Assistant Golf Course Superintendent (park/rec Specialist I)

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
$47,145.49 - $78,575.74 Annually
Posted
May 08, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Ref
21-00826
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent to be a part of one of the most highly-regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Supervises the tasks performed by and participates in the work of a staff responsible for the maintenance of a golf course and associated park grounds, structures and equipment. Implements the preventive maintenance program for all golf course and park equipment. Maintains parts inventory and procures supplies. Programs and maintains the automated irrigation system. Conducts both corrective and preventive repairs to the system. Operates all golf course/park maintenance equipment. Participates in mowing, fertilizing, seeding, course renovations and pest control activities. Installs and maintains annual and perennial plantings. Conducts daily inspections of turf conditions, and reports problems to supervisor and makes recommendations for corrective actions. Recruits, hires and directs the work of golf course maintenance staff and assists in the development of a comprehensive safety program.

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;
  • Knowledge of aquatics, grounds maintenance, horticulture, agriculture, cultural or historic resources, or other specialized area as appropriate for the duties of the position;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to plan, develop, and administer recreation programs or community activities;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with employees and citizen groups;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of administrative reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 an accredited two-year college or university with an associate degree in recreation, park management, therapeutic recreation, or a closely related field; plus two years of related experience in recreation center, park, athletic field, golf course operations, or community-based program coordination or a related field, as applicable to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
At least four years of golf course maintenance experience. At least two year in a golf course maintenance supervisory positions. Experience managing Turfgrass in the transition zone. Possession of a valid Category 3 pesticide applicator license.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Commercial driver's license (CDL);
Motor vehicle operator's license;
Virginia Registered Pesticide Application Certification (Turf) (Required within 6 months)

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to climb on and off various types of golf course equipment.
Ability to lift 30 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to use hand and foot controls for extended time.
Ability to wear respirators and other personal protective equipment and clothing.
All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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