Agronomist, Southeast Region
Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?
From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.
The USGA is looking for an Agronomist, Southeast Region to develop and disseminate sustainable management practices, based on science and practical solutions, to help golf facilities maintain better playing conditions through the USGA Course Consulting Service (on-site visits, championship consulting, education outreach, research, and projects).
What You Can Expect:
- Conduct on-site Course Consulting Service visits for the assigned region.
- Complete on-site visits and subsequent reports in a professional and timely manner meeting all the departmental deadlines.
- Return all on-site visit reports within 14 days of the actual visit.
- Guide the agronomic preparations of the USGA championship host sites, as assigned
- Work with the championship staff-in-charge in advance of and during the event to achieve course playing quality objectives and prepare necessary reports
- Maintain a basic knowledge of state and federal EPA requirements and regulations
- Develop timely, thorough and well-written articles and education products on agronomic and sustainability issues to support USGA strategic priorities to a broad audience (e.g. course officials, superintendents, regulatory officials, golfers).
- Develop the content and make presentations on agronomic and sustainability topics while advancing the Green Section expertise, outreach materials, and programs available from the USGA.
- Provide input in the development of Green Section multi-media education products.
- Assist in the editing and proofing of staff materials before submitting for publication, as requested.
- Remain current on the USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program and other research being conducted by regional universities.
- Share pertinent research topics through Green Section education outreach efforts.
- Keep the USGA research program staff informed about needed research and other research activities in assigned region.
- Maintain a fundamental understanding of the USGA strategic plan and goals for a culture of excellence.
- Maintain relationships with regional allied associations on agronomic-related issues and topics.
- Keep the Green Section Managing Director and Director, Course Consulting Service apprised of regional activities.
- Ability to work independently
- Assist with other departmental activities and projects, as assigned.
What You Bring to the USGA:
· A minimum of a BS degree in agronomy, horticulture, or related field preferred.
· A minimum of 5 years of relevant industry golf course work experience.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills
· Attention to detail and desire to provide high-quality progressive products and services for the organization.
· Courteous and professional demeanor
· Varying degrees of travel will be required. Up to 75% travel
· Position to be based in Florida.
· Relocation assistance will be available
Please click on the following link to apply: Agronomist SE Region
About the USGA:
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer