Specialty Trades Technician
Job Title: Specialty Trades Technician
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 47937
Department Department of Athletics - GroundsEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdfResponsibilities Manages the maintenance of all athletic fields. Repairs irrigation work. Maintains fields by applying fertilizers and pesticides involving spraying, broadcast and spot treatments. Monitors turf for diseases and insect damage and takes correction action(s). Monitors soil conditions and takes soil samples. Executes cultural practices and sport specific practices at athletic fields. Ensures playing surfaces are appropriately maintained for the safety of staff, student-athletes and coaches.
Performs a variety of work to maintain all athletics maintained fields and common areas such as: mowing, top dressing, aerating, verticutting, weed eating, edging, blowing, and painting. Assists with special events and projects. Uses motorized vehicles to traverse campus.
Assists the Assistant Director for Athletics with repairs, installations and maintenance of athletics maintained fields and common areas.
Generates and responds to e-mails and daily work schedules.
Assists with emergency and or special maintenance projects as needed. Remains on-call during designated periods outside normal working hours as needed. While on-call, the incumbent may be required to return to the work site to respond to maintenance emergencies.Qualifications High School Diploma or Equivalency and two years of appropriate experience. (Note: post-high school education may substitute at the comparable rate.)
Florida Pesticide license or the ability to obtain a within 6 months.
Valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license.
Experience working on and maintaining athletic sports fields.
Experience operating turf related equipment such as reel mowers, aerifiers, utility carts, paint machines, etc.
Ability to follow all NCAA required field rules and conduct codes.
Ability to monitor irrigation system and perform minor irrigation repairs.
Ability to maintain equipment and facilities in a clean, organized, and professional manner.
Ability to communicate with staff, peers, and coaches professionally and effectively.
Ability to work in adverse weather conditions such as rain and summer heat.
Ability to perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and/or experience in athletic field maintenance to include, but not limited to fertilizers, pesticides, cultural practices, winter over seeding, field layout and painting, and clay maintenance.Preferred Two-year degree in turf or a related field and 2 years of appropriate experience.Pay Plan This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.Schedule Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include evening, weekends and holidays.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Veterans' Preference Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.
IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.