Turf Care Specialist

Turf Care Specialist – Campus Services, Emory University

Job Number 112256
Division Campus Services,
Department FM Grounds Maintenance

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Campus Location (For Posting): City – Atlanta

Location: Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Maintains athletic fields for various sports. Operates a reel mower, tractor, power-spray unit and skid steer loader.
  • May use other grounds equipment such as trimmers, edgers and backpack and street blowers. Applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to turf areas.
  • Adheres to OSHA standards, and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials and power equipment.
  • Uses personal protective equipment as required. May drive utility vehicles to and from work sites. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of experience operating multi-gang reel mowers or related equipment in an athletic field or golf course environment.
  • Knowledge of basic turf care principles of fertilization, aeration, mowing and pest control.
  • A valid Georgia driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • A Category 24 Pesticide License or the ability to obtain one within six months.
  • Some positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to bend, stoop and twist.


  • Athletic Field infield maintenance experience
  • Multi-gang reel mower experience
  • Sports Turf Field Certification or Degree in Turfgrass Management, Agronomy, or Horticulture

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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To apply for this job email your details to curtis.ray.singleton@emory.edu