Assistant Golf Course Superintendent position available at Rend Lake
The Rend Lake Golf Complex consists of the Rend Lake Golf Course, Seasons Lodge
& Condominiums, Buck & Bass Cabins, and a full-service restaurant and sports bar and
a banquet hall to accommodate approximately 200 guests. The Rend Lake Golf Course
is a beautiful 27-hole championship golf course on the banks of Rend Lake and was
named one of the best in the Midwest. The golf course has large bent grass greens
averaging 7,500 square feet per green. It has zoysia fairways and tees, numerous water
hazards, wide continuous cart paths throughout, meticulous landscaping creating a
mature, natural setting. The golf course also has a state of the art, lighted driving range
and practice facility with five sets of tees, raised target greens and a practice bunker.
The Rend Lake Golf Course is accepting applications for an Assistant Golf Course
Superintendent. The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the Golf
Course Superintendent and assists with the day-to-day oversight of the maintenance,
operation, and management of the golf course.
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with the responsibility of managing
and maintaining properties, which may include:
o Golf course and practice area
o Maintenance equipment
o Clubhouse grounds and landscaping
Manage all areas of the golf course in the absence of the Golf Course
Manage part-time and union staff
Apply golf course chemicals when needed
Mow greens, fairways, and other area when needed.
Works closely with the Golf Course Superintendent with preparation of the
annual budget for the maintenance and capital improvement of club
Approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep, as
nearly as possible, operating and capital expenses within the approved
budgets in the absence of the Golf Course Superintendent.
Works closely with the Golf Course Superintendent to keep accurate and
complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance
procedures, pesticide applications, etc.
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with planning all maintenance and
project work, applying his/her agronomic and administrative expertise to
achieve the club’s maintenance standards and long-range goals.
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with overseeing scheduling of
personnel and equipment to accomplish the work.
Keeps all buildings and equipment well maintained.
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with frequent inspections of the golf
course and related areas to evaluate how well management standards are
being achieved and to effect changes in management programs.
Assists the Golf Course Superintendent with maintaining all required records
Ensures cleanliness of all facilities under their control.
Manages safety to strive for zero accidents.
Performs other duties as required.
Desirable Training and Experience:
Minimum Job Requirements:
Past experience managing and operating a golf course maintenance
department when needed without supervision.
3+ years of golf course maintenance experience.
2-3 years of management experience.
2-3 years of pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide management experience.
2-3 years of fertilizer management experience.
Knowledge of irrigation systems and repair.
Knowledge of basic equipment maintenance.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Job Requirements:
Completion of post-secondary education (certificate, associate’s or
bachelor’s degree) with an emphasis on turf management, horticulture, or
Possession of an “Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License”
Experience in managing budget expenses.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Good verbal and written communication skills
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust,
fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, extreme weather conditions, and/or loud noises
Moderate physical activity. May require some heavy physical work; lifting,
pushing, or pulling required of objects in excess of 50 pounds.
Must be physically and mentally able to thoroughly complete the required tasks,
in a timely and competent manner.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which
require following basic safety precautions.
Salary starts at $45,000 per year and based on experience.
Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid
Vacation Time, Paid Sick/Personal Leave, Retirement Benefits.
If interested in the position, please mail cover letter and resume to the Rend Lake
Conservancy District, Attn: Jen Zinzilieta, P.O. Box 907, Benton,