2014 Texas Turfgrass Conferences



ftw-omni2014 Texas Turfgrass Conference & Show:

Fort Worth Convention Center & Omni Hotel

December 16-18, 2014

To view program click here



If you have any questions or need exhibit information, please E-mail Shirley

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Turf Maintenance Specialist — City of Austin Parks & Recreation Dept.

To be considered for this position you must apply on-line at www.austincityjobs.org (http://www NULL.austincityjobs NULL.org)

This job posting (https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/46044 (https://www NULL.austincityjobs NULL.org/postings/46044)) is scheduled to close on November 30, 2014.

Turf Maintenance Specialist

Under general supervision, plans and coordinates turf maintenance and landscaping activities for the City’s parks and turf areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in Turf Management or in a field related to the job, plus (3) three years of related experience.

Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of (2) two years

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Texas Class C Driver’s 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

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following:

1. Develops turf maintenance plans to include irrigation infrastructure installations, fertilization, and landscaping in order to maintain health and appearance.

2. Performs soil-based testing and analysis of park grounds and turf areas to diagnose problems such as disease, insects, weeds, soil compaction, and soil infertility.

3. Plans, prepares and applies treatment plans and chemicals applications to include herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other pre- and post-emergent solutions.

4. Coordinates turf maintenance activities such as mowing, trimming, edging, sowing fertilizing and irrigation.

5. Maintains detailed reports and records of turf maintenance activities.

6. Monitors and administers an annual operating budget to ensure expenses remain within budget allocations.

7. Writes specifications and provides technical expertise in the purchase of equipment and supplies.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

Provides assistance and information to the crew’s supervisor as required.

Coordinates the work of employees to ensure the crew’s assigned results are met.

Fills in for Supervisor in his or her absence

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 pest, plant diseases, and nutrient deficiencies.

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

Skills in the use and safe operations of grounds maintenance equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, push mowers, trimmers, back-hoes, power tools and hand tools.

Skill in oral and written communications

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Skill in using computers and related software applications

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

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Chemicals Specialist II — City of Farmers Branch Parks Maintenance


$20.01 – $24.51

$41,620.80 – $50,980.80

OPENING DATE: 11/04/14 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Salary Range:
$41,620.80 (minimum) – $50,980.80 (mid-point)
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement a program to eliminate pests and weeds on all park properties in the City utilizing specialized equipment and best management practices.
This position is open until filled and may close without notice.
http://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/ (http://www NULL.farmersbranchtx NULL.gov/)
13000 Wm. Dodson Pkwy., P.O. Box 819010
Farmers Branch, TX 75381-9010
hr@farmersbranchtx.gov (hr null@null farmersbranchtx NULL.gov)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Second Assistant Superintendent — The Oaks Course (The Woodlands)

Information: The assistant superintendent reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Under the superintendent’s supervision, the assistant superintendent directs and participates in the maintenance of the golf course tees, greens, fairways, and cart paths; supervises the maintenance; and does related work as required. 

The assistant superintendent may serve in the superintendent’s capacity during his absence. Must be able to calibrate spreaders and sprayers accurately and working knowledge of sprayer. Willing to work 45-50 hour work weeks. Perfect job for someone who is looking for experience. Plenty of room to improve position within company.

Sequoia Golf has 8 courses in the Houston area and 23 courses in the Atlanta area. Looking for a dedicated and hard-working assistant looking to improve his/her position in the golf course industry and to be part of a team.

 Education: 2 or 4 year turf related degree

 Salary: DOE

 Position Available: Immediately

Duties: golf course maintenance, help with budget, clubhouse grounds, fertilizer/chemical applications, record keeping of all applications, day to day operations of a golf course, help plan and execute projects. 

 Benefits: Health insurance, dental, annual vacation, golfing privileges, life insurance, 401K,

To Apply Send Resume to:

Kevin Hill         khill@canongategolf.com

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Parks Superintendent — City of Odessa

Open Until Filled



$4471 monthly

Job Description Summary

Supervises daily maintenance activities on park grounds, buildings, athletic facilities and equipment. Work is performed under the direction of the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. This position will supervise the work of assigned supervisors in the areas of parks, landscape and/or facilities maintenance.

Special Notices to Applicants

Job Duties

•Plans/Organizes daily park maintenance activities.
•Directs the activities of assigned supervisors, plans and prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects.
•Coaches staff and monitors work to develop staff skills. Evaluates their performance.
•Meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues and develops goals and priorities.
•Plans works schedules to meet current/future work progress, methods and quality.
•Maintains records for department’s tasks, training and safety inspections.
•Supervises preventative maintenance programs.
•Oversees construction of park improvement projects.
•Develops, implements and maintains departmental work order system.
•Coordinates with department supervisors and other City departments for special events.
•Handles all complaints from citizens relating to parks and athletic facilities.
•May serve as Assistant Director in their absence.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation or related field. Will consider a combination of education and work experience. Minimum of five (5) years experience in park and recreation field, three (3) of those years in a supervisory capacity.

License and Certification requirements: Valid Texas Class C driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
•Enforcing safety rules and regulations.
•Interviewing, selecting, evaluating, disciplining and terminating personnel.


Skill in:
•Effective writing skills.
•Writing specifications and requisitions for park equipment and materials.

Ability to:
•Be on call for department problems or emergencies.
•Maintain effective working relationship with all city departments and employees.
•Make occasional presentations to City Council, Commissioner’s Court and citizen groups.
•Maintain effective communication skills with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.


Contact:  Kara McQuatters, MPA
City of Odessa-HR Specialist-Administrative/Recruiter
Fax- 432-335-3269
kmcquatters@odessa-tx.gov (kmcquatters null@null odessa-tx NULL.gov)

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