Sports Turf Technician

This position is responsible for sports field maintenance for various athletic fields throughout the City of Savannah.

Essential Job Functions

  • Applies pesticides as necessary. Performs skilled labor in the maintenance of athletic fields.
  • Work involves operating equipment, tractors, blowers, performing litter control, landscaping, aerating, mowing, topdressing, vertical-mowing, and other cultural practices.
  • Prepares athletic fields to ensure that grade level on all playing surfaces is free of holes and there is no standing water on the fields.
  • Applies pesticides and fertilizers to athletic fields accordance with comprehensive pesticide and fertilizer plan.
  • Calibrates fertilizer and chemical application equipment. Uses hand spreaders, push spreaders, hand sprayer, backpack sprayer, and riding sprayers.
  • Able to perform basic mathematic calculations, calibrations, and able to convert and understand fractions, decimals, and percentages when applying fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Plans and assists with field improvement projects – such as sod work, drainage, grading, sprigging, and irrigation improvements.
  • Assists with the installation and repair of irrigation systems.
  • Ensures all fields are safe and free of hazardous conditions.
  • Maintains both natural and artificial turf grass sports fields.
  • Assists other crews as needed.
  • Operates dump or pickup truck.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires High school diploma or GED with two (2) years of experience in landscape, athletic fields, golf course, and or spray technician, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Requires a State Commercial Pesticide Applicator License with Turf endorsement or must obtain within twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

Additional Information

  • Knowledge of turf management and practices.
  • Knowledge of spraying and fertilizer principals and concepts.
  • Knowledge of horticulture principles, practices, tools, and materials.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in the operation of hand and power tools.
  • Attention to detail and ability to problem solve.
  • Skill in the operation of hand and power tools.
  • Skill in the operation of tractors, leaf blower, zero turn mower, reel mowers, hedge trimmer, line trimmers, top-dressed, skid steer, and other associated equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication

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