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ABM Industries Assistant Superintendent in Tampa, Florida


An Assistant Superintendent assists the Golf Course Superintendent in overseeing the job functions responsible for golf course and landscape maintenance. Must assist in training and supervising of staff, resolving human resource issues and implementing agronomic maintenance and development programs. The person in this position must be able to get along well with employees, customers, clients and management and represent ABM in a positive light. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet; employee will experience noise/vibrations outside. Job requires employee to perform duties at a company site; working alone and closely with others, in excessive heat & humidity, occasional cold; with exposure to chemicals, solvents, detergents, cleaners, fumes, smoke, gases; will walk on uneven surfaces and operate automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides assistance to Superintendent in all facets of daily operation. Acts as Superintendent on duty in the absence of the Superintendent.

  2. Assists with maintaining the appearance and safety of the course by assisting with diagnosing and reporting agronomic issues; assists with managing irrigation system adjustments and scheduling; assists with maintaining a wide variety of turf grasses in extreme climaticconditions; assists with managing course preparations for tournaments and daily play; operating various hand and power tools as needed to accomplish mowing, edging and cultivation as needed; integrating environmental programs specializing in IPM (Integrated Pest Management); assists with overseeing maintenance of golf equipment fleet; assisting in the coordination, scheduling and supervision of capital improvement projects.

  3. Manage maintenance operations (employees involved in maintaining greens, fairways, tees, sand traps, bodies of water, rough, maintenance shop, golf carts and clubhouse) by providing assistance in recruiting, selecting, training, scheduling, evaluating, supervising and correcting when necessary; assist the Superintendent in executing safety meetings.

  4. Assists in administrative function by maintaining maintenance records and developing required maintenance reports; tracking maintenance expenses including payroll, supplies, fertilizer, chemicals, etc.; informing Superintendent of parts, supplies and equipment needed.

  5. Ensures a clean and orderly maintenance facility at all times.

  6. Assists in the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering and the pest and weed control of the golf course

  7. Relevant licenses for regulatory agencies (Turf and Ornamental License & BMP required or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.)

  8. Ability to operate all equipment used for golf course maintenance.

  9. Good time management, organization and prioritization skills. Membership in the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association preferred.

  10. Workers’ Compensation: call in accidents to WC provider; follow-up on treatment, return to work status; post-accident drug testing.

  11. Requires the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; must be flexible and able to adapt to frequent changes in work priorities.

  12. Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of ABM’s safety policies and rules. Must be willing to report and/or act on safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

  13. Must maintain regular and acceptable at such a level as determined by ABM. Must be available and willing to work on a fulltime schedule and must be available and willing to work as needed and determined by ABM as necessary to meet the business needs. This position requires working weekends & holidays, working irregular shifts (starting as early as 5:00 am), and attending evening meetings.

  14. Performs other duties as assigned by Superintendent.


Must be 18 years old.

2 years of related equivalent experience in golf course maintenance.

Valid Driver's License

Associate Degree in Turf or related field preferred.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.