San Jose Country Club is currently seeking the role of Golf Course Superintendent.
Founded in 1899 SJCC was built on its current site in 1912. Rich in golf history with the likes of Mark Wiebe, Roger Maltbie, Joseph Bramlett, Justin Suh and several other successful tour players past and present call SJCC home. The course was originally designed by Tom Nichol and re-designed in 1936 by William Watson. Currently, the club is working with architect Andy Staples and the Staples Golf Team for future upgrades.
The property is roughly 100 acres with 80 irrigated. Greens consist of 100% Poa annua while tees, fairways and rough are a poa/rye mix. The irrigation system is Rainbird. in addition to the golf course, there are several landscaped areas that surround the clubhouse, pool and bocce courts.
The current agronomy staff consists of two assistants, head mechanic, irrigation tech, horitculturist and 14 greenskeepers.
The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the maintenance of the golf course and property grounds. The superintendent has total responsibility: for the hiring, termination, organization and training of the grounds department staff; for operational policies & controls; for budget development and management; coordinating golf course based activities on a regular basis with the professional golf staff; and interacting with the club administration to establish and effectively address short and long term goals. The Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the General Manager.
The Golf Course Superintendent will be required to perform the following tasks, but not limited to:
Oversee golf course maintenance and construction.
Develop, secure concurrence, implement and monitor maintenance standards.
Be responsible for managing and maintaining maintenance equipment, clubhouse gardens, trees, landscaping, sod farm, nursery, and perimeters.
Interface with Club members to enhance their enjoyment and participation in golfing activities through monthly/quarterly reports to membership.
Be responsible for fiscal activities and performance of all golf course maintenance/construction operations, including planning, forecasting, budgeting, monitoring and corrective management on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Assist the Greens Committee, Architect Integrity Committee, and the Board of Directors in developing and implementing long range (strategic) and annual (operation and capital) plans, operating reports, forecasts and budgets.
Attend all Club Board of Directors’, Greens Committee and AIC meetings.
Coordinate maintenance/construction operations with the Golf Course calendar, the Director of Golf, and the Clubhouse Manager and communicate maintenance activities using various means including the Club’s website.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise all staff, including Assistant Superintendent(s), outside contractors, contract laborers, and mechanics.
Oversee the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work; frequently inspect the golf course to evaluate how well maintenance standards are being achieved.
Keep accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather, maintenance procedures, chemical applications, etc.
Maintain collaborative partnerships and negotiate effectively with vendors to ensure reasonable prices for supplies.
Supervise physical inventories of supplies. Assist in the development of necessary systems to safeguard inventories.
Be responsible for overseeing the education of the Assistant Superintendent(s) to ensure that they reach the level of competence required for advanced certification and that they maintain an active classification in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
Participate in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, courses, field days, and trade shows.
Receive and resolve complaints from Club members, guest, and employees regarding golf course maintenance and construction activities.
Assure operational compliance with safety procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
Update emergency plans and procedures and assure that effective training for these programs is conducted.
Assure proper licensing and credentialing of staff so that the Club is in compliance with state and federal laws regarding environmental controls, pesticides and fertilizer usage, and such other regulatory demands applicable to the Club and golf course maintenance.
Integrate computer technology using the Club’s Internet website so as to provide timely and effective communication of Club maintenance activities and write a monthly article for the Fairway newsletter.
Fulfill any and all other duties required, recommended, or encouraged by the Greens Committee Charter.
Performs other appropriate assignments and projects as required by the General Manager.