Athletic Groundskeeper II

SUMMARY:
Responsible for assessing, maintaining and repairing the athletic complexes in Montgomery County Parks Department. Performs preventative maintenance and park maintenance activities to ensure efficient and effective operations in maintaining Montgomery County Park’s athletic complexes.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.

SALARY: $16.31 per hour
**Montgomery County Government adopted the State of Tennessee’s Hybrid Retirement Plan to be effective January 1, 2017. Any new full-time employee hired on or after January 1, 2017 will be required to enroll. As a member of the Hybrid Plan, you are required to contribute at least 5% of your salary to the defined benefit portion of the Hybrid Plan. Contributions are made on a tax-deferred basis.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

  • Adheres to County Government Policy and Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the work environment
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates awareness and understanding of the various internal and external cultures that utilize department services
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets County Government productivity and quality standards
  • Maintains appropriate customer relations

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties as assigned

  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of the design, install and maintenance of a large scale irrigation system.
  • 2+ years’ experience operating large capacity topdressing unit, turf vacuum, bunker rake/infield groomer, paint striping machine, plate compactor, box grader, harley rake, broadcast spreader, contour floating mower, scarifier, drum roller, sod cutter, and turbine blower.
  • The ability to operate large pieces of earth moving equipment in a safe and efficient manner up to but not limited to 40 HP tractor, skid steer, all-terrain vehicle, and all applicable attachments of comparable machinery.
  • Learn and Interpret public recreation interests, evaluate the facility and adapt to user group’s needs.
  • Prepare athletic fields for community and league use to Montgomery County Parks and Recreation expectations.
  • Complete knowledge of the agronomy of high level Athletic Field maintenance in the transition zone using Hybrid Bermuda turf of multiple varieties including Latitude 36, Patriot, Tifway 419 and Sahara.
  • Complete knowledge of athletic skin maintenance using premium ball field clay. This includes using proper techniques to ensure both a safe and playable surface of infield skin, warning tracks, pitching mounds, batter’s box, bullpens, and on-deck walkways.
  • Preventive maintenance to sidelines, goalmouths, goal posts, tennis courts, basketball courts, and maintaining herringbone subsurface drainage.
  • Knowledge and experience of the specific dimensions and layout of the following athletic fields: Baseball, Softball, American Football, Soccer, Rugby, Lacrosse and various Special Olympic Events.
  • Experience in overseeding, fertilizing, irrigating, topdressing, verticutting, weed abatement, pest identification, and both deep tine and hollow core aeration of both cool and warm season turf is required.
  • Complete knowledge of the construction and maintenance of championship horseshoe pitching courts sanctioned by the N.H.P.A.
  • Keep and maintain an inventory of supplies, tools, and materials.
  • Maintain a fuel log for all vehicles and equipment assigned to the Athletics Division.
  • Assist with planting, maintenance and removal of County owned trees.
  • Works with volunteer groups on County beautification projects.
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate and maneuver oversized vehicles and attachments up to, but not limited to single axle dump trucks, heavy equipment trailers, and twenty-foot landscape trailers.
  • Provides support for special events and schedules use of facilities.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Provides routine cleaning for restrooms, park grounds and other park facilities.
  • Ability to train and perform all job functions of an Athletic Groundskeeper I.
  • Position requires working evenings, weekends, special events and some Holidays.
  • Keep designated work station cleaned, organized, and professional at all times

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma (or GED) and two years of related experience in athletic field / golf course management required. Degree or certification in Turf Management, Sports Field Management, or related field strongly preferred or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

To Apply:
Go here, click search and look for: Athletic Groundskeeper II.

To apply for this job please visit mss.montgomerycountytn.org.