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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Denver Parks and Recreation – Denver Golf | Denver CO 80014 USA | Full Time | Posted: 02/12/2024

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With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver.


What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $67,000/year. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but are not limited to:


  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension, once vested after 5 years of service
  • 457B Retirement Plan
  • 140 hours of PTO earned within first year + 11 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday and 1 volunteer day per year
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date



We are currently hiring two (2) Assistant Golf Course Superintendents. In this position you can expect to work on site at either Kennedy Golf Course or Willis Case Golf Course 5 days per week.


Who We Are & What You’ll Do

With eight (8) golf facilities, Denver Golf has something for everyone: one 27-hole regulation golf course, four 18-hole regulation golf courses, one 18-hole executive mountain golf course, two 9-hole par three golf courses, two Miniature Golf facilities, four driving ranges (including a signature water range), six restaurants, and the Denver Junior Golf/The First Tee of Denver (one of the largest Junior Golf programs in the country). Denver Golf has outstanding course conditions and top-notch guest services for the best value. From urban golf settings to mountain vistas, you will find it here at Denver Golf. For more information about Denver's Golf Division, please visit: Denver Golf - Parks & Recreation.


Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community.  To that end, DPR is committed to:


  • Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion
  • Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity
  • Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization


Denver Parks and Recreation’s Golf Division is looking to hire an enthusiastic and hard-working Assistant Superintendent to join our team at one of our two locations. Kennedy Golf Course boasts 36-holes of golf (400 acres) and is a great landing spot for high-performing turfgrass professionals who enjoy a fast-paced environment. Willis Case is just seven minutes northwest of downtown Denver; with a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, the layout runs through full-grown stands of trees, with narrow, sloping fairways and small, subtle greens.


The Assistant Superintendent will report directly to the Superintendent and will be responsible for ensuring high-quality turf conditions, executing golf course operation priorities set forth by the Superintendent, and managing the day-to-day course maintenance.


Specifically, as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent you will be responsible for:


  • Directing and supervising the work of up to 15 seasonal outdoor workers
  • Supervising irrigation and water management practices
  • Overseeing and conducting chemical and pesticide application
  • Managing the planning and execution of irrigation system changes and updates, and course construction projects (as needed)
  • Ensuring proper winterization of the course including fencing, tarping, end-of-season agronomy practices, irrigation winterization, and chemical applications
  • Monitoring, controlling, and ordering maintenance inventory
  • Enforcing and following safety standards and practices for employees
  • Partnering with their assigned Recruiter to attract, interview, hire, and retain seasonal employees
  • Recommending employee disciplinary action to the Superintendent as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned


What You’ll Bring

Denver Golf is looking for a confident, team-oriented individual to join their team. Our ideal candidate will be savvy on identifying and resolving equipment malfunctions, will be an adept problem solver, and is willing to learn new trades and skills to support operations. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working in all weather conditions, not afraid to jump in when needed, and will be comfortable interacting with a diverse team of coworkers as well as with the public.


In addition, our ideal candidate will possess the following:


  • Experience with cool season and winterization of courses, particularly in a high plains semi-arid environment
  • Experience with golf course operations and turf management
  • Experience using and training staff on Toro LYNX Control System, Toro myTurf Equipment Management Software, FROST GPS Spray System, and POGO Turf
  • Experience managing seasonal/on-call employees


Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience in golf course maintenance
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • Licensure and/or Certification: Possession of a Qualified Supervisor Turf Pest Control License from the Colorado Department of Agriculture prior to the completion of the probationary period; licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment


Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until February 29, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than 2/29/2024 at midnight to ensure consideration.

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Location Denver, CO, 80014, USA
Annual Salary 55,000.00 - 67,000.00/Yearly
Categories Facilities Management/Grounds Keeping,Management/Administration/Operations

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Contact Name Jon Allen
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 720-337-6494
Job Code 231382