of turfgrass management and promoting the use of best management practices

to best protect the environment.



March 12, 2024 4:04 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

Facility Name:                 Riverside Golf  Course

Location:                          Portland, Maine

Position / Title:              Assistant Superintendent

Golf Course Assistant Superintendent (Supervisor) – Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - 40 hours/week, 6am - 2pm - The City of Portland, Maine seeks a dynamic, experienced leader at Riverside Golf Course for the Department of Parks,Recreation & Facilities.

This is a full time, year-round, working supervisory position that assists in maintaining the grounds of the City owned golf course. The Assistant Superintendent will work closely with the Superintendent on all aspects of maintenance and overall conditions of the golf course. This position’s assignments involve specific areas of expertise including growing conditions, playing conditions, and improving daily member experience. Must be comfortable and confident with executing daily tasks ranging from mowing practices, turf repair, chemical/fertilizer applications, irrigation repair, daily golf course setup, and winter recreation operations. Regularly reviews course playing conditions and determines effective methods to correct problems such as drainage, turf management, pest management and overall playing conditions. This position will supervise permanent and seasonal employees and work with private contractors working on City properties as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains appropriate records of work performed, employee time, equipment and material usage, and other pertinent data. Provides daily logs of work. Provides information as requested for weekly, monthly, and annual reports. Provides instruction to individuals and crews on equipment and safety in accordance with state and local regulations. Coordinates and assists with snow removal, ice rink maintenance, and grooming of Nordic ski trails at the Riverside Golf Course. Assists as needed with Departmental winter operations including sidewalk snow removal, pinch point clearing, parking lot clearing, and other City-wide winter operations tasks. Oversees crews working winter operations as needed. Performs related work as required. Requirements of Work: Considerable experience in golf course maintenance, and management; graduation from a standard high school; preferred completion of post secondary education in landscape maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills. Thorough knowledge and ability to conduct golf course maintenance, drainage, automatic irrigation systems and control of fungus, weeds and diagnose and treat turf diseases. Ability to supervise and train personnel. Experience working with a diverse workforce. Some working knowledge of light-duty equipment such as skid-steers, tool cats, backhoes, sidewalk plows. Ability to use a computer and working knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office software, including Excel and Word.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical assessment. Must have and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR certifications or the ability to obtain within the first 6 months of hire. Possession of a valid Maine Commercial Pesticide License: Category 3-B; or another state’s equivalent and must transfer to State of Maine License during the 6-month probationary period. Must possess a valid Class C driver's license in good standing. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Supervisors Union – Grade 27 – Weekly Salary Range $994.00 - $1,061.60. External candidates are eligible for a $2,500 sign on bonus to be paid out over a two year period. Accepting applications until vacancy is filled. [Benefits are included in the link below.]

To Apply:  click  https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/EmploymentOpportunities/JobDetail.aspx?req=%20215&sreq=3&form=1000&desc=G 


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