Sports Turf Manager

STO Landscape Services is South Florida’s only Bermuda specific maintenance company and the leader in maintenance of top notch athletic and equestrian properties.

Turf Manager will be running the daily operations of Palm Beach Atlantic University Rinker Sports Complex Athletic Fields and Grounds which include: scheduling and coordinating the daily work of laborers; planning field improvement projects, and coordinating with outside contractors in the execution of those projects; planning and executing primary (fertility and pesticide applications) and secondary turf cultural activities (topdressing, aeration, etc); monitoring and implementing quality control protocols for employees; preparing fields for athletic practices and events; managing and repairing irrigation system; managing equipment inventory and communicating with mechanic; managing fertilizer and pesticide inventory.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and directs a crew to insure timely preparation of fields.
  • Supervises staff of 6-8 full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis.
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations that are given particular weight.
  • Trains, participates and supervises staff in all aspects of field maintenance.
  • Reviews projects for structural and operational safety.
  • Top dresses, aerates, slices, sods and fertilizes all fields.
  • Directs and participates in the precise mowing and lining of fields.
  • Prepares and paints lines for games & events.
  • Coordinates with coaches and event staff.
  • Maintains multiple facilities on-site such as multiple fields.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports.
  • Coordinates periodically with supervisor and receives guidance as to desired standards or quality of service provided.
  • Ensures subordinates compliance with established safety guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to plan the work and lead a work team in turf management and field preparation.
  • Thorough knowledge of the use and maintenance of specialty equipment used in field maintenance.
  • Thorough knowledge of athletic field maintenance.
  • Ability to work in a high profile environment.

Experience Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Four years of grounds maintenance related work experience which included one year of lead experience; OR associate’s degree in Horticulture or related field and two years of grounds maintenance related work experience which included one year of lead experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in turf management, plant science, horticulture or related field.
  • Previous experience working at a professional or collegiate level athletic complex.
  • Knowledge of rules/regulations for College Athletics
  • STMA member.
  • Experience with collegiate or pro athletic field operation.
  • Experience managing warm season grasses, over seeding and transition.
  • Experience supervising 1-3 employees.
  • Experience communicating with coaches.

Job Benefits
Outstanding available benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; paid vacation, sick & personal leave, and holidays; and more!

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