Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Summary of Job Duties:
The Assistant Director of Sports Turf Operations will assist the Associate Director of Sports Turf Operations with day-to-day operations related to maintaining the surfaces of various natural and artificial turf athletic fields and landscaping of the athletic facilities. This position will function as the primary Sports Turf Operations contact in the director’s absence.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
- Supervisory experience
- Experience in baseball field management
- Bachelor of Science in Turf Grass Science, Biology, Sports Management, or a related field
- At least three years of supervisory experience in athletic field and turf management
- Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State laws and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management or the ability to obtain within six months of employment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to interface effectively with coaching staff and other employees to provide a cohesive working environment
- Ability to obtain an Arkansas certified pesticide license in the categories necessary to meet all EPA and State lases and regulations pertaining to Sports Turf Management within six months of employment
Commensurate with education and experience
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Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Proof of Veteran Status
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