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Manager of Grounds with Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds · MD

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JOB SUMMARY
The Maryland SoccerPlex is currently seeking an enthusiastic, positive, hard- working, self- starter to join the Grounds and Environmental Management (GEM) team as a Manager of Grounds. This individual should be motivated, open minded and environmentally conscience. As a manager, this person will manage a staff of 6-8, perform turfgrass management tasks such as mowing, spraying, fertilization, aeration, field lay-out for soccer/lacrosse/rugby/football, and enforce an aggressive environmental management program. The Manager will also take part in field renovation projects. The Manager of Grounds assists with the day-to-day management of the Grounds Crew personnel and works may serve in the Director of Grounds capacity during absences.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations:
  • Coordinate with Director of Grounds to execute day to day operations
  • Implement turf management plan through mowing, spraying, fertilization, and aeration tasks
  • Visual inspection of playing surfaces and surrounds for dangers and/or irregularities
  • Operate turf maintenance equipment including various mowers, tractors, utility carts and other equipment essential to turf management operations
  • Operate field lining equipment to produce field layouts for various sports, events, and activities
  • Develop and Implement maintenance plan for all equipment
  • Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowers and other equipment
  • Maintenance of artificial turf field surfaces
  • Development and execution of environmental safety plan
  • Assist with field improvement projects such as drainage and irrigation installation/repair, reseeding/sodding/sprigging of fields, etc.
  • Train grounds staff in all aforementioned Operations skills
  • Assume duties of Director in Director’s absence
  • Other duties as assigned
Staff Management:
  • Supervise full-time, part-time and seasonal grounds staff on various projects
  • Manage full-time and part-time maintenance staff during events
  • Coordinate with SoccerPlex Facilities and Operations staff during league, tournaments, and special events
  • Ensure quality control and safety of subordinate work crews
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 2- or 4-year degree in turf/landscape management or similar degree
  • 2+ years staff management experience
  • 3-4 years of turf management experience
  • Working knowledge of various turf management equipment
  • Working knowledge of best practices for sports turf management
  • Has or can obtain within a reasonable timeframe a Maryland Pesticide and Fertilizer License
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALITIES
  • Positive attitude and personality
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic machinery maintenance
  • Prior experience operating vehicles with manual transmissions
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience with operation of skid steers, excavator, and other construction type equipment a plus
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work weekends, nights and irregular hours as needed
  • Ability to work in varying climates including extreme cold/heat, wind, rain, and snow
  • Ability to work in varying physical positions including standing, kneeling, seated, at height and the use of assistance equipment such ladders, lifts, and motor vehicles
  • Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check
ADDITIONAL NOTES
  • Benefits including, health, dental, and vision coverage, 403b Retirement Plan, paid vacation available.

About Maryland SoccerPlex
Maryland SoccerPlex is on the northwest side of Washington, DC in Germantown, Maryland. The park is 162 acres and including 22 full side soccer fields: 16 native soil tournament fields (11 Kentucky bluegrass/ 5 Patriot bermudagrass), 2 sand-capped bermudagrass fields (4 varieties in a trial), 3 synthetic fields, and 2014 STMA Professional Soccer Field of the Year winner, SoccerPlex Stadium (fiber sand w/ Kentucky bluegrass).

SoccerPlex hosts over 6,000 events per year for multiple sports from youth to professional. The GEM team is tasked with maintaining all 22 fields to the highest quality. Every participant at SoccerPlex, no matter their level, is provided with a professional type surface. To keep such quality under high traffic demands, our staff thinks outside the box and pushes field maintenance to new limits. SoccerPlex Stadium, 2011 STMA Schools and Parks Field of the Year and 2014 STMA Professional Soccer Field of the Year, plays host to DC United Open Cup, DC United Women, ACC-Big East Challenge, 2012/13 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship, 2014 USYS National Championships & many other high profile events. The SoccerPlex stadium is also home to the Washington Spirit of the NWSL.


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.

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