The Assistant Director of Grounds & Sports Turf is responsible for the technical, maintenance and overall landscape of the turf grass program (natural and artificial) management for the UNCW Athletics Department. This includes fields and surrounding grounds for all of the following: Brooks Field, UNCW Baseball Practice Field, Boseman Field, UNCW Soccer Stadium, UNCW Soccer Practice Field, Harold Greene Track Complex and the natural common areas within the athletics complex. This position directly supervises student employees and also serves as primary point of contact when the Director of Grounds & Sports Turf is absent or position is vacant. Game management duties for UNCW Baseball and Softball may include (but not limited to): field lining, field maintenance, field repair, irrigation management, weather management, and waste management. This position may also assist the designated game manager in event management functions, facility management and crowd control. The Assistant Director of Grounds & Sports Turf must ensure all outdoor playing and practice environments are safe, clean, and maintained to meet expectations at the Division 1 level.
N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities High school diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires North Carolina Pesticide License.
Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and environmental turf grass management practices including pest/disease/weed management
An understanding of soil chemistry, a working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods and a thorough understanding of the sports governing bodies’ requirements for field layout and markings An intermediate degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management and operations of sports fields and facilities (including, but not limited to employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations)
Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, web-based training courses, field days and trade shows
Obtain and maintain a valid pesticides license within 90 days of hire
Preferred education, professional skills and experience Associate or bachelor’s degree in horticulture, turf management or related field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in the development and implementation of landscape plans and grounds maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position Pesticide License within 90 days of hire Work Days: Monday - Friday with some weekends required Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM with some evenings required
Posting Close Date: 04/04/2019 Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE: Position will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date stated in this posting. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the advanced level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
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About University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.