Grounds Turf Manager

  • Full Time
  • Norman, OK
  • $ Negotiable

Job Description
The role of this position will be to perform the daily duties assigned by the director that are both scheduled and unscheduled. Responsibilities include, but not limited to mowing, trimming, edging, watering, aerifying, verti-cutting, topdressing, irrigation programing, painting, and other cultural practices. Additionally, the person hired must demonstrate personal accountability, including compliance with the compliance staff directives and adherence to Athletics Department and University policies as well as NCAA and Conference rules and Regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Mowing: Use of large reel and rotary type mowers to maintain playing fields and facilities
  • Participates in routine grounds maintenance functions requiring some organizational skills
  • Assists in planning daily gardening activities
  • Performs routine tasks
  • Responsible for such ground’s maintenance tasks as planting, cultivating, fertilizing, mulching, trimming, mowing, seeding, sodding, weeding, and irrigating
  • Operates landscape equipment
  • Observes performance of subordinates to ensure safe and appropriate use of gardening tools and landscape equipment
  • Ensures that trash and debris are removed from grounds and that trash receptacles are emptied
  • Edges turf around flower, shrub, and ground cover beds and along sidewalks
  • Uses portable sprayer to apply herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides
  • Uses established safety practices to protect health and safety of personnel and property
  • Assists in maintenance programing for irrigation, seeding, weeds control, turf repair, sod removal, renovation and installation
  • Performs related duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position

Job Requirements

  • Required Education: High School Diploma, AND;
  • 1 year of athletic field or grounds maintenance experience.


  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions
  • Uses tools or equipment in a manner requiring competence
  • Communicates as required to exchange information and give simple instructions
  • Performs simple record-keeping operations
  • Knowledge of routine gardening procedures

Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License in order to drive University vehicles or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire date.

Advertised Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical demands of the job including lifting 50lbs and loading to the height of a truck bed
  • Walking one mile unassisted and uninterrupted
  • Near continuous standing
  • Demonstrated ability to work overtime, sometimes on short notice
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including in the heat and cold
  • Some overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays may be required
  • May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures
  • May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies

Departmental Preferences:
Associates Degree in Sports Turfgrass Management

1-4 part-time workers

To apply for this job please visit ou.taleo.net.