The Director of Turf Grounds assumes the responsibility for managing the care and maintenance of all intercollegiate athletic fields and grounds. Establishes and implements grounds/landscape maintenance goals, policies and procedures. Ensures adherence to all relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards for NCAA Division 1 athletic fields.
-Manages and maintains athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces, facility grounds, landscaping / ornamentals and xeriscaping -Interviews, hires, trains and oversees personnel, which includes assigning work, work allocation, problem resolution, evaluating performance, motivating employees to achieve peak productivity and performance -Purchases, maintains, and manages inventory of athletic field maintenance equipment and supplies -Manages and reviews irrigation systems performance and initiates changes when necessary. - Manages inventory and oversees the preventive equipment maintenance, repairs, and replacement programs -Communicate regularly with department coaches and administration to discuss activities, goals, plans and user input - Baseball & Softball Specific: Manages infield clay surfaces, mound and home plate areas, turf to clay transitions -Assist in the coordination of construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of sports facilities -Keeps accurate and complete records of inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, chemical applications, etc. -Coordinates and implements inclement weather planning and best practices for natural and synthetic fields -Utilizes best practices for pest/disease/weed management -Develops and implements plans to reduce impacts on the environment including recycling, storm water management, waste management and erosion control, and improve the overall sustainability of the facilities -Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars & workshops - Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge of horticulture and synthetic turfgrass management practices
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
Knowledge of standards for intercollegiate athletic fields (NCAA Division 1)
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
Demonstrate effective communication skills
Skill in establishing rapport with internal and external constituents
Texas State University is an emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of seven institutions in the Texas State University System and one of the 30 largest public universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 60,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio.”
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.
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