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  • 04/14/2023 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Iowa State University


    The ISU Athletics Department is accepting applications for a Turf and Field Management Specialist I. This position will assist the team in combining science and training to maintain optimum playing surfaces, surrounding turf areas, and the common grounds for the Athletics Department. This position will initially service the Cyclone Sports Complex (CSC which is home to Soccer, Softball, Cross Country Course and Track and Field), but field assignments are subject to change.

    • Assists in analysis, planning, execution and maintenance of natural and synthetic field surfaces and set-up for competitions.
    • Helps determine proper species and cultivars of grass, mowing height, timing of top dressing and aeration, fertilization and weed management, and irrigation needs.
    • Assesses turf quality and performs regular maintenance and seasonal upkeep.
    • Prepares fields/grounds for competitions by laying out and painting field stripes, logos, markings, signage, etc. according to regulations for each sport.
    • Maintains surrounding grounds via landscaping, mowing, snow removal, etc.
    • Supervises the access and use of the areas while maintaining optimum playing conditions.
    • Assists in coordinating grounds and equipment maintenance schedules, developing procedures, and recommending products.
    • Regularly assesses weather conditions, renders advice or opinions, handles conversion and protection of athletic fields during special events.
    • Builds and manages internal and external business relationships.
    • for commitment to compliance with NCAA, conference, university, and department regulations and processes.

    The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of turf management principles including experience with a variety of sports and playing surfaces; an understanding of governing requirements for field layouts and markings; the ability to problem solve and communicate effectively with others. Requires the ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions; regular walking, pushing, bending and pulling; and the ability work non-traditional hours based on weather conditions and to work at assigned events.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with maintenance on baseball or softball infield skin as well as clay areas (i.e. batters boxes, bullpens, mounds/circles).
    Experience laying out and painting field stripes/logos/markings associated with soccer and/or softball/baseball with knowledge of those regulations.
    Experience with cool season sand based and native soil fields, and synthetic turf surfaces.
    Degree in related field (horticulture, turf management, agronomy, etc.).
    Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator license.
    Valid driver’s license.

    Application Instructions:

    To view full job details and to apply visit All applications must be submitted on-line by April 23rd to guarantee consideration.

    Direct link:

    Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.


  • 04/07/2023 8:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mount Mercy University Athletic Fields and Facilities Assistant (1).doc

    Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

    Mount Mercy University is currently seeking candidates to fill the Athletic Fields & Facilities Assistant position. This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position.

    As a member of the Maintenance and Grounds staff at Mount Mercy University, you are responsible for maintaining the physical plant and the grounds of the university at the highest level possible. This position requires but is not limited to the following:

    The care and maintenance of all of Mount Mercy athletic fields and related facilities on Campus. In addition to outdoor field maintenance, building maintenance of the Rinderknecht Athletic Center and Rinderknecht Administration Building are included. Other duties include general maintenance, renovation/deferred maintenance projects, and snow removal.

    Minimum Job Requirements

     Two-year degree in Landscape and Turfgrass Management or a related field is

    preferred but not required.

     Minimum of two years of experience in grounds maintenance work is preferred.

     Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a Mower and other machinery.

     Must understand/be familiar with preventive maintenance.

     Must be able to lift or move 50 lbs.

     Possession or willingness to obtain certification for turf and ornamental application of chemicals.

     Availability to work on-call rotations.

    Duties and Goals

     Plan and schedule daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance on athletic fields and indoor facilities.

     Oversee and maintain indoor and outdoor facilities throughout the year, including general maintenance (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and lighting).

     Schedule and maintain irrigation systems.

     Mow, aerate, spray, paint, and weed-eat grass areas.

     Brooming artificial fields including maintaining wear areas.

     Work closely with coaches to prepare fields for games.

     Operate and maintain various types of equipment including mowers, skid loaders, weed eaters, chainsaws, golf carts, scissor lifts, power tools, and essential hand tools, etc.

     Perform general labor, which may include lifting 50 lbs. or more.

     Maintain landscape areas by mulching, pruning, planting, and weeding.

     Keep grounds free of litter and debris.

     Perform duties in accordance with OSHA regulations.

     Maintain pesticide applicator certification.

     Manage snow removal as needed.

     Assist in managing daily facilities operations.

