2nd Assistant Superintendent/Assistant-In-Training

Windermere Golf & Country Club
Published On:   
March 10, 2021
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March 29, 2021
Created in 1957, the Club selected Clifford “Robbie” Robinson as the designer for its course. Robinson, a former associate for the legendary Canadian golf architect Stanley Thompson—the man behind Jasper and Banff—was thrilled by the fascinating land selected by the nascent club and was convinced he could create something timeless. It turned out he was correct.
Two years later, with more than 250 new members anxiously awaiting the opening of the course, the first nine holes opened for play and Windermere built a new clubhouse, which would be destroyed in a fire in 1964.
Over time Windermere became known as a “golfer’s club” in Edmonton, and its course, which stretches to nearly 6,800 yards from the tips, was recognized as one of the strongest in Western Canada. Now in the Top 100 in Canada, according to SCOREGolf magazine, Windermere has been tested regularly by the top golfers on PGA Tour Canada, and was one of the favorites of the players, many of whom now play on the PGA Tour.

Description of Role

The Windermere Golf & Country Club, an 18-hole private facility located in South West Edmonton is seeking the services of a qualified turfgrass professional for a 2nd Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work closely with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent in all aspects of professional protocol involved in golf course maintenance management. The successful candidate will aid in making educated horticultural and golf course management decisions and performing daily operations as required for maintaining the golf course to its finest potential. As part of the management team, you will be hands-on, assisting in the training and supervision of seasonal staff as well as assisting in the performance of all chemical, fertility, irrigation, and cultural practices

Responsibilities and Duties

Additional responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:

·      Operate GPS sprayer and other such equipment in the application of fertilizers and chemicals.

·      Perform tasks including tree work, snow removal and various projects throughout the year.

·      Work closely with the Assistant Superintendent in training and managing seasonal staff in all aspects of golf course maintenance throughout the season.

·      Help ensure all equipment is operating properly, and is operated in a proper and safe manner

·      Assist in the operation and maintenance of the irrigation system

·      Aid in the continual establishment and implementation of cultural and IPM programs

Provide a positive, fun, and safe work environment

Desired Experience

The ideal candidate in this position would possess 3 to 5years experience in a supervisory role in a golf course setting, with proven strengths in staff and Turfgrass Management. You will have or be working towards a Degree or Diploma in Turfgrass Management or related designation. Candidates with less-than-ideal experience will be considered towards an Assistant-in-Training position. The following would be considered an asset for any successful candidate:

·      An Alberta Pesticide Applicator’s license.

·      Previous arborist experience or associated certifications.  

·      The operation of Toro site pro central control irrigation program, the Toro Osmac satellite paging system along with knowledge of high-density poly pipe would be considered an asset.

·      Proficiency in Microsoft programs is key, as well as general knowledge of social media apps.

Compensation and Perks

We offer a highly competitive compensation package, and we thank you for your interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Details

Thank you for your interest. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Ready to Apply?

Sean Brown, Assistant Superintendent