U.S. Marine Corps GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT, NF-04/RFT, TAIYO GOLF CLUB, OKINAWA, JAPAN, $21.00-$27.00/HOUR in Camp Foster, Japan

U.S. Marine Corps
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Camp Foster, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Regular

Opened Thursday 11/10/2016 (29 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/10/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at Taiyo Golf Club. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Golf Course Superintendent for MCCS.

SPECIAL NOTE- This position is an overseas assignment tour of duty which may include Transportation Agreement, Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), Post Allowance, Environmental Morale Leave (EML), Home Leave and the following benefits:

  • Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to a 5% employer match.
  • NAF Pension Plan that is portable to other qualified government agencies. (May be eligible to buy back military service time).
  • International medical and dental insurance (on/off base).
  • Inexpensive life insurance covers up to 3x your annual salary.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance up to 60% of your salary.
  • Up to $10,000 a year for Tuition Assistance up to graduate level.
  • Leave Donation Program for life’s emergencies.





Provides the technical expertise to maintain the golf course greens, tees, fairways, roughs, and irrigation system and all related facilities and equipment. Responsible to ensure the attractiveness and constant readiness for play of the course. Determines the appropriate genus of grass to be cultivated for various points of play on the course, based on the nature and condition of the soil, climate, and season of the year. Ensures the proper functioning of the irrigation systems across the field of play and determines the correct amount of water to be applied to the greens, tees and fairways and related facilities. Oversees and directs the grounds maintenance department who is responsible for irrigation, mowing, fertilization, pesticide application and general upkeep of the golf course grounds. Conducts site assessments to evaluate current environmental management practices, and identify strengths and liabilities. Trains employees regarding the importance of environmental performance and specific techniques for ensuring environmental quality. Directs the amount and types of soil nutriments and fertilizers to be applied to the greens, fairways and roughs. Takes soil samples regularly throughout the year and reads the results for necessary amendments. Responsible for the selection, application, storage, and otherwise safe handling of pesticides and other toxic substances. Ensures compliance with all base, county, state and federal hazardous waste regulations.

Initiates contact with outside agencies, such as the USGA, to invite site visits for consultation at least once per year. Represents the golf course maintenance operations at all golf committee meetings and PMGA and PLGA meetings. Responsible for renovation and remodeling of the course to include tees, greens, fairways, bunkers, and practice areas. Recommends architectural changes to the course, seeks advice from Golf Course architectural firms for drawings, scope of work and associated costs. Responsible for hiring, staffing matters, schedules and leave approval, resolving complaints, initiating disciplinary actions and performance ratings of all maintenance personnel.

Supervises employees to include: assigning and distributing work, coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, completing performance reviews and signing timecards, training employees, keeping abreast of and actively supporting the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment. Must be alert to alcohol abuse, and take appropriate action.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor.

Develops and ensures implementation of an activity safety program in accordance with the Base Safety Program. Conducts safety meetings at least quarterly. Advises employees of available safety regulations, instructions, materials and equipment. Promptly reports workplace accidents to the Human Resources Office. Ensures safety training is provided to employees. Complies with OSHA standards and takes action to correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Ensures employees understand safety infractions that can result in disciplinary actions, and follows through with appropriate action. Ensures minimal loss of duty by complying with “Return To Work” program initiatives, and following up on employee wellbeing.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
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  1. Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related field and three years of experience OR equivalent combination of experience reflecting professional knowledge of golf course maintenance operations, to include turf management, the application of agronomy and horticulture sciences, as well as environmental stewardship.
  2. One year of leadership and supervisory experience to plan and motivate employees.
  3. Must be able to obtain and maintain Pesticide Applicator Certification within one year of employment.
  4. Must be able to recognize turf damage from fungus and insects and apply fungicide, pesticide and germicides to correct problem areas.
  5. Must be able to calibrate sprayers and sprinklers so that the correct amount of materials or relief can be applied to designated areas.
  6. Must display talent in the art of landscaping, planting, and growing of turf characteristic to golf courses.
  7. Must have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.


Review our benefits

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service

  • People with passion for doing work that matters

  • Quality of Work Life Balance

  • Competitive Pay

  • Comprehensive Benefit Packages

  • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

Other Information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.



Salary Range: $21.00 to $27.00 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: NF-1601-04/04

Promotion Potential: NA

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Open to All Sources

Control Number: 456070700

Job Announcement Number: 23059