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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.

Superintendent, Golf Course Maintenance

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3049

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 37-1012

Pay Grade: 22

Date: April 01, 2007

Job Purpose:

Supervises and coordinates the work of staff at Jacoby Golf Course within the Physical Plant department in maintenance, construction, and general playability.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Some positions may require a Wyoming Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator's license
  • Valid commercial driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic, routine and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Building and facilities maintenance, safety and security.
  • Grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Horticultural practices and plant taxonomy.
  • Plant, soil, and insect diseases and control.
  • Applicable safety procedures.
  • Staff hiring procedures.
  • Management principles and practices.
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Technical event arrangement requirements including sound and lighting systems, or other specialized equipment.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Supplies and equipment ordering and inventory control.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
  • Consult with campus population regarding the application of herbicides, pesticides and chemical preparations.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade, including drive motor vehicles.
  • Perform grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Recognize plant diseases and insect infestations.
  • Safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Safely apply herbicide, pesticide and chemical preparations.
  • Interpret and complete landscape plans.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Develop, direct and coordinate all programs related to the maintenance and construction of the golf course.

Develop operational policies and procedures which will guide the support staff in the care of grounds, buildings, structures, and related equipment.

Establish long range operational goals and objectives.

Coordinate daily/weekly planning of maintenance and construction activities, and special projects and maintain an effective maintenance operations center.

Check and evaluate work progression and employee performance.

Inspect grounds and facilities continually to determine needed maintenance and repair.

Discuss and coordinate operations with golf course personnel, University departments and administrators, city and state offices, and contracted services.

Keep concise records of expenditures, payroll, personnel, operations, equipment, and tools.

Develop job costs estimates and programs for research and development.

Design additions to golf course grounds and structures.

Maintain a customer relations program.

Supplemental Functions:

Attend and participate in related conferences as assigned or deemed appropriate.

Working Conditions:

Various in/out door environments; regular exposure to chemical and biological hazardous materials or conditions; occasional exposure to fumes, odors, noise, dust, mechanical or electrical hazards; occasional exposure to changes in temperature in conjunction with maintenance of facilities/grounds and set up of events; occasionally works in confined or high spaces.

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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