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  • 3 May 2018 8:06 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) Wooster, OH is accepting applications for a Research Assistant 2. The Turf Technician position will provide research, teaching, and extension support for the Turfgrass Management Program; manage contracted research trials; develop and maintain plot plans; gather and record data; maintain lab facilities; establish and cultivate plant material in greenhouse; supervise student workers and graduate students; assist with field trips and special events; Position is term for up to three years depending on funding availability and performance. For complete job description and application instructions visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/ Job posting #438176. Deadline 05/13/2018.

    The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. EEO/AA employer.

  • 26 Mar 2018 12:46 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Prefer to work outside? Want to make your own paycheck? Then we have an opportunity for you at Rain One – where it is our mission to be a world-class leader in customer service built on helping people manage Earth’s most precious resource.

    Now hiring Irrigation Service Technicians who are committed to providing excellent customer service and enjoy solving new challenges. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, have a mechanical aptitude and take pride in delivering world-class customer service. Specific duties include working with pipe fittings, trouble-shooting low-voltage electrical systems and managing customer accounts. No experience is necessary. We can train the right person who share our same core values: honesty, responsible, problem-solving, and above all, humble.

    Rain One is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and is now the leader in irrigation and drainage in Columbus. Irrigation Service Technicians earn up to $45,000 in the first year and enjoy opportunities for career advancement. Benefits include: holiday pay, paid vacation, health insurance, retirement plan, as well as additional opportunities to earn more based on productivity and customer service.

    Apply on-line at www.rain1.com - About Us – Careers or email your resume to jobs@rain1.com.
  • 19 Mar 2018 10:32 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent
    The Camargo Club

    Experience:

    Three years golf course experience with history of increasing responsibilities.  This is a working position where you will gain experience by doing, planning, supervising and evaluating our efforts.

    Special Requirements:

    I'm looking for someone who desires to move forward in their career path and has the drive to reach their goal with my assistance and guidance. Five previous assistants have moved on successfully to superintendent jobs in the last fifteen years.  What they all shared was a great work ethic, resilience, sense of humor, pride and a touch of humility.  These qualities helped temper the effort and hours dictated by our goals of excellence.

    Comments:

    Located in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill Camargo is a wonderful Seth Raynor designed golf course. Camargo is featured in many Top 100 lists and is the premiere private club in the area.  It is a unique golf course and we continually experiment in our quest for improvement.   

    Salary and Benefits:

    Health, vision, dental and life insurance, 401k, meals, uniforms and clothing allowance, golf privileges, local and GCSAA dues and vacation

    $41,000 plus overtime

    To Apply:

    Email Doug Norwell at dnorwell@camargoclub.com

  • 19 Mar 2018 10:31 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)
    The Club at Nevillewood
    2427 Hilltop Road

    Presto, PA, 15142, US

    Email: ken.flisek@comcast.net
    Phone: 1-412-276-3289

    Educational Requirements:

    2 or 4 year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field

    Experience Requirements:

    Minimum of four years experience on a golf course, including at least two years as an Assistant Supt, or 2 years as an Assistant in Training at a club with similar standards

    Special Requirements:

    Candidates must be experienced managing Poa annua greens in the Mid Atlantic region, and be a hard working, detailed and results oriented person who can lead, motivate and train our 24 person crew on a daily basis. Position requires good listening and communication skills; knowledge of proper calibration and application techniques for fertilizers and pesticides; working knowledge of irrigation system operation, drainage installation, proper water management and diagnose disease and insect damage. Individual must be able to maintain a positive attitude while putting in the time required to provide our members with excellent playing conditions. Construction project experience helpful as we are always looking for ways to improve our facility. Prior experience with bi-lingual crew is helpful but not mandatory. Will assist in personnel recruiting, training and evaluations. Work with the GC Supt and other Assistant to plan and prioritize projects and schedule routine maintenance and spraying. Perform all duties of Golf Course Supt in his absence.

    Comments:

    We are looking to add an individual to our team who is eager to take the next step in their career while helping to enhance the excellent reputation of our 26 year old Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Pre employment drug testing

    Date Available:

    April 10, 2018

    Application Instructions:

    email or mail applications to the address provided

    Salary Range:    

    $45,000 - 50,000 based on experience

    Benefits: 

    100% club paid Health, dental, vision and life insurance. 401K, local and state dues and conference expenses, uniforms and Christmas bonus

  • 9 Mar 2018 2:23 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)
    Lawn Service Technician
    Grassroots Lawn & Irrigation Service
    • Training provided
    • Full time
    • Lawn fertilization
    • Weed control applications
    • No mowing
    • Irrigation experience a plus
    • Ideal candidate is detail oriented, quality conscious, good driving record/habits and a non-smoker.

    Apply at: www.grassrootslawnandirrigation.com or contact Stephen Bailey at grassrootssb1@gmail.com

  • 1 Mar 2018 11:24 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Position: Assistant Superintendent

    Date Available: March 2018

    Company Overview

    Terrace Park Country Club is a full-service private club located at the confluence of The Little Miami and East Fork Rivers in Milford, OH. Originally founded across the Little Miami in the Village of Terrace Park in 1910 as a 6 hole golf club. It wasn’t until 1931 when the club purchased land from a local farmer and moved to its present location to accommodate an 18 hole golf course and clubhouse. Today, membership enjoys a family friendly atmosphere with facilities to support activities for all four seasons of Cincinnati weather including a full size pool, fitness center, platform tennis, and an indoor golfing facility.

    Job Overview

    We are currently seeking motivated, detail oriented individuals to join our agronomy team as an Assistant Superintendent. This position works closely with and reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent to present an exceptional experience to our membership on a daily basis. Together with the current Assistant, the Assistant Superintendent will be tasked with the day to day operations of the grounds department.

    Job Requirements

    As Assistant, you will be heavily involved in daily decision making, staffing, crew leadership, budgeting, project planning, plant protectant applications and moisture management. Successful candidates should have a firm understanding of golf course maintenance practices required to deliver consistent and quality turf conditions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • An awareness of the construction, establishment and maintenance practices employed on golf course putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs and bunkers.

    • Familiarity with the characteristics and proper use of fertilizers and soil conditioners

    • Experience at managing turfgrasses in the Transition zone

    • Able to prepare the course for play in accordance with the rules of golf

    • Able to evaluate the course from the player's perspective

    • Train and supervise staff

    • Assure assigned tasks are completed to specifications

    • Knowledge of irrigation including watering practices, irrigation systems, pumps, wells and automatic controls and drainage

    • Perform Irrigation repairs/installations

    • Toro OSMAC experience a plus

    Additional Requirements

    • 3+yrs experience showing progressive responsibilities as AIT or Assistant

    • Certificate or 2-4yr. degree related to turf

    • Must have or obtain and maintain ODA pesticide applicator license within 6 months of entry into this job

    • Must be able to pass a drug screening prior to employment

    • Must possess a valid Drivers License

    Salary

    $30-36k

    Benefits

    Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Uniforms and On-site meals provided, PTO and Sick leave, Golfing Privileges, Dues, Education and Seminar Fees

    Application Instructions

    Please send resumes to:

    Scott LesChander

    Superintendent

    Terrace Park Country Club

    5341 S. Milford Rd.

    Cincinnati, OH 45140

    Or by email at: sleschander@terraceparkcc.com

  • 9 Feb 2018 1:28 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Company: 

    Brown’s Run Country Club
    6855 Sloebig Road
    Middletown, Oh 45042

    Minimum Experience:
    Previous experience as a head Golf Course Superintendent or at least 5 years as an assistant superintendent

    Minimum Education: 

    • 4 year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field
    • A bachelor’s degree with a 2 year certification from a Turfgrass/Golf Course Management program

    About the Company:

    Brown's Run Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Madison Township, Ohio

    Brown's Run Country Club was established in 1956 when a group of Middletonians utilized the rolling terrain of the Niderdale Dairy Farm to build a golf course. The course, designed by William & David Gordon opened for play in 1958. For over a half century Brown's Run is still a member-owned club.

