Groundskeeper III – Athletics

Groundskeeper III- Georgia Tech Athletic Association

The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is seeking a highly motivated self-starter for the position of Groundskeeper III. The candidate must have a driven and positive attitude that promotes professionalism throughout the Association. He/she reports directly to the Sports Turf Manager. Under his supervision, the Groundskeeper III participates in the maintenance of 10 acres that includes Grant Field, Russ Chandler Stadium, Rose Bowl Field, Brock Indoor Football Practice Facility, Mewborn Field, and Griffin Track.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning, supervising and executing the maintenance of athletic fields at a high level.
  • Operates fertilizer and chemical applications and/or operates chemical application equipment and participates in the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • Baseball/Softball specific: infield, mound and home plate maintenance
  • The operation of power equipment such as: reel mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, blowers, trimmers, top dressers, aerators, verti-cutters, and Bobcats
  • Additional duties such as: basic carpentry, basic plumbing, fencing/wall pad maintenance, and repair
  • Working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; cultural maintenance practices for sports field turfgrass; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system.
  • High level of understanding of the NCAA requirements for field layouts and markings
  • Ability to work long hours (nights and weekends)
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record

Experience

  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience and 5 years of experience working on highly maintained athletic fields or golf course
  • Knowledge of NCAA standards for football, baseball, softball, soccer and track
  • Concert/ external event field management
  • 2 or 4 year degree in a turfgrass related area of study is preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Chris May at cmay@athletics.gatech.edu

To apply for this job email your details to cmay@athletics.gatech.edu