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Head Groundskeeper - Fredericksburg Nationals (Fredericksburg · VA)

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
The Head Groundskeeper is responsible for repairing and maintaining the playing surface at the Fredericksburg Nationals Ballpark and its surrounding components as a safe, first-class baseball field by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; game preparation and short and long-term maintenance planning. This position requires minimal supervision and many times working alone. Head Grounds keeper will oversee and implement budget, staffing and procurement process within established guidelines.
 
 Job Description:
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to Shaw Sports turf management, infield skin, pitchers/bullpen mounds and home plate.
  • Must follow Shaw Sports Turf recommended turf care plans. 
  • Responsible for maintenance of all equipment in order to extend the useful life to minimize repair and replacement costs
  • Manage the irrigation system including proper water management of the playing surface 
  • Manage assigned group of employees by interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintain financial records of all funds and labor expenses for department.
  • Purchasing of all materials required to administer a management program using approved vendors and within approved protocol.
  • Assist in development and implementation plans for emergency response due to inclement weather i.e. hurricane, tornado or other catastrophes.
  • Implement training protocol for regulatory compliance, safety and technical needs. Document and record all training.
  • Field set up and take down. Ensure that field meet all criteria as set forth by the Major League Baseball and Fredericksburg Nationals.
  • Ensure performance of all work in a safe manner for the employee, subordinates, students and others that use the facilities.
  • Maintain certifications; attend regional, state or national training.
  • Achieves both company and client’s program integrity at high quality standards.
  • Coordinate and execute infield tarp pulls.
  • Coordinate field set up for amateur baseball games, concerts, and any other special events taking place on the playing surface.
  • Other duties as assigned by ownership and management as opportunities arise.
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in managing high profile athletic fields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or related field.  Associate’s degree will be considered with demonstrated experience and track record.
  • Good written (report writing) and oral communication (public speaking) skills.
  • Have the ability to operate athletic field / grounds management related equipment.
  • Ability to work flexible and/or unscheduled hours.
  • Experience managing staff is preferred.
  • High Customer Service and quality attitude, with great communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Ability to maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Physical requirement (lifting 50 pounds many times per day, standing, squatting, and  bending for long periods)

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.