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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
JOB TITLE 

Job Title: Groundskeeper
Department: DBH San Jose
Main Purpose of Job:  Groundskeeping/Field Maintenance
Reports To:  General Manager
Hours of Work :  As required, Monday to Friday, weekends as needed
Contract Type / Length:  Permanent
Location:  San Jose, USA
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Diamond Baseball Holdings 
Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH) was formed in 2021 to support, promote, and enhance Minor League Baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation, and investment.  DBH San Jose, the San Jose Giants Professional Baseball Club, is a Class A professional baseball team and have been an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 1988. San Jose has won seven California League Championships as a Giants affiliate (2021, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001 and 1998) and twelve overall. Excite Ballpark, the home of the San Jose Giants, first opened in 1942 and has seen nearly 8 million fans enter through its gates. 

The organization is seeking a motivated and hard working Groundskeeper who will be responsible for the management, planning, and implementation of the agronomic program for Excite Ballpark. This role will oversee the daily maintenance of the playing surface and all ballpark greenspaces. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Administrative and managerial oversight of the department:
    • Planning for projects (conversions and cultural practices)
    • Budgeting and forecasting, including approving payroll and payroll allocation keeping equipment and irrigation in good working order
    • Hiring, training, and scheduling staff for events organizing daily work list for staff
    • Managing materials inventory
    • Managing relationships with outside vendors
  • General duties include, but are not limited to: mowing, fertilizing, maintaining and rebuilding pitching mounds and home plate areas, dragging and moisture management of infield skin, field marking, edging, aerating, topdressing, verticutting, replacing sod, and tarping
  • Facilitate additional on-field events such as San Jose State Baseball games, high school baseball games, and non-baseball events.
  • Communicate clearly and work well with fellow employees, coaches, and players
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Degree in Turfgrass Management or related field 
  • Multiple years of experience working on highly maintained athletic surfaces
  • Safely operate and perform maintenance on turf related equipment and machinery
  • Must have high attention to detail and take pride in quality of work 
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times 
  • Flexibility to work extended hours including nights, weekends, and some holidays 
  • Must be able to engage in strenuous activity including lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Capable of working in variable weather conditions including extreme heat and rain showers

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you live in the Bay Area or are you feasibly able to relocate?

  2. Do you have a degree in Turf Management?

  3. Do you have experience as a Groundskeeper for a professional sports venue?