Coastal Carolina University

Myrtle Beach , SC

Sports Turf Groundskeeper

Coastal Carolina University
Myrtle Beach, SC Full time
Posted on April 8, 2018

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Sports Turf Groundskeeper (full-time, position with benefits) in The Sports Turf Department. This position is responsible for the general maintenance and landscape of the outdoor sporting facilities, including football field, baseball field, softball field, soccer field, tennis courts, practice fields, track, beach volleyball courts and intramural fields.

Duties include, but are not limited to: maintain fields by irrigating, mowing, edging, and weeding; ensuring a clean, organized working environment; performing as required by job order or supervisor's direction, all sports turf functions as specified by supervisor; maintain assigned equipment in good conditions and providing for safe operation, security, and cleanliness of equipment while in possession; performing a wide variety of tasks related to the maintenance and upkeep of University Athletics and Intramural Facilities; using appropriate landscaping methods to care for, preserve and water plants, sod, and seed; preparing beds and properly installing appropriate plant material; properly pruning trees and shrubs; providing maintenance for annuals and perennials; watering lawns and other plantings as needed; properly mowing, edging, trimming lawns with appropriate tools; safety operating commercial mowing equipment in busy campus setting by following accepted industry standards and procedures; raking and/or blowing grass clippings and leaves; setting up and operating sprinklers; preparing athletic fields for sporting events; maintain athletic field to specification; grading mowing, aerifying, topdressing, rolling playing surfaced, and building pitching mounds to proper specification; maintain field set up and lines for all athletic events; assisting in handling and storing of equipment; promptly reporting all safety and maintenance issues; and performing other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: a High school diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least six (6) months of grounds keeping experience are required. Must also possess and maintain a valid driver's license. At least two (2) years of previous experience as a groundskeeper in a commercial or industrial environment is preferred. Previous experience with turf, horticulture, or landscape maintenance is preferred. A successful candidate will also possess the ability to: work additional hours as required; work in inclement weather; read and follow instructions, directions, and safety procedures; work alone and in a team environment. Additionally, a successful candidate should possess good verbal and written communications skills. Working environment is labor intensive, such as, lifting 50lbs, bending, digging, and walking for long periods. This position may also require overtime and work weekends.

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2018.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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