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Athletic Fields, Supervisor

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Supervisor, Athletic Fields

Working Title
Athletic Fields, Supervisor

600346-Facilities - Athletic Fields

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday to Friday from &:00am – 3:30pm.
Occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

1. Plan, schedule, and coordinate the work of grounds personnel on the athletic fields, intramural fields, and related areas to include: walk the athletic fields daily to identify and address any problems and/or concerns; complete formal landscape inspection forms; develop schedules of work to be done, and create an employee schedule to perform needed work; meet daily with designated coach from each outdoor sport, in season, to identify needs; serve as Snow Team Leader during periods of inclement weather; assist other areas, as requested.
2. Supervise athletic field staff, to include: assign daily tasks to employees assigned to athletic fields; oversee projects in progress to ensure proper completion; conduct performance appraisals; administer discipline in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU ); train and/or instruct employees in proper turf control, equipment operation, and safety practices.
3. Assist in trouble shooting turf problems.
4. Assist with outside contracts as requested.
5. Maintain athletic venues in accordance with American Physical Plant Association ( APPA ) Service Level Guidelines.

Education & Formal Training
Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Education/Experience substitution (specify)

Other Education & Formal Training

Turf Grass Management, Horticulture, Agronomy or related field.

Education may be substituted for experience or experience may be substituted for education. Note that equivalencies are based on the following: AA = 2 years experience; BA/BS = 4 years experience; MA/MS = 6 years experience; PhD = 8 years experience.

Computer Skills


1. Three years experience in athletic field set-up and maintenance required.
2. Three years supervisory experience required. Supervisory experience in landscape maintenance preferred.
3. Two years experience in the application of horticulture chemicals.
4. Knowledge and experience with APPA Grounds/Athletic Fields Service Level Guidelines preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

State of Missouri Department of Agriculture Public Operator License for chemical spraying required within six months of date of hire.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Working knowledge of turfgrass maintenance.
Working knowledge of athletic field set-ups per NCAA rules.
Ability to schedule field maintenance around athletic field use.
Ability to read and comprehend labeling on pesticide containers and related items to ensure safe use.
Math skills to mix chemicals, to figure area, and to calibrate spray equipment.
Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, schematics, and blueprints related to the development and maintenance of athletic playing surfaces.
Knowledge of all NCAA rules pertaining to field and game set up for all sports.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures, Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals, Exposure to heights, Exposure to loud noises, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Bending, twisting, stooping.
Exposure to dust/horticulture chemicals/fertilizers.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Work in stressful conditions, Irregular work hours

Other Special Working Conditions

Personal protective equipment must be worn while applying chemicals.
Weekend coverage of outdoor sports is required.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

State of Missouri Department of Agriculture Public Operator License for chemical spraying required within 6 months of date of hire.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
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University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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