Columbia Country Club
  • Greens
  • Chevy Chase, MD, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Paid Sick Leave, Vacation Pay, 401K, Christmas Fund and Health Insurance

Position Title: Horticulturist/Landscape Manager

Department: Golf Course Operations

Related Titles: Horticulturist, Landscape Manager

Reports To: Golf Course Superintendent

Position Summary:

Columbia Country Club was founded in 1898, it is a private member owned club located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  The Club's 1,600 family members enjoy golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, fitness and aquatic facilities, ice rink and paddle tennis courts.  Annual gross revenues of $11 million with food and beverage sales of $4.6 million.

The Horticulturist/Landscape Manager reports to and is under the direction of the Golf Course Superintendent. The individual in this position will be responsible for routine landscaping maintenance, pesticide action plans and general grounds observation throughout our 18 hole, 6,545 yard course designed by Walter Travis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Determine routine landscape maintenance operations such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, planting, transplanting, mulching.
  2. Monitor, identify and determine treatment for pest and diseases and apply herbicides, insecticides and fungicides when necessary. Along with detailed records.
  3. Oversee some turf maintenance on immediate clubhouse grounds including irrigating, mowing, string trimming, edging.
  4. Monitor and repair irrigation system around clubhouse.
  5. Assists in coordinating landscape projects with club management and outside contractors.
  6. Works on special projects as assigned.
  7. Responsible for club grounds, beds on 18 hole course and five rental houses.
  8. Snow removal. Including clubhouse sidewalks, parking lot and rental properties.

Supervisory Responsibilities        

The Horticulturist/Landscape Manager will directly oversee the daily activities of three to four staff.  In addition, he / she will be held responsible for the direction, strategies and coordination of this specific area of course operations.


Position Qualifications and Functional Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of his/her manager. Furthermore, he / she should possess the following personal and professional characteristics:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in horticulture or related field; OR minimum four years combined work experience and education in the green industry.
  • A history of continued professional development.
  • Professional people skills when communicating with club employees and members.
  • Able to understand and take direction from his / her superiors and execute the task to the best of his / her ability.
  • Proficient in time management.
  • In order to meet the physical demands of the position. While performing essential functions of the job He / she will regularly be standing, sitting and lifting objects 40lbs.
  • Preference for candidates proficient in equipment operation including tractors, skid steers, snow plow, mowers, line trimmers, edging equipment and chainsaws.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Possess valid Maryland Pesticide Applicator License or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid driver license.
  • Proactively solves problems, develops and proposes solutions.
  • Able to read, analyze and interpret all business pertaining to the position.
  • Attend departmental and necessary staff meetings.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full time benefits package including vacation pay, 401K, Christmas Fund and health insurance.

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