Base salary of $65,000 to $70,000 will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, GCSAA annual dues reimbursement, complimentary meals while on duty, and a 401k plan.
The 1st Assistant Superintendent is responsible for providing support to the Superintendent in managing all agronomic aspects of Wedgewood Golf & Country Club and delivering championship playing conditions on a daily basis. The 1st Assistant Superintendent will be a strong, energetic, highly communicative, detail-oriented team leader with a member-centric focus and the demonstrated ability to provide exceptional golf course conditioning. The 1st Assistant Superintendent performs all duties necessary in the proper management and control of the golf course operations and turfgrass maintenance.
The club recently contracted with our original architect, Robert Trent Jones, II Architects to prepare a Master Modernization Plan, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Our hopes are to begin construction in the fall of 2022. Current plans are to: rebuild all bunkers, shift/enlarge/rebuild select teeing grounds, enlarge driving range tees and create additional targets, selective tree removal/trimming, remove all bent grass in the rough, extend irrigation to all playable areas of the rough, replace all current sprinkler heads and install dual-directional heads around greens, reinforce greenside lakebanks, install additional closely mown areas around select greens, and make mild architectural updates to select holes. The ideal candidate can expect to participate in a significant reinvestment in the golf course early in their tenure at Wedgewood. The ideal candidate should be prepared to join our team in January of 2022.
The 1st Assistant Superintendent’s primary, but not exclusive responsibilities include the following:
Above all else – will be a vital part of a team environment where everyone shares in the responsibilities of making Wedgewood Golf & Country Club an exceptional club
Assists in the development of an annual operating budget for department, monitors and takes corrective actions as necessary to assure budgeted goals are achieved
Responsible for hiring, training, and managing a staff of hourly associates and oversees their professional development
Responsible for the care, custody and control of a large fleet of golf course maintenance equipment
Oversees the care and maintenance of all turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, ravines and wetlands on the facility grounds
Assists with supervision and control of all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers
Maintains drainage, irrigation and watering systems
Assures that effective orientation and training for new staff and professional development activities for experienced staff are planned and implemented
Supervises annual landscaping contracts, ensures proper landscaping of club property including the clubhouse and adjacent areas
Enforces comprehensive safety program for employees in compliance with local, state and federal laws; implements and manages the club’s hazard communication (HazCom) program.
Communicates as necessary with the Director of Golf to evaluate conditions of facilities, maintenance plans, and scheduled events
Shares in the care and maintenance of paved areas and sidewalks, and oversees all snow removal on property
Attends national and chapter association conferences and meetings
Ensures the highest standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are maintained
Maintains a professional, creative, fun and safe work environment
Conducts themselves in a responsible and professional manner at all times – at or away from club
Performs other duties as the Golf Course Superintendent may direct that are consistent with this job description
3-5 years of experience at course/club with championship-level playing conditions
College degree from an accredited Turfgrass Management program
GCSAA membership strongly preferred
Applicable pesticide application license
Proven leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to direct, coordinate, and manage all facets of a championship-level golf course’s maintenance
A natural leader who brings out the very best in those around them by setting clear goals and expectations, providing consistent feedback and support, and is respectful and professional in all interpersonal dealings
Must possess a positive attitude and is professional in nature with a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic, and can handle a fast-paced, high energy environment and clientele
An intuitive, personable style resulting in a sincere and visibly engaged presence with members, guests, and staff
Sound and current knowledge of human resource practices, including wage and hour laws, employment and discharge, equal opportunity employment, and OHSA regulations
Wedgewood Golf & Country Club, located in the quickly-growing suburb of Powell, Ohio, is home to an 18-hole championship course with first-class amenities and accommodations. The focal point of Wedgewood Golf & Country Club is our expertly prepared 18-hole golf course showcasing the masterful design of renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The championship layout played host to the Ohio Amateur Championship in 2018 and has also played host to the US Open Sectional qualifier in 2016 and is slated do so again in 2022. Our member-owned, private club has become accustomed to championship-level golfing conditions, thanks to its retiring Superintendent of the past 31+ years.
Wedgwood enjoys a 49,500 square foot Clubhouse with commanding views of both the ninth and eighteenth greens. Within the clubhouse, you will find both formal and informal dining with exquisite menu options in our five dining areas, men's and women's locker rooms and a fully stocked pro shop. Additional amenities include a fully equipped, 6,000 square foot fitness center with a beautiful view overlooking the golf course and a team of the area's best professional trainers, along with the tennis facility featuri...ng six Har-Tru courts, four hard courts, a tennis pro shop, and an indoor bubble over our four hard courts in the wintertime for tennis enjoyment year-round. Also featured on the property is a world-class swimming complex that includes a snack shack, with servers and cooks on hand to prepare delicious poolside menu items.
Currently, the club has a very active membership with 700 total memberships and 335 golfing memberships. The average member's age is 54 years old. Member play combined with outside charity/corporate events combines to play nearly 30,000 rounds in recent years. The club's leadership structure includes 9 Board members with the following Committees: Golf, Greens, Fitness, Tennis/Pickleball, Pool, Finance, House, Membership, Strategic Planning, and Legacy.