*Please note that this online application only allows for one attachment. Please plan accordingly to submit a cover letter, resume, and references through one attachment.*
Under supervision, the Groundskeeper II will maintain the appearance, functionality, and safety of all athletic fields by performing a variety of duties related to athletic field maintenance, preparation, care, and management. This position will also perform routine maintenance and upkeep on campus grounds, equipment, and tools.
A High School diploma or GED; a minimum of 2 years recent experience in landscape, lawn maintenance, and/or horticulture; and a valid driver’s license are required. Additional horticulture education is highly desirable. Turf care and/or athletic field maintenance experience is highly strongly preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates who possess a PA Department of Agriculture herbicide and pesticide license (the ability to obtain one within 3 months of hire will be required). Required work related knowledge includes: proficiency in the safe and efficient operation of equipment associated with grounds work; demonstrated use of trade related tools and equipment; and basic knowledge of field sports, gardening, and grounds maintenance. Equivalent combinations of education, licenses, certifications and/or experience may be considered.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently, handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and prioritize work to meet demands/deadlines. Physical aspects of this position include, but are not limited to, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, climbing, frequent lifting of 50 lbs. and occasional lifting of 100 lbs. Work environments will include, but are not limited to, frequently working with machinery, moving vehicles and in hot or cold weather and occasionally working with ladders and exposure to chemical and dust. The ability to work evenings, weekends, overtime, and for an on-call procedure is needed.
Prepare and submit a schedule to maintain athletic fields. In collaboration with Grounds Manager, implement the schedule and work with coaches, other staff and community users to ensure proper event coverage and set up.
Implement campus turf care program including ordering, calculating amounts and applying fertilizer aeration and topdressing of turf. Apply chemical and other techniques as needed to prevent/remove weeds, pests, and rodents. Maintain MSDS forms.
Mow, fertilize, aerate, water, groom, and weed athletic fields. Groom synthetic fields as necessary.
Lay out and mark out boundaries and line of athletic fields for practices, contests and other events.
Repair and maintain athletic field equipment and installations.
Participate in the maintenance and upkeep on campus grounds, equipment, tools, and work environment.
Shovel snow from walks and driveways. Use chemical ice melters, shovels, ice scrapers, etc. Spread de-icing on passage ways to prevent ice buildup.
Additional services and support as prescribed by position.