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Groundskeeper

Position Summary:
The groundskeeper will assist in running the day-to-day field operations at the New York City Football Club training center located in Orangeburg, N.Y.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute maintenance program to insure a safe and professional level playing surface.
  • Develop and implement IPM program.
  • Calibrate and perform all applications of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Ability to safely operate all types of equipment in turfgrass maintenance including but not limited to mower, tractor, aerifier, and sprayer.
  • Perform regular maintenance on equipment.
  • Monitor irrigation and soil moisture levels and adjust accordingly.
  • Maintain irrigation system and complete minor repairs.
  • Perform field testing weekly and supply report to the coaching staff
  • Schedule the turf maintenance program to work around the schedule of the team.
  • Communication with coaching staff weekly on the condition of the fields as well as any maintenance work that is scheduled.

Educational/Skill Requirements:

  • Preferred candidate will have a two- or four-year degree in turfgrass management.
  • Experience related to sports turf management is a plus
  • Preferred candidate will be a Certified Sports Field Manger (CSFM). If not a CSFM certificate holder we will offer guidance into obtaining the certification.
  • Working knowledge of the cultural practices required for Kentucky Bluegrass at a professional soccer level.
  • Ability to layout and paint soccer field lines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.
  • Must have a current New York pesticide license or obtain one in six months.
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Personal Attributes:

  • Candidate to be self-motivated and work independently
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both writing and verbally.

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience.

To apply for this job email your details to robind@LandtekGroup.com