. Knowing your way around a shop and having mechanical awareness is a plus. Be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas with respect and good humor. Understand and enjoy playing the game of golf. This position reports directly to the Superintendent, who reports to the Board of Directors. There is a benefits package that includes health, vacation and holiday that would be discussed with the awarded candidate.

Salary

30K plus DOE

Résumés to

pgcsup@gmail.com

Peninsula Golf Club on the Olympic Peninsula—Port Angeles—1.3.19
Description

Bald Eagle Golf Club located in the scenic coastal community of Point Roberts, is an 18-Hole championship golf course designed by Wayne Carleton, now under the direction of new Ownership. In 2003, Bald Eagle was ranked as the 8th Best New Public Course by Golf Digest Magazine. Bald Eagle is known for its classic design, aesthetic value and dry conditions, set in a mature forested setting in Point Roberts WA.

Overview

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. Under the Superintendent's guidance, the Assistant Superintendent will direct and participate in the maintenance of the golf course and practice facilities. The Assistant Superintendent will also play an integral role in leading staff members as well as hiring and training new staff to meet and exceed the expectation level and standards of the Bald Eagle Golf Club. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during an absence.

General Responsibilities and Requirements
  1. Inspect golf facility on a daily basis, monitor the conditioning and playability of all 18 holes and practice areas
  2. Delegate and schedule daily responsibilities to maintenance staff with Superintendent
  3. Assist in maintaining inventory and advise Superintendent and Mechanic of any equipment and/or supplies in need to ensure the proper maintenance and efficiency of the operation
  4. Supervise the staff and participate in conducting performance appraisals to ensure the standards are achieved to meet and exceed the expectations of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  5. Make recommendations to the Superintendent related to the maintenance necessary to meet and exceed the expectation levels of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  6. Assist in establishing annual operating and capital expenditure budgets and review payroll reports for accuracy and approval
  7. Instruct and train staff in safe equipment use, proper maintenance, and safe operating procedures
  8. Organize and keep accurate records on maintenance procedures, pesticide/fertilizer applications, safety meetings, and staff assignments
  9. Assist in the renovation of the golf course. A working knowledge of course renovation and construction will be considered an asset.
  10. Supervises and participates in the operation/maintenance of pumps, rainbird irrigation system and drainage systems. Troubleshoot, program, repair in coordination with superintendent
  11. Supervises and/or operates the use of pesticides and fertility applications by performing accurate calibration techniques to all equipment and training
  12. Operates with the highest competency all golf course related equipment, including specialty machinery needed to renovate and maintain the golf course
  13. Complies with all of the Bald Eagle Golf Club policies and procedures as set out by the Superintendent and Management team
Qualifications
  • Degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management or related field considered an asset
  • Experience as Superintendent, Assistant, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Foreman with a proven background in a progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office programs, Rainbird Software, e-mail, internet, social media, staffing software
  • Valid driver’s license and pesticide applicators certificate or capable of attaining within 6 months of employment
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes, working long hours, weekends and holidays
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills, taking initiative based on professional interpretation
  • Self-motivated, hands on and willing to contribute to the agronomic team to provide high quality turf conditions
Salary Range

$3,500 – $4,000 per month D.O.E.

 Résumés to

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Leah White—Administration

leah@baldeaglegc.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected will be called for an interview.

Bald Eagle Golf Club—Point Roberts—8.22.18


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ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT IN TRAINING

Overview

Broadmoor Golf Club is a premier, private 18 hole golf club located in Seattle, Washington. Broadmoor was founded in 1924 and has hosted multiple PGA Tour events, USGA Championships and NCAA Championships. Broadmoor is currently in the process of finishing a master plan restoration of the golf course which consists of yearly construction projects. This position will play an integral role in providing daily championship playing conditions, as well as gain experience with in-house and contracted projects.

Responsibilities

The AIT will work directly with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in all aspects of golf course maintenance, including budgeting and equipment purchases. Candidate will be responsible for communicating daily work assignments and training maintenance staff. This position will also help assist overseeing chemical/fertilizer applications, managing newer Rain Bird irrigation system, planning and assisting in the management of future golf course construction projects.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a minimum of three years golf course maintenance experience. Must have a certificate or degree in Turf Management/Agronomy. Candidate will promote a positive working environment, team work, honesty, attention to detail and professionalism throughout candidate’s tenure.

