High School Diploma or Equivalent Preferred. Experience in grounds keeping and machine maintenance can be considered in lieu of education.

Sports Turf Technician opening at Virginia

University of Virginia

Posting Summary: The Sports Turf Technician position exists to provide turf and grounds maintenance services for the Department of Athletics in an effort to achieve operational excellence. Responsibilities include: exemplary customer service to internal and external constituencies; performing repair, maintenance and upkeep duties on grounds at various facilities that are utilized by the Athletics Department, student-athletes, sports fans and general public; performing mechanical repairs; assisting in the preparation, maintenance, and clean up of outdoor athletic facilities for games, special events, and day-to-day operations; assists, as needed, in set-up and teardown for sports related and various events; assisting to ensure the proper care, use and maintenance of equipment, tools and supplies; and ensuring tasks are performed in a safe manner.

Required Minimum Level of Education: Not a Requirement

Preferred Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Experience in grounds keeping and machine maintenance can be considered in lieu of educational preferences.

Required Minimum Level of Experience: None

Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some – up to 4 years

Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in general grounds keeping and landscaping preferred. Knowledge of the EPA guidelines for the application and storage of fertilizers and pest control chemicals preferred.

Required License or Certification: Valid Virginia driver’s license required.

Preferred License or Certification: Licensed Registered Technician Pesticide Applicator or ability to become licensed preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to be extremely flexible in terms of work schedule (evenings, weekends, overtime).
Ability to comply with EPA and University guidelines for the application of fertilizers and pest control chemicals.
Ability to assist in the care, usage and maintenance of small & tractor engines, power equipment and tools.
Ability to assist daily in preparation, clean-up, and on site needs associated with the use of athletic facilities.
Ability to ensure the safe use of grounds maintenance equipment.

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