Seasonal Grounds Assistant

Augusta GreenJackets

North Augusta , South Carolina

Summary:
The seasonal assistant assists with repairing and maintaining SRP Park's playing surface 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. The seasonal associate will have the opportunity to learn dirt and turf maintenance on a brand new installed field in 2018. This is a seasonal position running from February (possibly early March) to September.
Your schedule will fluctuate however, you may be expected to work 40 or more hours per week during homestands. When the team is out of town, hours will range depending on special events and field usage.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to turf (mowing, edging, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, discovery/control of weeds, insects, and diseases) and dirt (infield skin, baselines, home plate, pitcher’s mound, bullpens, warning track) management
  • Assist with controlling the entire irrigation system including proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairing of leaking lines or valves, and winterization.
  • Assist with overseeing the preparation of the playing field for pre-game batting practice by setting up cage, screens, mats, and protective field covers
  • Oversee the preparation of the playing field for game use by grooming field, chalking base path foul lines, painting outfield foul lines, marking coaching boxes
  • Assist with managing all turf and landscaped areas in and outside the stadium grounds
  • Assist with infield tarp pulls
  • Assist with special events setup and snow removal, as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a degree in Turf Management,
  • Agronomy or related field preferred
  • Prior turf maintenance or grounds keeping experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive for organizational business
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Regular and predictable attendance required
  • Ability and willingness to work varied and long hours including nights and weekends

Working Conditions:
This job is performed in a ballpark and therefore there is possible exposure to extreme weather conditions. This individual will operate heavy machinery and power tools. There is also exposure to chemicals on a regular basis. Applicants should be able to lift 50 lbs, and be able to endure working on their feet for extended periods of time.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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