Openings as of 12/15/2017
POSITION TITLE: Athletic Complex Groundskeeper
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the joint supervision of the Director of Operations for Maintenance, Grounds, and Facilities and the Activities Director, upkeep and maintenance of the district’s athletic complexes and related equipment.
Possess a valid Iowa driver’s license with good driving record
Proven experience in grounds care and maintenance
High School Diploma
Proven self-starter with ability to work alone unsupervised or as part of a team
Possess proven ability to communicate with others orally and in writing
Possess knowledge of minor equipment repair and maintenance
Willingness and ability to learn new skills
Holds or is qualified to obtain a pesticide application license
Experience managing clay/lime surfaces for baseball and/or softball
Experience managing natural turf athletic field surfaces
General computer skills
Good attendance record, dependable and punctual
Use various grounds maintenance tools and supplies
Adjust work schedules to meet varying conditions
Perform heavy manual labor
Maintain cooperative working relationships
Comply with the physical demands of this job
Maintain safe work environment
Performs routine preventative maintenance activities (i.e.- lubricates moving parts, changes oil, replaces filters, cleans equipment, adjusts/replaces belts, changes blades, prepares items for storage, winterizing, etc.)
Monitors the conditions of athletic complex buildings and grounds. Reports suspected problems and/or unsafe conditions to supervisor.
Troubleshoot and complete repairs to equipment used in the services of the district.
Perform emergency work when required after hours
Perform duties assigned as a member of the snow removal team before and after hours
Assist in providing the necessary safeguards to prevent loss of school property through theft, pilferage, or vandalism
Provides for the regular and orderly removal of trash and cleaning of restrooms and other associated facilities
Maintains recreation areas, practice fields, and competition fields as directed
Prepares athletic fields according to the conference/league and state athletic association rules and regulations, including layout, painting, and pre-game setup
Maintain maintenance records
Seeding, spraying, fertilizing, topdressing, and aerating
Perform general landscaping duties as assigned
Operate equipment including but not limited to -
Vehicles and trailers
Mowers (riders and push), weed trimmers, edgers, leaf blowers, sweeps, lawn vacs, and related equipment
Hand and power tools of the carpentry and mechanics trades
Snow removal trucks, tractors, snow blowers, and related equipment
Welders, torches, and other metal working equipment
Herbicide/pesticide spraying equipment
Other duties as assigned
Lifting 50 lbs. on a routine basis, up to 100 lbs. on occasion.
Will be exposed to inclement weather and ultraviolet radiation
Balancing, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and/or standing.
Exposure to airborne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
Exposure to wet, icy, or slippery surfaces