Opportunities

Culinary- Junior Sous Chef

Summary: Assist the Executive Chef and Sous Chef in the supervision of culinary activities including Banquet, Ala Carte & Production Cooks, in preparing and cooking food for all events, ala carte service and banquets and Club venues.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in the supervision of the culinary team engaged in preparing, portioning, and garnishing foods to ensure that methods of cooking and garnishing and sizes of portions are as prescribed, and the quality and consistency are at a high level of standards.
  • Cooks and carves meat, and prepares dishes, such as sauces, during rush periods and for banquets and other social functions.
  • Assumes responsibility for the kitchen in absence of the Executive Chef and Sous Chef.
    Supervises, coaches and counsels all kitchen employees; assists in the creation of menus and training employees on the execution of new items.
  • High levels of Sanitary Codes set forth by Federal, State and Local agencies as well as Bear Lakes Club
  •  Assists Executive Chef and Sous Chef in the scheduling of staff to ensure appropriate coverage and reviews employee time records and submits to payroll.
  • Checks all walk-in coolers and freezers daily to insure proper rotation, storage, and usage of all food items.
  • Assists in monthly inventory, physical count, and organization of all food areas.
  • Assists Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef in planning of annual budget, cost, and capital budget. Instill budgetary controls using established budget on a daily basis.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires excellent culinary skills and the art of presenting cuisine at a high level in a modern and contemporary way.
  • Requires excellent ability to organize the kitchen for a smooth service.
  • Requires very good people skills.
  • Plan and execute menus and functions.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports

Education and/or Experience: Culinary Diploma from a Vocational school or culinary college, associate degree (AOS) or equivalent from two-year college, a two-year apprentice program in the USA or international at a 4/5-star property or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

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Golf Operations- First Assistant Golf Professional

Summary: Ensures that member and guest golfers receive exceptional service with all their golfing needs including but not limited to merchandise, tournaments, check-in, club-fitting, instruction, cart & club rental and other day-to-day operations. Assists with the coordination of leagues, major tournaments, clinics, golf schools and other golf events.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Assists the Head Golf Professional and the Directors of Golf Operations in maintaining tee times advanced bookings, committee meetings, Member/Guests and other programs and events and teaching individual, junior, and group lessons.
  • Organizes and runs golf leagues which include Men’s and Women’s nine and eighteen-hole leagues and as well as seasonal leagues. Sets up and run club tournaments for the entire golf membership.
  • Creates and develops a productive staff that monitors pace of play on both courses while communicating to members, rangers and starters.
  • Ensures that members and guests have an enjoyable time while on the golf course and enforces security for members and guests pertaining to who is and is not to be on the golf course.
  • Manages staff responsibilities including and updating daily checklists, updating software, scheduling, payroll and conducting meetings.
  • Investigates and resolves complaints of membership.
  • Assist in the development of golf revenues.
  • Promote and execute club fittings for members and guests.
  • Management of the member handicap program.
  • Responsible for both golf courses and practice facility direct supervision of the following: Making sure hazards are painted and staked properly, Out of Bounds are staked properly, maintaining any ground under repair, maintaining tee times and pace of play in coordination with starter on a daily-bases and in coordination with Outside Operations Manager, Head Golf Professional, and Director of Golf develop schedule for Practice Tee rotation to best utilize turf conditions.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High golf knowledge of the game, etiquette, handicapping, rules, tournaments, and teaching are a must for this position.
  • Knowledge of tournament preparations and procedures.
  • Requires excellent communication skills and time management skills.
  •  Requires strong knowledge of USGA & PGA programs and eligibility to participate in the PGA Golf Professional Training Program.
  • Requires a strong playing and teaching background.

Education and/or Experience: Associates degree (A.A) or bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and a minumum of  three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 Golf Operations- Bag Room Attendant

Summary: Provides complete services for members and their guests relating to handling of bags, golf carts and driving range operations.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performs all duties according to the daily procedures set by the Golf Department.
  • Prepares all golf carts for the day’s play. Ensures carts are clean and stocked with pencils, scorecards,towels, sand and sand scoops.
  •  Maintains cart storage building and surrounding areas in a neat, organized manner.
  • Monitors areas periodically throughout the day to ensure that they are neat and orderly.
  • Obtains a daily starting sheet and lesson sheet for the day’s activity.
  • Sets up all groups & lessons one hour in advance.
  • Cleans carts upon completion of play and places on charge if it is not to be used for a second time thatday.
  • Rotates each golf cart as designated by the golf cart mechanic.
  • Washes clubs upon completion of play and puts them in the proper place. Ensures that bags are placedin storage or stored until the member or guest leaves and places it in the member’s vehicle. Ensuresthat no member or guest handles his/her own bag.
  • Notifies Management if any vehicle has been taken without proper registry.
  • Ensures that all clubs taken off property which have bag storage are logged out and have the membersign out for it. Returned clubs must be logged in with member’s signature.
  • Notifies the Cart Mechanic of any mechanical problems and assists the Cart Mechanic in all non-technical aspects of the maintenance of vehicles.
  • Opens driving range to ensure that it is ready for use at the posted opening time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Golf.
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Assistant Director of Agronomy

Summary: The Assistant Director of Agronomy is responsible for implementing sound agronomic programs in accordance with Bear Lakes Quality Standards while working within the fiscal parameters of the property. Assisting the Director of Agronomy in implementing programs that lead and inspire all associates in agronomy in a manner that is consistent with the Club’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values to foster and engage employee culture. Directly responsible for the safety training and safe operational practices as a priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following;

