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Assistant Head Groundskeeper - The Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore · MD)

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Assistant Head Groundskeeper, Grounds (Full-Time) – Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota, FL)

The Assistant Head Groundskeeper role is to assist the Head Groundskeeper in the day-to-day maintenance of baseball fields, practice areas and other common areas at both Ed Smith Complex and Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex (BOBC).

  • Assists in planning, supervising, and executing the maintenance of baseball fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces) and common areas with regards to safety, playability, and aesthetics.
  • Performs and supervises staff in tasks including mowing, edging, infield clay work, mound/home plate repair, tarp pulls, batting practice set-up and break-down, and pre/post game preparation and repair.
  • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowers and other equipment.
  • Performs chemical applications and operates/calibrates chemical application equipment.
  • Supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Collaborate with Head Groundskeeper to schedule and supervise maintenance work through CMMS (Hippo) to achieve the most efficient utilization of crew and equipment; to prepare clear and concise reports; and to maintain effective communication.
  • Assists in Grounds Crew personnel management as assigned by the Head Groundskeeper, including recruiting, hiring, training, day-to-day scheduling and management, time review, assisting in disciplinary processes, regularly directing employee’s work, and evaluation.
  • Supervise and participate in planning, setup, teardown of special events including youth baseball tournaments, camps/clinics, fantasy camps, concerts, charity events, and team organized on field events.
  • Fulfills the responsibilities of the Manager, Grounds in the absence of the Manager, Grounds.
  • Helps ensure proper safety procedures including OSHA requirements are followed by all Grounds Crew personnel.
  • Assists with maintenance of all batting cages and the Grounds Crew shop and storage buildings.
  • The preferred candidate will have a two- or four-year degree in turfgrass related studies, or equivalent experience and education.
  • Working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields, landscape, and common areas. Prior professional baseball field management experience preferred.
  • High level of understanding of the sports requirements for field layouts and markings.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Candidate must be a professional, self-starter who will work as a team player and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others. Supervisory experience, at least three years preferred.
  • Able to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License and excellent driving record.
  • Must have a current Florida Commercial Pesticide and Fertilizer Applications License or could obtain it within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The duties listed do not represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of the position, subject to consideration of reasonable accommodations for documented medical or religious needs that do not pose an undue hardship.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Baltimore Orioles are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Baltimore Orioles to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race (including hair textures, afro hairstyles, or protective hairstyles), color, national origin or ancestry, religion or creed, gender or sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran’s status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you live in Sarasota, FL?

  2. Are you vaccinated against COVID 19?