Athletic Field Specialist I — City of Farmers Branch

An Equal Opportunity Employer
$19.05 $
$39,615.45 $
OPENING DATE: 04/17/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The purpose of this position is to prepare and maintain athletic fields and
related facilities for league and tournament play and to work various special
events in a support capacity.
The City of Farmers Branch will conduct ongoing screenings of
applications on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as we
determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may
close quickly and without notice after a three business day
minimum posting.
Performs athletic field preparation and maintenance activities, determines
size and layout of various fields, mows, trims, and addresses weed issues to
ensure proper playability. Inspects field lights, scoreboards, and irrigation
systems making needed repairs and/or reporting details to supervisor.
Manicures base paths and infield arcs to provide safe transition areas
between clay and turf, sods damaged areas, and installs/removes soccer
goals as needed. Utilizes a weekly schedule to guide activities on softball,
baseball, soccer, football, and other fields as directed.
Performs grounds maintenance activities utilizing various pieces of light to
heavy equipment to perform routine and indepth
maintenance projects
related to athletic fields, common areas, and rightsofway.
Cuts lines in
turf, paints fields, topdresses, fertilizes, overseeds
fields, applies pesticides
as needed, utilizes various pieces of specialized equipment to perform a
variety of tasks, and inspects fields in accordance with a maintenance
program. Conducts safety inspections on all athletic facilities, buildings,
restrooms, and equipment, making repairs and/or reporting details to
supervisor. Provides litter control and cleans restrooms frequently.
Provides support for special events and fulfills and additional duties as
assigned. May require frequent overtime in support of special events and
athletic tournaments.
Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational,
technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years
of high school or equivalent.
Over one year experience (3 years preferred) directly related athletic field
maintenance is required.
Licenses and Certificates
Valid Class “C” driver’s license with a good driving record and ability to
maintain while employed.
Special Requirements
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays, as
needed, to support numerous athletic tournaments and special events.
Subject to “oncall/
As a condition of passing a six month probationary period, the applicant
must acquire and maintain a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver License
(CDL) within six months of hire; and,
a Class “B” commercial driver’s license within six months of hire;
TDA Noncommercial
pesticide applicator license within six months of
hire. The process includes applying for and successfully passing the
General and Laws and Regulations exam, and the 3A Landscape
Maintenance category exam
Upon successful completion of probation, additional support and
encouragement will be given toward achieving the Certified Professional Turf
Manager (CPTM) certification from the Texas Turfgrass Association.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work is generally directed by the Athletic Field Specialist II, but requires the
occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or
temporary employees.
In the absence of the Athletic Field Specialist II, this position serves as a
working supervisor and leads the Athletic Field Crew. In this position, the
Athletic Field Specialist I may be responsible for daily and/or tournament
operations including communicating clearly with coworkers,
other City staff,
and/or tournament officials. The ability to verbally communicate clearly in
English is essential.
Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of
information and receives immediate direction. This position normally
performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to
methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation.
The immediate supervisor may, at times, provide close and constant review.
Advanced work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and
systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs
and/or processes organizationwide.
Independent judgement and decisionmaking
abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and
dictionaries. Intermediate ability to deal with system of real numbers;
practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and
measurement. Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject,
verb, and object, and/or a series of numbers, names, and addresses.
Working Conditions:
Work involves extreme exposure to disagreeable elements; noise and
smoke fumes. Involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to
poor weather conditions; heat, cold, rain, wind, etc. Continuous physical
exertion including frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing 50 lbs. and
requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue in arms, legs, back,
and/or sensory faculties.
Job #00613

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