Starting Wage

$20.00/Hour, Overtime is available

Benefits

Broadmoor Golf Club will provide medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation/sick time, Christmas Bonus, GCSAA/WWGCSA/NTA association dues, meals, uniforms and golf privileges.

Available

Immediately

Résumés to

Please send cover letter/résumé/references to:

Sean McDonough
Golf Course Superintendent
Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email: bgctcc@gmail.com

Broadmoor Golf Club—Seattle—11.26.18

DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER SALES AND SUPPORT

Position Purpose Statement/Objective

The Director of POGO Customer and Sales Support contributes to the overall success of Stevens by assisting in sales support and business development efforts, directing customer and reseller support initiatives, and assisting in technical and development support. This employee maximizes returns to the company by increasing growth success through customer and product support efforts insuring a strong foundation is in place for increasing our customer base worldwide for all POGO opportunities. Customer will become familiar with and support the local Pacific Northwest US territory of golf courses and sports turf facilities while seeking opportunities for sales growth throughout the region.

Strategic
Management/Leadership
  • At all times adheres to, promotes, and affirms the company culture, vision, mission, and core values
  • Focuses on improving the success of POGO users in getting the most out of the POGO system to lead to further sales growth with current and potential customers by limiting failures and preventing problems
  • Role leads to cohesion between technical development, product implementation throughout the industry, and customer feedback and satisfaction of users worldwide
  • Role will monitor the POGO system to offset any backward steps due to product failure, dissatisfied customers and lack of follow up on business development efforts
  • Bring unity amongst the reseller network and communicate distribution support and growth opportunity efforts § Working closely with users of the POGO system in the Pacific Northwest by monitoring and analyzing their data, calling superintendents with insight and recommendations, visiting course, and helping them optimize use of the POGO system
  • Role will include being “the eyes in the sky” to help the superintendents and club managers be most efficient and effective at their job in using the POGO system
  • Visit golf courses currently using the POGO system and course not using the POGO system to expand the knowledge and use of POGO
Operational
Reporting
  • Maintain Goldmine and Quotewerks operations through direction of VP, Business Development
  • Will communicate daily with VP, Business Development on POGO customer and technical issues brought to light and will report these efforts and VP messaging to the team during daily staff briefing
  • Will report weekly to VP, Business Development on priority efforts with key goals and timelines
  • Review technical support inquiries on a daily basis and respond directly and employ key personnel when necessary so that problems are resolved without delay. Responses will include phone, web conference and email as needed
  • Review sales quotes and order follow ups on a daily basis, provided by VP, Business Development and from direct opportunities, and enter orders as directed
  • Provide monthly summary of sales to include all POGO Products and services (POGO Pro and Pro+, POGO mini, POGO Turf Pro cloud, POGO Weather, POGO Lab Analytics, POGO Consulting)
  • Assist with technical testing in POGO development efforts (App development, beta testing, hardware testing) under direction of VP, Business Development
  • Cooperate in developing training modules and plans for best efforts to help customer base understand all aspects of the POGO system and how to use it to get the most out of our products and services
Transactional
  • Process orders and customer follow on a daily basis as directed by VP, Business Development and from direct inquiries/opportunities
  • Process technical support inquiries and responses, and document through Zendesk support system and through any further support systems the company develops
  • Record bug notifications and issues identified internally or through customer communication. Utilize our Zendesk support system and Slack communication to ensure technical team is made aware of the issue. Report timeline on resolution or suggestions for additional needs and improvements
  • Maintain FAQ database, logging question and answer correspondence
  • Maintain CRM system with updated sales order dates, lost sales, closed sales and successful orders
  • Assist with out of office operations for conferences or customer support efforts as directed by the VP, Business Development. Some travel required (throughout the year outside of local region including the national Golf Industry Show (GIS), and local Pacific Northwest US region)
Qualifications
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Turfgrass Science, Agronomy, or related field
  • A 4- or 2-year degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management is a plus
  • Business management training / education a plus Skills
  • Fundamental use of MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook 365
  • Understanding of and experience with CRM such as Goldmine/Quotewerks or related systems as well as Zendesk or related support system processes
  • Punctual, committed and dedicated to accepting tasks and meeting deadlines while remaining proactive in offering initiatives to improve all aspects of our POGO sales and support operations
  • Ability to solve problems proactively and taking leadership in doing so
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic
  • Ability to communicate exceptionally well and handle good and bad messaging while offering a calculated professional response at all times
Traits
  • Possess a professional and amicable personality that remains levelheaded at all times while understanding how to relay a personal or customer issue even when uncomfortable
  • Take leadership in the opportunity to speak with customers, resellers and internal team members to meet goals, suggest improvements or follow up on needs designed to improving the overall POGO business
  • Needs to be comfortable and confident to arrange meetings, communicate with strangers, training others, and traveling alone
  • A strong listener with ability to offer a professional response at all times
  • One who takes pride in being on time and completing tasks successfully in the best interest of business development, customer and technical support
Experience
  • Three years or more experience working on a golf course maintenance staff
  • Supervisory role managing a golf course maintenance staff or customer/sales support role with a manufacturing company supplying products to the golf course and sports turf industries a plus
  • Experience working on sports turf facilities for precision turf management is a plus
Résumés to

