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Tech, Athletic Grounds

Auburn University

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Position Information

Requisition Number S2293P
Home Org Name Athletic Facilities
Division Name Director Intercollegiate Athletics
Position Title Tech, Athletic Grounds
Job Class Code NA14
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary The Athletic Grounds Technician provides field maintenance and landscaping services for athletic fields and landscaped areas around athletic facilities. Prepares university fields for athletic events, ensuring that fields are safe and consistent for collegiate competition standards.
Essential Functions
  • Performs a variety of technical field and landscape related duties to include mowing, topdressing, overseeding, vertical mowing, aerifying, installing sod, pruning, planting shrubs, fertilizing, as well as distribution of chemical applications such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.
  • Paints, marks, and oversees field layouts on natural and synthetic turf, ensuring adherence to relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards for SEC and NCAA Division I Athletics fields.
  • Performs maintenance on small and large equipment for the functions of maintaining turf and landscaping for the campus athletic facilities.
  • Identifies plant diseases, insect damage, weather related turf and landscaping damages, and/or other damages of athletic properties to apply corrective measures and treatment. Recommends, applies, documents, and maintains the appropriate information regarding equipment, chemical usage, applications, operations, and maintenance procedures.
  • Assists in set-up, take-down, operations, oversight, and customer service of events hosted by Auburn Athletics.
  • Ensures safety of guests and student athletes by maintaining cleanliness and security of all fields, structures, walkway/sidewalks, curbs, driveways, and parking lots, etc., within responsible area.
  • Inspects, identifies, and/or repairs irrigation systems on athletic field and landscaped areas.
  • Assists in the management of inventory and proper storage of tools, equipment, and supplies for turf and landscaping needs.
  • Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) regulations in the performance of job duties.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level High school diploma or equivalent
Field of Study
Years of Experience 2
Area of Experience Experience in turf and landscape related to athletic fields and grounds.
Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level
Field of Study
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
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Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of soils and turfgrass management
  • Knowledge of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform general maintenance on equipment
  • Ability to understand and use hand tools, climb ladders, operate mowers, tractors, forklifts, aerifiers, topdressers, and vertical mowers
  • Ability to user computers with general knowledge of using spreadsheet software for logging applications and inventory management
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range $33,900-$50,900
Job Category Building/Grounds Maintenance
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 01/06/2023
Closing Date
EEO Statement Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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