Rattlewood Golf Course in Mt. Airy, MD seeks Assistant Superintendent

  • 03 Dec 2021 11:15 AM
    Message # 12162757
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Rattlewood Golf Course located in Mt. Airy Maryland is seeking a trustworthy, and goal-oriented team leader to join as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

    Rattlewood was acquired in 1995 from a private developer. Featuring an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse that was converted from residential use, Rattlewood is eight miles north of Damascus on Penn Shop Road just off I-70 and MD Route 27. Rattlewood is also a short drive from Monrovia, Ijamsville, Linganore & New Market in Frederick Maryland, Glenwood & Woodbine in Howard County & Sykesville, Eldersburg, Taylorsville & Westminster in Carroll County MD.

    The Montgomery County Revenue Authority (MCRA), created in 1957, is an instrumentality of Montgomery County and a public corporation. The MCRA has two primary functions, one is to operate self-supporting public facilities, and the other is to finance public facilities. On the operations side, MCRA directly manages the Golf Course System (of 9 golf courses) and operates the Montgomery County Airpark.

    For more information, please visit https://www.mcggolf.com/courses/rattlewood

    Ideal traits and characteristics for success:

    • Enjoys being a part of a team-based culture with the opportunity to advance their technical expertise, organizational leadership skills, and grow within the organization.
    • Craves variety and change, while delivering high-quality products and services
    • Goal oriented leader, who consistently sets priorities, takes the initiative with little supervision
    • Has a passion for the outdoors and embraces new ideas, concepts and technology in the turf and golf industry
    • Thrives in an environment of trust, collaboration, problem solving and consistent achievement of high standards

    Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent, and manages a team of 4-8 individuals throughout the season
    • Takes leadership role in instructing and coaching staff on daily operations including mowing, water management, course set up, projects and bunker maintenance
    • Applies fertilizers and plant protectants with safety and compliance as a top priority
    • Collaborates with other managers including Equipment Manager to ensure proper working conditions in the maintenance shop facilities and golf course.
    • Develop proper communication channels to check systems, processes and work activities for potential improvements
    • Will actively participate in bunker and tee renovations between 2021-2023.
    • Collects data and tracking information to present informed management decisions
    • Short-term goals and priorities for the Assistant Superintendent:
    • Develop rapport with existing team and begin to develop new team members through cross-training, performance evaluation and consistent coaching
    • Creates and executes daily goals for operations including but not limited to mowing, applications, irrigation programming, and course set up
    • Maintain and enforce safety training to encourage a positive workplace culture
    • Enhance daily operations and course presentation through course scouting, moisture management, plant protectant applications and project management

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • $55,000-$65,000 salary range
    • Vacation - 80 hours annually with ability to earn up to 160 hours based on years of service
    • Sick and Safe Leave - 80 hours annually
    • Meal provided during work shift in season
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance offered
    • 401a - Employer provides mandatory 8% after 7 months, employee 4% match
    • Life Insurance - up to 8x your W-2 income amount
    • Accident Insurance
    • Short-term (100% employee funded by Aflac) and long-term disability offered
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Professional association dues and continued education
    • Complimentary golf at all MCRA properties
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Prescription Drug Insurance Plan
    • Voting Leave
    • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan


    • 3-5 years of golf course maintenance, turf or landscape maintenance
    • A certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science, horticulture, landscape or similar field is preferred
    • A basic understanding of the game of golf and standard course maintenance practices
    • Maryland Pesticide and Fertilizer license, or ability to acquire within 90-days.

    Course Statistics:

    • Number of round per year - 40,000, 90% cart rounds
    • Annual Golf Course Maintenance Budget - $525,000
    • Full-time employees - 3 full-time
    • Green Construction - USGA
    • Turf Types - Greens - Bent/Poa, Fairways - Ryegrass, Tees - ryegrass

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