Sports Turf Technician

  • Full Time
  • Orlando, FL
  • $ 37,000-43,000

UCF Athletics at the University of Central Florida, an NCAA Division I institution and Big XII Conference member, is seeking applications for Sports Turf Technician. The selected candidate will assist the Assistant Director, Sports Turf and Grounds with the preparation and maintenance of athletics facilities, including practice and game fields for baseball, football, soccer, softball, intermural fields and on-campus football stadium.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Baseball / Softball infield skin management / field repairs Field layout and painting of fields / logos Situational management of grounds team where appropriate Application of fertilizers and pesticides on all athletic fields and maintain records as appropriate

Due to the nature of the position, selected candidate will need to have, or be able to obtain, related State of Florida pesticide licensure.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and 1 year appropriate experience; or a high school diploma and five (5) years appropriate experience. College or accreditation coursework in sports turf, horticulture, or golf maintenance may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Prefer experience in athletic field or golf course preparation, skinned/clay area management experience, and maintenance for athletics events. Demonstration of advancement in responsibilities and strong communication skills also preferred.

As UCF Athletics staff member, the selected candidate will be a person of integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules as they apply to the UCF Athletics program.

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: the person selected for this position will be employed by UCF Athletics, which is a Direct Support Organization (DSO) of the University of Central Florida. UCF Athletics is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity, and fosters an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all members of our community. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our mission is to positively transform the lives of our students academically, athletically, and personally through a nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program that enhances the reputation and visibility of the University. We strive to be Florida’s preeminent athletic program representing UCF and our community with distinction on the national stage as “Orlando’s Hometown Team”. To learn more about UCF and Athletics, please visit our websites at www.ucf.edu and www.ucfknights.com.

To apply for this job please visit ucfathletics.hirecentric.com.