Founded in 1897, Piedmont University is a private, comprehensive liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia.
This position is primarily responsible for maintaining four athletic fields by creating safe, high quality playing surfaces for baseball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, and softball. This position will be involved in all aspects of field maintenance, including planning and implementation of cultural practices, fertilization, irrigation, and pesticide applications. Maintain clean, pleasant and safe environment for student-athletes, coaches, administrators and spectators. Oversee landscaping in and around all athletic ran facilities.
Develop and execute turf management program, including all fertilization, chemical applications, mowing, edging and baseball/softball infield maintenance.
Develop and execute a plan for proper management for our soccer/lacrosse artificial turf facility.
Develop and execute a plan for proper management for our tennis facility.
Communicate with coaches and administrators any issues, maintenance schedules or updates.
Assist with facility projects, serving as point of contact for assigned projects.
Assist Director of Intercollegiate Athletics with facilities issues, as needed.
Follow all federal, divisional and University athletics regulations, to include rules and regulations established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Maintain all areas surrounding athletics competition and practice facilities.
Perform general structure maintenance when needed.
Perform routine landscape maintenance at all athletic venues.
Prep all competition venues for events including mowing, edging, lining and general maintenance.
Serve as in-game field crew for outdoor venues.
Create work orders and work with Facilities Management on any issues within the athletics facilities that cannot be handled in-house.
Other relevant duties as assigned.
Regular and predictable attendance is required
On-site work is required
Incumbents must remain relevant in the area of employment and flexible to changes in work related to institutional needs.
Education and Experience
Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED with two or four year degree in Turfgrass Science preferred.
(2) years experience in athletic field maintenance, and demonstrated knowledge in the areas of athletic field maintenance preferred.
Licenses and Certification
Valid Georgia Driver’s License (or obtained within 30 days of hire date) and satisfactory MVR.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, and/or applications as required for specific position
Ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship and highest level of personal integrity
Ability to adjust to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University’s mission for student success
Broad understanding of turf maintenance for our baseball and softball facilities.
Broad understanding of turf maintenance for our artificial turf facility.
Knowledge of turf and artificial turf management
Understanding of and proven commitment to comply with NCAA, Collegiate Conference of the South and institutional athletic rules and regulations
Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
Demonstrated commitment to athletic and academic excellence
Ability to collaboratively and effectively work in a diverse and inclusive environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL, PHYSICAL, and VISUAL ACUITY FACTORS
Incumbents are subject to working in both internal and external working conditions where they will be subject to exposure to extreme heat or temperatures above 100 degrees and cold below 32 degrees.
Incumbents duties will require a medium level of work where they will exert up to 50lbs of force occasionally, 20lbs of force frequently, and/or 10lbs of force constantly to move objects. Essential functions require incumbents to: climb to ascend stairs, ladders, and/or hills; balance to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling; stoop by bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist; kneel; crouch; crawl; reach; stand; walking; push and pull; lift; use fingering and grasping; feel; talk to exchange ideas; hear at normal speaking levels; and make repetitive motions.
Visual acuity is required to allow incumbents to operate motor vehicles.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Piedmont University not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact.
Inquiries concerning complaints regarding the disability statement should be directed to:
Coordinator for Title IX 1021 Central Avenue Student Commons 243 P.O. Box 10 Demorest, GA 30535 (706) 778-8500, ext. 2834 email@example.com