The Westchester Country Club, built in 1922 is currently a Platinum Club and ranked 12th in the country out of 4000 private Clubs. It is a sportsman paradise with two 18-hole Golf courses and a 9 hole Executive course, with 75 Hotel rooms, Luxury Suites, and 52 Luxury Apartments, several fine dining outlets and an extensive Banquet operation, including a beautiful Beach Club, state of the art Squash and Tennis facilities, home of the world renowned PGA Classic for over 40 years and hosting the Senior Players Championship in 2011. The Club is known worldwide and in the USA for its food program and Golf.
Westchester Country Club is conveniently located 30 miles North of New York City! Join our diverse and talented team today!
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
COMPENSATION: Hourly, non-exempt position
BENEFITS: Paid time off, Medical, Dental, 401K
Position available: March 2013
POSITION OBJECTIVES: The Horticultural Specialist is a working Supervisor responsible for the maintenance of annual, and perennial beds, lawns, golf course plantings, and parking areas including snow removal in the winter, in accordance with Westchester Country Club Golf and Grounds standards of operation.
SUMMARY REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or satisfy the productivity, performance or qualification standards for the position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Maintenance of annual, and perennial beds •Maintenance of all lawns and golf course plantings •Maintenance of parking areas including g snow removal in winter
The above list of essential job functions describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS •Must be willing to work in all weather conditions •Must be willing to work week-ends •Must be in excellent physical condition to handle the demands of the position •Must have a valid driver’s license
JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
The following describes the general qualifications and physical, sensory and mental abilities normally associated with performing the essential functions of this position.
Education and Experience: •High school diploma or equivalent through a vocational school •A minimum of three years working experience maintaining large properties •A Valid Driver’s License
Knowledge, Skill, abilities Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training: •Ability to recognize and differentiate the various species of trees •Ability to recognize and differentiate the various species of annual and perennial flowers •A solid understanding of the plants’ need for irrigation and when it is appropriate to irrigate •Basic knowledge of the use of pesticides, calibration, etc •Should be certified or working towards certification
Language and Communication Skills: •The ability to read and understand instructions in English •Must be able to communicate & interact professionally with members & employees in Basic English language.
Physical, sensory and motor demands: •Ability to lift and move a 50 lb bag •Physical dexterity with various tools and equipment… •Physical strength and endurance to work long hours, indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions