Athletic Field Property Specialist

Stetson University
DeLand, Florida, United States

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Athletic Field Property Specialist

Tracking Code849-280Job Description

Provide daily and routine care of the Athletic Training Center including, turf care, game day preparation, common grounds, Rinker Intramural Field, irrigation and other tasks as assigned.


  • Daily and routine mowing and care of the athletic playing surfaces at the Athletic Training Center and Rinker Intramural Field.
  • Prepare playing fields for games and practice sessions including mowing, sweeping and painting lines
  • Daily inspection of fields to determine needs relating to irrigation, application of products for plant growth, weed and fungus control. Communication of these needs to the Assistant Manager Sports Turf Manager. Follow up to assure issues were addressed in timely manner.
  • Schedule daily and weekly work to be accomplished
  • Communicate with coaching staff and athletic administrators regarding the support Facilities Management requires of athletics. Communicate with coaching and athletic administrators regarding support athletics requires of Facilities managements
  • Operates all machines, mowers, spreaders, tractors, edger’s, clippers, turf maintenance equipment and hand tools used to provide professional care for athletic playing surfaces and facilities
  • Maintains machinery and equipment according to manufactures protocol. Creates schedule and arranges for contracted maintenance services to take place on all equipment.
  • Install sod, perform hand watering as needed, rake, police property, install plantings and equipment as requested
  • With the University Electrician coordinates the repair and replacement of exterior lighting including game day lighting.
  • Performs others duties and tasks as assigned by management
  • Abides by, and complies with, all University policies and procedures
  • Note: The above are intended to be examples of the various types of task and duties performed. The omission of specific task from the list above does not exclude them from the tasks and duties performed by this position, provided the requested are similar, related or logical assignments of the position.

Minimum Education: HS Diploma/GED

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of an experience with tools and machines used maintaining sports turf and facility maintenance
  • Knowledge of safety rules and practices
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work for long duration in adverse environmental conditions
  • Experience in operations of high lifts and high voltage power
Required Experience
  • Prior experience caring for athletic turf, facilities maintenance and operation of equipment required to care for the turf and facilities
  • High School diploma or GED, reading and writing ability at tenth grade level

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as determined by the University’s auto insurance carrier.

Salary Grade: 3

Completed COVID-19 Vaccine status required

Job LocationDeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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