Head Groundskeeper – Regional Park, City of Weston

Definition: the Head Groundskeeper is entrusted with the operation and management of sports field and facilities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervising the maintenance and scheduling of sports fields and facilities
  • Overseeing the maintenance and repair of equipment used on sports fields
  • Rendering professional advice, opinions, assistance and services to the employer and user groups, as required
  • Participating in all master planning meetings

Typical Functions: Head Groundskeeper assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining sports fields and facilities, which may include:

  • Athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces)
  • Field management equipment
  • Irrigation systems
  • Facility grounds, landscaping/ornamentals and xeriscaping
  • Parking lots and special game day parking areas
  • Other properties as specified in writing by the supervisor

Additional Functions: in addition, the Head Groundskeeper may assume the follow responsibilities:

  • Manages construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of sports facilities, whether performed in-house or by outside contractors
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of sports facilities in accordance with master plans and defined maintenance standards
  • Interviews, hires, trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the sports facilities and other properties. He/she has the authority to evaluate, discipline and terminate employment of subordinates
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on hours, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, chemical applications, etc.
  • Plans maintenance and project work to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and master plan and oversees the training, scheduling and deploying of personnel to accomplish work
  • Manages vehicle fleet in compliance with DOT
  • Specifies, purchases (or leases) equipment and necessary supplies/materials to maintain the sports facilities and properties
  • Manages inventory and oversees the preventive equipment maintenance and replacement programs
  • Develops and implements disaster planning, and security measures for events and teams
  • Communicate with users of the field (coaches, players, parents, spectators) if necessary
  • Communicates regularly with other members of the top management team to discuss activities, goals, plans and user input
  • Baseball specific: manages infield skin,  mound and home plate areas, grass to skin transition

Employment standards:

  • Advanced knowledge of agronomy and environmental turfgrass management practices including pest/disease/weed management; an understanding of soil chemistry; a working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the sports governing bodies’ requirements for field layout and marking
  • A high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management and operation of sports fields and facilities (including, but not limited to employment, safety and environmental standards, law and regulations
  • Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, web-based training courses, field days and trade shows

May require certification as a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), and current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator

To apply for this job email your details to csaavedra@greensourceinc.com