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Groundskeeper, Athletic Fields

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170463
Position Type: Staff
Division: Administration
Department: Facilities Management
Organizational Unit: Grounds Services
HR Classification Title: Groundskeeper, Athletic Fields
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40
Days of Week: Other
Shift Schedule: 6:00am- 2:30pm
Specific Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:

Maintain five athletic fields creating safe, high quality playing surfaces for baseball, softball, soccer, and two practice fields.

Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance on both baseball and softball fields, including skin, homeplate, pitchers mound, bullbens, baselines, and warning track
  • Aerate, Topdress, and Overseed all athletic fields
  • Safely apply fertilizer and pesticides with various hand and power spray equipment.
  • Disease observation and identification (Identify insects, diseases, weeds and/or organisms or elements attacking plant material and take the appropriate steps to eradicate the problem.)
  • Prepare athletic fields (e.g. drag/layout/line fields, repairing rodent damage, divots, etc.) for the purpose of providing adequate, attractive and safe areas for assemblies, recreational activities and/or athletic events. Including practices and games.
  • Ability to operate all necessary equipment pertaining to athletic field maintenance.
  • Access and utilize the school dude work order system to meet customer requests in a timely fashion.
  • Safely operate university owned vehicles and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested
  • Minimum 2 years experience in athletic field maintenance.
  • Requires valid California driver’s license. Must maintain a “satisfactory” driving record as evidenced by DMV.
  • Valid California Pesticide applicators license, or obtain within the first year of employment to both supervise the use of, and apply herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides.
  • Be able to work weekends and overtime when required.
  • Perform all job functions with high attention to detail to ensure a finished product that meets university expectations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of athletic field maintenance, including turf, skinned area, pitchers mound, and homeplate
  • Demonstrated computer competency
Required Education:
  • Typically a Two or Four Year Degree or certificate in Turfgrass Science or related field from an accredited university or equivalent experience
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
  • Requires valid California driver’s license. Must maintain a “satisfactory” driving record as evidenced by DMV.
Physical Demands (if applicable)

Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 50 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception. Occasionally climb as well as work at heights.

Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: 17.22
Salary Grade Midpoint: 22.59
Posting Date 08/03/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
Optional Documents