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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Assistant Superintendent, Golf Course Maintenance

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6245

UW Job Family: 61

SOC Code: 37-1012

Pay Grade: 21

Date: April 01, 2007

Job Purpose:

Supervise and participate in the planning, coordination, and inspection of maintenance operations for University Golf Course.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid commercial driver's license
  • Valid Wyoming Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license or the ability to obtain license at the next available testing session

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable University, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of Golf Course equipment.
  • General maintenance methods, techniques, equipment, supplies and tools.
  • Designing, setting, and maintaining complex irrigation system.
  • Building and facilities maintenance, safety and security.
  • Grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Horticulture methods and materials.
  • Horticultural practices and plant taxonomy.
  • Plant, soil, and insect diseases and control.
  • Pest management principles, techniques, agents, and equipment.
  • Federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to pest management.
  • Safe handling, mixing, application procedures, and storage of herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Supplies and equipment ordering and inventory control.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understand and follow advanced verbal and written instructions.
  • Understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Manipulate complex irrigation systems, including pumps, wiring, valves, and distribution lines.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.
  • Determine and coordinate staffing needs for regularly scheduled, emergency and special events.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Consult with campus population and general public regarding the application of herbicides, pesticides and chemical preparations.
  • Lift and/or manipulate objects weighing up to 100 pounds regularly.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Recognize plant diseases or insect problems.
  • Safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Safely apply herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade, including drive motor vehicles.
  • Perform grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Establish and coordinate an equipment maintenance and service program for the Golf Course.
Make hiring recommendations, train, supervise and evaluate designated support staff; oversee training and supervision of safe operation of equipment, tools, vehicles, and all maintenance procedures.
Supervise/participate in maintenance operations for the Golf Course including landscaping maintenance with specialized irrigation operation and maintenance, and horticulture maintenance of ornamental plantings, highly specialized turf, flowers, trees, shrubs, plants, and bunkers.
Supervise/participate in preparation and conditioning of grounds and soils, mowing, trimming, weeding, pruning, aerating, fertilizing, and pest control.
Inspect areas to ensure compliance with established standards, rules, and regulations; inspect and make basic or difficult repairs and/or adjustments to equipment for efficient operations.
Plan and coordinate work schedules of support staff and complex maintenance requests, services, and work schedules with Physical Plant, outside contractors and vendors; may supervise/enter data into computerized record system.
Assist with management of property, inventory, vehicle, and maintenance records; maintain current records of safety procedures; prepare reports regarding maintenance operations.
Provide effective communication and public relations to employees, students, and the general public.
Receive information regarding damaged equipment, facilities and fixtures; handle within department and university guidelines and regulations to maintain, repair, or request replacement(s).
Determine personnel needs to complete special or emergency projects; arrange for auxiliary personnel as needed.

Supplemental Functions:

May provide budget recommendations for equipment and maintenance needs.
May perform duties of Superintendent, Golf Course Operations in his/her absence.
Assist the State and Federal Inspectors or others with site inspections, as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Various in/outdoor environments; occasional exposure to fumes, odors, noise, mechanical, electrical or chemical hazards.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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