Golf Course Superintendent Iii

Lorton, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Is fully responsible for all maintenance functions associated with a 18 hole championship facility, driving range and practice areas. Develops and implements a comprehensive turf management program. Directs the work of staff related to turf management, irrigation, equipment repair, general maintenance, and custodial duties. Coordinates maintenance activities with general manager in order to ensure maximum utilization of the golf complex, driving range and practice areas. Oversees all aspects of a workforce comprised of up to 14 merit employees and 10-15 part-time employees. Recruits, hires, and schedules all merit and seasonal staff related to the operation, maintenance, and care for all golf course play areas. Trains and evaluates all staff and performs all performance management activities related to employee development. Responsible for an integrated pest management program and compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and guidelines. Oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for a fleet of turf maintenance equipment. Researches and writes specification and/or justifications for major course improvements, capital equipment and annual operating budgets. Daily verifies safe working conditions for all employees.

Note: Job Location 8701 Laurel Crest Dr. Lorton, VA 22079

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Manages the maintenance and operation of a large fleet of greens mowers, fairway movers, trim mowers, rough mowers, utility vehicles, spray tanks, sand trap rakes, seeders, aerators, etc.;
  • Develops and implements a detailed turf management plan for assigned greens, tees, roughs and lawn areas (and special complexities of cart paths where present);
  • Establishes criteria for and determines golf course playability and authorizes the opening and closing of the grounds;
  • Coordinates diverse maintenance, irrigation, and pesticide activities for user satisfaction and risk control;
  • Supervises the maintenance and operation of a large or multiple automated irrigation system including pumphouses, central computers, field controllers, valves and sprinkler heads;
  • Plans for and supervises major improvement projects such as greens and tees construction, cart path construction, sand bunker construction, site landscaping, pond dredging, etc.;
  • Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment;
  • Inspects park facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements and initiates corrective measures;
  • Compiles and retains operational and safety records and complies with federal, state and County safety standards;
  • Develops budget justifications for capital equipment, staffing and annual operating supplies;
  • Accountable for the purchase, storage and application and disposal of hazardous materials including pesticides, fertilizers and other turf care products;
  • Hires, supervises, schedules and evaluates a large staff;
  • Plans, schedules and conducts specialized on-site staff training;
  • Completes and submits various financial, administrative and statistical reports;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center and/or park management;
  • Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Knowledge of methods and practices of golf course maintenance;
  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used in golf course maintenance;
  • Ability to identify, isolate and initiate repairs to equipment and irrigation systems;
  • Ability to identify and treat turf grass diseases and pests;
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints, chemical labels and other technical documents;
  • Ability and skill to operate a variety of golf course maintenance equipment;
  • Ability to obtain necessary certifications.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from a two-year associate degree program with major course work in agronomy, turf grass management, recreation and parks, horticulture or related field plus four years’ experience as golf course superintendent or other applicable position at a golf course.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to an integrated pest management program, operation, and maintenance of an automated irrigation system, and implementing an approved nutrient management plan. Active member in local, state, or national Superintendent's Association. Current Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicators License and Fertilizer Applicators Certificate. Preferred experience with MS Office and FOCUS.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Category 3 Pesticide License (required upon hire)
  • Fertilizer License (required upon hire)
  • First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of appointment.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry check, and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to bend and stoop to examine turf and take samples. Ability to climb on and off various golf course maintenance equipment. Ability to walk and traverse uneven terrain.
Ability to work during inclement weather. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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