Responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of assigned athletic fields. Coordinate and perform specialized work on assigned fields as specified in turf maintenance program. Assist with in-game field management and operations, pre-game set-up, and post-game procedures.
•Develops, plans, manages, directs and assists with the daily, short and long-term sports turf maintenance program based on field usage, specific requirements for individual events, and field turf needs. •Provides daily operations management of allocated resources and equipment to ensure that all university playing surfaces and surrounding areas are expertly conditioned to provide optimum levels of safety, performance, and appearance. •Provides direction in conjunction with grounds maintenance supervisor and assists Athletics fields maintenance crew in performing the daily maintenance of all inter-collegiate athletic fields and the surrounding landscape/horticulture operations to include: mowing, weed-eating, and edging; irrigation testing, maintenance, repair, and installation; cultural practices to include sod replacement, verticutting, aerating, topdressing, fertilization, seeding, and spraying; soils analysis and amendment; grooming, striping, and painting. •Responsible for maintaining supervision over pest control management on turf and sports surfaces. •Insures maintenance and upkeep of all equipment inventory such as riding reel and push mowers, top dressers, vertacutter, coring and blade aerifiers, trimmers, blowers, and other related equipment. •Prepares budget line-items within the athletics department budget pertaining to athletic fields and special events labor, equipment, and supplies. •Assists with the planning, strategizing, and running university athletic events in coordination with the athletic event staff. Will provide support in the set-up, take-down and execution of athletic competition. •Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications. •Performs other duties as assigned.
• Two (2) years of experience working and maintaining sports fields, golf courses, public parks, landscaping, etc. Experience operating grounds and landscape equipment such as mowers, weed Trimmers, blowers, etc, bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related field, or • Four (4) years of required experience with an Associate’s degree in related field, or • Eight (8) years of related demonstrated experience with a High School Diploma/GED.
Required: Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire. Preferred: Texas ornamental pest control license required for chemical applications on lawns and turf.
Knowledge of practices and procedures used in grounds maintenance, including the use of small tools and grounds-related equipment; ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals and physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment. Duties may involve the lifting and moving of heavy objects, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other activities requiring physical excretion. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: SRGV3390
About University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and, for the first time, makes it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.
The new university is home to a new School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine enrolled its first cohort in the summer of 2016.
The shared history of UTPA and UTB goes back to 1927, when Edinburg College was founded. In 1973, Pan American opened a second campus in Brownsville, which later became an independent institution of The University of Texas System in 1991. Over the years, the missions and the identities of these great institutions have continually evolved to serve the communities of the Rio Grande Valley.