Work Location: 0101 Athletic Physical Plant Office
Pay Grade: Professional
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The Assistant Sports Turf Manager is an essential professional position that provides support in achieving the safety and sustainability of approximately 21 acres of competition and practice natural turfgrass playing fields, in addition to 3 acres of synthetic surface practice fields. Additionally, this position is tasked with the maintenance and oversight of approximately 10 acres of manicured landscape which is maintained by both in-house staff as well as contractors.
65% Under the direction of the Sports Turf Manager, supervises the day-to-day operation of the Sports Turf maintenance crew in activities generally associated with athletic turf care/maintenance which include but are not limited to; mowing, preparation of game/practice surfaces to comply with NCAA regulations and individual head coach preferences, string trimming, edging, hardscape maintenance, turf blowing and/or vacuuming, general clean up and litter removal, irrigation/drainage repairs and installation, pruning and weeding of landscape, oversight of repair/replacement of turfgrass including sodding, topdressing, verti-cutting, aerification, and seeding, infield skin and warning track maintenance. Performs daily visual inspections of all assigned areas.
20% Schedules weekly/monthly plans and work for regular routine maintenance of athletic fields, as well as the preventative maintenance of assigned equipment. Prioritizes work needs and ensures that necessary supplies/equipment are present for the task at hand. Leads staff in on-site project oriented work by providing direction and takes a proactive communication approach subordinates aimed at reaffirming standards of work.
10% Responsible for aiding LSU Event Management staff in event operations specific to their assigned facility/sport. This can include but not be limited to management of internal facility maintenance, custodial and grounds staff as well as outside contract services such as event management security personnel or post event cleanup/custodial services.
5% Advances and supports LSU and Athletics Department diversity and inclusion initiatives through personal participation in educational and developmental opportunities as well as participation in the creation of an inclusive culture consistent with the values of LSU and its department; Oversees personnel discipline, safety training, performance evaluations, and other administrative functions as required. Makes recommendations for personnel changes and needs, as well as interviewing prospective employees.
Bachelor's degree in Turf Management, Agronomy/Plant Soil System or related field. Three years experience in a related field. One year of supervisory experience.
Special or Physical Qualifications
Ability to work extended days, weekends and holidays. Job requires occasional lifting of objects up to 50 lbs, must infrequently be able to lift containers weighing 100 lbs. Physical effort is required to lift containers of chemicals and supplies up to 100 lbs. In accordance with University PS-18, this position is considered essential and may be required to report or stay on campus in the event of emergency or closure. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University PS 67 and pre-employment physical.
Additional Job Description:
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
Posting Date: September 20, 2022
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N): Y
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