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Assistant Groundskeeper - Summer with Atlanta Falcons in Flowery Branch, GA

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Sports Jobs in Flowery Branch, GA
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Summary
This seasonal position will assist with grounds maintenance for the entire Atlanta Falcons Flowery Branch complex, which includes three (3) outdoor NFL caliber TifSport turf football fields, one indoor synthetic practice field and the 53-acre complex.  Assignment is estimated to be from May 1 through September 1, 2019. The start and finish dates are negotiable based on candidate’s school requirements and availability. 

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Mow fields and landscape.
  • Apply fertilizer and pesticides to fields and landscape.
  • Paint, set-up fields for practices.
  • Aerate, top-dress, and verti-cut fields.
  • Maintain and operate irrigation system for entire complex.
  • Maintain indoor synthetic turf practice field.
  • Assist with the upkeep of 53-acre complex in addition to fields.
  • Service and repair turf equipment and hand tools.
  • Assist with projects outside of grounds duties when necessary; i.e., facility maintenance/repairs.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • High school diploma; currently enrolled or recently graduated from turf program or related field.
  • Work experience in sports turf management.
  • Valid credentials needed to perform job duties, including valid driver’s license.
  • Availability to be on-call and to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as deemed necessary by the Falcons.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.

Required Skills
  • Operation of standard grounds equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision when needed.
  • Desire to learn sports turf industry

Physical Requirements
  • Occasionally          0% – 33% 
  • Frequently            34% – 66%
  • Constantly             67% – 100%
    • Standing:  C
    • Walking:  C
    • Using hands:  C
    • Using vision (close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, adjusting focus):  C
    • Lifting up to 25 pounds:  C
    • Climbing or balancing:  F
    • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling:  F
    • Talking or hearing:  F
    • Lifting more than 25 pounds:  O
    • Sitting:  O

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