Sports Turf Coordinator

Job Responsibilities: 

  • 65% Under the direction of the Assistant Sports Turf Manager, this position functions within the day-to-day operation of the Sports Turf maintenance crew in activities generally associated with athletic turf care/maintenance which include but are not limited to; mowing, preparation of game/practice surfaces to comply with NCAA regulations and individual head coach preferences, string trimming, edging, hardscape maintenance, turf blowing and/or vacuuming, general clean up and litter removal, irrigation/drainage repairs and installation, pruning and weeding of landscape, oversight of repair/replacement of turfgrass including sodding, topdressing, verti-cutting, aerification, and seeding, infield skin and warning track maintenance. Perform daily visual inspections of all assigned areas.
  • 20% Leads small groups of staff to perform project oriented work including minor renovations or repairs to athletic playing surfaces including but not limited to: sod work, drainage installation/repairs, and irrigation drainage/installation.  Works towards adhering to weekly/monthly scheduled plans and work for regular routine maintenance of athletic fields, as well as the preventative maintenance of assigned equipment. Works to meet deadlines for field and facility preparation related to NCAA sporting events performing tasks such as: lining/marking of fields for play, infield preparation, mowing, and other facility assets (i.e; fencing, tarps, banners and signage, etc) are in place.
  • 10% Responsible for aiding LSU Event Management staff in envent operations specific to their assigned facility/sport.  This can include but not be limited to management of internal facility maintenance, custodial and grounds staff as well as outside contract services such as event management security personnel or post event cleanup/custodial services.
  • 5% Meets with coaches and operations staff specific to assigned areas in order to ensure that the daily requirement specific to the facility or specific coaches preferences are being adhered to.  Meets with chain of command to make recommendations related to overall athletic field maintenance or areas of concern. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Turf Management, Agronomy/Plant soil system or related field. Two years experience in a related field with an Associate’s degree in Turf Management, Agronomy/Plant soil systems or related field can substitute for Bachelor’s degree.

Special or Physical Qualifications:

Ability to work extended days, weekends and holidays. Job requires occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds must infrequently be able to lift containers weighing 100 pounds.  Physical effort is required to lift containers of chemicals and supplies up to 100 pounds.  Due to the nature and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to alcohol/drug testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67. This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per University Policy Statement 18.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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