Position Information

Information below is provided by the job poster.  Please review their application procedure and apply with them.  DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THIS SITE.
TURF SPECIALIST I - PARKS DEPARTMENT
CITY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE
Invites applications for the position of:
TURF SPECIALIST I
PARKS

Purpose of Job
Assists supervisor by being responsible for repairing and maintaining safe playing surfaces and its surrounding components for baseball, softball, football, lacrosse and multipurpose fields by performing daily turf, clay and water management; timely fertility and cultural practices; game preparation techniques and short and long-term maintenance planning. Responsibilities also include 10 - hole disc golf course, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and nights during sporting events.

Essential Job Duties
A. Turf maintenance
• Properly manages and maintains turf on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
• Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes, sods, aerates and performs other cultural practices using commercial grade equipment.
• Maintains, repairs and installs irrigation systems on athletic fields. Assist in controlling the entire irrigation system that includes, but is not limited to, proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairs leaks in lines or valves, and winterization.
• Properly lay out athletic fields to regulation field dimension requirements (baseball, softball, football, lacrosse).
• Paints foul lines, yard lines, numbers, and logos on athletic fields.
• Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
• Performs topdressing of fields including aerating, verticutting, and vacuuming fields.
• Performs special projects on turf as needed during off-season.

B. Infield maintenance
• Properly maintains infields on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
• Drags, rakes, and replenishes materials as needed to maintain infields.
• Prepares fields for games by grooming fields, chalking base paths and painting foul lines.
• Builds and maintains mounds, plates and other field necessities.
• Responsible for coordination and execution of mound and plate tarps on daily basis and during tournaments.
• Responsible for upkeep of all warning track material on the infields.
• Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
• Performs special projects on infields as needed during off-season.
Position: TURF SPECIALIST I - PARKS DEPARTMENT
Organization: City of Franklin Parks Department
Location: ,  TN 
United States
Salary: $18.51 - $20.14/HR
Posting Start Date: 9/30/2021
Date Posted: 9/30/2021
Requirements Other Job Duties
Performs other job duties as assigned, including:
• Responsible for working athletic tournaments and events to assist in field maintenance during weekends.
• Inspects and repairs athletic fields during tournament play.
• Performs related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as required.
• Assists Facilities and Maintenance Division with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, HVAC, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, preventative maintenance and other projects during the off-season.
• Assists Supervisor at equestrian arena when needed.
• Communicates regularly with Supervisor to discuss goals, plans and projects.
• Assist Supervisor with sports lighting contractors and troubleshooting electrical issues within any athletic complex, court or arena.
• Keeps accurate records of inventory, weather data, and maintenance procedures.
• Maintains vehicle inspections within the division.
• Attends in state professional trainings relevant to the sports field industry and OSHA compliance.
• Responsible for maintaining all batting cages to include turf, netting, soft toss screens, L screens and bull pen mound areas.
• Maintains basketball court and tennis courts.
• Responsible for overall maintenance of disc golf course.

Qualifications
Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties normally acquired through obtaining a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or equivalent from a technical school; one to two year related experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in turfgrass management.

Required Certifications/Licenses:
TN Driver’s License
High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

EOE/Drug-free Workplace
Status: This listing expires on: 10/30/2021
Send to a Friend  Send to Friend
Return to Job Search  Return to Job Search
Post a Position  Post a Position
Organization Information
Name:
City of Franklin Parks Department
Address:


,  TN 
United States
Email:
Phone:
Fax:
Contact: