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Athletic Fields Groundsworker (Lead Groundsworker)

Apply now Job no: 523710
Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Athletic Field Groundsworker – Facilities Services

Classification Title: Lead Groundsworker

Classification Salary Range: $3,544 - $5,985 per month.

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $4,583 - $5,000 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

The Facilities Services grounds and landscape staff are highly-skilled individuals that include grounds workers, light equipment operators, gardening specialists, and irrigation specialists. They maintain approximately 170 acres of landscaped grounds with safety, hygiene, and aesthetics as their objectives.

Under the general supervision of the Grounds Manager, the Athletics Field Groundsworker will provide specialized high-quality maintenance and management to the campus sports fields. Responsibilities include but are not limited to resurfacing athletic fields and facilities, preparing fields for events, upholding responsibility for the upkeep and management of a professional natural turf playing surface, and requisitioning supplies, and equipment necessary to maintain the landscape. 

The typical schedule is 5:30 am - 2:00 pm (may vary according to campus needs).

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform high-quality grounds and field maintenance which includes but is not limited to the lining of athletic fields, sports field maintenance, baseball and softball field dug-out cleaning, field tree staking, etc. 
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance on small tools and equipment,

  • Utilization of all tools and equipment related to grounds maintenance, and landscape installation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of commercial and professional experience in grounds maintenance, turf management, and sports field management. At least one of the two years of experience must be in Athletic Fields maintenance/management.
  • Valid CA driver license 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of sports field grounds maintenance and landscaping.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in turf maintenance/management, and soil management.
  • Must have general knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds including approved methods and materials in their control and eradication.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work,
  • Ability to utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and working knowledge of natural turf playing surface requirements for athletic competitions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture/Turf Grass Sciences/or related field.

 To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                              

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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