Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Athletic Field Specialist / Sports Turf Specialist - St. Edward's University

Athletic Field Specialist / Sports Turf Specialist


Provides daily operational management of allocated resources to ensure that all university playing surfaces and surrounding areas are expertly conditioned to provide optimum performance and appearance. Work hours vary according to the season and temperature: 6 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. during the summer, and 7 a.m. 3:30 p.m. during the cooler months.

  • Plan and manage the daily and long term sports turf maintenance activities.
  • Develop and implement short term maintenance programs based on field usage and specific requirements for individual sporting events.
  • Perform the daily maintenance of all inter-collegiate athletic fields and the surrounding landscape/horticulture operations to include: Mowing, weedeating, 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.
  • Provide game day preparation and support for all university sports fields and for other scheduled events as required.
  • Enhance the present turf grass conditions to comply with the requirements and expectations of an NCAA Division II athletic program.
  • Monitor and inspect equipment to ensure safe working condition; perform repairs as required.
  • Communicate athletic field damage and needs to Athletics leadership.
  • Use, handle, store, and dispose of chemicals used in turf care and maintenance in a safe and proper manner.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • High-school graduate or GED.
  • Minimum of two years' experience maintaining and caring for athletic fields in a capacity that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Coursework in Agronomy, Turf Grass Science, Horticulture, or an equivalent discipline. A bachelor's degree or an associate degree in turf grass management, ornamental horticulture, or sports turf management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of field setups for baseball, softball, and soccer.
  • Certificate in Sports Field Management or Sports Turfgrass Management preferred.
  • Must possess or obtain within 6 months pesticide applicator's license through the Texas Department of Agriculture for the categories to include general standards, lawn and ornamental, and weeds.
  • Knowledge in the operation of athletic field maintenance equipment including but not limited to various mowers, dragmat, and line striping machine.
  • Ability to read English at the level necessary to understand job-related written materials and work orders.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Texas drivers' license, and be insurable by university carrier.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs., climb ladders up to 20 ft., and work off a platform lift or scaffolding.
  • Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
  • Available for weekend and overtime work as scheduled
  • Verifiable local references required.

Equipment Operated
Mowers, string-trimmers, edgers, striping machines, forklift, dump truck, and tractors with implements. 

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at stedwards.applicantpro.com   Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer, and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sports Turf Manager - SMU, Dallas

Position Description:

Responsible for managing the supervision of athletics turf, grounds operations and improvement initiatives including, but not limited to athletic field preparation and management and maintenance of supporting facilities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and be accountable for a safety culture that creates a work environment where no one gets hurt.
  • Supervision of maintenance, repair, and scheduling of athletic fields which includes natural grass and synthetic surfaces and related irrigation systems
  • Provides support to the Sr. Grounds Manager in oversight of the maintenance and repair of athletic field-related equipment and providing professional expertise, assessment, advisement in the purchasing of products and services
  • Manages renovation, maintenance, and repair of athletics fields in cooperation with internal entities and/or contractors
  • Prepares annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvements of fields in accordance with the masterplan
  • Assists with interviewing, hiring, training, directing and supervising a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the athletic fields.
  • Communicates with grounds leadership, grounds team members and client athletic personnel/management (i.e., coaches, players, spectators, Athletic Director and his designated appointees, etc.), as required.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, scheduling, maintenance procedures, chemical applications, etc.
  • Plans maintenance and project work to achieve the agreed upon maintenance standards, and oversees training, scheduling, and deploying of personnel
  • Participates in departmental planning events
  • Assists Sr. Grounds Manager in specifying and purchasing of equipment and necessary supplies/materials to maintain the athletic fields
  • Manages inventory and oversees preventative equipment maintenance and replacement programs
  • Approves all expenditures and exercises costs control measures to keep operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets
  • Maintain campus in compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, and other local, state and federal statutes and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelors Degree in appropriate field with 2-3 years of technical experience in the appropriate facility services environment is required.
  • Technical knowledge of grounds equipment, chemicals, mowing, trees, shrubs, and flower maintenance procedures is also required.
  • Experience directing skilled, semi-skilled and non-skilled trade personnel in a union and/or non-union environment and the ability to oversee capital projects, landscape plans, and funding requests are required.
  • Strong financial analysis, P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is preferred.

 To Apply:  spor-jodie@aramark.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Manager - Big League Dreams USA, League City, TX

Job Summary

Company:     Big League Dreams USA
Location:     League City, TX 77573
Job Type:     Full Time
Years of Experience:     2+​ to 5 Years
Education Level:     High School or equivalent
Career Level:     Manager (Manager/​Supervisor of Staff)

Sports Turf Manager

About the Job
Big League Dreams Sports Parks, the premier developer and operator of recreational sports complexes, has an opening for a Director of Maintenance at our League City, Texas location. This full-time position requires the ability to work nights and weekends.

Successful candidates will possess skills in :

* Sports turf management.
* Irrigation.
* Landscaping.
* Facilities maintenance and repair.
* Small equipment repair.
* Staff management.

Qualifications and Requirements:

* Two or more years of experience with the above captioned duties and responsibilities.

* Excellent communication, computer and written skills.

To Apply: scott.bush@bigleaguedreams.com