Turf Manager

Job Title: TURF MANAGER, Youth Fields
Business Unit: KSE
Location: Commerce City, CO
Reports To: Director, Turf Management
Employment Type: Full Time– Salaried– Exempt
Supervisor Position: Yes


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam.

Nature of Work:
Maintains the youth field performance playing surfaces and surrounding field complex site.  Supervises and administers all functions of the DSGP youth sport fields and coordinates all prep, maintenance, and restoration of DSGP youth field site.

Examples of work performed:

  • Supervises all seasonal staff part time staff.
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of the playing field and surrounding landscaping (including Rapids Practice field and youth field complex) to include sand based, mineral soil, and synthetic turf fields.
  • Establishes, along with other management, the turf maintenance and general field development priorities and schedules with program supervisors; identifies alternatives and other cost-effective ways to get improved results.
  • Develops, implements, and executes an effective program for maintaining a healthy, durable playing field, to include, but not limited to, watering, fertilization, mowing/cutting, aeration, chemical treatments, grooming of synthetic turf, etc.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires and trains all field staff; determines manpower needs and staffing schedule needs; works with Sr. Director, HR and General Counsel to counsel and discipline as appropriate.
  • Develops specifications for, and coordinates the purchase of, all necessary equipment, supplies, goods and services needed to properly maintain the playing field and surrounding areas.
  • Helps to develop and administer the annual playing field and landscape budget; monitors the budget on an on-going basis and practices cost-effective techniques.
  • Responds to inquiries for the public and makes presentations to groups regarding the comprehensive maintenance program for the athletic fields.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other Stadium and KSE departments in the use of the playing field for ceremonies, sponsorship use, filming, soccer clinics, and non-soccer use of the playing field.
  • Attends herbicide, turf management, irrigation maintenance and/or pest control classes as directed to stay abreast and knowledge in landscape techniques.
  • Develops layout and constructs special landscape projects from designs, blueprints and plans to include planters, planting beds and landscape timbers, ensure work is installed according to project specifications; repair broken posts or fences as directed.
  • Assures required safety standards and precautions, as well as company policies, are followed.
  • Performs related duties as needed or assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Stand up and walk up to 2/3 of time.
  • Sit up to 1/3 of time.
  • Talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, 2/3 or more of time.
  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. up to 1/3 of time.
  • Moderate to very loud noise.
  • Clear vision at 20”, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Material and Equipment Used

  • Various professional/commercial field maintenance equipment including vertical and rotary, aerifiers, sprayers, verticutters, field painting equipment, snowplows, etc.
  • General office equipment including copier, fax, phone, computer/keyboard, etc.


  • Minimum
    • Bachelor of Science in Turf Management preferred; may substitute years of work experience in maintaining grounds and landscape with specialized knowledge of irrigation systems, turf management and high-performance sand-based fields, mineral soil fields and synthetic turf fields.
    • Minimum 3 years of work experience in maintaining grounds and landscape with specialized knowledge of irrigation systems, turf management and high-performance sand based fields, mineral soil fields and synthetic turf fields.
    • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
    • Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), preferred.
    • Experience with field subsurface air and heating systems, preferred.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of: athletic field design and construction; maintenance herbicides and pesticides; irrigation systems; drainage control methods; the environments surrounding the athletic fields and the ability to implement safeguards as needed.
  • Ability to professionally and successfully interact with staff, supervisors, and other KSE staff, players and MLS officials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with Commerce City officials, city departments, program participants and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak English.
  • Possession of, or the ability to, obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license


  • Base salary/hourly range $65,000.00-$70,000.00 per annum

Benefits Include

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K plan

All applicants for employment at KSE may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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