    Brown's Run features bent grass fairways, and it is a par 72 that stretches over more than 6,830 yards. Four sets of tees accommodate all skills levels. The USGA rates the course as 73.1 with a slope rating of 123. The classic tree-lined fairways place a priority on accuracy and shot placement.

    Job overview: 

    · Reports to the Golf Director and General Manager.
    · The Golf Course and Grounds Superintendent is responsible for all operations related to the golf course, grounds and all equipment needed to deliver excellence.
    · Responsibilities include but are not limited to: turfgrass management, staff management, equipment management, golf course maintenance operations, budget forecasting and expenditures, proper water management, proper pesticide applications which include recording & compliance with state and local regulations, direct communications with the Golf Director and Green’s Chairperson about course operations.
     
    Superintendents Responsibilities:

    · Maintain the golf course and its playability to the satisfaction of the Club’s Board of Directors, Green Committee & membership.
    · Maintain Har-Tru tennis courts and swimming pool grounds.
    · Have the vision and drive for the golf course’s continued improvement, development and conditioning, while maintaining today’s high standards of playability.
    · Administer and enforce all club rules, regulations and personnel policies.
    · Recruit, supervise & coordinate the scheduling of the golf course staff including hiring, training, evaluating and disposition of employees.
    · Oversee the maintenance, scheduling and repair of all golf course maintenance equipment.
    · Responsible for inventory & cost control for maintaining the golf course.
    · Develop annual budget & plans for the maintenance and capital improvement projects.
    · Provide recommendations for improvements & capital equipment expenditures for the golf course, those of which will continue the growth & development of the club.
    · Work closely with the Golf Director & Greens Committee to operate the golf course in a fiscally responsible & professional manner.
    · Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
    · Have computer skills necessary to manage the course and to communicate with membership.
    · Design landscape plans for facility grounds & is able to implement the plans.
     
    Requirements:

    · Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and pesticide application license.
    · Knowledge of managing high-end quality playing conditions in transition zone.
    · Knowledge of use and operating of all standard golf course equipment.
    · Pass a drug and background check
    · Knowledge of safe use, mixing & application of chemicals and commercial products.
    · Knowledge of the game of golf, rules of golf and be a golfer.
    · Knowledge of proper irrigation system controls, maintenance and installation.
    · Knowledge of small on-course construction planning, budgeting and implementation.
    · High level of dedication to the golf course conditions and course improvements.
    · Ability to  effectively communicate verbally, in writing and electronically with the Board of directors and members.
     
    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary will be $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience. Benefits include: 2 weeks paid vacation and education and seminar fees.

    Start Date:

    March 15, 2018

    Return responses and questions to  amber@brownsruncc.com

  • 31 Jan 2018 4:30 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Sycamore Creek Country Club in Springboro, Ohio is currently accepting resumes for Assistant Superintendent.

    Educational Requirements:

    2 or 4 year degree in Turfgrass Management or turf related field

    Experience Requirements:

    • 1 year supervising a crew on a golf course, and a minimum of 3 years maintaining golf courses 
    • Seeking an individual with experience in...
      • bent/annual bluegrass greens
      • chemical/fertilizer applications and calibrating equipment
      • detailed chemical/fertilizer record keeping
      • hand watering experience
      • crew management
      • crew training
      • vast knowledge of irrigation system operation maintenance and repairs
    • Ability to obtain ODA pesticide license within 90 days of hire
    • Leader with strong work ethic willing to accomplish tasks solo or within a unit

    Special Requirements:

    The ideal candidate will fit into the team effortlessly with an ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

    Must have the ability to adapt and be supportive of the team

    Application Instructions:

    Please email cover letter and resume to bburke@sycamorecreekcc.org

    Salary Range:

    $34,000-$40,000

    Benefits Include:

    Health insurance, paid vacation, golf privileges, local and national association dues and discounted meals

  • 24 Jan 2018 4:04 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    24S SU UN $26.1816 per hour

    This position is a professional and administrative position responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the park division under the general guidance of the Parks and Recreation Director. Responsibilities will include the management of the physical properties within the park system. Work involves the coordinating, planning and supervising of the maintenance and construction of municipal parks, play areas, median areas, buildings, gardens and other public grounds.

