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Sports Turf Program Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Ogden, UT
  • $ $50,000

Sports Turf Program Specialist

Requisition Number: S01722P:
Position Category: Staff
Campus Location: Weber State University – Ogden, UT
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Pay Grade: N28
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Position manages all athletic surfaces on campus, including natural play surfaces and artificial turf. Creates and maintains a maintenance program for use of playfields in accordance with NCAA standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of higher education or vocational program, or equivalent experience.
  • Five years of related experience in a green industry position.
  • Three years irrigation experience to include installing and maintaining institutional or commercial grade systems.
  • Two years supervisory experience.
  • Two years of experience managing turf at an institutional or commercial level.
  • Certification from an accredited sports turf program is a condition of employment for this position (required within the first year of employment).
  • A valid Utah Driver License is a condition of employment. Must complete WSU Driver Safety Training annually.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utah Pesticide Applicators License.
  • Ability to perform bulk density and soil analysis tests.
  • Irrigation auditing.
  • Pesticide/herbicide/fertilizer application skills.
  • Knowledge of proper Integrated Pest Management Principles (IPM) and apply these principles in monitoring for pests and diseases. (Diagnostics and implementation).
  • Operate and maintain sports field equipment.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to assess playability of surfaces and recommend acceptable use (demonstrate ability to deal effectively with directors and coaches in Athletics).

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 03/28/2024
Review Date: 04/07/2024
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Notes to Applicant:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The annual salary for this position starts at $50,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must address the required and preferred qualifications and must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin April 7, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Physical Activity of this position: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles etc., using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Agility is emphasized. Important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion, Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction, Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: operating machines, (i.e. lathes, drill presses, power saws) where the job is at or within arm’s reach; skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, plumber, mechanic.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The worker is subject to outside environmental changes. No effective protection from the weather. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity, The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity. The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body. The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

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