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Assistant Sports Turf Manager


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Assistant Sports Turf Manager

  • 499346
  • Craft / Trades Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 13 2024 at 12:00 CDT
  • Facilities

Job Summary:

The Assistant Sports Turf Manager will aid the Sports Turf Manager in the overseeing of daily care for TCU’s Williams-Reilly Field at Lupton Stadium, Moncrief Field at Amon Carter Stadium, Williams- Reilly Field and Intramural facilities. The position will report to the Sports Turf Manager, but will work closely with the TCU baseball, Football, Soccer, and Track staffs on a daily basis to support practices, games, camps, summer events, tarping, field maintenance, and any other instances that may occur at the field. The position has oversight of six full-time equipment operators for daily support, and oversight of temporary student staff augmentation (approx. 5 students) for home Game Day support. The position is an on campus and in person role.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Maintains infield surface at the highest NCAA Division 1 requirements as well as correct texture and moisture levels. This includes the skinned “DuraEdge” infield.
2. Ensures plate and mounds are in playing condition and have proper moisture.
3. Works with Sports Turf Manager and Sports turf team to ensure all playing surfaces are ready when needed.
4. Organizes crew to paint, mow, and conduct cultural practices when needed.
5. Ensures safe use of all equipment as well as handling maintenance requests and conduct preventative maintenance of equipment.
6. Picks up and removes litter and debris in and around all TCU Athletic Facilities
7. Operates fertilizer and chemical applications and/or operates chemical application equipment
8. Conducts field painting to include logos, game lines, etc.
9. Operates power equipment such as: reel mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, blowers, trimmers, top dressers, aerators, verti-cutters, and Bobcat.
10. Monitors weather on a daily basis and communicates to coaching staff and/or game personnel.
11. Ensures operation of tools and equipment used in the job by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
12. Maintains supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
13. Complies with federal, state and local building codes by adhering to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
14. Maintains safe and clean environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
15. Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Associate degree in Agronomy, horticulture or related.
• 3 plus years of Sports Turf maintenance experience.
• Spraying/ Fertilizer application experience.
• Experience working with warm season sports turf, overseeded sports turf, and transition.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, horticulture or related.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
• Satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• Licensed TDA pesticide applicator in Texas or the ability to obtain within 3 months.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of specialized landscaping techniques.
• Knowledge of safety regulations.
• Knowledge of agronomic arithmetic functions.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields; cultural maintenance practices for sports turf; the characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system.
• Knowledge of NCAA standards for football, baseball, softball, soccer and track.
• Skill in operating commercial landscaping equipment such as large mowers, backhoes and bobcats.
• Ability to communicate technical information verbally.
• Ability to read weather radars and working forecasts.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling, climbing ladders and stairs, and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is outdoors under variable weather conditions that can, at times, be extreme (high temperature and humidity levels, as well as freezing & icy water). This position is not sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours, including nights and weekends.
• May be exposed to automotive fluids while conducting operator maintenance actions. May be exposed to chemical fertilizers.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate, but can be noisy due to exposure to noise from motorized equipment and tools.
• This role is an on-campus in person position.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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