Assistant Manager – Grounds and Environmental Management

Position: Assistant Manager; Grounds and Environmental Management

Minimum Qualifications: 2-4 year degree in turf/ landscape management.  1-2 years management experience preferred; 3-4 years turf management experience. Field painting/layout preferred.

Compensation- $14 – $18/ hour, full benefits after probationary period

The Maryland SoccerPlex is currently seeking an enthusiastic, positive, hard- working, self- starter to join the Grounds and Environmental Management (GEM) team as assistant manager of field maintenance.  This individual should be motivated, open minded and environmentally conscience.  As an assistant manager, this person will assist in managing a staff of 6-8, turfgrass management tasks such as mowing/spraying/ fertilization/aeration, field lay-out for soccer/lacrosse/rugby/football, and enforcing an aggressive environmental management program.

About SoccerPlex GEM-   Maryland SoccerPlex, in Montgomery County, MD, is on the northwest side of Washington, DC in South Germantown Park.  The SoccerPlex GEM team maintains the 162- acre park, including 22 soccer fields; 16 native soil tournament fields (9 Kentucky bluegrass, 7 Patriot/Lat36 bermudagrass), 2 sand-capped bermudagrass trial fields (4 different varieties), 3 synthetic all-purpose fields, and SoccerPlex Stadium (sand based Kentucky bluegrass).

SoccerPlex hosts over 6,000 events per year for multiple sports from youth to professional.  The GEM team is tasked with maintaining all 22 fields to the highest quality.  Every participant at SoccerPlex, no matter their level, is provided with a professional type surface.  To keep such quality under high traffic demands, our staff thinks outside the box and pushes field maintenance to new limits.   SoccerPlex Stadium, 2011 STMA Schools and Parks Field of the Year and 2014 STMA Professional Soccer Field of the Year, plays host to DC United Open Cup, ACC-Big East Challenge, 2012/13 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship, 2014 USYS National Championships & many other high profile events.  The SoccerPlex stadium is also home to the Washington Spirit of the NWSL.

Email Resumes to:

Ryan Bjorn,
Director of Grounds, Maryland SoccerPlex

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