info@pogoturfpro.com

Pogo Turf Pro—Portland OR—11.26.18

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Level

Experienced

Position Type

Full-time

Education Level

High school

Salary Range

$20 – $25 hourly

Description

Course Description: Built in 1927, Cedarcrest Golf Course is Snohomish County's most established public golf facility. Located two miles east of Interstate 5, Cedarcrest is a favorite for golfers of all skill levels. This picturesque 3-star course, redesigned by golf architect John Steidel, offers an unparalleled golfing experience - challenging play, natural beauty, meticulous greens and endless fun. An abundance of mature evergreen trees line the fairways, natural water features are plentiful and the addition of 52 sand bunkers installed in 2010 guard the small undulating greens. Measuring just under 6,000 yards with a par of 70, the course is not long by today's standards, but golfers must be on their game. 

Job Description: Cedarcrest Golf Course is looking for a highly motivated individual to become our full time lead Mechanic. This position requires the applicant to be skilled in preventative maintenance, the ability to break down/repair equipment, reel grinding, mower set up, and general mechanical and electrical troubleshooting. Golf course experience is a huge plus, but not required. This person would work 75% of their time at Cedarcrest Golf course and 25% of their time at Lynnwood Golf Course. 

Full Description and How to Apply

Cedarcrest Golf Course—Marysville—1.24.19

FACILITIES FIELD SPECIALIST Level-2, part-time

(these two positions vary slightly)

Description

Starfire Sports, operator of a 54 acre world class soccer campus and home training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC, located in Tukwila, Washington is seeking an energetic part-time Facilities Field Specialist. Join our dedicated crew and help us maintain that world class stature. Events hosted at Starfire Sports include but are not limited to:

  • SSFC home U.S. Open Cup matches
  • Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby games
  • Soccer, Lacrosse, and Rugby tournaments
Position

Facilities Field Specialist Level 2—Part-Time

Reports To

Director of Facilities and Fields

Position Type

Non-exempt

Hours

Minimum of 32 hours per week

Fringe Benefits

No

Compensation

$15 - $20 per hour (depending on skills, experience, and performance); overtime paid at time and a half

Basic Duties
  • This position will provide the opportunity to learn and perform all aspects of maintenance for the Seattle Sounders FC grass practice field. This includes but not limited to mowing, painting, aerating, topdressing, chemical applications, irrigation, basic equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Other sports turf opportunities may include experience with U.S. Open Cup, rugby, lacrosse and other events held at Starfire Sports Stadium.
Requirements
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, strenuously for long periods of time, lift and/or carry 50 pounds multiple times each day
  • Attention to detail, takes personal initiative, completes all work with high quality and a sense of urgency
  • Consistent positive attitude, punctual, responsible and exceptional customer service attitude
  • Ability to work individually or with others
  • Ability to operate and/or learn to operate grounds maintenance equipment
  • Schedule to consist primarily of afternoon to early evening shifts, but with flexibility to work varying shifts as the Sounders training schedule and maintenance plan necessitates.
  • Criminal history background check
Desired/Useful experience
  • Turfgrass/related degree and/or interest in pursuing a career in the field
  • Sports field maintenance, golf course or related experience
Résumés to

