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Seasonal Sports Field Maintenance Worker

Job: Seasonal Sports Field Maintenance Worker (10)
Department: Sports Field
Job Type: Full-Time; Seasonal; 40 hours per week; weekends and holidays required, overtime when required; Non-Exempt.
Pay Rate: $19.62/hour (New Hire)
Duration: March 4 – November 23, 2024
Benefits: Health insurance, paid time off, free parking on site, etc.
Work Location: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Seasonal Sports Field Maintenance Worker will report to the Director of Grounds and the Sports Field Manager and will work with other members of the crew to maintain the surfaces of the athletic playing fields, including both natural grass and artificial turf, and assist with daily ball field preparation. The Seasonal Sports Field Maintenance Worker will be required to work on-site, outdoors and on weekends and holidays.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Sports Field crew to assist with daily turf maintenance including, mowing, seeding, fertilizing, watering, leveling, laying sod, removing debris and ball field dragging.
  • Assist with a variety of projects which can include aeration, hydro-seeding, drainage, and maintenance building renovation.
  • Operate hand tools such as pole saws, loppers, hand saws, rakes, tampers, and shovels.
  • Operate equipment such as push mowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, and backpack leaf blowers.
  • Operate large equipment such as motorized utility vehicles, and commercial mowers.
  • Ensure all equipment is secured and well-maintained, including washing, greasing, fueling, and arranging for service of equipment.
  • Assist other departments, when needed.
  • Perform other general tasks as assigned.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions.
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, and holidays.
  • Ability to use light power equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships.
  • Ability to shift priorities and focus, when needed.
  • Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team.

PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in golf course and/or turf maintenance.
  • Familiarity with basic sports field setups/layout including baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Valid Driver License.

To apply for this job please visit www.randallsisland.org.