Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, MA seeks Superintendent

  • 15 Oct 2018 10:25 AM
    Message # 6734338
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Oak Hill Country Club

    Fitchburg, MA

    Oak Hill Country Club is a private, member-owned club in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Founded in 1921, Oak Hill has a rich history and has provided sporting and social activities for generations of families. For more historical information please visit http://oakhillcc.clubsoftlinks.com/history.

    Golf facility: 18 hole championship course, par 70, designed by Wayne Stiles and Donald Ross

    With 400 members, Oak Hill is home to a championship Donald Ross golf course and has proudly hosted many prestigious tournaments including the Massachusetts Open, the New England Amateur and the Massachusetts Amateur. Soon the club will celebrate its 100th anniversary by hosting the 2021 Massachusetts Open Championship. In 2017 the club completed a $3 million clubhouse renovation that features the elegant 1921 Room, a well-appointed grill room and bar with two distinct outdoor dining areas, and a spectacular ballroom with picturesque vistas of the golf course.

    In 2008, OHCC engaged Ron Pritchard to develop the Golf Course Restoration Master Plan. The Master Plan is used to guide and inform the club in ongoing restoration activities. Although no comprehensive plan has been adopted for execution of the Master Plan, the addition of several teeing grounds and the reconstruction of several bunkers and greens expansions have been completed. Characteristics of the golf course include pushup Bent/Poa greens (#3 and #8 are USGA construction) and Bent/Poa fairways. The Toro irrigation system is about 20 years old.

    Job Title: Golf Course Superintendent

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the General Manager and accountable to the President of the Board of Directors and Grounds Committee, the Golf Course Superintendent leads day-to-day operations of the grounds maintenance functions of the club. The Golf Course Superintendent demonstrates expertise in maintaining and executing a comprehensive turf management plan with a focus on results. The expectation is for golf course conditions to be maintained to a standard found at private golf clubs in the New England area, with an emphasis on high performance greens and firm, fast playing conditions.

    The Golf Course Superintendent is competent in planning and managing budgets associated with grounds operations. The position requires a strong and personable leader with team building and management skills to engage staff in maintaining a superior product. The Golf Course Superintendent is expected to interact directly and regularly with the membership, the Grounds Committee and the Board of Directors. The applicant must work effectively with other key areas of the club, such as Clubhouse and Golf Operations.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Plans, organizes and directs the maintenance and construction of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers.
    • Supervises the planting and cultural practices involved in growing various turf grasses, trees and ornamental plants.
    • Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemical/fertilizers used on the course.
    • Prepares and maintains the annual golf course maintenance budget and capital plans.
    • Ensures that maintenance equipment is properly maintained.
    • Procures supplies and materials within budgetary limitations.
    • Keeps detailed records of annual maintenance activities and costs. Prepares reports.
    • Maintains and executes a comprehensive set of standards for maintenance of the golf course and works with the Grounds Committee to keep the standards current.
    • Implements sound purchasing procedures.
    • Reconciles and provides timely coding of all invoices, payroll and other required documents.
    • Coordinates snow removal.
    • Ensures all club policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations.
    • Ensures that all associates obtain proper training and/or licenses needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns.
    • Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Assistant Superintendent(s), Head Mechanic, Greenkeeper, and Irrigation Technician.
    • Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs.
    • Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in agronomy/horticulture/plant/soil science strongly preferred
    • 3 years Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent experience required
    • CGCS Certification considered a plus
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated administrative and executive competence.
    • Computer proficiency; competence with Microsoft Office applications preferred.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include holidays and weekends.
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

    Please send resumes to Mark Erickson, Search Committee Chair, merickson63@comcast.net by October 26, 2018.


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