job listings

Contact MAGCS to submit your listing or phone 630-685-2420.

Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Springbrook Golf Course
The Naperville Park District is looking for a Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for our Springbrook Golf Course location. This position performs the daily maintenance of all aspects of the golf facilities, supervises the activities of the part time maintenance staff, and assists the Superintendent in the daily operation of the course. This position is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Golf Operations.

Location: Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL
Salary: $17.55 - $21.93 per hour
Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week, schedule varies depending on season, weekends and holidays are expected.

To be considered for this position, interested individuals must complete the online application accessible at Materials submitted through mail, email, or fax will not be considered.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 1.         Coordinate golf course set up and support (e.g. changing green hole, tee marker and flags as needed).
  • 2.         Collaborate with the Superintendent in planning, scheduling, and supervising the maintenance of the golf course.
  • 3.         Supervise and participate in the operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation and drainage systems.
  • 4.         Apply pesticides for control of weeds, insects, and fungal disease problems as needed.
  • 5.         Inspect golf facilities and property for safety and cleanliness. Evaluate, determine and prioritize necessary repairs and maintenance.
  • 6.         Clean and organize work and storage areas.
  • 7.         Operate and maintain equipment.
  • 8.         Perform administrative duties including inventory, budget, and daily record-keeping.
  • 9.         Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, vendors, community partners and co-workers.
  • 10.       Follow and model compliance with all District, State, Federal and departmental safety and risk management, personnel, administrative policies and procedures, ordinances and regulations.
  • 11.       Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management.  Report all accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions in a timely manner.
  • 12.       Comply with District Financial Policies.  Communicate budgetary requests to supervisor.
  • 13.       Supervises temporary staff assisting with equipment maintenance by training, communicating job expectations and coaching 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision of the Vehicle and Equipment Technician, perform minor maintenance and repair of golf equipment and carts.
  • May assist in the general maintenance and/or repairs to golf course equipment under direction of Vehicle and Equipment Technician, as assigned by the Superintendent of Golf Grounds.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted maintenance practices for golf course playing surfaces; the planting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of a variety of plant materials; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers, plant protectants, soil conditioners, herbicides and other pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; irrigation systems, including wells, pumps, and automated controls.
  • Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance activities to achieve the most efficient and effective utilization of labor and equipment; prepare reports; and to maintain effective employee and public relations.
  • General understanding of the game of golf and how it relates to the set up and playability of the course.
  • Ability to operate tractors, trucks, mowing equipment, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with non-English speaking staff.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of maintenance and repair of golf equipment.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One year experience in turf and/or green industry related field.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Possess or have ability to obtain current State of Illinois pesticide operator or applicators license within six (6) months of hire.

Special Considerations:

  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Ability to move from site to site.
  • Exposure to pesticides, chemicals, dust, exhaust fumes, dirt, noise, and insect bites and loud noises.
  • Ability to manipulate and operate power operated equipment/machines.
  • Subject to modified, flexible and extended work schedules.
  • Ability to list heavy (>50 lbs.) objects.
  • Subject to prolonged lifting, stooping, bending, standing and twisting, for extended periods of time.
Date Posted: 9/12/17

Category: Full Time Golf/Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Location: Pottawatomie Golf Course
Date of Availability: Start Date TBD
Date Closing: Open Until Filled
Click Here for Full Job Description/Apply Online

The St. Charles Park District is seeking qualified professionals to apply for the non-exempt, full time position of Assistant Superintendent of Golf.


  • Two year degree in turf management with one year of applicable experience preferred or
  • Minimum of three years applicable experience without a degree
  • Certified, or ability to be certified within six months of hire, State of Illinois Pesticide Operators License
  • Certified, or ability to be certified, in CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Valid Driver's License Required


  • Direct daily and routine maintenance operations for course grounds, care of the irrigation system, and the storage and use of all equipment assigned to the Golf Course
  • Conduct preventative inspections of grounds, systems, equipment while identifying and repairing deficiencies
  • Operate all equipment necessary to complete duties that will include but not limited to chainsaws, backhoes, skid steers and core aerifiers.
  • Full job description is attached

Salary:  $38-45,000 hiring range with full benefits
Date Posed: 9/7/17

Heritage Oaks Golf Club Wapello Iowa
Golf Course Superintendent

Located in Wapello, Iowa
Position: Golf Course Superintendent

Overview: Heritage Oaks Golf Club was established in 1966 as a nine hole golf course. In 2000 they added another 9 holes. Originally named Indian Hill Golf Club was changed to Heritage Oaks after a restructure in ownership. The golf course has three set of tees measuring from 6143 to 5082 par 72. Heritage Oaks has bentgrass/poa annua greens with bluegrass/ ryegrass tees, fairways and rough.

Experience: 1-3 years Compensation:based on experience

Job Description:

  • Supervising the maintenance of putting greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and related
  • areas.
  • Keep records related to personnel, operations, chemical and fertilizer applications.
  • Maintain inventory, repair and service all golf course equipment,
  • Maintain inventory, repair and service irrigation systems.
  • Develop chemical and fertilizer plan on an annual basis.
  • Manage labor plans, schedules

Job Requirements:

  • A 2 or 4 year degree in agronomy, horticulture.
  • Experience in all phases of golf course management.
  • State of Iowa pesticide applicators license.
  • Operate in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Ability to hire and train staff.

