Athletic Fields Groundsworker (Groundsworker) (514661)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Jun 03, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Description:

Position Summary

The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, renovation, remodel and alteration activities in support of the academic and research mission of the university. Facilities Services employs over 200 employees (full time and students) and supports approximately eight million square feet of buildings (including residence halls and parking structures) and 280 acres of improved and unimproved land with an operating budget of approximately twelve million dollars.

The Athletic Fields Groundsworker performs the full range of grounds keeping duties to maintain the athletic grounds and deliver sports turf management services to the athletic fields on campus and surrounding landscape. These services include, but are not limited to, hardscape clean-up, sports turf maintenance, landscape bed maintenance and general grounds maintenance work.

For information about the Facilities Services department, click here.

Full-time, benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Experience - One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Specialized Skills Required:
  • One year of experience of athletic field management at NCAA or professional level.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years' experience in a related field (i.e. Athletic Fields, Soil Management, Agronomy)
  • Two years' sports/athletics field preparation experience
  • Relevant education or coursework in horticulture and/or plant identification.
  • Knowledge of NCAA field layouts and painting techniques. Experience maintaining athletic fields, preferably at the NCAA Division I or professional sports level.
  • Two-year degree with emphasis in sports turf management (or completed coursework in horticulture, sports turf management, turf grass science, or a related field).
  • Sports Turf Managers certification.
  • Qualified Applicator Certificate/License issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,155 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,155 - $4,950 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University system wide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 17, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by June 16, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at mcothron@sdsu.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map