County of Alameda

Golf Course Supervisor (#1148H)

Bargaining Unit: ( )
$39.86-$48.48 Hourly / $3,188.80-$3,878.40 BiWeekly /
$6,909.07-$8,403.20 Monthly / $82,908.80-$100,838.40 Yearly

Under general supervision plans, organizes, directs and supervises the maintenance operations at Hayward Area Recreation and Park District golf courses; supervises the maintenance and construction of golf courses; supervises the maintenance and repair of related equipment; participates in long range planning and renders professional advice and services to the District as required; provides high quality customer service.


The Golf Course Supervisor is a supervisory class, which exercises independent judgement in the application of specialized knowledge, and skill related to golf course maintenance. This class is distinguished from the class of Manager of Golf Operations in that the latter is responsible for the operation of the District’s golf courses, clubhouses, golf shops, and maintenance facilities and directs the work of all grounds and maintenance staff and oversees concessionaires contracts.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Manages and maintains facilities, which include:
• Golf courses and practice areas;
• Maintenance equipment;
• Golf car fleet;
• Clubhouse grounds and landscaping;
• Restrooms and potable water on courses;
• Open spaces, wooded areas, unused acreage and areas outside the perimeter fence and sod farm and nursery.
2. Manages construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of such facilities, whether performed by District staff or outside contractors.
3. Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment; supervises pesticide applications and/or operates and calibrates pesticide application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
4. Assists with the preparation of the annual budgets for maintenance and capital improvement of golf courses.

5. Formulates the annual maintenance and capital budgets to implement Board policies established in accordance with the Golf Department’s long-range plan and defined maintenance standards.
6. Interviews, hires, trains and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining golf courses.
7. Plans all maintenance and project work, applying his/her agronomic and administrative expertise to achieve the course’s maintenance standards and long-range goals.
8. Oversees the scheduling and routing of personnel and equipment to accomplish the work.
9. Acquires equipment and purchases necessary supplies to maintain district golf courses.
10. Maintains inventory control and oversees the equipment maintenance programs.
11. Approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep operating and capital expenses within the approved budgets.
12. Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, pesticide applications, etc.
13. Communicates regularly with other staff to discuss activities, goals, plans and customer input.


Either I

Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, horticulture or a related field.


A degree from a two-year turfgrass management program.


The equivalent of four years of full-time employment as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent at an 18-hole golf facility.


An acceptable combination of related education and experience equivalent to four years full time which includes working as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent at an 18-hole golf facility.

• Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record.
• Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.
• Pest Control Advisor certification desired.

Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation AED and First Aid Training Certificate within six months of employment.

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

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
• Agronomy and turfgrass management practices; a working knowledge of golf facility construction principles, practices and methods.
• Current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the maintenance management of golf courses, including, but not limited to, employment, safety, and environmental stewardship standards, laws and regulations.
• Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens; the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; the planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees, the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.
• Principles and practices of supervision.
• Computer applications related to work.

Ability to:
• Schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of workers and equipment.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Maintain effective employee and public relations.
• Apply excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Evaluate all employees under his/her supervision.
• Meet with the public as a representative of the District.
• Problem solve and make decisions.
• Prepare and monitor a budget
• Safely transport and lift objects weighing up to forty (40) pounds.

New doc: 1148HARD
CSC Date: 2/2/00
AM:po Revised 5/14/09
CSC Date: 1/27/2010



Ten (10) working days paid vacation each year; fifteen (15) days after five (5) years of service; and twenty (20) days after thirteen years of service.

Thirteen (14) paid holidays a year.

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day per month.

Choice of three (4) health plans for employees and their dependents, most, if not all of which is paid for by the District upon completion of probation. (Employees that are Full-time, benefits are effective upon date of hire)

Comprehensive dental plan for employees and their dependents after completion of probation. ( Employees that are Full-time,  benefits are effective upon date of hire)

Vision care reimbursement benefit.

Social Security paid for by District and employee.

Public Employees Retirement System (employee's share paid by the District).

Long Term Disability Plan.

Deferred Compensation Plan available.

Employee Credit Union services.

Educational Tuition Reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program.