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Superintendent Second Assistant Golf Maintenance

Company name
BlueStar Resort & Golf

Truckee, CA, United States

Employment Type

Sports Recreation, Hospitality

Posted on
Aug 06,2019

Valid Through
Nov 19,2019

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Whether it’s playing an incredible round of golf, dining at our brand-new restaurant, The Sawyer, skiing the powdered slopes of nearby Northstar, or spending time on Lake Tahoe, it’s the perfect starting point for a lifetime of memories. It offers an incredible four-season family community where friends gather, celebrate, and enjoy each other’s company. Where the word community means more.


Set between historic Truckee & stunning Lake Tahoe, California


As a member of the Golf Course Maintenance Team, the Second Assistant Superintendent helps coordinate daily operations of the golf maintenance staff—meeting or exceeding established standards for employee satisfaction, guest satisfaction, sales, and financial performance. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent.


Communicate the core values and mission of BlueStar Resort & Golf (BSRG) to support the achievement of company goals.

Support the development of long range plans for the division and communicate BSRG goals and objectives to staff to encourage company engagement and commitment to their positions, facilitate the continual delivery of exceptional products to the marketplace, and provide profit contributions to the company.

Create an enjoyable and productive work environment by leading by example and taking a proactive position to all issues concerning course operation, safety, and human resource issues.

Mentor and help develop staff in all areas, including equipment operations, irrigation maintenance and operation, spraying techniques, and safety orientation and training.

Collaborate with the Superintendent to support employee development and succession plans by developing creative programs for the retention and recognition of employees and by coaching staff to encourage a commitment to personal learning and development.

Interview, hire, and directly supervise staff in accordance with BSRG policies and procedures, including planning, assigning tasks, and, at times, performing activities of workers supervised.

Work with the Superintendent to determine crew assignments; communicate with staff regarding daily operations and assignments.

Maintain open lines of communication between the golf shop staff and golf maintenance staff; work with the golf shop to facilitate outings and tournaments.

Work in a safe manner and use all personal protective equipment (safety gear) assigned.

Be aware of safety requirements and report unsafe conditions or accidents to supervisor.

Monitor maintenance and repair of equipment to ensure proper operation; communicate with management team to ensure timely completion of job tasks if equipment breaks down; purchase parts and maintenance materials as needed.

Anticipate fertilizer requirements for the week, month and year; help maintain inventory of fertilizer and chemicals.

Increased involvement with budget, payroll, and purchasing; with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to monitor expenses.

Communicate with the Irrigation Manager to discuss nightly water requirements, including main pumps, the fertigation injection system, and moisture on greens, tees, fairways, rough, trees, tee plants, etc.; monitor the operation of pumps and drainage systems to ensure their satisfactory operation.

Discuss the next day fertigation/chemical application with Assistant Superintendent and coordinate, as directed, by Superintendent.

Support staff training to use spreaders and sprayers.

Attend seminars, as requested, to keep current with developments in the golf industry.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


Must be highly customer oriented and responsive with high need for closure.

Able to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments.

Strong team-building skills including the ability to lead, cooperate, and motivate.

Must be role model and able to live our BlueStar core values:

Honesty and Integrity

Respect for the Individual


Competitive Spirit


Bachelor’s degree in Turf Science, Landscape, Horticulture, Agronomy or similar field, preferred or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

One to two years’ related experience in a related field, with supervisory experience preferred.

Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

Member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the local professional superintendent’s association.

Certified Applicator License, applicable to state.

Computer literate with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel.

Ability to respond to common inquiries or needs of staff members, guests, and vendors.

Ability to present information to management or staff.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret as-builts, reports, plans, labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and regulatory documents.

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as calibration rates, proportions, percentages and volume.

Must possess basic computational ability as well as budgetary analysis.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Must be able to lead by example by taking a proactive position to all issues concerning the golf maintenance staff.

Must have strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, with excellent customer services skills and an ability to respond to the needs and requests of coworkers and clients.

Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.

Must demonstrate initiative, with an ability to think, work, solve practical problems, and make independent decisions based on sound judgment.

Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is expected.

This position requires a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends, as well as possible travel.

Valid driver’s license is required.


This position operates in both a professional indoor office and outdoor environment.

There is routine use of standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, copy and fax machines.The noise level in the indoor environment is usually moderate.

There may be frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions.

Outdoor environments may require variable terrain while carrying equipment and navigating typical golf course obstacles, including, but not limited to, water, plants,and the natural landscape. The employee may be exposed to hazards including,but not limited to, cuts, slipping, tripping, and falls.

The employee is occasionally exposed to Arizona desert wildlife such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, bobcats, javelinas, etc.

There may be occasional exposure to precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

The noise level in the outdoor work environment is usually moderate, but can vary depending on the equipment or machines used.

Employees are required to wear all assigned personal protective equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position may be very active and may require standing and walking for the duration of a shift, sitting and driving, lifting, pushing, digging, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, using hands to fingers, touching and holding, and reaching with hands and arms; regularly required to speak and hear.

The employee must be able to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




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Company Profile
BlueStar is a boutique management firm and landscape services company focused on supporting golf course owners and community developers in the execution of their resort and golf amenities. Our expertise is in all aspects hospitality management, including golf, spa, food & beverage, community clubs, and more, and we also provide full-scale landscape services to numerous communities in Arizona. On the Resort & Golf side, the BlueStar portfolio spans literally from Orlando to Oahu, with many beautiful locations in between.

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