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Turf Specialist - Parks

March 09, 2021 12:22 PM | Anonymous

Purpose of Job

Assists supervisor by being responsible for repairing and maintaining safe playing surfaces and its surrounding components for baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and multipurpose fields by performing daily turf, clay and water management; timely fertility and cultural practices; game preparation techniques and short and long-term maintenance planning. Responsibilities also include 10 - hole disc golf course, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and nights during sporting events.

Essential Job Duties

Turf maintenance

  • Properly manages and maintains turf on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
  • Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes, sods, aerates and performs other cultural practices using commercial grade equipment.
  • Maintains, repairs and installs irrigation systems on athletic fields. Assist in controlling the entire irrigation system that includes, but is not limited to, proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairs leaks in lines or valves, and winterization.
  • Properly lay out athletic fields to regulation field dimension requirements (baseball, softball, football, lacrosse).
  • Paints foul lines, yard lines, numbers, and logos on athletic fields.
  • Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
  • Performs topdressing of fields including aerating, verticutting, and vacuuming fields.
  • Performs special projects on turf as needed during off-season.

Infield maintenance

  • Properly maintains infields on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
  • Drags, rakes, and replenishes materials as needed to maintain infields.
  • Prepares fields for games by grooming fields, chalking base paths and painting foul lines.
  • Builds and maintains mounds, plates and other field necessities.
  • Responsible for coordination and execution of mound and plate tarps on daily basis and during tournaments.
  • Responsible for upkeep of all warning track material on the infields.
  • Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
  • Performs special projects on infields as needed during off-season.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties normally acquired through obtaining a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or equivalent from a technical school; one to two year related experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in turfgrass management.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

  • TN Driver’s License
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

EOE/Drug-free Workplace

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