Senior Agronomist - Golf & Sports Turf

VIC
Close Date
18/05/2017
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Contact Details

For further information on this role please call AGCSA CEO Craig Wood on 0436 007 782

To apply send applications to Craig@agcsa.com.au

Company Name: 
Australian Golf Course Superintendent's Association
Position Type: 
Full Time
Description
  • A national leadership opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Agronomist or similar

  • Excellent salary package negotiable

  • A role that will impact on the future of the professional sports turf industry locally and regionally

A career opportunity has arisen within AGCSATech, the technical services arm of the Australian Golf Course Superintendent's Association (AGCSA) for a driven, highly experienced degree-qualified Agronomist or similarly qualified and experienced turf professional to assume the challenging role of SENIOR AGRONOMIST - GOLF & SPORTS TURF. This important position, working alongside the Environmental Agronomist (and which ideally will be Melbourne based) will be responsible for providing AGCSA members, other professional turf users and stakeholders with accurate, unbiased agronomic advice and services. AGCSATech has a diverse customer base including golf courses, sports fields, bowling clubs, racetracks, etc. and is expanding in to leisure and amenity markets and wherever the highest quality, independent turf advice and assistance is sought.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Soil and water analysis as well as pest and disease identification

  • Site inspections, audits and assessments on a national and international level

  • Project management from design specifications to completion

  • Establish, maintain and develop trial and research sites for applied research purposes

  • Education of members and other stakeholders via various forums

For a broader definition of the role and associated responsibilities please read the Position Description attached or email admin@agcsa.com.au for a copy.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ideally, candidates will have, at a minimum, degree qualifications in Agronomy in turf grass management or similar, and demonstrable, extensive experience in the golf and sports turf agronomy field. (Candidates without such qualifications are invited to apply if they have relevant experience and other relevant qualifications)

  • Confident communication skills at all levels of industry. Must be adept in MS Office

  • Proven analytical and project management skills

  • Strong business acumen and awareness to identify and develop new commercial opportunities

  • This role requires extensive national (and possibly international) travel so flexibility, excellent planning and time management skills are imperative.

THE AGCSA:

AGCSA is Australia's peak industry body in the golf and sports turf space. The association works to promote the profession of turf management, provide educational opportunities for its members, and deliver support services to turf professionals to aid their professional  and personal development. For further information on the AGCSA please see www.agcsa.com.au AGCSA is an equal opportunity employer and a non-smoking workplace.

To apply send applications to Craig@agcsa.com.au

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