2015 Texas Turfgrass Conferences


Texas Turfgrass Summer Conference (file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Shirley/My%20Documents/2015%20Summer%20Conference%20for%20website NULL.pdf)

July 19-21, 2015             Moody Gardens Hotel (Galveston)

2015 Summer Conference Brochure

Texas Turfgrass Annual Conference & Show

Grand Hyatt and Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio          December 15-17, 2015

2015 TTA Invite to Exhibit


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Professional Services for Twin Wells Golf Course Turf Irrigation Design (Irving)

The City of Irving is soliciting qualifications for the following. You may download the documents at http://www.cityofirving.org/bids.aspx (http://www NULL.cityofirving NULL.org/bids NULL.aspx)



Name: Professional Services for Twin Wells Golf Course Turf Irrigation Design


RFQ Number: 008D-16F


Due Date:  09/15/15 @ 3:00 PM


Pre-Submittal Conference:  09/01/15 @ 3:30 p.m. or 09/03/15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Purchasing Conference Room

                     835 W. Irving Blvd.

                     Irving, Texas  75060


*Attendance at one of the two Pre-Bid Conferences is not mandatory.

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Turf Maintenance Coordinator — Austin Parks & Recreation Dept.

Position Information

Posting Title

Turf Maintenance Coordinatorhttps://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/49805 (https://www NULL.austincityjobs NULL.org/postings/49805)

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

Grounds Maintenance

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in Turf Management or in a field related to the job, plus (5) five years of related experience, one of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity.Experience may substitute for the required education up to two (2) years
Licenses or Certifications:

Texas Class C Drivers license

Must obtain a valid pesticide applicator’s license within six (6) months of employment

Must obtain a valid Landscape Irrigation license within six (6) months of employment

Notes to Applicants

When completing the City of Austin employment application, please list on the application all prior work experience that is related to this position. A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please include contact information from previous employers.
A resume must be submitted to apply for this position.

Pay Range

$21.69 – $27.56 per hour


7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Hours will vary depending on operational needs.
Some weekend, evenings and holidays will be required.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Parks & Recreation



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




Zilker Metropolitan Park

Preferred Qualifications

The following experience/knowledge is preferred:
Experience installing and maintaining irrigation systems.
Knowledge of horticulture and horticultural practices, especially in turf management.
Supervisory experience, including recruitment, scheduling work, and personnel issues (performance management, discipline, etc.)
Experience in turf management – preferably of large acreage turf grass such as a park or golf course.
Experience with TIFF 419 Bermuda grass.
Experience in plant disease/insect management.
Experience in budget development and budget monitoring.
Procurement process experience (bidding, purchasing)
AutoCAD experiencePrefer applicants have the following licenses:
Pesticide Applicator’s License
Licensed Irrigator
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.1. Coordinates and oversees personnel and turf maintenance activities

2. Assists with the preparation, administration, and monitoring of operating budgets and project expenditure forecasting

3. Develops comprehensive turf irrigation and maintenance plans.

4. Plans and oversees the preparation, and application of turf treatments

5. Verifies, documents, mitigates and provides remedy for the factors contributing to the disease and general health of turf grass

6. Provides specification for and makes purchases of equipment, parts, and supplies

7. Provides technical consultation and support to help develop turf degradation intervention strategies

8. Creates, interprets and maintains detailed reports and records of turf maintenance activities.

9. Ensures compliance with all chemical treatment local, state and federal regulations.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership/supervision, training, technical support, and input on the evaluation of employees, employment selection, and disciplinary actions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.Knowledge of the use and application of chemicals and compounds including fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, and pesticides.

Knowledge of insect pests, plant diseases, and nutrient deficiencies

Knowledge of techniques and practices for propagating, planting, and maintaining trees, shrubs, bedding plants, and ground covers

Knowledge of laws, regulations and ordinances applicable to work being performed

Knowledge of irrigation systems and water drainage patterns

Skill in the use and safe operation of grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, push mowers, trimmers, back hoes, power tools, and hand tools

Skill in oral and written communication

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing

Skill in using advanced computer and related software applications

Ability to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with city employees and the public

Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment and material requirements related to work being performed.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation?

This position requires a criminal background investigation


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.


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2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent — The Club at Comanche Trace (Kerrville)

  • Candidate must be a self starter, motivated to learn all aspects of golf course maintenance.
  •  Knowledge of irrigation repair and troubleshooting, osmac experience a plus.
  •  Ability to learn operation of sprayer for fungicides and herbicides as needed.
  •  Compensation based on previous experience.
  •  Comanche Trace is a 27 hole facility with Crenshaw-L93 bentgrass greens and Tipsport bermudagrass fairways, tees and roughs.
  •  Benefits include health insurance, 401K retirement plan, vacation

Send resume to:   Scott Parker   sparker@comanchetrace.com

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent — Golfcrest Country Club (Pearland)

Golfcrest Country Club is an 18 hole, member owned private club located 15 miles south of Houston in Pearland. The club was established in 1927 and opened the present location in 1971. The new location was constructed by architect Joseph Finger and renovated by Jeffrey Blume in 2007.  The course measures over 7300 yards and features Mini-Verde Bermuda Greens and Tifway 419/Celebration/Common Bermuda Tees, Fairways and Rough.  The tees and fairways are over-seeded every October with Ryegrass.  A fairway renovation is in the planning stages and would be scheduled to be executed in the summer of 2016. 

Looking for an individual who seeks experience and has goals of becoming a successful Golf Course Superintendent.  Must have an excellent attitude and consistently striving to go above and beyond the expectations of our members and their guests.  Required to be a leader in the department and have an extensive eye for detail.  The Assistant Superintendent will be expected to efficiently manage and work with a 12+ man crew along with spraying and irrigation monitoring duties.  Other duties include record keeping, assisting with purchasing and planning, and overall maintenance responsibilities expected at a private club environment.

Salary Range:  $34-38 K per year, Health, dental and vision benefits, cell phone allowance, lunch, uniform allowance and golf privileges at all Sterling Golf Properties.

The club is managed by Sterling Golf and with there ever increasing portfolio of courses, there will be opportunities for advancement within the company for motivated individuals.

Send Resume To:  tim@golfcrestcountryclub.com (tim null@null golfcrestcountryclub NULL.com) and chindes@golfcrestcountryclub.com (chindes null@null golfcrestcountryclub NULL.com)

Tim Philips, GCS

Carter Hindes, Director

Phone:  281.485.1268

Fax:  281.485.3867

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