Assistant Sports Turf & Landscape Supervisor

Department/Location: Facilities, St. Louis campus

Organizational Relationship: Reports to Sports Turf & Landscape Supervisor, supervises heavy landscapes

Summary: Responsible for the management of sports turf, landscape, and ornamental trees for Principia School. Full-time, 12-month position.

Work Performed: Essential Duties*

  • Assist in preparation of an annual sports turf and landscape plan for the campus including maintenance, mowing, fertilization, and herbicide and seeding program
  • Assist in preparation of budget forecast for landscape, sports turf maintenance, and development
  • Documents and reports on the maintenance activities for each sports field
  • Responsible for proper maintenance and upkeep of the school’s athletic fields and turf
  • Responsible for the repairs of irrigations systems
  • Processes work orders through a web-based work request system
  • Clean parking lots, roads, school entrances, play areas as necessary to maintain clean, well-kept and welcoming appearance free of debris;
  • Assist in snow/ice storm preparations and removal
  • Assigns daily/weekly tasks schedules for employees
  • Performs both preventative tree pruning and maintenance pruning of ornamental and large trees
  • Responsible for the daily documentation and scouting of all landscape and sport turf and weekly reporting
  • Serves as Supervisor in absence of Sports Turf & Landscape Supervisor

Minimum Qualitifications:

  • Three years experience maintaining both cool and warm season sports turf and landscape at a high level
  • Experience with fertilization, aeration, mowing, irrigation, top dressing, etc. to achieve a high level playing surface
  • Experience with synthetic field maintenance on both infill and padded fields
  • Experience in tree removal, stump grinding, and proficient with skid steers, sprayers, reel mowers, tractors, and large area mowers
  • Experience in the evaluation of turf and plant conditions for diseases, pests, and overall health
  • Experience in applying foliar fertilizers, fungicides, and selective herbicides to maintain high quality sports fields
  • Experience in maintaining football, baseball, softball, and soccer fields required by Athletics within budget
  • Must be able to obtain, within 6 months of employment or have a current Missouri applicators license
  • Must have a current infraction-free driver license
  • Must pass a physical with no physical limitations on bending, stooping, climbing, walking and lifting
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Additionally, they do not establish a contract for employment.

To apply for this job email your details to blake.shinn@principia.edu