Email cover letter and résumé to:

Phil Hancock
Director of Facilities & Fields
Starfire Sports/Seattle Sounders FC
phil@starfiresports.com

Starfire Sports—Tukwila [Field 12]—1.2.19 [updated 1.14.19]
Description

Starfire Sports, operator of a 54 acre world class soccer campus and home training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC, located in Tukwila, Washington is seeking an energetic part-time Facilities Field Specialist. Join our dedicated crew and help us maintain that world class stature. Events hosted at Starfire Sports include but are not limited to:

  • SSFC home U.S. Open Cup matches
  • Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby games
  • Soccer, Lacrosse, and Rugby tournaments
Position Code

FFS-2PT

Reports to

Director of Facilities and Fields

Position Type

Non-exemp

Hours

Minimum of 32 hours per week

Fringe Benefits

No

Compensation
  • $11 - $15 per hour (depending on skills, experience, and performance);
  • overtime paid at time and a half
Basic Duties
  • Perform facility maintenance as assigned by Director and/or Lead Specialist
  • Take note of any facilities maintenance needs, report to Director and/or Lead Specialist
Requirements
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, and strenuously for long periods of time. Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds
  • Attention to detail, takes personal initiative, completes all work with high quality
  • Consistent positive attitude, punctual and responsible
  • Motivated with ability to work individually or with others (good team player)
  • Ability to operate/learn to operate equipment (Backpack blowers, mowers, utility vehicles, etc)
  • Ability to adapt/adjust to ever changing job tasks
  • Exceptional customer service attitude
  • Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week, with flexibility to work varying shifts as the event schedule necessitates. Varying shifts may include weeknights and weekends.
  • Regular schedule to include Sunday evening shift 2:00-10:30pm, or as needed.
  • Criminal history background check
Desired/Useful experience
  • Operation of small equipment/hand tools
  • Technical degree or other education and/or experience related to agronomy/horticulture/sports turf/facilities maintenance/handyman work
Résumés To

Please email resume to phil@starfiresports.com

Starfire Sports—Tukwila [Other]—1.2.19

golf course groundskeeper i

Salary 

$16.11 Hourly

Location 

Various - Seattle area, WA

Job Type

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time

Department

Seattle Parks & Recreation Department

Job Number

2019-00073

Closing

2/12/2019 4 p.m. Pacific

Position Description

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department (SPR) provides numerous benefits to the people of Seattle-healthy people, a healthy environment, financial sustainability and strong communities. This Department manages a 6,200-acre park system of 465 parks and extensive natural areas including four golf courses, three driving ranges, and the pitch-and-putt course.

SPR golf courses provide a high-quality golf experience for golfers.  More than 200,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the courses and help is needed to smoothly run the ground maintenance operations.

We are currently hiring for several Golf Course Groundskeeper I and a pool of successful candidates from this hiring process will be used to fill both regular, benefited positions and temporary positions for up to one year.

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs manual labor on a daily basis that may include, but is not limited to:
  • Litter pick-up and changing garbage liners
  • Raking golf course bunkers
  • Raking leaves and setting golf course up for plan
  • Changing flag cups
  • Watering golf course manually where needed
  • Digging holes
  • Painting yardage markers
  • Loading and unloading supplies
  • Trimming or pruning hedges
  • Spreading bark in flower beds
  • Use hand tools and small power equipment such as a gas powered weed eater, blower, or other walk behind equipment used for maintenance of greens and grounds
  • May assist Groundskeeper II and Golf Tech in general golf course maintenance duties as assigned
Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Golf Course Groundskeeper I experience not required but six months' experience in golf course grounds maintenance or general landscaping is desired.

Additional Information

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Requires the ability to work outside 95% of the time, in all types of weather conditions
  • Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May need to utilize some personal protective equipment such as respirator, gloves, ear protection, boots, and hats

License, Certification and Other Requirements

Benefit

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website.

