Sport Turf Technician

Salisbury, Maryland

Salibury University

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Sport Turf Technician.

Primary Job Duties: Under general supervision, performs activities to ensure readiness and safety of fields/turf for athletic events such as preparing, fertilizing, seeding and caring for athletic fields, turf fields, sports fields and/or golf courses. Operates medium and heavy-duty equipment. Work requires comprehensive knowledge of field/turf maintenance and NCAA regulations for marking athletic fields.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and three years in maintenance of academic or professional sport fields and/or golf courses to include three years in the operation of commercial or industrial-sized grounds care equipment. Extensive knowledge of all aspects of athletic field maintenance, including, but not limited to, growing characteristics, warm and cool season grasses, recognition of and appropriate treatment of diseases, pests and weeds, technical equipment and NCAA requirements for layout and lining of playing surfaces. Valid Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver s license required, with 5 points or less. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations; to follow oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively; to operate and perform minor maintenance on assigned tools and equipment; to perform physical work requiring bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, heavy lifting; to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Preferred Qualifications: Certification by the State of MD as a pesticides and/or herbicides applicator.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Starting salary is $37,863 annually, which is approximately $18.16 per hour. The primary schedule for this position is 7:00a.m. 3:30p.m. with occasional weekends required. This position is considered essential and will be called upon to provide emergency coverage when necessary. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the job.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a complete work history. A cover letter and resume are preferred. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by January 5, 2022 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

Posted: 01/28/2022