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Full-Time Groundskeeper - The Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota · FL)

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
 (Full-Time) – Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota, FL)

The full-time groundskeeper position consists of performing the day-to-day maintenance of baseball fields including Ed Smith Stadium, practice areas and other common areas at both Ed Smith Complex and Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex (BOBC) in Sarasota FL. This position is part of the Baltimore Orioles Florida Operations.  It is a year round, full time position with benefit options and overtime eligibility after 40 hours each weekly period.  This position reports to the Assistant Head Groundskeeper and the Manager of Field Operations. 
  • ·         Execute the maintenance of baseball fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces) and common areas with regards to safety, playability, and aesthetics.
  • ·         Performs outdoor 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. Ability to perform manual labor is expected.
  • ·         Ability to manage daily assignments through CMMS (Hippo) software
  • ·         Participate in setup, teardown of special events including youth baseball tournaments, camps/clinics, fantasy camps, concerts, charity events, and team organized on field events.
  • ·         Follow all safety procedures including OSHA requirements set forth by manager and supervisors.
  • ·         Assist with maintenance of all batting cages and the Grounds Crew shop and storage buildings.

  • 1-2 years of landscaping and or grounds experience preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields, landscape, and common areas. Prior professional baseball field maintenance experience preferred
  • Ability to work within a team in a fast-paced environment, ability to adapt to changing schedules.
  • Able to work early mornings and weekends with some limited evening work.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and work outside in heat, rain, wind etc.
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, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law

Job Questions:

  1. What is your experience with Turf Management, Agriculture or other similar fields?

  2. What is your experience managing a sand-based field?

  3. What is your experience in operating turf spray rigs, walk spreaders and general management of field maintenance?

  4. Can you elaborate on your knowledge of reading weather maps and evaluating how it can affect the playing surface of a field?

  5. What is your experience with identifying pests and diseases, and your management of pesticides and fungicides?

  6. What is your understanding of basic equipment maintenance including small engine and reel repairs?

  7. Are you willing to relocate to Sarasota, FL?