Athletic Turf Supervisor

Sun Devil Athletics at Arizona State University seeks an Athletic Turf Supervisor who, under the direction of the Manager for Athletic Grounds, supervises groundskeepers in the general maintenance of athletic turf and grounds construction activities to provide for a visually inviting, safe and aesthetic environment for students, faculty, visitors, and staff, as well as for fans watching televised events. Adheres to NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the department, the university and the Arizona Board of Regents.

Minimum Qualifications :

Associate’s degree in turf management or related field, plus 2 years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieve. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Drivers license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree in turf management or related field preferred.
  • Experience in athletic field management at NCAA or professional level. (1 year)
  • Experience working with coaches and administrators.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intercollegiate sports fields dimensions and markings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PAC-12 and NCAA rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of athletic line marking.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper operation, use and care of equipment, tools and procedures of grounds construction and care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper safety precautions/procedures associated with application of various chemical treatments and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper calculations used to measure/mix/prepare chemical treatments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods and practices used to properly care for and maintain landscape areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper body mechanics and lifting procedures/methods.
  • Experience in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment and tools, to include heavy machinery.
  • Evidence of effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in coordinating the work activities of self and others.
  • Experience in working effectively as a member of and/or leading a team.
  • Evidence of being able to read and follow directions.

Essential Duties :

This position will serve as an assistant to the athletic grounds facility manager and will be responsible for the daily preparation of athletic fields and grounds for practices, games, and events. Primary responsibilities will require all types of turf grass management including but not limited to: mowing, trimming, blowing, vertislicing, aerating, overseeding, sodding, fertilizing, topdressing, pesticide management, line and logo painting, irrigation management and repair. This position will use a variety of manual tools and equipment such as shovels, rakes, brooms, blowers, string trimmer, edger, sod-cutter, utility vehicle, bunker rake, mowers, tractors, forklifts, aerators, etc. In addition to primary responsibilities, this position will also require the ability to communicate clearly with coaches and staff, maintain a working budget, organize and lead student labor.

ASU Statement :

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Department Statement :

The mission of Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university.

SDA is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, institutional control, gender and ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, the Pac-12 Conference, and the nation.

SDA is committed to recruit, retain and develop a diversified workforce.

ASU offers a tuition discount for the employee, their spouse and dependents and a competitive benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, health insurance and more. For more benefits information, please visit


Instructions to Apply :

Application deadline is 3:00 PM Arizona time on 05-June-2020. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position via ASU website (see link).

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (personal references are not accepted)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

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