Field Operations Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Sacramento, CA
  • $ 53,000-$58,000 including bonus

Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club, LLC

Job Title: Field Operations Assistant
Department: Grounds
Reports To: Director, Field Operations
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Full Time
Start Date: January 2023
Benefits: Eligible for Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
Compensation: $53,000-$58,000 including bonus

Job Summary:
The Sacramento River Cats are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill the role of Field Operations Assistant. Under the direction of the Director of Field Operations, this position supports in the overall upkeep and maintenance practices for the playing field. The incumbent will assist in the performance of all field-related maintenance practices, including but not limited to: Infield skin work, pitching mounds, home plate maintenance, timely fertility and cultural practices, game preparation techniques and short and long-term maintenance planning & budgeting. The incumbent will also assist with offseason planning, equipment maintenance and crew supervision for nights and non-game events

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervision of the part-time staff during River Cat games and event crews


  • Supervise, mentor and train part-time game day staff for River Cats games and non-River Cat field events
  • Assist in 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 soil (infield skin, baselines, home plate, pitcher’s mound, bullpens, warning track) management.
  • Assisting to help manage and maintain the irrigation system.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner and keep in excellent working condition.
  • Assist in coordination and execution of infield tarp pulls.
  • Track grounds department inventory (fungicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.).
  • Assist in the execution of non-River Cats related events that include but are not limited to: high school baseball, concerts, graduations, corporate partner field days, winter events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to multitask in a stressful and ever-changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability and willingness to learn new techniques, skills, and practices.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Pesticide training must be complete within 30 days from the date of hire.

Education and Experience:

Two-year degree or equivalent experience preferably in Turfgrass Management and at least one-year related experience in sports turf management, preferably baseball maintenance on a sand-based field.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing, walking, stretching, bending, climbing ladders, kneeling, and pulling.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to operate machinery and manage preventative maintenance for all equipment.
  • Ability to work up to 14 hours per day and up to 100 hours per week in outdoor weather conditions.

The Sacramento River Cats are an equal opportunity employer.

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