Denver Golf Turf Management Internship - Denver Parks and Recreation

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 12, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Internship Parks and Recreation

Job Description

About Our Job
Denver Golf strives to provide exceptional golf conditions while managing a high volume of play. The Denver Golf portfolio encompasses eight golf facilities in high demand - hosting as many as 350 rounds per facility per day. From urban golf settings to mountain vistas, you will find it all here. Denver Golf has the largest municipal golf system in the Denver metro area: Four 18-hole regulation courses, one 27-hole regulation course, one 18-hole executive mountain course, two Par 3 courses, two miniature golf courses, six driving ranges including our signature water driving range, multiple practice facilities and more. Plus, we have the 2nd largest First Tee Junior Program in the country with The First Tee of Denver, and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certified.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to experience high volume municipal golf and learn all aspects of golf course maintenance. Interns will have the opportunity to focus on one location but will be able to work more locations as their development progresses. Our program is designed to provide students with a practical, hands-on learning experience in golf course maintenance, project management, and agronomy in high plains and mountain environment.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to experience:
  • Daily management practices (course set up, mowing operations, scouting, etc.)
  • Fertility management (planning, application, calibration)
  • Irrigation management - all facilities use Toro Site Pro (moisture management, trouble shooting, seasonal adjustments, GPS spray systems)
  • A variety of grow-in and cultural practices

About You
Our ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Current enrollment in a certificate, licensure, or bachelor's degree program in Turf Management, Turf Pathology, Agronomy, or a related field
  • Punctual
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to learn equally through written, verbal, and hands on instruction
  • Previous golf maintenance experience
  • Interest in golf and the environment
  • Thrive in a fast-paced progressive golf organization

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not meet the required minimum qualifications, as follows:
  • Education Requirement: Current enrollment in an accredited college program leading to a certificate, licensure, associates, bachelor's, or higher degree in, or a recent graduate (completed specified program within 1 year of completion)
  • Experience Requirement: None
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

Other mandatory documentation required to be considered for this position:
  • Current college transcripts
  • Cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position

About Everything Else

Job Profile
TA3180 Field Intern
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$17.89 - $20.14

Starting Pay
$17.89 - $20.14

Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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