    Duties will include the supervision and coordination of staff and their tasks at various recreation activities and events as well as contracting for park services, and overseeing part-time and seasonal staff, overseeing equipment and supplies, preparing budgets, and working in compliance with rules and regulations established by the assigned immediate supervisor, the Parks & Recreation Board and the City of Massillon.

    Employee must have the ability to implement comprehensive park maintenance and construction programs, make proper safety decisions, handle scheduling problems, oversee the park maintenance budget, and exercise supervision over all assigned employees. This position will participate in park programing and implementation along with working with the safety standard of all playgrounds/paths/trails/wildlife/reservoirs/greenery/singage/open green space. The employee’s work schedule will include evenings and weekends. The employee will be required to adhere to City and Department policies and procedures.

    Supervision

    The employee works under the managerial direction of the Parks and Recreation Director. Exercises supervision over full time, part-time, and seasonal staff. Work is reviewed through periodic meetings with Director and other staff, review of reports and for compliance with policies and procedures.

    Examples of Essential Job Duties

    Plans, coordinates, supervises, assigns, and implements park maintenance and construction projects within community buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, and other facilities; develop weekly, monthly and seasonal work schedules; coordinates services offered; oversees contracts; monitors the condition of all park facilities including ball fields, playgrounds, etc..

    Recommends for hire, evaluates, supervises, schedules and trains seasonal, part-time, full-time and volunteer staff; prepares contractual payroll; verifies time sheets, calculates pay.

    Monitors registration and attendance within pavilions; assess feasibility and public interest; submits periodic reports on projects and activities.

    Assists Director with the preparation of annual division budget, proposes annual project budgets; monitors budget; provides ongoing financial, activity, and attendance information and reports to the Director, prepares purchase orders and requisitions for all contracts, supplies, and equipment needs; maintains administrative records and reports.

    Recommends and develops policies and procedures concerning park maintenance projects required to meet the community needs; evaluates and revises projects based on priority, interest and attendance.

    Negotiates contracts with individuals and agencies providing project services, monitors contract compliance; documents expenditures and makes estimates; ensures proper delivery of services. Handles complaints and solves maintenance and construction problems; negotiates with participants and contractors.

    Serves on various committees, boards; makes presentations and speeches at meetings and other community events.
    Operates computer and writes and/or designs news releases, flyers and brochures.
    Attends Recreation Board meetings as assigned.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Experience and Training Required

    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration, horticulture, agronomy, landscape architecture, or a related field preferred; possession of a valid motor vehicle license issued by the State of Ohio; and minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in grounds or building maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

    Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and practices of park maintenance and management.

    Knowledge of the principles of supervision, personnel rules, policies, and procedures combined with the ability to supervise and guide the work of seasonal, full-time and part-time employees.

    Knowledge of landscaping, horticulture, and general maintenance.

    Ability to develop and evaluate projects, programs and services that meet the basic needs of the department and the community. Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate patience with individuals of all age groups, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, community members, contractors, other agencies, and the general public.

    Ability to operate office equipment and prepare clear and concise written reports.

    Preferred Experience and Training

    Familiarity with the building trades, landscape maintenance, small equipment repair, and custodial procedures. Membership, involvement and/or certification within professional organization (i.e. certified arborist); Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP),familiarity with swimming pool operation and possession of CPO or AFO and pesticides license.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Please return application and resume to:

    City of Massillon Parks & Recreation Department - Parks Attn: Steve Pedro, Director
    505 North Erie St.
    Massillon, Ohio 44646

  • 24 Jan 2018 10:46 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Looking for seasonal staff! 

    1. Part time licensed fertilizer applicator. Willing to hire full time on off time from fertilizing to fill in where needed as a landscaper to provide hardscape landscape and or operator of lawn equipment. 

    Driver's license needed.

    2. Full time applicant  must be experienced to operate a variety of lawn equipment such as: riding mowers, walk mowers,string trimmers & backpack blowers. Applicant will be  member of a lawn maintenance crew

    Drivers license needed.

    Hiring for mid March-November

    Bedford, Ohio 44146
    440-248-9787 or e-mail sales@elis.us

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