Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Job description

Open Date:


Classification Title:

Golf Course Assistant Superintendent




Business Services - Golf Course

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:


Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time



Primary Function:

The golf course assistant reports directly to the golf course superintendent. The assistant participates in planning and scheduling the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, roughs and cart paths; and does related work as required. The assistant may serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mows, trims, edges, cleans and maintains all areas of the Golf Course.
  • Provides routine preventative maintenance on all equipment associated with the maintenance of the Golf Course.
  • Collects, removes and disposes of leaves, litter & debris from grounds.
  • Must be able to work in all conditions of weather. Is available outside the normal 40 hour work week schedule to support the operations of the course.
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession. Uses PPE as required.
  • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment.
  • Operates and calibrates pesticide/fertilizer application equipment; performs pesticide/fertilizer applications.
  • Operates and maintains irrigation and drainage systems.
  • May modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

Judgment Required:

Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Machines & Equipment Used:

Light and heavy maintenance equipment
Hand tools


Associate’s Degree/Certificate preferred


3-5 years minimum golf course experience

Job Related Skills:

Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways and greens; seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.


Valid driver’s license; ability to obtain Category 3 pesticide license

Student Contact:






Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Positions Directly Supervised:


Positions Indirectly Supervised:


Confidential Information:


Working Environment:

Work is performed primarily outdoors with exposure to weather conditions
Exposure to fumes, dust, and chemicals is likely

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift between 51-100 pounds (Heavy work), Must be able to carry between 51-100 pounds (Heavy work)

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected]u or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 7/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time