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Athletic Field Specialist

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req8316

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Operation Svcs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Facilities Management Grounds Services is looking for diverse career minded candidates to join our team as Athletic Field Specialists. Grounds Services maintains the beautiful grounds at the University of Arizona. The Athletic Field Specialist will work as part of our turf team to assist with the maintenance of nearly 50 acres of turf areas including; lawns, athletic field and synthetic turf fields. This position requires specialized knowledge of athletic turf management. Our work is done on the beautiful U of A campus holding to our core values of inclusion, compassion, determination, adaptability, exploration and integrity. We provide employees an amazing and nurturing environment, proper tools of the trade, opportunities for training and growth, uniforms, and excellent benefits and paid days off. If you can see yourself in a job on campus, we invite you to apply.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate power equipment including mowers, blowers, edgers and tractors.
  • Operate specialized equipment including sprayers, aerators and topdressers.
  • Apply fertilizer, seed and other materials to turf areas.
  • Prepare and maintain athletic fields for practices and competitions.
  • Perform general landscaping duties as assigned.
  • Maintain synthetic turf surfaces.
  • Assist with renovations and repairs to turf areas including sod work and overseeding.
  • Drive University vehicle to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience working on university or professional level sports fields.
  • Experience working for University, School District or City/State Agencies or Parks.
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate fertilizer, and chemical application rates.
  • Experience operating specialized turf equipment like sprayers, spreaders, aerators, mowers or similar.
  • Experience managing clay surfaces for baseball and/or softball. Pesticide applicator certification a plus.
  • Formal education in turfgrass management a plus.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

    Job FTE: 1

    Work Calendar: Fiscal

    Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

    Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay: $14.00 -$15.00 DOE

    Compensation Type: hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level


    Job Family

    Facilities Mgmt & Services

    Job Function

    Facil, Grounds, & Infra

    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Number of Vacancies: 2

    Contact Information for Candidates

    Michelle Obregon 520-621-0255 or

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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