Archive | October, 2017

Project Crew Member, Turf — Ryan-Sanders Sports Services (Round Rock)




Ryan-Sanders Sports Services (RS3 Turf) is a sports field specialty construction and maintenance contractor that handles all phases of natural and synthetic turf jobs for professional, collegiate, municipal, and high school facilities, from excavation and sub base through installation and maintenance. Located in Round Rock, TX, we are one of the state’s most trusted resources for providing superior quality of natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields.



§  Assist with the renovation of sports field surfaces, facilities, stadiums and complexes in the State of Texas requiring travel and overnight stays.

§  Construct and/or repair grass surfaces through demolition of area, rototilling, addition of soil amendments, grading, and installation of plant material (seed or sod).

§  Maintain and/or revive damaged sports turf through repair of damaged area (remove divots, fill holes), and use of continuous over-seeding program.

§  Prepare soil surfaces such as baseball/softball infield and mounds. Blend appropriate mixture of sand, clay, and other soils to provide appropriate surface in areas, such as pitcher’s mound, home plate, or long jump pit.

§  Repair irrigation systems including the control box, circulation pipes, drain pipes, valves, and heads. Clean head and valve boxes, complete head adjustments, and ensure a level surface around heads.

§  Apply Pesticides through Backpack applications to control weed, insect and fungal problems.

§  General landscaping of both athletic and recreation areas – work includes planting, weeding, cultivation, ground cover pruning, vine and shrub pruning, mulching, leaf pick-up, tree trimming (up to 25 feet), brush pick-up and chipping, mowing, edging, and blowing clippings off landscape.

§  Maintain tools and equipment in clean safe manner and log all use as required. Maintain safe working conditions and follow (conform to) the health and safety policies in place.


Must be someone who

Ø  enjoys working outdoors in all kinds of weather;

Ø  can work in a team environment;

Ø  has ability to problem-solve;

Ø  has a commitment to high quality work and attention to detail;

Ø  is a motivated self-starter with the capacity to take full ownership the position’s duties;

Ø  embraces professionalism and behavioral characteristics to maintain the high standards of an environment committed to excellence and an honorable moral code of ethics.



  • Must be willing to travel within the State of Texas
  • Willingness to accept fluctuating schedules
  • Exceptional equipment operating skills
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must be someone who enjoys working with their hands as well as their mind
  • Ideal candidate will have a CDL license or the ability to obtain the license within a determined timeframe
  • Ability to communicate with team members, other employees and the general public in a professional manner.

Prefer a two-year degree from an accredited in horticulture, agronomy or related field helpful;

Prefer a working knowledge of sports field or facility construction principles, practices and methods;

Job Type: Seasonal – dependent upon the weather

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Chemicals Specialist — City of Farmers Branch – Parks & Recreation

The City of Farmers Branch prides itself on the extensive maintenance and landscaping of its 27 award-wining parks. Farmers Branch offers a variety of amenities and attractions, including world-class athletic fields, walking trials, public artwork, picnic pavilions, playground and much more.
The City is currently accepting applications for a Chemicals Specialist I. Please review the position details below and if interested, apply online at
The purpose of this position is to eliminate pests and weeds on all park properties in the City utilizing specialized equipment and best management practices. 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.
Diagnoses plant and turf problems, recommends appropriate treatment and schedules work. Eliminates pests using best management practices and specialized equipment on park properties. Organizes equipment and supplies for daily assignments, performs routine maintenance on equipment, accurately measures and applies chemicals on target pests, and completes written documentation of work performed.
Works special events and other duties as assigned.
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency.
Three years related experience required.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and weekends and holidays as needed. Subject to “on-call/stand-by” duty and required to be in an on-call rotation.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Must obtain a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License to successfully complete the six-month probationary period. Must have Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in Landscape Maintenance (3A), Vegetation Management (5), and Aquatic (6), prior to employment.
Chemicals Specialist I
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Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP) from the Texas Nursery and Landscape (TNLA) Association preferred.
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.
Decisions regarding implementation of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
This position normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work involves exposure to disagreeable elements, noise and smoke fumes; involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to poor weather conditions. Physical demands include frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs. Continuous physical exertion, requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue of arms, legs, back or sensory facilities.
The Chemicals Specialist I position has an hourly salary range of $19.05 – $28.57. This is a full time position and employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision and other benefits on the first day of employment.

