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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. Supervise students and part time employees
40% Responsible for all aspects of maintenance, upkeep, renovation, and restoration of assigned areas, including common areas and hardscapes. 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.
30% 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).
15% 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.
10% Supervise workers to ensure safe practice and playing surfaces for Division I athletes.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Ensures compliance with NCAA, SEC, and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to the area of grounds.
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Turf Management or similar field required. Experience in care and maintenance of athletic turf and grounds. Knowledge of infield skin, pitching mound, and home plate maintenance and construction. Familiar with pesticide applications. Experience supervising others required. Must possess effective computer skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Hours vary; overtime is required at certain times of the year; must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to effectively maintain all areas of athletic turf/grounds, including infield skinned areas, clay areas, turfgrass, and landscapes with focus on player safety, environmental stewardship, and playability/aesthetics. Ability to interact with coaching staffs and administrators to coordinate field and grounds maintenance for best results and efficiency. Ability to adjust work schedule on a daily basis to maintain athletic fields around practice, workout, and game schedules. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from coaches, individuals, customers and the general public. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with random issues. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to stoop, stand for long periods of time, squat, work with hands and reach. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, and peripheral vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but escalates to high during practice and athletic competitions.