Turf Manager

Turf Manager – City of Temple


Turf Manager: To maintain The City of Temple’s Crossroads Recreational Complex and additional city parks.


You love sports. You spent your childhood summers on baseball fields, your fall Friday nights under stadium lights, and your winters on hard courts. You love a natural grass playing surface. You remember the joy of being a kid and playing on the “good field.” You want to provide that same feeling to each little league that sets foot on your fields. You take pride in your team and their quality of work and it shows on game day. You are meticulous. You enjoy the process of scouting your fields and properties daily to best schedule yourself and your crew to have a productive and successful day. You understand that details and situations can change daily and you’re always two steps ahead and ready to execute no matter the circumstances. You love leading a team and helping others grow. You have a vision of what success looks on the job. You also understand it’s just as important to motivate and inspire team members to engage with that vision. Seeing team members grow and improve keeps you coming back to work each day.


We love sports fields. How much? As much as Texas loves its high school football. That’s a lot. We know that the difference between feeling like a professional athlete and a high school walk-on is often the quality of the playing surface. We love nothing more than the glimmer of stadium lights on a freshly-cut, pristine natural grass playing surface. Finally, we believe that great people transform businesses. We provide a vision and then ask our people to creatively use their talents to achieve it.


  • Supervise and support crew members to perform their best through proper training and guidance
  • Organizing, planning and execution of vision and strategy for the contract
  • Communicate effectively with the customer to ensure they are always in the know, and aware of the state of their fields and complexes
  • Review budget weekly with Regional Turf Manger; track inventory and monitor purchasing of fertilizers and field materials
  • Maintain surfaces by implementing best practices in mowing, fertilization, pest management, aeration, moisture management, top dressing and more
  • Monitor, report and resolve field issues such as turf stress, disease, irrigation problems and pest management issues
  • Perform regular irrigation checks to ensure system is operating correctly and efficiently

If you read the description above and feel like it was written for you, please apply. Formal requirements include a degree from a 2- or 4-year turf management program or significant sports-turf experience. Informal requirements include a passion for learning and producing high-quality work, the ability to communicate effectively, and  an inclination to value teamwork over ego.

To apply for this job email your details to brannon@sportsfieldsolutions.com