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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Spray Technician & Landscape Foreman — Golf Club of Houston

Available: 9 December, 2014

Education/Experience: Formal Turfgrass Education preferred (turf certificate minimum), the ability to identify common grassy and broadleaf weeds, golf course experience preferred but not required, some weekend and holiday work required. An understanding of the game of golf and the desire to progress in the industry. The ability to pass a pre employment drug screen and background check required.

Pay Rate: $12-$14/hour, DOE

Available: 9 December, 201

Title:  Landscape Foreman

Where: Golf Club of Houston, Humble, TX (Houston)


Education/Experience: Minimum two years of landscape experience preferably on commercial sites; some weekend and holiday work required. An understanding of the game of golf helpful but not required. The ability to work independently without supervision, an eye for detail and a positive attitude are examples of the traits we are looking for to fill this position. The ability to pass a pre employment drug screen and background check required.

Pay Rate: $10-$14/hour, DOE

Golf Club of Houston is a 36 hole complex located right off Beltway 8 on the north side of Houston and is the home of the Shell Houston Open for the PGA Tour. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience and build your resume. With one private and one public course and over 40 employees in the maintenance department alone, this fast paced environment will expose one to nearly all facets of golf course maintenance in a variety situations and will enhance one’s career opportunities while working for a growing golf management company that places a huge emphasis on course quality and employee retention. For consideration, please e mail your resume to: jleonard@golfclubofhouston.com (jleonard null@null golfclubofhouston NULL.com).

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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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