To apply Contact:
Heritage Oaks Golf Club
15582 40th St Wapello, IA 52653
Club Manager Kent Johnson @
Club President Mark McCulley @
Date Posted: 8/10/17

Spreader Truck Operator / Delivery Driver
Arthur Clesen Inc. is currently looking for a Spreader Truck Operator. Candidates hired for this position must be self-motivated, mathematically proficient, strong communication skills, well organized and articulate. Prior fertilizer application experience and knowledge of turf and ornamental management is a plus.

Reports to: Bob Crane, Mokena Branch & Application Manager
Date: February 29, 2016

Job Purpose:
Perform a variety of tasks: Deliveries, spreading, warehouse, office and shop duties in a safe and efficient manner with the upmost respect and appreciation for our customers, vendors and fellow employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operating ACI Spreader truck – application of fertilizer to turf acres on Golf Courses and Parks. Driving Delivery truck, trailer and forklift.

Send Resume to:
Arthur Clesen Inc.
Bob Crane, Branch Manager
9710 W 194th Street Mokena, IL 60448
Date Posted: 6/27/17

Kankakee Country Club
Reports to:  Golf Course Superintendent; General Manager

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the golf course superintendent, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment. Also, he/she may serve in the superintendent’s absence.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Delivers and promotes prompt, courteous and friendly service to all members, guests and employees.
  • Motivates and directs staff on a daily basis.
  • Trains new staff members.
  • Promotes customer service toward fellow employees and guests.
  • Cleans restrooms when necessary.
  • Empties trash receptacles when necessary.
  • Washes and details equipment after each use.
  • Assists in planning and supervising the maintenance of greens, tees and fairways.
  • Prepares work schedules.
  • Supervises employees and their use of the equipment.
  • 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 of maintenance of pumps, and in the
  • maintenance of irrigation and drainage items.
  • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee’s safety, personnel,
  • discipline and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional
  • interpretation.
  • Maintains current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), as required by law.
  • Anything required by Superintendent to maximize efficiency.

*The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and safely. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please speak to your supervisor or contact the Green Golf Human Resources Department if you feel that you require an accommodation.

High School Diploma required. Higher Education degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or Horticulture preferred. Must obtain any required local and state licenses or certifications.

Previous maintenance experience in golf operations required. A minimum of three years experience in the golf industry. Working knowledge of the maintenance of golf course tees, fairways, greens (seeding, planting, cultivating, pruning, fertilizing, herbicides, irrigation).

Ability to communicate effectively with managers, guests and employees in one-on-one and small group situations in a fast paced environment. Must be computer literate. Must be able to perform math computations essential for budgeting and cost analysis purposes. One year supervisory experience required. Bilingual a plus.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, and crouch; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. At times, may be required to operate machinery or a motor vehicle.

Salary range is $32,000-42,000 doe, Health Benefits, 401k are available.
Email resumes to: John Rader at
Date posted: 6/1/17

Assistant Superintendent - Park Ridge Country Club

Park Ridge Country Club is looking for an assistant superintendent with a horticulture or agronomy degree and golf course maintenance experience. $47,500/yr. salary plus benefits. Send resume to Joel Purpur, CGCS - or Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL  60068.
Date Posted: 5/18/17

Assistant Superintendent - Glencoe Golf Club
Educational Requirements:  Two to four-year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Three years of experience in turfgrass maintenance and daily golf course operations in a supervisory role
  • Ability to obtain an IL pesticide applicator license
  • Capital experience with irrigation and drainage projects; landscape and hardscape project experience a plus
  • Ability to train/supervise/schedule a crew of up to 15 in a safe and efficient manner
  • Cool season turf grass experience with poa annua and bent grass varieties
  • Ability to manage the course and grounds in the absence of the Superintendent
  • A desire to advance within the turfgrass industry
  • Strong attention to detail, passion for excellence, professional manner and a great attitude
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required


  • To help ensure our employees' safety, we conduct background checks, pre-employment physicals and are a drug-free workplace.
  • EOE
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours; days, evenings, weekends and holidays as demanded by business cycles. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Calibrate and perform applications of pesticides, fertilizers, and seed; including the proper documentation of all applications, and the safe handling and storage of all pesticides and fertilizers
  • Supervise and participate in the set up and monitoring of irrigation system, pump station and all related duties
  • Scouting course conditions using IPM techniques
  • Provide input on projects, budgets, staff development, employee evaluations, discipline and termination issues and wage increases, and the hiring of new employees
  • Ensures a safe and clean working environment and that all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations
  • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline
  • Assist mechanic as needed; mechanical knowledge/ability a plus
  • Performs all other related tasks as deemed necessary by management
  • Must possess valid driver’s license

Provided: IMRF pension, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Vacation/Holiday/Sick Pay, Uniforms, Dues, Safety Pay, Golf Privileges. Section 125 Pre-Tax elections, Flexible Spending, Unum Group Critical Illness and 457 Plan also offered.  Salary Range $45,000-$52,000 DOE
Stella Nanos
General Manager
Glencoe Golf Club
Date Posted: 5/18/17

© 2017 MAGCS |11855 Archer Avenue • Lemont, IL • 60439 | 630-685-2420
Email • Facebook • Twitter

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software