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Assistant Head Groundskeeper with Orlando City SC in Orlando · FL

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Grounds Crew/Turf Management
Title: Assistant Head Groundskeeper
Department: Soccer Operations
Reports to: Head Groundskeeper
 
 Position Summary: The Assistant Head Groundskeeper will be responsible for overseeing daily maintenance of the Orlando City Soccer Stadium and assist in the overseeing and grounds maintenance for all Orlando City facilities as needed. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and provide maintenance for the stadium pitch, including but not limited to mowing, edging, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, re-sodding and line striping.
  • Assist in developing and implementing an effective fertility, fungicide, and pest control program.
  • Maintain irrigation system throughout the stadium complex.
  • Collaborate effectively with game day operations, stadium operations, and team administration for field usage requirements.
  • Use, maintain, service, and repair all equipment and tools used to maintain surfaces to professional standards.
  • Help manage and implement the approved grounds budget.
  • Proactively anticipate and address issues.
  • Generate new ideas and processes.
  • The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of Orlando City Soccer Club, as such, shall always promote a positive impression of the club and grounds department.
 
Qualifications: 
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related area preferred or minimum 5 years of experience with upkeep of grass playing surfaces.
  • Candidate should possess or have the ability to obtain the Florida Commercial Pesticide Applicator License.
  • Operation of standard grounds equipment.
  • Availability to be on-call and work long hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with staff, coaches, players, and community. 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively supervise others when needed.
  • Organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and good demeanor
  • Knowledge and compliance with MLS rules and regulations
  • Must be able to use a computer
  • Must be able to lift items (50 lbs.) and carry cargo.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions (rain, high temperatures/heat, etc.).
  • Must be able to perform work requiring extended periods of walking and standing, frequent bending, stooping, reaching, lifting and load carrying.
 
 About Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015, and in 2017, moved into its privately-owned downtown soccer stadium. In 2019, Orlando City SC launched OCB in the USL League One to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.
In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in National Women's Soccer League. The Pride began league play in April 2016 with a star-studded team of FIFA World Cup Champions. For more information, visit orlandocitysc.com or orlando-pride.com.
 
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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