Sports Field Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician – Reata Sports Complex

Salary: $20.98 – $30.50 Hourly
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Job Number: FY2324-00640
Opening Date: 03/07/2024
Closing Date: 3/21/2024 11:59 PM Arizona


The City of Scottsdale is seeking a highly motivated individual who has demonstrated turf and landscape experience to join the Sports Complex maintenance operation which oversees Scottsdale Sports Complex, Bell94 Sports Complex, Reata Sports Complex, and Westworld Polo Field. These facilities include 21 sand based sports fields which attract regional/national level tournament play as well as local practices throughout the year. Duties will include but are not limited to day to day leadership and staff direction, initiation and execution of maintenance projects, irrigation preventative maintenance, sports field line layout and painting, mowing, fertilization and herbicide application, troubleshooting turf related issues, and landscape maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED)equivalent and three years of related experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or job-related experience that meets the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver’s license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver’s licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Professional Baseball/ Civic Center Mall/ Medians & Rights of Way Assignments:

  • Within six months of hire or promotion, an Arizona Pest Control Applicator certification possessing Category 1 (Industrial and Institutional), Category 3 (Ornamental & Turf) and Category 4 (Right-of-Way) must be obtained.
  • Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Trains personnel as needed.
  • Assists with diagnosing and troubleshooting irrigation related problems.
  • Repairs irrigation mainlines from ¾” to 2” in size using components and techniques established by the industry, repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on irrigation heads.
  • Programs the irrigation controller system and adheres to established water allocations.
  • Operates turf equipment such as mowers, tractors, aerators, and utility vehicles to maintain sports fields.
  • Calibrates seed and fertilizer spreaders to uniformly plant seed and fertilize turf throughout the year; calibrates and applies liquid fertilizer and seasonal herbicide control.
  • Personifies leadership and promotes shared responsibility, teamwork, and continuous improvement by assisting the supervisor in planning, organizing, observing, and directing a variety of maintenance activities.

Work Environment/Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work performed in various maintenance settings and field situations.
  • Seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving. Work sometimes involves: climbing ladders and working at heights greater than ten (10) feet, bending and stooping repeatedly, lifting arms above head, and moderate muscular exertion and lifting.
  • Exposure to dust, pollen, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, and unpleasant odors.
  • Visual and muscular dexterity to operate: equipment, hand tools, computer, telephone, and two-way radio.
  • Skillfully maneuver small objects.
  • Operate and use carpentry, masonry, construction, maintenance tools, medium and heavy equipment including: concrete mixer, concrete saw, concrete grinder, chop saws, skip loaders, and other types of concrete finishing tools.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit for extended periods of time while driving a City vehicle or equipment maintaining constant vigilance to the surrounding area.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Depending on assignment, may be required to work:  weekends, evenings, holidays, and on-call.

Benefits Highlights:
The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans through Nationwide; 457
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation

Please visit the Benefits Information page for more information.

Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Agency: City of Scottsdale
Address: 9191 E San Salvador Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258
Website: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov

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