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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Assistant Superintendent — Galveston Country Club

Assist golf course superintendent in planning, scheduling of agronomic practices, crew supervision, irrigation work, fertilizer and chemical applications.

Position Details

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 Annually

Duties: Fertilizer/Pesticide Applications, Equipment Maintenance, Golf Course Budget, Driving Range, Trees & Shrubbery, Clubhouse Lawns, Flower Gardens, Grounds Maintenance other than Golf Course, Clubhouse Maintenance, Tennis Court Maintenance

Benefits: Paid Health Insurance, , Paid Annual Vacation Leave, Paid Annual Sick Leave,  Expense involved in attending local education seminars, 401K Plan, Golfing Privileges, Uniforms/clothing allowance, meals provided

Special Skills: •Looking for a highly motivated self starter with a strong work ethic and a keen eye for detail.
•Must possess a valid Texas Non Commercial Applicators License or ability to obtain within 180 days.
•Must speak Spanish to communicate with crew.
•Excellent organizational and communication skills necessary.

This is a management position, request only qualified candidates apply.

Responsible to: Golf Course Superintendent

Application Deadline: November  2014

Date Position is Available: immediately

Send Resume to:

Jeff Smelser, CGCS
14228 Stewart Road
Galveston, Texas 77554

Email: gcsupttx18@aol.com (gcsupttx18 null@null aol NULL.com)
Phone: 409-737-9826
Fax: 409-737-9847

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Head Groundskeeper — Regents School of Austin

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Regents School of Austin is seeking to fill the position of Head Groundskeeper. The Head Groundskeeper is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of Regent’s athletic fields, including short and long-term maintenance planning. The Head Groundskeeper will ensure that these grounds are kept in top condition for full and productive use by performing daily turf, dirt and water management. The Head Groundskeeper will also assist the Operations department year-round. This position is full-time, 12-month position and it is governed by an employment agreement.



  • Direct the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to turfgrass management, sod cutting and installation, irrigation management, mowing, trimming, the use of blowers, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, discovery/control of weeds/insects, field markings and painting, infield, mound and home plate maintenance.
  • Maintains inventory of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, grass seed and other grounds related supplies.
  • Complies with all Federal, state and local laws and regulations for the storage, use and disposal of trash, rubbish, waste and hazardous material [OSHA].
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of power equipment including reel and rotary mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, backpack blowers, trimmers, top-dressers, aerators, bobcats.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition
  • Oversee the preparation of the playing field for practices; oversee the preparation of the playing field for game use by grooming and marking fields, chalking paths, painting lines, etc.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all internal employees and external vendors
  • Develop a relationship with home and visiting managers to coordinate pre-game activities.
  • Maintain city Pest Control Management Plan and provide ground inspections and maintenance records



The successful Head Groundskeeper candidate will have experience and expertise in the following:

  • A high school diploma required; at least five (5) years of documented Sports Turf Management experience.
  • Displays a Christian maturity that demonstrates a desire and capacity to create a healthy environment.
  • Prior experience in the supervision of grounds of at least 50,000 Square Feet
  • Licensed Irrigator
  • Skillful Microsoft and Excel technologies
  • Ability to operate ground equipment safely
  • Maintain accreditation in fertilization and pest control management
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of school staff.
  • Ability to read chemical labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  • Must have chemical applicator license – Pesticide/herbicide commercial and non-commercial

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Turf Science/Management or related field.
  • Experience working on football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball athletic fields.

Licenses: Must have or be capable of obtaining a Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License. Applicant selected must successfully pass a background check which includes a Driving Record from the state of Texas.


Receive all students, parents, and employees with respect and kindness

Be ready at all times to promote Regents mission



Twelve month working schedule with paid school holidays and vacation in accordance with Employee Handbook and supervisor’s approval of leave of absences.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  • Position requires the incumbent to be physically strong and in good health and capable of 8 hours’ work daily
  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects greater than 35 lbs.
  • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching.
  • Requires climbing and balancing.
  • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
  • Must work in and around dust, fumes, and odors.
  • Must be able to drive a mechanical vehicle.



