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Supervisor, Grounds with The Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota · FL

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Supervisor, Grounds
(Full-Time) – Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota, FL)
The Supervisor, Grounds directs and participates in the maintenance of baseball fields, practice areas and other common areas at both Ed Smith Complex and Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex (BOBC). The Supervisor, Grounds assists with the day-to-day management of the Grounds Crew personnel and works in tandem with the other supervisor to serve in the Manager, Grounds capacity during absences.
  • 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 Manager, Grounds 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 Manager, Grounds, 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.
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. 

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. How did you hear about this job?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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