The Director of Agronomy plans, coordinates and supervises a
comprehensive program of maintenance for 36 holes of golf, various
landscape and related areas to the standards approved by Ocean Reef
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the following duties and responsibilities the
Director of Agronomy advises the Director of Golf along with
Green and Golf Committees as to conditions that may affect the
normal use of the courses.
Develops budgets by maintaining accurate records of usage of
materials as well as labor hours needed for weekly tasks for both
winter and summer season.
Responsible for staff performance, staff recruitment, staff
retention and staff development.
Develops training programs for all staff and insures that safe
practices are applied for each task.
Provide daily - weekly instructions for superintendents as to
the proper and timely agronomic practices needed for the two
courses as well as all areas maintained by the golf maintenance
department. I.e., croquet court, bocce lawn, roadway and clubhouse
area maintenance, practice range, nursery green & mosquito spraying
for the courses and resort.
Coordinate daily and tournament course setup with the Head Golf
Professional to insure enjoyment by golfers.
Tour the course with the Executive Director of Golf and/or Golf
and Green Committee Members at their reasonable request.
Attend all Club meetings as required.
Attend and prepare presentations both written and verbal as
required for the Green and Golf Committee Meetings. Approve
advanced agendas and provide any special research information
Meet with Members and or groups concerning any issues under the
golf maintenance umbrella. I.e., Members who have property
adjoining the course, croquet committee, Bright View, etc.
Develop and implement a proper golf maintenance equipment repair
program. Including the supervision and direction of mechanics with
their repair and routine maintenance procedures insuring that
accurate records are kept and maintained for the longevity of each
piece of equipment.
Annually provide the Club with a required and desired capital
list that includes the age, function and present condition of any
new equipment and/or facility improvement needed.
Provide supervision of all irrigation under the golf maintenance
umbrella as well as advisement to other areas used by the Club,
ORCA and homeowner.
Monitor R/O water usage by courses and other users to help
insure this program operates within our water making capacity.
Conduct bi-weekly staff meetings and others meetings as
necessary to keep maintenance team members well informed and
Responsible for all golf maintenance buildings and storage
areas. The upkeep, the proper storage of all equipment, chemicals,
and tools including the areas that is for use as locker and break
rooms. A high priority is giving to cleanliness and safe working
conditions in all these areas.
Administers and directs all aspects of the entire golf
maintenance operation at Ocean Reef Club.
To perform this job successfully and individual must be able to
perform essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Through knowledge of all phases of golf course operations
including but not limited to agronomics, personnel development,
equipment operation and procurement, water management, course
construction and landscape
Maintain and up to date working knowledge of the various laws
and regulations that govern the use of chemicals, fertilizers,
Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills
Financial management and budget skills
Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to meet
dead lines and coordinate projects
Computer program skills for Club management responsibilities as
well as OSMAC and SITE PRO irrigation coordination
Education and/or Experience:
College turf and/or business degree required. Certified member
of the GCSAA with a minimum of 7 to 10 years experience as a course
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certified Golf Course Superintendent and certified chemical and
About Ocean Reef Club
Established more than 60 years ago as a small fishing camp,
today Ocean Reef Club is a beautiful private club community located
on 2,000 lush tropical acres at the tip of Key Largo, with a
variety of lodging, two championship golf courses, a 175-slip
marina, and more than a dozen restaurants and lounges.Ocean Reef
Club has grown to be one of the largest employers in Monroe County,
with a year-round staff of 600 Associates and hundreds of
additional Associates during the winter season. In addition to
competitive wages and excellent benefits, the Club allows
Associates to enjoy South Florida's wondrous climate and proximity
to the local attractions and the major services of Miami.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
is dedicated to serving its members, advancing their profession and
enhancing the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of