Résumés To

Please apply online for this position by clicking here

Seattle Parks & Recreation Department—Seattle—1.29.19

GOLF FLEET TECHNICIAN

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Parks & Recreation

Job Number

19-00006

Description

The Golf Fleet Technician performs full journey level activities in maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, and altering all golf maintenance equipment, machinery, and all golf rental carts for Foster Golf Links.

A cover letter and résumé must be attached to your on-line application to be considered complete. Please note that you cannot attach these items to your application after it has been submitted.

The first review of applications will be done on February 18, 2019.

Hiring Salary Range

$ 4918 – $ 5424 per month, plus excellent benefits.

NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range requires Mayor’s Office approval.

Our Mission

To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests.

All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:

Caring—We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.

Professional—We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.

Responsive—We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.

The City of Tukwila is an equal opportunity employer and strives to employ a diverse workforce reflective of the community it serves. Qualified applicants with multicultural experience and/or backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on mowers, equipment, small tools, and golf carts; sharpens reels, maintains bed-knife to reel gaps, adjust mower heights, changes oils, filters, sparkplugs, greases fittings, monitors tire pressure. Outfits equipment with protective screening, lights, and decals. Works on electrical systems, repairs heating and cooling systems, performs custom fabrications, and repairs engines all associated with golf course maintenance equipment.
  • Selects and purchases various equipment and supplies as needed and maintains inventory.
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots vehicle and equipment problems in the shop and in the field.
  • Designs and fabricates equipment parts not readily available including welding fatigued or failed components, converting equipment to meet seasonal needs, adding modifications to existing equipment, and designing specialized tools and accessories. Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance activities for City vehicles and equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains various records, documents, and reports.
  • Provides technical advice to others working in the shop and monitors shop equipment to ensure that the equipment is in safe working order.
  • Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard work week.
  • Responds to service calls for emergency repair. Tests equipment on the course and occasionally assists with tasks on the course in various situations.
  • Assists departments in writing specifications for new equipment and vehicles; installs equipment; and makes modifications to equipment, and vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry)

  • Thorough understanding of mechanical operations for engines, electrical systems and hydraulics.
  • Maintenance and repair methods and techniques related to maintaining golf equipment.
  • Safety precautions applicable to maintaining golf equipment.
  • Tools and equipment used in maintaining golf equipment.
  • Laws and regulations applicable to maintaining golf equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures related to systems maintained; and
  • Material management techniques.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry)

  • Performing skilled and journey level maintenance activities related to golf equipment;
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing golf equipment;
  • Using hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment and instruments;
  • Operating golf equipment and vehicles maintained;
  • Inventorying and ordering materials and supplies;
  • Applying customer service techniques;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; and Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
  • Fabrication and welding.

Education, Experience and Other Requirements

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing golf equipment;
  • Performing skilled and journey level maintenance activities related to golf equipment;
  • Using hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment and instruments;
  • Operating golf equipment and vehicles maintained;
  • Inventorying and ordering materials and supplies;
  • Applying customer service techniques;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Physical Activity/Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions
  • Hazardous physical conditions (mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, etc.)
  • Atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, gases)
  • Hazardous materials (chemicals)
  • Intense noise
Résumés to

Click here to apply online

Foster Golf Links—Tukwila—2.6.19

grounds maintenance workers

Desccription

Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club in Federal Way Washington is searching for 2-4 grounds maintenance workers. Experience recommended but will train the right individual. Must be willing to work weekends.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Maintain course accessibility and appearance using power and hand tools to perform activities such as: mowing, weeding, edging, set up, raking sand traps, laying sod etc.
  • Maintains the appearance of golf course and clubhouse grounds
  • Operates and maintains utility vehicles and equipment following company safety standards and manufacturers recommendations
  • Must be willing to work in inclement weather conditions (rain gear furnished).
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Types

Full-time, Part-time

Salary

$14 to $16/hour

Résumés To

Please send by email to:
David Hobson
General Manager
dhobson@twinlakesgolf.net

Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club—Federal Way—2.1.19

LABORER

Decription

Ridgetop Golf has been renovating golf courses in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. We renovate and do restoration of existing golf courses. Our work includes rebuilding bunkers, tees, greens and fairways.

