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Director, Sports Turf Operations

  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • $ 69,326.40

Boise State Athletics is in search of a Director, Sports Turf Operations. This position will oversee and maintain all sports turf fields and grounds under the Athletics Department’s management.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and schedule work in accordance with seasonal needs, the University calendar, and current weather conditions to assure that established standards for appearance, plant health, cleanliness, and public safety are attained on a daily basis.
  •  Maintain premium sports field surfaces by implementing best practices in mowing, fertilization, pest management, aeration, moisture management, top dressing and more.
  • Oversight and maintenance of all sports turf fields under the Bronco Athletics Department’s management.
  • Oversight, maintenance, management, and planning of all landscape features on Athletic Department grounds including trees, shrubbery, flower beds, artificial and natural grass surfaces.
  • Develop policies and standards for landscape maintenance on campus within campus policies and procedures.
  • Hire, train, appraise, and motivate an appropriate work force to meet varying seasonal needs.
  • Optimize the utilization of permanent staff, temporary staff, and outside contractors to meet department goals.
  • Inspect assigned work to ensure that standards for work quality, established operating procedures, productivity, and safety practices are being satisfactorily maintained.
  • Stay abreast of any governmental rules and regulations that apply to landscaping activities and ensure that strict compliance is maintained. Purchase and maintain equipment, tools, and supplies to ensure that landscaping staff has the resources available to maximize their productivity.
  • Assist with game day and event operation set up and tear down for both internal and external groups.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent including 2 years professional relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Turf Grass science, Biology, or related field
  • Five (5) years experience as a sports turf manager managing multiple NCAA caliber fields across multiple sports.
  • Two (2) years of management/supervisory experience with the ability to build and lead a team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in planning and developing, prioritizing, and managing the variety of activities included in a comprehensive landscaping program. Ability to recruit, hire, direct and motivate a diverse staff of landscaping personnel.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and understanding of grounds management and horticulture practices related to Southwest Idaho (high desert) area. This includes knowledge of all applicable governmental regulations.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience leading a large team of individuals conducting labor intensive work.
  • Idaho Pesticide Applicator’s license.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and grooming required of clay softball/baseball infields.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.boisestate.edu.