Sports Turf Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Bloomington, IN
  • $ 18/hr. plus OT and full university benefits

Sports Turf Specialist

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Sports Turf Manager oversee the maintenance of all athletic fields with an emphasis on athlete safety, fair play and visual appeal. The venues to be maintained: Memorial Stadium, Mellencamp Pavilion, Football Practice, Field Hockey, Jerry Yeagley Field, Bart Kaufman Field, Billy Hayes Track Complex, Sam Bell XC Course, Andy Mohr Field, Men’s and Women’s Practice Soccer fields.

Job Duties: Complete appropriate testing and maintenance of all-natural grass and synthetic playing surfaces. Daily activities will include but not be limited to mowing, painting, field marking, string trimming and irrigation maintenance. Field renovation work will also be a major component of this position. Maintain the non-athletic field surfaces in terms of string trimming and mowing around the common grounds of the athletic complex. Provide game day support for various athletic events including game day setup duties. This position will require some availability on nights and weekends.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of landscape or grounds related work. Must have substantial knowledge of turf maintenance procedures. Knowledge of tools, equipment, field marking techniques and materials related to turf management. Ability to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Ability to operate riding and push mower, power edger, blower, tractor, skid steer loader and basic hand and power tools. Ability to perform minor maintenance of grounds related equipment. Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner, must be self-motivated and able to work well independently or as member of a team. Position will require strong communication skills and the ability to work professionally along side administrators, coaches, student athletes and officials.

Preferred Qualifications: Turf management experience

To apply for this job please visit hrms.indiana.edu.