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Grounds Technician – Sherman I.S.D.

Grounds Technician II Exemption Status/Test: Nonexempt
Reports to: Maintenance Director or Grounds Supervisor Terms: 260 Days
Dept./School: Maintenance Pay Grade: Auxiliary 4 $11.91 – $16.43
Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Athletic Fields. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to: the maintenance, repair, painting, fertilizing, spraying cultural practices and mowing the
athletics fields, fertilization, irrigation, field painting and preparation for athletic contests, game day set up.
Valid Texas driver’s license
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to understand detailed written or oral instructions
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to operate power-driven equipment
Experience in athletic filed maintenance is strongly desired. Considerable experience in the
operation and maintenance of athletic field facilities is preferred.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
The ideal candidate should have considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, equipment
and tools used in the maintenance of athletic fields preferably baseball/softball fields.
Knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions in the general labor and maintenance work is
preferred. Candidate should show skill in demonstrating and teaching proper use and care of tools and
equipment in athletic field maintenance. Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written
Grounds and Landscaping
1. Mow and detail all district grounds, including athletic fields.
2. Follow scheduled maintenance plan to care for lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers by watering,
pruning, fertilizing, mulching, caring for beds, and controlling weeds.
3. Plant shrubs and vegetation.
4. Assist with the preparation of athletic fields for games, including chalking fields.
5. Collect and dispose of leaves, dirt, rubbish, and refuse from district facilities.
Grounds Technician II
6. Assist with the inspection, repair, and installation of sprinkler systems.
7. Operate tools and equipment according to prescribed safety procedures. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing.
8. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
9. Help keep vehicle, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
10. Inspect and adjust tools and equipment for safety and efficiency and perform preventive maintenance as needed.
11. Transport workers and equipment to work sites throughout the district.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Garden tools; small hand tools; power tools; heavy equipment including backhoe, tractor, grader; and power mower; light truck or van
Posture: Frequent standing, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; frequent driving
Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis
Environment: Work outside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, noise, vibration; exposure to chemical (herbicides and fertilizer) and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving parts; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours; frequent districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress


Jeff Hinton Grounds Supervisor (903) 357-3736 (jhinton null@null shermanisd

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Athletics Turf & Field Manager — Edinburg

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Scope of Job Responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of assigned athletic fields.
Coordinate and perform specialized work on assigned fields as specified in turf maintenance
program. Assist with in-game field management and operations, pre-game set-up, and postgame
Description of Duties • Develops, plans, manages, directs and assists with the daily, short and long-term sports turf
maintenance program based on field usage, specific requirements for individual events, and
field turf needs.
• Provides daily operations management of allocated resources and equipment to ensure that all
university playing surfaces and surrounding areas are expertly conditioned to provide optimum
levels of safety, performance, and appearance.
• Provides direction in conjunction with grounds maintenance supervisor and assists Athletics
fields maintenance crew in performing the daily maintenance of all inter-collegiate athletic fields
and the surrounding landscape/horticulture operations to include: mowing, weed-eating, and
edging; irrigation testing, maintenance, repair, and installation; cultural practices to include sod
replacement, verticutting, aerating, topdressing, fertilization, seeding, and spraying; soils
analysis and amendment; grooming, striping, and painting.
• Responsible for maintaining supervision over pest control management on turf and sports
• Insures maintenance and upkeep of all equipment inventory such as riding reel and push
mowers, top dressers, vertacutter, coring and blade aerifiers, trimmers, blowers, and other
related equipment.
• Prepares budget line-items within the athletics department budget pertaining to athletic fields
and special events labor, equipment, and supplies.
• Assists with the planning, strategizing, and running university athletic events in coordination
with the athletic event staff. Will provide support in the set-up, take-down and execution of
athletic competition.
• Develops and main tains effective relationships with internal and external customers through
oral and written communications.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


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