Assistant Sports Turf Manager

The Assistant Sports Turf Manager reports directly to the Project Manager/Head of Grounds. Under his/her supervision, the assistant sports turf manager directs and participates in the maintenance of sports fields and all related work as required. The Assistant Sports Turf Manager must also have working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; seeding, sodding and maintenance practices for sports field turfgrass and synthetic surfaces; the planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners; disease and pest Identification, as well as, herbicide and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system, including wells, pumps and automatic controls.

Duties AND Requirements

• Possession of a valid driver’s license & excellent driving record

• Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator OR ability to obtain license in 90 days.

• Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of crew and equipment; to prepare clear and concise reports; and to maintain effective employee and employer communication

• Assists in planning, supervising and executing the maintenance of athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces)

• Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment and/or operates mowing and other equipment; supervises chemical applications and/or operates and calibrates chemical application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.

• Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and training, and may also modify the daily work schedule based on professional interpretation.

Other functions: This job includes, but is not limited to: All types of sports field maintenance labor such as: Turfgrass Management, Sod cutting and installation, sprigging, Irrigation management, Mowing, trimming, edging and use of blowers, Fertilizing with a walk-behind spreader

Baseball specific: infield, mound and home plate maintenance & installation, The operation and maintenance of power equipment such as: Reel and rotary mowers; tractors; utility vehicles; backpack blowers; trimmers & edger; Top-dressers; Aerators; Backhoes; Dump trucks; Bobcats



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