Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4741Working TitleATHLETICS FIELD MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (UTRGV EMPLOYEES ONLY)Number of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentAthleticsFTE1.0FLSANon-ExemptScope of Job

To perform skilled maintenance and preparation tasks of athletic fields (grooming, marking, painting and proper setup) for games, practices and tournaments for a Division I athletic program.

Description of Duties

•Conducts a variety of facilities maintenance duties, including the preparation of various playing fields by resodding and leveling the base paths on the baseball diamond, dragging and marking of bases and soccer field lines, cutting of lines, and clearing debris from the parking lots.
•Follows established turf maintenance best practices such as aerating and vertical mowing and implementing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program of pesticides and fertilizers, which include granular and liquid applications.
•Operates a variety of tools and equipment including power tools, lawn mowers, trucks, and tractors; performs general maintenance duties including refueling, lubricating parts and changing oil in assigned equipment; makes minor mechanical and preventative maintenance as necessary.
•Maintains, repairs and ensures proper use of the various field irrigation systems needed for adequate turf sustainability.
•Performs visual inspection of athletic fields for hazardous conditions. Participates in field maintenance site inspections to ensure work has been completed in a satisfactory and thorough manner.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

High School diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education



Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 6 weeks of hire.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of relevant work experience.

Applicant must be a current UTRGV Employee to be eligible for this position.

Preferred Experience

Applicant currently holds a comparable position at UTRGV.


Grounds maintenance equipment and care; tractor mower, trimmers, etc. Other general trades’ tools, such as screw drivers, hoe and shovel, wrenches, pliers. University owned vehicles, and utility vehicles. Skill in the operation of tractors, cultivators, hedgers, power mowers and other equipment used in gardening work.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Outdoor Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Ability and skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date11/05/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Certifications and Licenses
  7. Training Certificates
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  14. Additional Document

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