Capilano Golf and Country Club near Vancouver seeks a second assistant superintendent.
The successful applicant will be self-motivated, disciplined, and dedicated to achieving high standards in their work. This position requires technical schooling in the area of plant and soil science and a minimum of three years experience in golf course turfgrass management.
The second assistant superintendent is responsible for overseeing IPM programs, as well as working with technical staff and aiding in the supervision of part-time and seasonal staff.
The successful applicant will exercise good judgment, independence, and excellent management skills and report to the assistant superintendent and course superintendent. It is a full-time, salaried position.
Liaison to the course superintendent and assistant superintendent and be an extension of them at all times.
Supervise and give instructions based on the direction of the assistant superintendent or course superintendent.
Assist the assistant superintendent in formulating work schedules.
Ensure students under their supervision are properly trained and employee reviews are completed on time.
Work with the environmental coordinator to plan and assist in the safe and timely application of all fertilizer and chemical applications.
Sit on the Occupational Health and Safety committee in the winter months.
Work with Environmental Coordinator to maintain certified Audubon status and ensure that all requirements of this program are being met.
Monitor inventory of PPE and all other health and safety-related accessories.
Maintain the course to a high standard under the direction of the assistant superintendent and course superintendent.
A degree or two-year diploma in a turfgrass-related field from a recognized college or university.
Sound understanding of agronomics.
Desire to succeed and exceed standards at an intensely maintained golf course.
Willingness to learn and aid in implementing new programs.
Knowledge of office software and databases.
An understanding of golf and how it relates to club operation and membership.
Good understanding of the Audubon program and how it applies to environmental stewardship and IPM programs.
Valid drivers licence.
Ability to obtain a B.C. pesticide licence within first 90 days of employment.
Our goal will be to allow the incumbent to develop the necessary management skills to move into the assistant superintendent position at Capilano, or at another facility, within the next two to three years.
Please submit resumes and cover letters by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All cover letters should be addressed to:
Jamie Robb, Course Superintendent
Capilano Golf and Country Club,
420 Southborough Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C., V7S 1M2
Application deadline is Oct. 20.
Anticipated start date is Nov. 5-12.