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Directly responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of playing and practice surfaces for assigned areas. Responsible for maintaining the Athletic Playing/Practice Surface and Providing grounds support for athletic fields of the athletic association.
Responsible for all aspects of maintenance, upkeep, renovation, and restoration of assigned areas, including common areas and hard scapes. Responsible for ensuring safe playing and practice surfaces for Division I athletes. Responsible for determining sod replacement, scheduling of fertilization, irrigation, pesticide applications, mowing, and striping of practice and competition surfaces based on weather, athletic schedules and agronomic consideration.
Assist Director of Athletic Turf/Grounds in overseeing proper care and maintenance of on campus athletic fields, turf, grounds, and landscapes (including football practice fields, track, tennis, and Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall).
Responsible for purchasing, use, and inventory of all supplies for day to day operations including fertilizers, pesticides, calcite clays, and cleaning supplies for assigned areas and athletic turf/grounds.
Supervise workers to ensure safe practice and playing surfaces for Division I athletes.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and some experience in public parks construction and maintenance including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience supervising others. Bachelor's degree in Sports Turf Management or similar field. Experience in care and maintenance of athletic turf and grounds.
Knowledge of insecticide and fertilizer application procedures. Must possess effective computer skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of infield skin, pitching mound, and home plate maintenance and construction.
Lifting, standing, stooping, bending, and ability to be on feet for long periods of time and work in adverse weather conditions at times.