The Field Operations Supervisor (FOS) position is assigned to manage the day to day grounds operations of the Athletic Field Maintenance crews and will be based at the newly acquired I-240 Sports Complex (8 fields) and 23 other game fields located at 4 other complexes. The FOS will have oversight for two other crews that are responsible for the maintenance of the Wendel Whisenhunt Soccer Complex (10 full size soccer fields and 1 baseball field), Wheeler Park (4 softball fields), Stars and Stripes Park (3 softball fields), and Lightning Creek Soccer Complex (5 full size soccer fields). The candidate will be responsible for the overall turf quality and infield conditions of the aforementioned locations.
The I-240 Sports Complex consists of 8 ball fields currently undergoing renovation. The FOS will be involved in assuring new construction improvements comply with project specifications and that there is a smooth transition of the ball field facilities from construction phase to operations phase. Once accepted the FOS will manage budget resources to maintain field and facility conditions that meet the needs of the Recreation Operations Staff and their customers.
The FOS should be able to anticipate changing needs, changing schedules, be aware of innovative equipment, techniques, and also be able to manage the needs of multiple users of these facilities. The candidate should also be able to understand the complexities of soil testing, fertilizer analysis, and be able to prescribe the proper amendments and/or minerals and other needed knowledge & skills to achieve a high-quality playing condition.
This position will be part of an overall management team responsible for delivering quality athletic facilities in the greater Oklahoma City region.
Candidate preferences are as follows:
Associate Degree or higher in Turfgrass Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Natural Resources or related field.
Minimum of three years’ experience in management and/or supervisory with large scale grounds maintenance relation to Athletic Field Complex, Municipal Grounds, Corporate Grounds, Institutional Grounds, Golf Course, or Resort Properties
Certified Sports Field Manager – Sports Turf Managers Association/STMA.