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Director of Turf and Grounds

Company: Texas State University
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

  • Knowledge of horticulture and synthetic turfgrass management practices
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Knowledge of standards for intercollegiate athletic fields ( NCAA Division 1)
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Skill in establishing rapport with internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends Preferred Qualifications
    • A license or vocational training in a related discipline with additional consideration to an applicant who possesses a bachelor's degree
    • Three years previous experience in collegiate or professional grounds management environment
    • Prior experience in a supervisor role Job Description The Director of Turf Grounds assumes the responsibility for managing the care and maintenance of all intercollegiate athletic fields and grounds. Establishes and implements grounds/landscape maintenance goals, policies and procedures. Ensures adherence to all relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards for NCAA Division 1 athletic fields.

      Job Duties
      • Manages and maintains athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces, facility grounds, landscaping/ornamentals and xeriscaping
      • Interviews, hires, trains and oversees personnel, which includes assigning work, work allocation, problem resolution, evaluating performance, motivating employees to achieve peak productivity and performance
      • Purchases, maintains, and manages inventory of athletic field maintenance equipment and supplies
      • Manages and reviews irrigation systems performance and initiates changes when necessary.
      • Manages inventory and oversees the preventive equipment maintenance, repairs, and replacement programs
      • Communicate regularly with department coaches and administration to discuss activities, goals, plans and user input
      • Baseball & Softball Specific: Manages infield clay surfaces, mound and home plate areas, turf to clay transitions
      • Assist in the coordination of construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of sports facilities
      • Keeps accurate and complete records of inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, chemical applications, etc.
      • Coordinates and implements inclement weather planning and best practices for natural and synthetic fields
      • Utilizes best practices for pest/disease/weed management
      • Develops and implements plans to reduce impacts on the environment including recycling, storm water management, waste management and erosion control, and improve the overall sustainability of the facilities
      • Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars & workshops
      • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned Additional Information to Applicants Job Open Date 09/16/2022 Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight) Open Until Filled Yes Normal Work Days Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM Posting Notices Legal and Required Notices Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

        Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

        Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

        Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

        Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions. Why work @ Texas State? --- Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
        --- Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
        --- Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
        --- Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
        --- An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
        --- Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

        By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Keywords: Texas State University, San Marcos , Director of Turf and Grounds, Executive , San Marcos, California

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