County of Alameda

Golf Course Foreman (#1142H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$30.21-$36.73 Hourly / $2,416.80-$2,938.40 BiWeekly /
$5,236.40-$6,366.53 Monthly / $62,836.80-$76,398.40 Yearly

Under general directions, to serve as a working supervisor of golf course maintenance personnel; care and monitoring of the greens, tees, fairways, bunkers, tree planting, irrigation, and other facilities of the golf course.


This is a first line supervisory position assigned to the golf course and reports to the Golf Course Supervisor. This classification supervises golf course maintenance personnel and is distinguished from those of the next lower classification, Golf Course Caretaker, because of its lead-supervisory position responsibility for the maintenance of the golf course. This position differs from the next higher class, Golf Course Supervisor, by the latter class having responsibility for golf course maintenance and various park maintenance duties.

Note: The following list of duties are those usually performed by most employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Consults with the Golf Course Supervisor for budget requests and major purchases.

2. Supervises aeration, fertilizing, watering, planting and mowing of greens, fairways and related planting.

3. Supervises minor repairs to the equipment used for the maintenance of the golf course.

4. Supervises spraying of weeds, fungi and pests on the greens and fairways.

5. Supervises repairs to all water lines and pumps.

6. Supervises control of aquatic weeds in the lakes.

7. Supervises the planting and pruning of trees on the golf course.

8. Performs the duties of a Golf Course Caretaker as required.

9. Provides instructions and training of golf course personnel; evaluates performance of subordinate employees.



A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in the class of Golf Course Caretaker or an equivalent or higher level grounds care class in the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s service.



The equivalent of two (2) years of full time, paid experience in the maintenance of golf courses.


Valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record.
Valid Pesticide Qualified Applicators Certificate (QAC) or acquire a QAC within 6 months of employment.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


Knowledge of:

• The proper care and maintenance of greens, tees, fairways, bunkers and rough.
• The proper care, use and application of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.
• The proper care and use of equipment on the golf course.
• The proper care and use of fertilizers and fertilizer application.
• The proper troubleshooting and repair of golf course irrigation which includes but is not limited to: heads, valves, pumps, lateral and main water lines. The planting of trees and shrubs.
• The daily maintenance requirements on a golf course.
• The proper supervision and operation of centralized irrigation computer systems.
• A working knowledge of computer operation with experience in Word and Excel.

Ability to:

• Work independently of the Golf Course Supervisor and supervise the work with others.
• Effectively sequence work tasks and distribute among co-workers.
• Keep records and make reports.
• Order materials and equipment needed.
• Establish and maintain open and honest communications with co-workers at all levels of organization.
• Follow oral and written directions and instructions.
• Exhibit a high customer service priority.
• Maintain the golf course to satisfy the ever increasing demands of customers.
• Within CALOSHA guidelines, withstand periods of physical exposure to the presence of fumes, odors, dust and pollen without incapacitating adverse effect.
• Safely transport, lift and handle objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

AM:cs Revised 9/16/14
Old Title: Senior Golf Course Caretaker
CSC Date: 10/1/14