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Head Groundskeeper

Biloxi Shuckers

Head Groundskeeper | Biloxi Shuckers

Head Groundskeeper

Biloxi Shuckers

Apply by 12/1/2022

Posted 25 days ago

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Biloxi, MS, USA

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 Job Description

The Head Groundskeeper is responsible for repairing and maintaining the MGM Park playing surface and its surrounding components as a safe, first-class baseball field by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; game preparation and short and long-term maintenance planning. Position requires minimal supervision and many times working alone. Oversees and implements budget, staffing and procurement process within established guidelines.
Job Description:
  • Develop and implement schedules for the management of athletic fields, ornamental landscapes, lawn maintenance, and grounds maintenance that are associated with stadium.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the playing field that includes, but is not limited to turf (mowing, edging, fertilizing, aerating, top-dressing, over-seeding, discovery/control of weeds, insects, and diseases) and dirt (infield skin, baselines, home plate, pitcher’s mound, bullpens, warning track) management.
  • Manage the irrigation system including proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, and repairing of leaking lines or valves.
  • Manages assigned group of employees by interviewing, hiring, and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Maintain financial records of all funds and labor expenses for department.
  • Procurement of all materials required to administer a proven management program using approved vendors and within approved protocol.
  • Assist in development and implementation plans for emergency response due to inclement weather i.e. hurricane, tornado or other catastrophes.
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures, follow all protocol and implement Quality Assurance plan.
  • Implement training protocol for regulatory compliance, safety and technical needs. Document and record all training.
  • Field(s) set up and take down. Ensure that fields meet all criteria as set forth by the Major League Baseball and Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Implement the use of an environmentally sound pest management program that includes Integrated Pest Management.
  • Maintain impeccable records of all actions taken to manage identified pests/Abatement or applications.
  • Ensure performance of all work in a safe manner for the employee, subordinates, students and others that use the facilities.
  • Maintain certifications; attend regional, state or national training.
  • Achieves both company and client's program integrity at high quality standards.
  • Coordinate and execute infield tarp pulls.
  • Coordinate field set up for amateur baseball games, concerts, and any other special events taking place on the playing surface.
  • Other duties as assigned by ownership and management and as opportunities arise.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in managing high profile athletic fields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Turf Management, Agronomy or related field.
  • Good written (report writing) and oral communication (public speaking) skills.
  • Have the ability to operate athletic field / grounds management related equipment.
  • Ability to work flexible and/or unscheduled hours.
  • Experience managing staff is preferred.
  • High Customer Service and quality attitude, with great communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Ability to maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Physical requirement (lifting 50 pounds many times per day, standing, squatting, and  bending for long periods)
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.

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