Training Grounds Supervisor

Position Summary

FC Cincinnati is searching for an experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented Training Grounds Supervisor. The Training Grounds Supervisor will work under the Head Groundskeeper and will be responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of maintaining professional caliber playing surfaces as well as a number of administrative duties and other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detailed-oriented, professional, capable of managing work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.  Familiarity with operating high-end turf equipment including but not limited to a skid steer, tractors and riding mowers is a must.  This individual must be able to relocate as soon as possible.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head Groundskeeper in the day to day operation of maintaining 6 acres of natural grass fields, 1 synthetic field, fertilization and spraying of over 10 acres of common grass outside the facility and spring and fall clean ups of the outside landscaping at the Training facility.
  • Aid in preparing for home matches at Nippert Stadium during the 2020 season and assist with some duties at the new West End Stadium opening in Spring of 2021.
  • Record maintenance of chemical applications.
  • Train new crew members in the proper use of equipment, tools, chemicals and their applications.
  • Schedule and supervise the day to day activities of a small crew including preparation and maintenance of the playing surface.
  • Ensure that the playing surfaces meet MLS standards.
  • Able to work practices and special events and make decisions that affect field conditions.
  • Complete projects and special assignments as directed by the organization by working to establish objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others and adjusting plans.
  • Maintain effective daily operations and make suggestions for process improvements when necessary.
  • Ability to manage and protect highly confidential information on a consistent basis.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Plant Science.
  • 1+ years of experience in maintaining high end sports fields. MLS experience is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Employee must have, or must be able to obtain an Ohio Applicators License with Category 8 endorsements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail and deadline-oriented multi-tasker
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills

Required Skills

  • Positive upbeat attitude.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Able to communicate well with coaching staff and other members of the club to organize field schedules.
  • Ability to work on a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in quality of work.
  • Ability to consistently be at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management directions, commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and complete necessary tasks.
  • Excellent follow through and judgment.
  • Strong ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to push pull and lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout the work day.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain.
  • 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume and salary requirements to or apply through  Please indicate if you are a West End neighborhood, Cincinnati, OH resident.


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