Inform Physical Plant Manager as necessary of potential problems



Position will be evaluated annually by the Physical Plant Manager in accordance with job description and effectiveness of meeting position expectations.

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Assistant Superintendent — Club at Carlton Woods

Educational Requirements:

2 Year Turf Certificate, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

Experience Requirements:

Candidates should possess progressive golf course experience throughout their career, and be currently working in the golf course turfgrass management business. Applicants should have vast experience with golf course equipment operation. 1-2 years with management experience on cool season or warm season turf is preferred. Individual should have the ability to work with and train 2nd Assistants, Assistants-In-Training, and Interns, including, fertilizer and pesticide safety, calibration, application, and record keeping.

Special Requirements:

Individual must be able to manage 20+ employees year round. Possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Applicants should be able to prioritize their job duties and use proper time management. Obtain a Texas State pesticide applicator license within 120 days of employment.


The Club at Carlton Woods is Located just North of Houston in the Woodlands, Texas, and is only one of two 36 hole facilities in the country that boast both Jack Nicklaus Signature and Tom Fazio Championship golf courses. Annually the Fazio Course hosts the CB&I Boys Championship, one of The American Junior Golf Association’s premier events. Recent events at the Nicklaus course include: the 2013 Southern Amateur and the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Both courses are held to tournament standards on a daily basis and offer an inviting learning experience with separated locations and different turf types as well as irrigation systems. The Nicklaus course has Bermuda throughout with Toro irrigation while the Fazio course has Zoysia throughout with Bermuda greens and Rain Bird Irrigation.
The Club at Carlton Woods is recognized annually as the best overall club in the Houston area as well as one of the premier facilities in the state. Furthermore, The Woodlands, Texas features a vigorous economy, great schools, and is wonderful family environment.
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Date Available:

October 20th, 2014

Application Instructions:

Please send Resumes to thuber@thewoodlands.com (thuber null@null thewoodlands NULL.com); Jchildree@thewoodlands.com (Jchildree null@null thewoodlands NULL.com); Bud.white@carltonwoods.com (Bud NULL.white null@null carltonwoods NULL.com)

Salary Range:

$31,125 – $40,950 DOE


Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision.

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Superintendent (GS) — Houston

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Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Parks and Recreation Department
Greenspace Management
6501 Memorial
M- F, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

*Subject to change

This individual will assist the Division in administering departmental policy and procedures in the day-to-day operations related to sports fields. Perform professional administrative functions in the supervision, coordination, management and evaluation of sports fields. Coordinate athletic field maintenance activities to include planning daily, weekly, and monthly work schedules to ensure that sports fields meet established standards and are prepared for scheduled events. Manage capital assets assigned to the Sports Field Division. Responsible for preventative maintenance program, equipment maintenance and inventory record. Participate in all sports field construction planning meetings. Provide professional advice and sports field maintenance training for youth league organizations. Provide working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; seeding, sodding and maintenance practices for sports field turfgrass; the proper use of fertilizers, herbicides and pest control methods; irrigation systems, including pumps and automatic controls. Understanding of sports governing bodies’ requirements for field layouts and markings. Administer departmental policies and procedures relative to operational and personnel activities. Responsible for staff training and evaluation. Oversee staff and elevate performance. Administer section budget, insuring compliance, and supervise the preparation of annual reports, budget estimates and operational reports. Prepare and submit various reports. Advise management of problems and provide appropriate recommendations or resolution. May assume the duties of Division Manager in his/her absence. Deal effectively with diverse groups, employees and ideas that impact maintenance operations. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

This position occasionally requires stooping or bending and light lifting (up to 20 pounds) may be required.

Requires an Associate’s Degree in Recreation, Business Administration, Construction Management or closely related field.

Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional and/or skilled experience closely related to the activities of the section are required, including three of the years in a supervisory capacity. Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis

Must have a valid driver’s license and comply with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2)

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order
Application review and/or interview. .

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The minimum to midpoint of this salary range is:

Pay Grade 24

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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