Head Groundskeeper

The Staten Island Yankees (Class “A” Short-Season, NY-Penn League, New York Yankees) are looking for a committed and knowledgeable professional to lead our Grounds staff in a full-time capacity.

The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions. Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George (2001) sits on the New York Bay and has breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The ballpark is located next to the free Staten Island Ferry which connects Staten Island to Manhattan, just a few miles away.

The Staten Island Yankees Head Groundskeeper position will consistently improve and prepare our playing surface for all NY-Penn League games, Wagner College Baseball (spring and fall) and assist with extra events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform general baseball field maintenance which includes preparing, maintaining, and repairing all field, bullpen, mound, plate and warning track areas
  • Perform turf grass management including: mowing, edging, sodding, aerating, topdressing, irrigation repairs, as well as assisting with fertilizer and pest control applications, in accordance with federal, state and local laws
  • Perform moisture management on infield skin
  • Have knowledge and ability to grow grass in the northeastern US climate
  • Manage batting practice set-up and tear down, infield tarp deployment and removal, etc.
  • Assist with setup and tear-down of all extra events, including applications of Porta-Floor
  • Hire and train part-time staff and season assistant
  • Assist with developing and maintaining budget for field supplies, maintenance and staffing
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in batting cage, dugouts, shop and break room areas
  • Assist Operations Department with off-season ballpark projects and general duties
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition
  • Participate in snow removal as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • College Degree in Turf Management or similar Educational Certificate
  • At least two years (minimum) baseball field experience – in turf and dirt
  • Possess an ability to lead co-workers in a team environment
  • Ability to express ideas and convey information effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively adapt to a work environment that is in constant change due to weather
  • Candidate must be able to perform physical tasks, such as lifting and carrying up to 100 pounds
  • Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License with a driving record in good standing
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Hours vary according to the game and event schedule.  Must be available for days, nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

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