Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Territory Manager - Pro Turf Sales

Territory Manager - Pro Turf Sales
Work Location: TX - Dallas
Job Code : 4189


Our Garden Pro Turf Sales Team is seeking an aggressive, assertive, self-starter that can detail products and sell, based on competitive advantages. This position includes both established customers and a large pool of potential business through established businesses needing these services. This position has a customer base including: Park and Recreation Departments, Government Agency Public Works departments, High School and College Athletics, Golf Courses, Erosion Control customers and Contractors, Sod Farms, etc.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.


Must be able to build relationships with a diverse customer base.

Grow sales by 30% annually over a three year period by adding new customers and growing sales to existing customers.

Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize daily, weekly, and monthly territory travel and focus.

Participate in local, regional and national trade shows, field days, and trade organizations in order to network with key decision makers within the industry.


BS or MS in Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Turf or a related field required.

Strong working knowledge of the MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint.

Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


Outside sales rep environment on a daily basis (phone calls and face-to-face interaction)

75% travel required, including overnight and air travel. Travel expenses are reimbursed by the Company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Certified Chemical Applicator - City of Frisco


Certified Chemical Applicator
Parks and Recreation

Parks Superintendent


Summary: Under general supervision of the Parks Superintendent, the Certified Applicator applies pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and other chemicals for the purpose of controlling/eliminating weeds, insects and diseases at City facilities, parks, athletic sites, and bodies of water.  Maintains records according to standards required by law.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions:
·         Complies with State and Federally mandated requirements for handling and applying hazardous chemicals, maintaining personal safety and that of citizens and staff.
·         Maintains inventory of chemicals and equipment including MSDS sheets & pesticide labels; organizes and maintains chemical storage areas, issues chemicals to park maintenance personnel for usage.
·         Maintains records by tracking the quantities of chemicals and man-power hours used, generating and maintaining work orders and completing TDA reports in accordance with standards and regulations.
·         Calibrates equipment for proper application; provides preventative maintenance and minor repairs for complex spray equipment.
·         Performs random site inspections of areas treated for target pests and weeds.
·         Provides training to non-license employees on proper procedures, application techniques, personal protective equipment, equipment use, weed identification and clean-up procedures.

Other Important Duties:
·         Travels to work sites and to attend meetings, conferences and training.
·         Performs other related duties as assigned.
·         Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
·         Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to chemical use and disposal.
·         Knowledge of chemical application procedures for herbicides and pesticides in a landscaping, park or grounds maintenance environment.
·         Knowledge of tree and shrub identification and related disease/pest diagnosis.
·         Skill in performning mathematic calculations for determining proper chemical application rates.
·         Skill in effective oral and written communications.
·         Ability to evaluate hazards/factors that would prohibit spraying.
·         Ability to make rapid evaluations of seriousness of chemical spills/exposures and ability to apply proper methods for control.
·         Ability to apply and dispose of chemicals in a safe and effective manner.
·         Ability to understand and follow oral and written instrutions.
·         Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of daily work.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
·         High School Diploma or G.E.D., and two (2) years experience in the mixing and application of herbicides and pesticides in a parks, grounds or landscaping environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·         Must possess and maintain a Texas Department of Agriculture Applicator’s License, including the categories of 3A. - Lawn and Ornimental Pest; 5. – Vegitation Management; 6. – Aquatic Pest Control; within 6 months of date of employment.
·         Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical agility test, criminal background check and MVR check.
·         Must possess valid Class B Texas Drivers License.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
·         Work is performed in office and field environments.

Physical Demands
This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.  A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources.
(X = Required to perform essential job functions)
Physical Activities
Physical Activities
Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.

Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.

Standing – for sustained periods of time.
Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.

Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.

Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.

Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.

Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.

Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.

Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment      

Work performed is primarily:
 (X = Primary type of work performed)
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force  occasionally,
and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:
·         Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, cellular telephone, heavy spray equipment and chemicals; tools, hand and power tools, and department vehicles.

Monday, August 7, 2017

2nd Assistant - Athletic Fields, Sports Field Solutions


Sports Field Solutions
2nd Assistant (Athletic Fields)

Description:  Sports Field Solutions at UT- San Antonio have one 2nd Assistant position available for full time employment. Applicants with turf management degrees are preferred as well as those with previous baseball/softball field maintenance experience. This position is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is eager to learn all facets of maintaining high quality playing surfaces. This position may require working long hours, nights and weekends.   This position is responsible for maintaining playing fields, clay areas, and common areas at the facility to ensure a safe and competitive playing surface that exceeds NCAA Division I standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Prepare, maintain and restore grounds within assigned field as directed, including any and all activities or tasks fundamental to baseball/softball field care.
·         Recognize, prioritize, and implement best course of action practices in all aspects of field preparation.
·         Maintain all clay areas including: infield skin, mounds, home plate and warning track
·         Report/address field issues such as turf stress, disease, irrigation problems, etc.
·         Monitor, report, and resolve irrigation issues, problems and/or concerns on assigned field complex.
·         Operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, sprayers and sod cutters.
·         Assist with tarp handling and inclement weather situations
·         Perform other duties as assigned.

·         Candidates must be recently graduated from a turf management or horticultural program. Grounds-related experience may be considered in lieu. 
·         Take pride in the quality of your work and work ethic
·         Able to lift, carry and transport up to 50lbs and stand and work for long periods of time, including nights, weekends and holidays.
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality
·         Able to work independently and under stressful and fast paced, changing circumstances
·         Prompt, reliable, helpful, alert and observant
·         Self-motivated and possess a desire to learn   


If interested, please contact Brannon Burks at brannon@sportsfieldsolutions.com

Please include three professional references to be considered for the position.