Landscape Assistant III - Athletic Plant Maintenance

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Landscape Assistant III - Athletic Plant Maintenance

Regular Full-time, Market Range 03

This position will be responsible for daily maintenance, mowing, fertilizing, and painting of all grass playing surfaces as well as set up of fields and stadium areas for all University of Tennessee Athletics sporting events. This position will be required to understand the game operation and playing format for multiple sports and their field usage requirements.  Must be a team player who can adjust to fluid work schedule changes due to weather and lengths of competitions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

    Mowing and cleaning of grass practice/game fields at football stadium and practice locations along with soccer and softball facilities. Post-athletic department sponsored event cleaning.Aerification, debris removal, and sand topdressing applications. Paint and field set up for intercollegiate competitions as well as practice at soccer, softball, football facilities/stadium, and the track and field facility.Application of liquid and granular fertilizers on all outdoor playing services. These areas include but are not limited to Haslam training facility, Sherry Lee Parker softball Stadium, Regal Soccer Stadium, Tom Black Track, and Neyland Stadium. Additionally, all fertilizer application records and inventory will be documented and cataloged as part of this position.Lead, train, and mentor student and seasonal employees. Serve in a leadership role when the supervisor is not present.Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:


High school diploma or GED required/Associate’s Degree or higher preferred in a related field.



Two years of sports field experience at the collegiate or professional level. An internship year of experience at a professional or collegiate venue would apply.



  • Knowledge of mower set up and maintenance, tractor safety and proper usage.
  • Knowledge of sprayers and fertilizer application techniques.
  • Knowledge of proper field layout and painting techniques for athletic facilities.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborative environment.
  • Excellent time management skills


Demonstrated behavioral expectations include:

  • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Flexible to various scheduling to include nights, weekend work and some holidays.
  • Commitment to the Athletics Department and University’s mission.


Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Athletic Plant Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 28, 2021, 10:21:27 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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