Diablo Country Club is a historic property in the shadow of Mount Diablo with our golf course designed in 1914 by Jack Neville and expanded by William Watson in 1920. Diablo CC recently completed a $12 million restoration project with Todd Eckenrode/Origins Golf Design. During the renovation, all surfaces were addressed with greens surfaces rebuilt to a Variable Depth USGA specifications and seeded with Pure Distinction bentgrass. Short-Cut Green surrounds are grassed with 4 acres of Pure Select bentgrass. All other playing surfaces were converted to hybrid bermudagrasses while non-golf areas were transitioned to native fescues. The renovation also included the installation of a state-of-the-art Rainbird IC irrigation system.
Diablo is committed to continued investment in the property and it's team with additional capital upgrades scheduled including the implementation of a Landscape Master Plan and construction of a Satellite Water Facility as well as a new golf course equipment fleet. The AGCS will have the opportunity to gain experience in project management and the management of a progressive/data driven agronomy operation. You will also gain experience maintaining nearly 6 acres of bentgrass surfaces in the Bay Area combined with bermudagrass fairways, tees, and roughs.
We are seeking an Assistant Superintendent candidate that has the ambition and collaborative mentality to work with the Agronomy team in advancing the desired conditions and aesthetics of the property. This position will have a significant role in overseeing the daily maintenance and operations of the golf course/grounds maintenance department as well as contributing to the decision making processes. A hands-on mentality and ability to work along side the team is important. The AGCS is a integral role within our operation and your input and knowledge is critical to our success. The club is offering a competitive salary and signing bonus to help in covering expenses associated with the transition.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
-Daily monitoring of course conditions and the ability to offer recommendations to the Superintendent and the team
-Scouting of pest and disease pressures in conjunction with our IPM program
- Ability to operate golf-course specific equipment and train others to do so
- Daily monitoring of moisture levels on all playing surfaces through moisture meters and core samples
-Staff supervision, scheduling, and providing direction/training on daily tasks and projects
-Application of fertilizers/plant protectants and the ability to train others
-Setting the course ahead of daily play and monitoring workflow
-Identifying irrigation issues and corrective actions
-Record all relevant data (such as green speeds, clipping yield, moisture content), irrigation usage, and fertilizer/plant protectant applications through our record keeping programs
-Aids in the implementation of the GCM department training protocols and standards ensuring the safe and detailed use of all on course equipment
Minimum of 2-3 seasons worth of experience required, and we will certainly consider recent graduates with a strong work history and internship experience.
A 2-4 year degree or certification is preferred, but the club is willing to provide for educational expenses to complete a Turf Certificate or A.S. program, for qualified candidates.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Superintendent position will have experience in staff management, irrigation troubleshooting, spray/fertility applications and IPM scouting, along with a keen eye for detail. We value attitude above experience and are willing to train and develop the right candidate.
Additional Salary Information: A competitive signing bonus to aid with moving/transition expenses. Paid Time off, normal schedule of 2 days off per week throughout the season, matching 401K, medical/dental/vision insurance, National and Local Association Dues, educational expenses and tournament volunteer experience.
About Diablo Country Club
For over 100 years, Diablo Country Club has been a true test of golf and recognized as one of the most desirable courses to play in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally designed by Jack Neville and William Watson, these men went from Diablo to projects creating Pebble Beach Golf Links and the courses at the Olympic Club. The Golden Era course is well suited for walkers and features views of the surrounding countryside, including spectacular vistas of the mountain once owned and cared for by the club and the membership, Mt. Diablo. Diablo has served as host to Professional Exhibitions, the Northern California Open Championship, USGA Amateur Championship qualifiers and US Senior Open qualifiers.