Under direction of the Parks Superintendent, supervises and monitors all sports field activities including field maintenance, games, practices, and tournaments within budgetary limitations.
Oversees the daily work activities of ball field maintenance crews to include assigning work tasks, monitoring and inspecting the work of crews, sports field conditions, and provides direction and guidance on crew work tasks.
Executes personnel/employee related tasks to include hiring, training, setting employee goals and objectives, scheduling work crews, evaluating, motivating, counseling, and disciplining employees.
Communicates directly with youth sports organizations regarding sports field maintenance and coordinating league schedules.
Inspects the conditions of all sports fields to ensure high standards of quality and maintenance.
Performs continual assessments of operational and personnel functions and activities to identify any inefficiencies and implements corrective actions.
Instructs workers in the proper and most expedient method to accomplish assignments.
Ensures employees conduct daily vehicle inspections and preventative maintenance (including washing, checking, and servicing) of all equipment and vehicles.
Identifies and reports hazards and liability exposures and immediately takes corrective action.
Makes special reports and recommendations to supervisor as needed.
Recommends and purchases items, supplies, tools, equipment, and other materials needed for athletic field operations and upcoming projects including securing price quotes.
Ensures high standards of customer service.
Monitors the application of herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, and various other chemicals on all sports fields.
Informs supervisor of potential hazards, problem areas, public inquiries, and the status of all work-related activities.
Performs the duties of all sports field personnel as needed.
Adheres to personnel, safety, and department policies and procedures.
Assists co-workers and other departments as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required.
Must be able to complete and pass the written test for a valid Texas CDL "A" or “B” Driver's License within 90 days of hire. You must provide proof of your scheduled driving test appointment with the Texas Department of Public Safety to your supervisor within 90 days from the day you pass the written test. Your driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.
Must be a certified Pest Applicator.
A Sports Field/Turf Manager certification is preferred.
Must have five (5) years of related athletic field maintenance, irrigation systems, equipment operation, and maintenance experience, including three (3) years of supervisory experience or three (3) years of experience leading an athletic field work crew.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Must have a good working knowledge of proper safety procedures; turf, landscape, irrigation, baseball field maintenance procedures; light to heavy landscape and related equipment; and safety procedures.
Must be able to exercise good judgment, make competent decisions, handle multiple projects, prioritize and organize work assignments, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure and stress.
Must have good leadership, organizational, supervisory, problem solving, and training skills.
Must be able to maintain an effective and pleasant working relationship with employees, contractors, and the general public.
Must be able to work extensive hours as needed.
Must be able to talk, read, see, walk, hear, and follow oral and written directives.
Must have good hand/foot/eye coordination to operate and repair equipment and vehicles.
Must be able to perform strenuous physical activities to include, exerting up to 100 lbs. of pressure; lift, push, pull, and carry heavy objects to include trimmers, mowers, tree limbs, and other equipment and supplies up to 100 lbs. several times a day; shovel; crawl; bend; kneel; and dig holes for several hours per day; climb on and off equipment; and operate vibrating equipment.
Must be able to work indoors; underground; outdoors; in confined spaces; in trenches; on level, slippery, sloping, unstable and muddy terrain; under constant noisy conditions; and work in adverse environmental conditions to inclement weather such as rain, sleet, snow, heat, sun exposure, fume odor, dust/mist, and hazardous conditions such as, chemicals and exposure to insects, noxious plants, and snakes.
Internal Number: 2021-056
About Town of Flower Mound
The Town’s Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for acquiring, developing, and maintaining parks, with assistance from the Parks Board, the Community Development Corporation, and the Town Council. The Parks and Recreation Department is also responsible for operating recreational programs, cultural arts, and organizing community-wide special events. The Town provides traditional park and recreational facilities, including 56 parks, a community recreation center, RV campground, and senior center.