  • Responsible for implementing all phases of golf maintenance, agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel.
  • Assist the Director of Agronomy in the development of budgeting and capital plans. Collaborate with the Director of Agronomy to manage expenses within the department in accordance with the Club directives.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting of all financial and non-financial information as directed, requested, or required by the Director of Agronomy.
  • Maintains a clear understanding of and implements all Bear Lakes golf agronomy standards and ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory standards/laws.
  • Stays informed of current agronomic information.
  • Ensure proper mixing, calibration, and application of all chemicals/fertilizers used on the course.
  • Implement all proper training and licenses to perform job tasks safely and within the city, state, and federal regulations; addresses all real or perceived environmental concerns directly.
  • Works with the Director of Agronomy, communicating an ongoing awareness of all agronomic activity on the course and providing constant feedback and direction to key staff members.
  • Participate in golf course construction projects.
  • Provide both upward and downward communication within the department and interdepartmentally.
  • Provide leadership and a positive working environment that fosters teamwork, communication, ethical behavior, cleanliness, and a "can do" attitude.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Agronomy, develop, train, coach, discipline, and mentor managers within the department, providing feedback, direction, and leadership so that they may carry out the department's daily activities, all while directing them for upward mobility, rewarding and disciplining associates, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning, directing work, evaluating performance, rewarding and disciplining associates, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Management for department leaders may include but is not limited to any maintenance staff suchas superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment managers, irrigation technicians,greenskeepers, and equipment operators.
  • Develop and implement effective orientation and training for each new associate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Agronomy

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of management andmaintenance of greens, fairways, and roughs.
  • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course constructionand maintenance work.
  • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating personnel.
  • Interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members,and the general public.
  • Knowledge of safe use,mixing, and application of chemicals and commercial products.
  • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules, andmethods of play.
  • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments.
  • Ability and knowledge to layout irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees and/or greens.Ability to analyze, interpret data, and prepare reports.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to verbally communicate well in English and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co- workers, and members.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: GCSA, Florida GCSA, Palm Beach GCSA membership. Valid Driver’s License. Florida Commercial Applicators License (the ability to obtain in the first 60 days of employment).

Education and/or Experience: Associate degree (A.A.) or bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Agronomy or Horticulture plus five to seven years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Golf Course Maintenance Operator

Summary: This is a detailed orientated driven position to fulfill the membership’s experience.   This position performs a variety of golf course maintenance duties independently under indirect supervision. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following;

  • Operates all hand-held landscape equipment in various golf course maintenance procedures.
  • Operates utility vehicles.
  • Hand and mechanical rakes bunkers to Bear Lakes Country Club golf course standards.
  • Golf course setup - Properly aligns and tee markers, filling divots and ensuring member receptacles are clean
  • Debris cleanup and rubbish removal to present a clean course to members and guests
  • Range tee setup – the cleaning of divots for neatness followed by filling divots with sand for turf recovery
  • Sod installation
  • Operates self-propelled walking mowers on greens and tees.
  • Operate and maintain equipment, power tools, and hand tools in maintaining golf course.
  • Verti-cut, aerate and top-dress tees, greens, fairways and other turf areas. Lay sod as required.
  • Water golf course grounds and maintain irrigation systems on golf courses.
  • Communicates with members, co-workers, management and the general public in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Exhibits and maintains a professional demeanor to reflect a positive image of Bear Lakes Country Club.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Golf Course Superintendent.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in all areas of golf course equipment maintenance.
  • Must be able to operate all equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work for extended periods in the heat.
  • Ability to verbally communicate well in English and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions in English.
  • Ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers and members.
  • Must  be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and 1-2 years of golf course maintenance experience.

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Facilities Maintenance Technician (Full-Time)

Summary: Responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks including carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing.

  • Inspects buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair making notes and recommendations using a pre‐established check sheet.
  • Completes minor electrical and plumbing maintenance.
  • Performs minor painting, carpentry, and masonry work (preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles)
  • Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remount’s modular offices and space (furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies, and hand trucks.
  • Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment (walls, refrigerators, evaporative coolers, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.).
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, parking lots, and other work areas.

Education and/or Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); in addition to 2+years of building maintenance experience. 

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Dishwasher 

Summary: Maintain kitchen work areas, restaurant equipment, utensils, dishes and glassware in clean and orderly condition. 

  • Ensure the sanitary conditions of all items and that all Health Department standards are met.
  • Scrapes food from dirty dishes and washes them by hand or places them in racks or on conveyor to dishwashing machine.
    Washes dishes, silverware, glassware, kitchen equipment and other related items (tables, floors, ovens and dishwasher machines).
    pots, pans, and trays.
  • Segregates and removes trash and garbage and places it in designated containers.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

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Cook 

Summary: Cooks and seasons soups, meats, vegetables and other food for members and guests in the Club restaurants.

  • Reads menu to estimate food requirements and procures food from storage.
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to prepare soups, salads, gravies, sauces and casseroles.
  • Bakes, roasts, broils and steams meats, fish, vegetables and other foods.
  • Adds seasoning to foods during mixing or cooking.
  • Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling and piercing with fork to determine that it is cooked.
  • Carves meats, portions food on serving plates, adds gravies and sauces and garnishes servings to fill orders.
  • Prepares food to members’ satisfaction as perfectly as quickly as possible.
  • Sets up work station to ensure freshness and quality.
  • Assists in other kitchen duties as necessary for success of the operation.
  • Breaks down and cleans work station at the end of service.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

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