Athletic Worker


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109 3rd Ave S
United States of America
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Purpose of Job

Assist the Crew Chief by being responsible for repairing and maintaining safe playing surfaces and its surrounding components for baseball, softball, football and multipurpose fields by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; timely fertility and cultural practices; game preparation techniques and short and long-term maintenance planning.  Responsibilities also include 10- disc golf course, basketball courts and tennis courts.

Must be able to work holidays, weekends and nights during sporting/special events.

Essential Job Duties 

A.  Turf maintenance  

  • Properly manages and maintains turf on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
  • Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes, sods, aerates, and irrigates turf using commercial grade equipment.
  • Maintains, repairs and installs irrigation systems on athletic fields. Assist in controlling the entire irrigation system that includes, but is not limited to, proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairing of leaking lines or valves, and winterization.
  • Paints outfield foul lines, numbers, and logos on all athletic fields.
  • Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
  • Performs top-dressing of fields: to include aerating, verticutting, vacuuming and topdressing fields with fine sand.
  • Performs special projects on turf as needed during off-season.

B.  Infield maintenance

  • Properly maintains infields on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
  • Drags, rakes, conditions, and replenishes materials as needed to maintain infields.
  • Prepares fields for games by grooming field, chalking base path foul lines and marking coaching boxes.
  • Builds and maintains all bases, mounds and other field necessities.
  • Responsible for coordination and execution of infield tarps on daily basis and during tournaments.
  • Responsible for upkeep of all warning track material on the infields.
  • Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.
  • Performs special projects on infield as needed during off-season.

Other Job Duties

Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

  • Attends athletic tournaments and events to assist in field maintenance during weekends.
  • Inspects, repairs, and drags athletic fields after each tournament game.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as required.
  • Assist Facilities Division with duties that include, but are not limited to, HVAC, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, preventative maintenance and other projects during the winter months. (Nov - Feb)
  • Assist Supervisor with training seasonal interns and staff.
  • Assist Supervisor in writing specifications for equipment, irrigation and electrical post construction, repairs or new installation involving all sports complexes, courts and equestrian arena.
  • Assist Supervisor at equestrian arena when needed.
  • Has the authority to make purchases on behalf of the Parks Department. 
  • Communicates regularly with other members of divisions or top management to discuss activities, goals, plans and user input.
  • Work directly with sports lighting contractors with troubleshooting electrical issues with all sports lights within any athletic complex, court or arena.
  • Keeps accurate and complete records on inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures and chemical applications.
  • Maintains the fleet of vehicles within the division.
  • Attends professional trainings relevant to the sports field industry and OSHA compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining all batting cages to include turf, netting, soft toss screens, l screens and bull pen mound areas.
  • Maintains basketball courts and tennis courts.
  • Responsible for overall maintenance of disc golf course.

Equipment Operated

Commercial mowers (reel/rotary), tractors, edgers, top dresser, verti-cutter, aerator, slicer, topdresser, bucket truck, bobcat, utility vehicles, irrigation, leaf blowers and other equipment used in completion of assigned tasks.


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through obtaining an associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one to two year related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in turfgrass management. 

Required Certifications/Licenses:

A Tennessee Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License for C03 is required for this job. (Must be obtained within 6 months)

TN Driver’s License

CPR Certification (Must be obtained within 6 months)