Athletic Fields Groundskeeper

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The Lovett School

Athletic Field Groundskeeper

Job Description

Reports to: Grounds Manager

Basic Function: The Athletic Field Groundskeeper, under the supervision of the Grounds Manager, is responsible for ensuring that Lovetts expectation for athletic field and grounds maintenance and service are being met or exceeded by being an active member of the Grounds team.

Position involves, but is not limited to, maintaining seven athletic fields and creating safe, high-quality surfaces for baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, and softball.

Essential Duties:

Maintenance of both baseball and softball fields, including skin, home plate, pitchers mound, bullpens, baselines, and warning track

* Aerate, top-dress, and over-seed all athletic fields

* Apply fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides with a boom sprayer, hand sprayer, or spreaders

* Disease observation and identification

* Prepare fields for practices, games, and events

* Ability to operate all necessary equipment pertaining to athletic field and grounds maintenance

* Perform turf and landscape maintenance duties, such as operating mowers, string trimmers, edgers, blowers, and other motorized and non-motorized equipment.

* Acquire a Georgia pesticide applicators license within first year of employment

* Must be able to work weekends when required

* Perform other duties as assigned or requested

Physical Demands:

NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands, bend, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The work environment is outdoors; employee is required to work in hot, cold, wet, and humid conditions. The loud level is moderate to loud.


Minimum Qualifications:

* A two or four-year degree in turf grass or a related field or equivalent experience

* Minimum two years of experience in athletic field maintenance with a related degree, or five years of experience without a related degree

* Valid drivers license

* Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of athletic field maintenance, including turf, skinned area, pitchers mound, and home plate


Medical, dental, and vision benefits available. Paid vacation, paid sick time and 403B plan.
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  • Permanent
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