• Assistant Groundskeeper

    FC Cincinnati
    Job Description
    Position Summary 
    FC Cincinnati is searching for an experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented Assistant Groundskeeper. The Assistant Groundskeeper will report to the Head Groundskeeper and will be responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of maintaining professional caliber playing surfaces as well as a number of administrative duties and other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detailed- oriented, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.  This individual must be able to relocate as soon as possible.  

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist the Head Groundskeeper in the day to day operation of maintaining six acres of natural grass fields and one synthetic field
    • Fertilization and spraying of over ten acers of common grass outside the facility
    •  Spring and fall clean ups of the outside landscaping at MHTC  
    •  Aid in preparing for home matches at Nippert Stadium
    •  Supervise a small crew in preparation and maintenance of the playing surfaces
    •  Record maintenance of chemical applications
    •  Train new crew members in the proper use of equipment, tools, chemicals and their applications
    •  Schedule staff and supervise their activities
    •  Ensure that the playing surface meets MLS standards
    •  Able to work practices and special events and make decisions that affect field conditions
    •  Complete projects and special assignments as directed by the organization by working to establish objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others and adjusting plans as needed
    • Maintain effective daily operations and make suggestions for process improvements when necessary
    •  Ability to manage and protect highly confidential information on a consistent basis
    Education and Experience
    • Bachelors or Associates degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Plant Science
    •  3+ years of experience in maintaining high end sports fields. MLS experience is a plus but not required
    •  Employee must have, or must be able to obtain, an Ohio Applicators license with category 8 endorsements
    •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    •  Detail and deadline-oriented multi-tasker
    •  Ability to make decisions under pressure
    •  Strong organizational skills
    Required Skills
    •  Positive upbeat attitude
    •  Able to work independently and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
    •  Able to communicate well with coaching staff and other members of the club to organize field schedules
    •  Work in a team environment to accomplish common goals
    •  Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in quality of work
    •  Consistently be at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management directions, commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and complete necessary tasks
    •  Excellent follow through and judgment
    •  Strong ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment
    Physical Requirements
    • Ability to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
    •  Ability to push, pull and lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout the work day
    •  Ability to work in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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