Landscape & Grounds Services is currently seeking an Athletic Groundskeeper to join their driven team to help maintain Rollins College as the most beautiful campus in the nation. Our athletics landscape crew is responsible for several athletic field maintenance tasks, and to implement the Florida Best Management Practices Services in their day-to-day duties.
Primary responsibilities include:
Maintaining, renovating and preparing multiple athletic fields (Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Lacrosse)
Operating mowers and equipment in performing routine duties for athletic turf
Grooming of infield clay, practice cages and warning track
Performing routine sprinkler maintenance in addition to preventive maintenance and minor repair of all grounds keeping equipment
Performing maintenance and caretaker work in mowing grass, cleaning grounds, emptying trash, edging, weeding, and maintaining perimeter shrubs
Assisting in the application of fertilizers and weed control
Turf over-seeding, turf aeration and top dressing throughout the season.
Planting/transplanting turf and landscape materials
Lifting and carrying heavy objects and/or equipment as needed
May move supplies, equipment, and furniture
May assist other Facilities Management personnel in performance of routine and emergency tasks
Performing related duties as assigned
The Grounds & Landscape Services Team operates by promoting ethical practices that enhance the integrity, quality, and values of the Rollins College mission and its goals. Great pride is taken in preserving the natural historic landscape while integrating current flora to provide a creative balance between the old and new.
High school education is required in order to read, write, and follow basic instructions
Requires a minimum of two years of job-related experience
Previous NCAA athletic field experienced preferred
Knowledge of practices and procedures used in athletic field maintenance
Knowledge of infield regulations with clay, chalk and paint boundaries
Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals
Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment