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Director of Agronomy

Company: Castlewood Country Club
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:

Directly supervises and implements sound agronomic programs in accordance with Troon Quality Standards while working within the fiscal parameters of the facility.

Essential Duties:

-Develops budgeting and capital plans. Manages expenses within the department in accordance with the property directive.
-Provides timely and accurate reporting of all financial and non-financial information as directed, requested or required by Troon Golf representatives, the Director of Golf or the General Manager.
-Maintains clear understanding of and implements all Troon Golf Agronomy standards in addition to ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory standards/laws.
-Stays abreast of current agronomic information.
-Ensures proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemical/fertilizers used on the course.
-Ensures that they and all associates obtain proper training and/or licenses needed to perform job tasks safely and within city, state, and federal regulations. Addresses directly all real or perceived environmental concerns.
-Maintains ongoing awareness of all agronomic activity on the course and provides constant feedback and direction to key staff members.
-Ensures both upward and downward communication within the department and inter-departmentally.
-Provides leadership and a positive working environment that fosters teamwork, communication, ethical behavior, cleanliness and a "can do" attitude.
-Develops, trains, coaches, disciplines and mentors managers within the department providing feedback, direction and leadership so that they may carry out the daily activities of the department, all while grooming them for upward mobility within the company.
-Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning, and directing work, evaluating performance, rewarding, and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
-Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to any Maintenance staff such as: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Environmental Technical, Mechanic, Foreman, Irrigation Technician, Greenskeeper, Equipment Operator.
-Assures that effective orientation and training are given to each new associate. Develops ongoing training programs.
-Regular and reliable attendance.
-Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.

Bachelor's degree (BA) preferably in Agronomy; and five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Multi-course facility may require more experience).

Physical Demands:

Occasionally stands and walks; climbs or balances; tastes or smells. Regularly sits; uses hands; reaches with arms and hands. Frequently talks or hears. Regularly lifts up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 100 pounds.


Regularly works in extreme heat (non-weather); may come into contact with fumes or airborne particles as well as toxic or caustic chemicals; may experience vibration. Occasionally works in wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and near moving mechanical parts; risk of electrical shock. Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud.


State Pesticide Applicator License, Valid Driver's License

Job Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Preferences:

-Ability to read and speak English may be required in order to perform the duties of the job (e.g. the associates may be required to communicate with English speaking customers or co-workers, the manuals for the equipment the associates may use are in English).
Compensation Range: $140,000 - $175,000 per year

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an associate in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Keywords: Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton , Director of Agronomy, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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