Athletics Turf and Field Manager

Responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of assigned athletic fields. Coordinate and perform specialized work on assigned fields as specified in turf maintenance program. Assist with in-game field management and operations, pre-game set-up, and post-game procedures.

Develops, plans, manages, directs and assists with the daily, short and long-term sports turf maintenance program based on field usage, specific requirements for individual events, and field turf needs.

Provides daily operations management of allocated resources and equipment to ensure that all university playing surfaces and surrounding areas are expertly conditioned to provide optimum levels of safety, performance, and appearance.

Provides direction in conjunction with grounds maintenance supervisor and assists Athletics fields maintenance crew in performing the daily maintenance of all inter-collegiate athletic fields and the surrounding landscape/horticulture operations to include: mowing, weed-eating, and edging; irrigation testing, maintenance, repair, and installation; cultural practices to include sod replacement, verticutting, aerating, topdressing, fertilization, seeding, and spraying; soils analysis and amendment; grooming, striping, and painting.

Responsible for maintaining supervision over pest control management on turf and sports surfaces.

Ensures maintenance and upkeep of all equipment inventory such as riding reel and push mowers, top dressers, vertacutter, coring and blade aerifiers, trimmers, blowers, and other related equipment.

Prepares budget line-items within the athletics department budget pertaining to athletic fields and special events labor, equipment, and supplies.

Assists with the planning, strategizing, and running university athletic events in coordination with the athletic event staff. Will provide support in the set-up, take-down and execution of athletic competition.

Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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