Francis A. Byrne Golf Course of Essex County, West Orange, New Jersey
Francis A. Byrne Golf Course is one of three courses owned and operated by the Essex County Parks and Recreation Golf Division. Francis A. Byrne Golf Course was built in 1927, originally known as Essex County Country Club West, with routing by legendary architect Seth Raynor and engineering by the esteemed Charles Banks. A major Restoration/Renovation has been approved for the Fall of 2022. We will be reconstructing greens to USGA specs with 007 Bentgrass Sod and expanding them to their original margins. All existing bunkers will be rebuilt, lined with Capillary Concrete and we will also be building an additional 20 strategic bunkers that Mr. Raynor had planned but were never built. The project will also include the rebuilding of all tees and lengthening course to 7k yards, major tree removal, extensive drainage work and cart path resurfacing.
The head assistant will be involved in all aspects of Golf Course Maintenance. Duties will include: pesticide and fertilizer applications and record keeping , mowing, irrigation system operation and hand watering, course set up, crew management, various cultivation practices, execution of small projects, tree work, operation of all turf maintenance equipment, employee training, equipment maintenance, basic computer skills, general upkeep of maintenance facility and oversight of the golf course construction company throughout the renovation process.
We are seeking a hard working, team player who is willing to perform any task assigned, big or small. The Assistant Superintendent will work side by side with the Superintendent with the planning of daily, weekly, monthly and annual objectives to produce the best playing conditions possible. The Assistant will assume all responsibilities of the Superintendent in his absence. Our assistants will be required to help out with pesticide applications, aeration and tournament preparation at our other two county courses when necessary.
Two or Four year degree in Turfgrass Management Program or related field. Three years experience working on a golf course. Recent graduates who have done multiple internships will also be considered for the position. Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a NJ pesticide license in 6 months. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. A love for golf course architecture, turf conditions and the game of golf in general are desired qualities.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $50k (depending on experience) Annually with the opportunity to make an additional $20k in overtime. Annual raises. Overtime is paid at time and a half. Union Membership in local IBEW 1158. Pension Plan, Paid Sick and Paid Vacation, Health-Dental-Vision Family Insurance, Golf Privileges, Uniforms and Association Dues. 1 week of vacation time in the summer allowing for a balance of work life and personal time.
SEND RESUME TO: Christopher Krno (Christopherkrno@gmail.com)
DEADLINE: until filled