Athletic Turf Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Tempe, AZ
  • $ 42,000 - $50,000 per year; DOE

This position works under the general direction of the Assistant Manager of Athletic Grounds. Supervises groundskeepers in the general maintenance of athletic turf and grounds construction activities to provide for a visually inviting, safe and aesthetic environment for students, faculty, visitors, and staff, as well as for fans watching televised events. Ensures that goals and objectives are met with strict adherence to NCAA and conference rules and regulations as well as policies and procedures of the department, the University, and the Arizona Board of Regents.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s degree in turf management or related field, plus 2 years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieve. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Drivers license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Working Environment:

  • Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
  • Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Availability and flexibility to work occasional long hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • May supervise staff, students workers, and volunteers.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the daily preparation of athletic fields and grounds for practices, games, and events.
  • Primary responsibilities will require all types of turf grass management including but not limited to: mowing, trimming, blowing, vertislicing, aerating, overseeding, sodding, fertilizing, topdressing, pesticide management, line and logo painting, irrigation management and repair.
  • This position will use a variety of manual tools and equipment such as shovels, rakes, brooms, blowers, string trimmer, edger, sod-cutter, utility vehicle, bunker rake, mowers, tractors, forklifts, aerators, etc.
  • Requires the ability to communicate clearly with coaches and staff
  • Maintains a working budget.
  • Organize and lead student labor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a Bachelor’s degree in turf management or related field preferred.
  • One-year experience of athletic field management at NCAA or professional level.
  • Evidence of experience working with coaches and administrators.
  • Evidence of experience establishing and maintaining budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper operation, use and care of equipment, tools and procedures of grounds construction and care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides used in grounds care and gardening.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods and practices used to properly care for and maintain landscape areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper safety precautions/procedures associated with application of various chemical treatments and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper body mechanics and lifting procedures/methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper calculations used to measure/mix/prepare chemical treatments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intercollegiate sports fields dimensions and markings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conference and NCAA rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of athletic line marking.
  • Evidence of experience in operating grounds maintenance and grounds construction equipment and tools, to include heavy machinery. Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of experience in coordinating the work activities of self and others.
  • Evidence of experience in reading and following directions.
  • Evidence of experience in working effectively as a member of and/or leading a team.

Department Statement:

The Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) programs are elite, high profile Division I programs. By definition, Division I programs are the “best of the best” and the ladder by which athletes ascend to the world of professional sports and international competitions, such as the Olympics and World Cup. Moreover, Arizona State University and SDA compete in the Pac-12 conference.

The vision of SDA is to be a comprehensive perennial top ten NCAA Division I athletics program that empowers Sun Devils to maximize human potential and make a positive impact on our university, community and the world.

The mission of SDA is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university. SDA promotes identity, inclusion and expression to build a strong Sun Devil Community reflective of ASU’s charter.

SDA affirms ASU’s commitment to equal employment and is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, institutional control, gender equity and inclusion, ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, and the nation.

SDA is committed to recruit, retain and develop a gender equitable, inclusive and diversified workforce.

ASU offers up to 24 hours of professional development opportunities per year and a competitive benefits package, which includes paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, free mental health resources, employee discounts and more. In particular, ASU offers a generous tuition discount for employees, their spouses, dependents and retirees. Working in SDA also provides unique access to sporting events and athletic-related discounts.

For more information on ASU benefits, please visit http://cfo.asu.edu/hr-benefitsenrollment.


Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00 PM Arizona time on May 24, 2024

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (personal references are not accepted)

Please include all employment information in month and year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position on the ASU jobs website. Position # 100835BR

To apply for this job please visit sjobs.brassring.com.