Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations

The Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations will assist the Associate Director of Sports Turf Operations with day-to-day operations related to maintaining the surfaces of various natural and artificial turf athletic fields and landscaping of the athletic facilities. This position will function as the primary Sports Turf Operations contact in the director’s absence.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Experience supervising and directing work of grounds crew staff
  • 2-3 years experience in baseball field management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Turf Grass Science, Biology, Sports Management, or a related field
  • At least three years of supervisory experience in athletic field and turf management
  • Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State laws and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management or the ability to obtain within six months of employment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with coaching staff and other employees to provide a cohesive working environment
  • Ability to obtain an Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State lases and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management within six months of employment

Additional Information:

  • Salary Information: $50,000 – $60,000
  • Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
  • Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status
  • Recruitment Contact Information: Jarred Witt, HR Partner, jarredw@uark.edu
  • All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
  • Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

  • Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry, Substance Abuse Testing

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity: Lifting, Standing, Walking
Frequent Physical Activity: Sitting
Occasional Physical Activity: N/A
Benefits Eligible: Yes

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