Athletics Groundskeeper 1

The Athletics Groundskeeper 1 is assigned to the varsity competition fields. Under the direction of the Director, Sports Turf or Athletics Groundskeeper Lead. This position is responsible for assisting in daily operations to the turf department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintenance, repair, painting, fertilizing, spraying, and other various cultural practices. The list is to include work across all Stanford athletics facilities.


  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment pieces to include, mowers, tractors, aerators, top dresser, etc.
  • Prepare facilities for events, games, and practices.
  • Perform a variety of general grounds maintenance to include equipment repair, irrigation head replacement, and field setup and layout.
  • Ability to work independently in unsupervised conditions.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, willingness to accept all assignments.
  • Experience in synthetic field maintenance.

Minimum Education and Experience Required

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in turf management, horticulture, or related field.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work outside in all types of outside weather conditions
  • Ability to withstand extensive standing, walking, pushing and pulling.
  • Ability to follow job related
  • Ability to operate tractors with attachments and mobile and non-mobile mowing equipment.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to operate various grounds maintenance equipment, such as tractors
  • Frequently stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully and lift/carry/push/pull objects up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, light/fine grasping, kneel/crawl, climb and lift/carry/push/pull objects up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions

  • May be required to work overtime, early mornings, evenings and weekends, including holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as safety glasses, respirator, hearing protection, gloves and hard hats.
  • Required to wear appropriate uniform
  • May be exposed to allergens such as dust and pollens and chemicals such as oil, lubricants, pesticides, fertilizers and paint.
  • May be exposed to noises greater than 80db.
  • May be required to work at heights greater than 4-10 feet.

Work Standards

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.

To apply for this job email your details to Beans24@stanford.edu