Category : Employment – Athletic Fields

Assistant Turf Manager — St. Edward’s University (Austin)

Reports To: RS3 Turf Services Manager

Status: Hourly, Year-round

Summary: The Assistant Turf Manager’s responsibility is to maintain St. Edward’s University’s athletic fields for a safe, playable, and aesthetically pleasing athletics facilities. This includes preparing the baseball, softball, and soccer fields for daily practice during playing seasons, as well as gameday preparation.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform turf cultural practices as needed; mowing, aerating, verticutting, topdressing, edging, etc.
  • Safely operate equipment; mower, three-wheeler, tractor, etc.
  • Irrigation system maintenance and repairs
  • Apply fertilizer

Secondary Duties:

  • Field lining and logo painting
  • Monitor weather patterns
  • Communicate with coaches
  • Divot repair

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the sports turf industry and/or an agricultural degree
  • Must enjoy working outside, and using hand tools
  • Must have high attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and like working in a team environment
  • Must be able to multitask and perform jobs in a timely manner
  • Must have the ability to stand up for multiple hours at a time, and lift 50 lbs. consistently

Compensation: This is an hourly position at $13-16/hour, based on prior experience. To apply, please enquire Jordan Barr, RS3 – Turf Services Manager, 717-725-5997, jbarr@rs3sports.com (jbarr null@null rs3sports NULL.com).

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Assistant Sports Turf Manager — Texas State University

Texas State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Sports Turf Manager (Grounds Maint Worker II). This is a full-time twelve-month, benefits eligible position. Duties include mowing and trimming grounds, maintaining and marking game fields, preparing fields for sport program games and practices, maintaining, servicing and adjusting equipment, maintaining work logs, mileage and equipment manuals and chemical records and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of turf maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices and procedures related to the turf industry
  • Knowledge of mixing procedures for applying chemicals on athletic fields
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Ability to read and understand MSDS, equipment manuals, chemical labels and field equipment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in related field
  • Prior work experience in athletics grounds maintenance

 

Applications must be submitted online. The link to apply is https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/21345 (https://jobs NULL.hr NULL.txstate NULL.edu/postings/21345).

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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.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specifically:

§  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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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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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.
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
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:
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
instructions.
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.
Safety
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.
Other
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

CONTACT:

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

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