Athletic Fields Manager

Job Summary: The Athletics Field Manager is responsible for assisting in all day-to-day operations, maintenance, report and agronomic programming of The University of Alabama athletic properties.

Additional Department Summary: The Practice Field Manager oversees all operations for designated sport fields. Maintains fields and is responsible for the preparation, layout, and painting of all field markings and decorations in accordance with NCAA and SEC rules. Works directly with the Operations Coordinator to make strategic decisions to adjust as necessary to needs, schedule, camps, and weather. Supervises all staff on field maintenance for designated fields to ensure execution of daily tasks and following safe work procedures. Communicates with operations and coaching personnel to make a field maintenance schedule. Recognizes and reports problems or changes with fields or equipment. Liaises with marketing in relation to promotions if they impact fieldwork either before or after an event. Attends operations meetings for sport to be informed and advise regarding field conditions, weather scenarios, and guest practice schedules. Helps with all other fields as needed, especially football field painting, and occasional ornamental grounds keeping work.

Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and four (4) years of experience in field maintenance/management with a professional, minor league, and/or NCAA Division I sports team; OR Associates Degree in Sports Turfgrass Management and two (2) years of experience in field maintenance/management with professional, minor league, and/or NCAA Division I sports team.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job including lifting 50 lbs., loading to the height of a truck bed, walking one mile unassisted and uninterrupted, and near-continuous standing. Must be able to work overtime, sometimes on short notice.

Must have valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions.

Skills and Knowledge: Intermediate mechanical skills to maintain equipment, irrigation systems, and perform routine building maintenance. Ability to read, understand, and follow labels for pesticide applications. Ability to schedule usage of shared equipment with awareness of inventory and the scope of the entire Intercollegiate Athletics sports turf maintenance program. Detailed oriented and organized to document and record cultural practices, weather events, and field usage. Ability to perform responsibilities with minimal supervision from the Director of Sports Grounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” Poster


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