Athletics District Grounds Superintendent

  • Full Time
  • Tampa, FL
  • $ 50,000

Department Number/Name: 0-0265-000 / Athletics District Facilities
Salary Plan: Administrative
Job Code/Title: 6397 / Grounds Superintendent
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $50,000
Position Number: 00017824

The USF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of USF and its mission by sponsoring a diverse and nationally competitive Division I athletic program. The program serves several significant constituencies, including its student-athletes, who are students first. The most important priority of the program is the progress of the student-athletes toward graduation. Other priorities include the health, fitness and emotional development of student-athletes at USF.

Intercollegiate Athletics provide a sense of collegiality, allegiance, and pride for students, staff, faculty, alumni, boosters and the greater Tampa Bay community at large and serves as a focal point for their support. Within the framework of competitive excellence, Intercollegiate Athletics at USF are also a contact vehicle leading supporters to a greater awareness of the University’s mission, academic programs and prominence as an educational institution.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Athletics Grounds, this position assists in the day to day operations and management of the grounds crew to ensure the quality and condition of all turf within the Athletics Sports District, while adhering to all NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules and regulations. Responsibilities include, but not limited to the supervision of mowing, painting, infield skin maintenance and mound/home plate repair, turf fertility and irrigation management. Position supervises 7-8 full time salaried staff and 1-2 part time staff or FWS in the absence of the Manager of Athletic Grounds. This position will also contribute in preparing the annual budget submissions.


  • Assists Manager of Athletics Grounds in the day to day operation and management of the grounds crew, including but not limited to the following: mowing, painting, infield maintenance and mound/home plate repair.
  • Responsible for providing specific direction to the grounds crew or temporary employees regarding work performed and the timeliness of completion.
  • Oversees the field maintenance and detailing activities of grounds crew as well as performing landscaping duties.
  • Assumes the responsibility for the entire turf operation in the Manager of Athletics Fields absence.
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance program for turf, turf equipment, mowing, watering, pesticides and fertilizer schedules.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the proper IPM practices, turf fertility programs, irrigation management for each USF Athletics Facility and overall annual budget.
  • Concentration on assigned area management during NCAA baseball/softball season and for all other intercollegiate athletic events.
  • Performs other related duties and/or projects as assigned.


The position requires master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience and valid Florida driver’s license. Directly related career experience may be substituted for the degree requirements on a year for year basis.

4 years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree.
6 years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for master’s degree.

Master’s Degree. Sports Turf Management/Golf Course Management.

Florida Pesticide license. If applicant is not a resident of Florida, license needs to be acquired in the first 6 months.

To apply for this job email your details to scottgrace@usf.edu