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Holloway Hall

Employment Opportunities

Job Description

Sports Turf Technician - Staff Position (11101)  

To Apply Online
  • Current Active SU Employees, please login to GullNet and click "Careers at SU."
  • All others, please click Apply Online.
  • See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for help.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for a Sports Turf Technician position.

Primary Job Duties: Under general supervision, performs activities to ensure readiness and safety of fields/turf for athletic events such as preparing, fertilizing, seeding and caring for athletic fields, turf fields, sports fields and/or golf courses. Operates medium and heavy-duty equipment. Work requires comprehensive knowledge of field/turf maintenance and NCAA regulations for marking athletic fields

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and three years in maintenance of academic or professional sport fields and/or golf courses to include three years in the operation of commercial or industrial-sized grounds care equipment. Valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Certification by the State of MD as a pesticides and/or herbicides applicator.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Extensive knowledge of all aspects of athletic field maintenance, including, but not limited to, growing characteristics, warm and cool season grasses, recognition of and appropriate treatment of diseases, pests and weeds, technical equipment and NCAA requirements for layout and lining of playing surfaces. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations; to follow oral and written instructions; to communicate effectively; to operate and perform minor maintenance on assigned tools and equipment; to perform physical work requiring bending, stooping, reaching, carrying, heavy lifting; to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment

This position will work the 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shift, Monday thru Friday. Overtime will be required at times based on support needs. This position is considered essential personnel, and may be required to report to work during periods of University closure as a result of inclement weather, utility disruption, etc.

This is a full time, non-exempt, state position with a full benefits package. Minimum starting salary is $15.29 per hour. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant you must apply online and submit the following: Three (3) professional references and complete work history. A cover letter and resume are preferred. Applications received by July 2, 2014 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Staff (non-academic) and Faculty Positions:

Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.

  • Current active employees, please login to GullNet and click on the “Careers at SU” link in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • All other applicants including former employees or employees in between contracts (e.g., PTNTT Faculty and Contingent/contractual employees on Summer or Winter break), please click the Apply Online link.

Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.

See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for more information and instructions.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. 410-543-6426.