Manager of Minor League Field Operations

This position will assist in the management, planning, and implementation of the agronomic program for the newly constructed Giants Baseball Complex (GBC) under the supervision of the Director of Minor League Field Operations. The role will oversee the daily maintenance and staff to assure playing surfaces meets all MLB Standards. This role will also act as a consultant throughout the Minor Leagues affiliates implementing the Giants Best Practices Manual and work closely with the City of Scottsdale for the Spring Training season.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implement Agronomic program at split complex including but not limited to – Mowing, Irrigation, Integrated Pest Management, Cultivation, Fertility applications and management of grounds.
  • Coordinate and contribute to a progressive turf management program in conjunction with the needs of Baseball Operations.
  • Assist with daily, weekly, and long term job/project assignments and prioritization. Maintain daily log of field maintenance activities.
  • Assess and evaluate staffing needs and performance
  • Work cohesively with the City of Scottsdale field maintenance staff on all turf maintenance issues including annual preventative maintenance programs.
  • Supervise timing and set up of all baseball activities as directed by Giants on field personnel
  • Ensure that all work and chemical applications are performed in accordance with EPA/OSHA regulations
  • Identify and solve conflict in the best interest of the organization
  • Assign, train, and maintain work standard and follow up on tasks given to full time employees
  • Schedule and process bi-weekly payroll through TMSS system
  • Train minor league grounds staff on Giants Best Practices program

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge with growing various types of turf grass, infield composition and maintenance, mound/plate maintenance, irrigation, and operating of light and heavy equipment
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Turf Management or related field
  • 5 years of experience in maintaining a professional level baseball facility (Collegiate or Pro)
  • Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience may be substituted for above requirements
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing a staff
  • Arizona Pesticide Applicators License required or ability to obtain within a 6 month period.
  • Physical Requirements: Requires lifting of heavy equipment and material (up to 75 – 100 lbs.), constant walking, some running throughout entire shift worked.
  • Ability to work well with vendors as well as various departments within the Giants organization.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours in nontraditional settings
  • Ability to travel to affiliate locations sometimes on short lead times. International travel included.

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