ASSISTANT TURF GRASS MANAGER/HORTICULTURAL SPECIALIST

Location
Greenville
Posted
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The primary purpose of this position is the grounds maintenance of East Carolina University's Athletic Complex. The recently completed Olympic Sports Complex added 17 acres of athletic fields, trees, shrubs, and natural landscape. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: -Supervise the maintenance of soccer and softball fields of play and surrounding grounds -Perform duties with precision and attention to detail as fields of play must meet ECU, NCAA, and conference requirements for field measurements, lining and upkeep in order to provide accurate and safe venues for student-athletes. -Coordinate with stadium/athletic fields' maintenance and facility management for major sports events, grounds maintenance and crew supervision -Formulate and implement proper turf grass maintenance schedules and management practices -Recognize, identify and treat turf grass insects and diseases that could damage the quality of turf -Demonstrate knowledge and experience with fertilizers and chemical spread formulas used in turf maintenance. -Determine materials needed in areas of responsibility -Operation of all turf equipment such as sprayers, aerifiers, mowers, etc. -Demonstrate technical knowledge and understanding of a variety of specialized machinery, including boom sprayer, fairway reel mower, and utility tractor -Perform strenuous manual labor in all weather conditions -Schedule equipment maintenance -Assist Director of Athletic Grounds with special projects and game day operations for all outdoor sports -Assist in the planning and scheduling of work and training for student workers; assist in new hire process -Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with Pirate Club, athletics, and University staff, students, business vendors and all donors and stakeholders. -Abide by all written policies and procedures of ECU, the Department of Athletics, The Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations. -Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Grounds

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires North Carolina Pesticide License and North Carolina Commercial Driver's License.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application should include a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information for three current references. This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. If candidates are not identified at the Journey level, management may consider candidates at a lower competency level. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations. Salary Grade Equivalent: 58 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only) East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, the Athletics Department encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

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