Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Golf Course & Estate Supervisor Job in Kenya

Golf Course & Estate Supervisor

Background and scope

Directs, manages and ensures proper maintenance and the development of Karen Country Club golf course and estate.

This is a professional position involving managerial responsibilities and advanced technical knowledge in golf course design and maintenance but must also anticipate and implement all golf course maintenance practices as such, this is a “hands on” position requiring participation in many daily tasks while managing the ground staff.

Main Responsibility
  • Prepare plans, organize and implement the proper maintenance of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, bunkers, trees, water hazards and all other parts of the estate
  • Prepare and direct total maintenance program, assigning tasks to subordinate staff, and evaluating their performance.
  • Prepare and present budgets to the Golf committee through the Director and ensure that the budget is administered correctly.
  • Responsible for the selection of capital improvement projects.
  • Analyze disease, insect and other turf grass stress problems, select and apply solutions to resolve problems.
  • Manages and ensures proper maintenance of complex irrigation system for golf course.
  • Installs redesigns and modifies system as necessary. Performs and supervises electrical and plumbing repairs of the system.
  • In charge and directs the usage of all the agrochemicals and fertilizers on the golf course.
  • Monitors store operations and keeping its records thus controls fuel and materials usage.
  • Ensures safety within and without the workshop area as well as instructing the machine operators on safety, efficient operation and care of the machines.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Formal Qualifications in Green keeping/ Turf Management
  • At least 5 years’ experience in green keeping gained at a selection of top class golf courses.
  • Must be a Certified Agrochemicals user and possess training in Health and Safety.
  • Knowledge on the game of golf
  • Knowledge of the use of turf and landscaping equipment including tractors, mowers, strimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers and Irrigation systems with particular emphasis on Toro machines.
  • Experience in preparation of courses to PGA tournament standards and maintenance of sand based greens
  • Experience in building tees, greens and bunkers
  • Excellent communication, analytical, planning and reporting skills.
Applicants are expected to be of high integrity and no criminal record.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit an application letter, stating your current salary, detailed CV, with names and telephone contacts of three referees on or before 17th Feb 2012 by 4pm.

Applications MUST be emailed to recruitment@karen.or.ke.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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