Grounds, Athletic Supervisor

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Grounds Manager
Date Revised: April 14, 2016
Dept./School: Maintenance/Grounds

Primary purpose

Oversee all daily operations of Athletics, Concrete, Fence/Playground/Welding, Irrigation, and Herbicide/Pesticide departments. Depending on season personnel may vary 30-35 employees on daily bases. Responsible for delegating work assignments, overseeing jobs are completed in a timely manner.



High School Diploma or GED

Valid Texas driver license with a good driving record/ CDL required

Bilingual preferred

Five (5) years’ experience in the care and maintenance of athletic fields, turf, or recreation areas

Experience with irrigation system operation and troubleshooting knowledge

Must have current herbicide/pesticide license

Computer background or experience preferred

Ability to work and schedule contractors, special crews, etc. as needed

Strong IPM practice

TDA/Structural herbicide/pesticide license


Minimum five (5) years’ experience in supervisor/management role

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of operation of Heavy Equipment

Knowledge of city codes and permit requirements

Good communicator

Should be able to work and learn from others

Ability to manage a large staff including hiring and reprimanding

Ability to train employees and staff on each of the areas overseen 

Ability to follow directions

Ability to get along with others

Ability to complete task in a timely manner

Willing to complete other duties as assigned

Knowledge and understanding of athletic turf care management

Knowledge of tools, methods of materials used in grounds construction, landscaped area maintenance worked, and building maintenance and improvement

Good organizational and people skills

Ability to handle high-volume, fast paced work loads

Ability to monitor and maintain adequate supplies- coordinate with Supervisor to order

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and SchoolDude

Ability to manage several different Budgets

Major responsibilities and duties

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Must be skilled with a variety of lawn tools
Ability to climb on and off equipment
Frequently lift 10 to 80 pounds
Mental Demands: 
Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.