Ridgetop Golf is seeking golf course laborers to help support our reshaping tasks on the golf courses. Job will be shoveling, raking and sod laying. There are opportunities to work up to machinery operating. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of golf course construction first hand.

All applicants need to be willing to work outside, come to work on time, be willing to work hard and be a self-motivator. You will also need to have transportation to the jobsites. The jobsites will be primarily Puget Sound region mostly Seattle and Eastside

Wage

$20 per hour. OT will be given.

Benefits

Offered after a year of full-time work.

Résumés to

Please contact Ridgetop Golf at kip@ridgetopgolf.com or casey@ridgetopgolf.com.

Ridgetop Golf—Gig Harbor—10.9.18

Second assistant golf course superintendent

Description

Oki Golf is a great place to work! We would like you to Join Our Team!

The Plateau Club is looking for a 2nd Assistant Superintendent, reporting directly to the Superintendent and will assist the 1st Assistant and Superintendent in managing the turf crew and will also oversee the irrigation system, pump station and make all repairs to pipe and heads on the property.

Essential Duties
  • Schedule daily board for leading Team Members
  • Oversee Foreman and Interns
  • Repair all irrigation pipe and heads
  • Schedule irrigation nightly
  • Scout for turf disease
  • Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Operate mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, apron tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edge cart paths; edge, rake and maintain sand bunkers
  • Log reports, research work and input data
  • Assist with project work; assist in the construction on new greens, tees and fairways; grade and prepare soil base; lay sod; and seed tees, greens and fairways
  • Assist the 1st and Superintendent in managing the turf team during daily tasks
Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience
  • Turf Management with a degree from a credited university/college
  • Pesticide license issued by the state of Washington, and able to work within the required OSHA Communication standard
  • Knowledge of safety equipment and proper storage
  • Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment: Hand-operated spray equipment, Hand-operated rotary spreaders, Hand-operated drop spreaders
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work
Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member must/will be:
  • Able to work weekends and holidays, mornings and evenings as business demands
  • Lift, reach, bend, twist, push, pull, squat, grasp and use arm-hand coordination on a consistent basis
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts (and associated noise levels related to) and outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration
Benefits
  • Oki Golf offers an impressive collection of benefits! Some benefits include:
  • Full Time (30hrs + per week) may be eligible for:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Telehealth Coverage
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • FSA options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
All Team Members:
  • Golf Benefits, Meal and Merchandise discount
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Team Member Referral Program and more!
  • Oki Golf is an EOE/M/F/D/V workplace
Résumés to

Brittany Good
Human Resources Generalist

Tel 425.646.6972

Fax 425.467.0448

The Plateau Club—Sammamish—11.28.18

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Responsibilities


Responsible for generating new revenue and growing market share with existing accounts in the Golf and Municipal markets, as well as identifying and winning new business within the assigned territory. Provide superior customer service throughout the sales cycle, with an emphasis on support after the sale. Assist the customer in finding solutions to their problems. Educate our customers on the features and benefits of the lines that we represent. Compare and contrast against competitive lines where appropriate. Demonstration of equipment to qualified customers. Complete sales reports and attend sales meetings on a weekly basis. Act fiscally responsible with company resources.

Requirements

  • Have a proven track record of superior outside sales performance
  • Must be people-oriented, aggressive, sales driven, and a team player
  • Superior Organizational and Negotiation Skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
    Maintain a professional business appearance at all times
  • Proficient Computer Skills—Microsoft Office, Outlook
  • Frequent cold calling
  • Experience working with a CRM
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently, unsupervised
  • Some overnight travel
  • Clean Driving Record
Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years B2B sales experience
  • Basic knowledge of various types of golf & turf equipment and/or tractor/construction equipment, along with their appropriate applications
  • Basic understanding of leasing/financing
Additional Info

This position works out of our Everett location and covers Western Washington north of I-90.

Comp
  • Base + Commission = DOE
  • Medical/Dental Available
  • Matching 401K Available
Résumés to

Resumes can be submitted to Lud Kaftan at lud@rmtequipment.com.

RMT Equipment—11.4.18

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