Athletic Turf Management & Groundskeeping Supervisor

Job Summary
The University of Colorado Boulder Athletic Department encourages applications for an Athletic Turf Management & Groundskeeping Supervisor! The Turf Management team is responsible for the maintenance and preparation of athletic facilities for practices, competitions, and special events. Preparations of these facilities are in accordance with all National Collegiate Athletic Association and Pac-12 Conference rules and regulations and are established through environmentally sound cultural practices that promote safe playing conditions. This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletic Grounds and will be in charge of assisting the day-to-day turf management operations for all fields/turf.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletics Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac 12 Conference and the NCAA.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Turf Management:
Manage crews in the tasks of field maintenance and preparations of all athletic facilities. Help develop and implement the turf management maintenance schedules for all facilities in conjunction with the Director of Athletic Grounds. Complete irrigation repairs; fertilizer/seed applications; and field renovations. Operate equipment including, mowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers, hand and power tools, utility vehicles, tractors, spreaders, aerifyers, and others pertaining to turfgrass maintenance. Be proficient with painting athletic fields to include layout, execution and clean up of fields and associated painters and equipment. Implement sound cultural practices to ensure turfgrass health and student athlete safety. Identify and address all immediate issues regarding the athletic field or facility including: remove/repair vandalism, irrigation system, and disease and drought stresses. Determine which piece of equipment is most appropriate for a given area to complete the desired work. Determine turf areas needing additional water, seeding and more or less fertilizing; rates for overseeding in turf areas; if areas are too wet or too dry to apply cultural practices. Address mechanical problems that occasionally occur with equipment.

Irrigation Repair and Maintenance:
This position will need to be proficient in all matters of irrigation repair and maintenance. Repairs include head, valve and valve box replacement. Will need to be able to troubleshoot leaks, dry spot causes/remedies and associated coverage issues.

Event Preparation:
Prepare designated campus and off campus facilities/fields for practices, competitions, and special events. This includes athletic field layout and field/logo painting, site set-up, and general cleaning. Assist with installation of field protection system for special events to include layout, oversight of installations and breakdown. Assist with transportation, maintenance and cleaning of field protection system.

Snow and Ice Removal:
Remove snow and ice from athletic fields and Athletic Department facilities, including sidewalks, entrances, stairs, and loading docks. Apply ice melt to facility areas as needed. Remove snow from fields and facilities in preparation of practices and competitions using a variety of equipment, including shovels, utility vehicles, tractors, and skid steers and snow plows.

Contribute to a safe working environment for self, co-workers, students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Adhere to safety guidelines, especially concerning equipment operation and the use of personal protective equipment. Determine safe site location, level, and provide safety information for scissor lifts used by television crews and staff members. Monitor weather conditions to determine a safe working height and communicate to personnel in scissor lifts.

What You Should Know
6:30am – 3:00pm, M-F with extended hours and weekends for events.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $56,000 to $58,000 annually, with significant overtime.

Additional Compensation Details:

  • Relocation assistance is available within department guidelines.
  • Additional Athletics benefits include:
  • Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy.

What We Require

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of athletic fields at the collegiate level or higher.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to pass physical for CDL license.
  • Ability and willingness to work significant and irregular hours which includes all home football games, concerts and other athletic and special events.

NOTE: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through: www.colorado.edu/jobs

To apply for this job email your details to recruiting@colorado.edu