     Make necessary repairs and maintain athletic apparatus, such as metal cages, nets, goals, and equipment for baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, track, and volleyball.

     Assist in the development of policies and procedures related to assigned areas.

     Oversee the upkeep and preventive maintenance of assigned facilities.

     Assist in maintaining building security and report problems to the appropriate authority.

     May supervise students and provide guidance to staff who work in assigned areas.

     Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

     Other duties as may be assigned.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to with the subject line “Athletic Fields & Facilities Assistant” Paper applications will not be accepted. The position will remain open until filled.

    Mount Mercy University is an equal-opportunity employer

  • 03/27/2023 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spring/ Summer Turf and Grounds work.  40hrs / week.  No nights/ No weekends

    Where: Iowa State Recreation Services Grounds Crew $11-15/ Hour ( Depending on Experience)

    Skills: Ability to work in inclement weather.  Operation of commercial turf and grounds equipment.

    Knowledge: General Knowledge of tools and equipment including heavy, hand/ power and electronic.  Knowledge of turfgrass management in commercial , recreational or institutional setting.

    Other: 18 years old and valid drivers license.

    To Apply:

    Email: and

  • 02/28/2023 8:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parks Maintenance – Athletic Fields and Parks

    Under limited supervision performs or directs varied maintenance tasks related to athletic facilities and parks in city properties. 

    Responsible for performing or directing light maintenance, diagnosis, repair and record keeping for various park related equipment including playgrounds.

    Responsible for implementation and performance of parks and athletic facility maintenance practices to achieve the designated level of care for city properties.

    Assist in the recruiting/hiring of seasonal staff as needed. Direct full-time staff and seasonal crew as needed to complete the tasks assigned.

    $58,150 plus full benefit package which includes family health insurance for only $35/month!

    To apply please visit and complete the online application. Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical and drug screen and must reside within 23 air miles of the Coralville city limits after hire. EOE

  • 02/17/2023 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Announcement - 7 Month Parks Maintenance Workers 20230222.pdf



    The Grimes Parks and Recreation Department seeks Multiple Seven Month Parks Maintenance Workers in the Parks and Recreation Department from 4/1/2023 through 10/1/23. Positions are open until filled

    Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED. General experience in the operation and maintenance of light and medium construction and maintenance equipment or additional skills, training or education.

    Skills: Ability to assist with construction equipment, calibration and operation of turf sprayers and spreaders, and knowledge of turf grass management principles.

    Knowledge: General knowledge of tools and equipment including heavy, hand/power and electronic and leadership certifications preferred. Knowledge of turf grass management in commercial, recreational or institutional setting.

    Other: 18 years old with valid Iowa driver’s license.


    All job offers are subject to background check. For consideration, submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter to the City of Grimes website:

    Materials will be reviewed as they are submitted.

  • 01/26/2023 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UNI Groundskeeper I-II -Grounds Services.pdf

    Position Title: Groundskeeper I/II

    Job Category: Merit Blue Collar
    Type of Position: Probationary
    Full Consideration Date: Monday, February 8th, 2023
    Advertising Started on: Friday, January 25th, 2023
    Hiring Department: Grounds Services
    Department: Grounds Services
    Salary: $15.86/hr. (See position description below for further details)
    Pay Grade: AFSCME.6
    Percent of Time/Week: 100

    Service Schedule: Merit 12 months

    Position Description:

    Under general supervision, cares for and maintains turf areas; plants trees, shrubs and flower bed areas and applies chemicals to same as directed; operates and maintains equipment and performs other labor as necessary to maintain landscape and grounds; operates equipment to remove and haul snow from streets, parking lots, sidewalks, steps and entrances; provides functional supervision to student employees as necessary; and performs other related duties.

    This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Pay Grade: I: 06; II: 08

    **Starting Hourly Wage: I: $18.11; II: $19.72

    Required Qualifications:

    Groundskeeper I: One year of experience in operating the machinery and tools used in groundskeeping work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

    Groundskeeper II: Two years of experience operating the machinery and tools used in grounds work, or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals two years; must have successfully completed commercial certification tests (3OT-Ornamental and Turf) for application of pesticides and eligible to be certified; may be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests as required; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

    Criminal Background Check Required


    John Butler 
    Facilities Management


    UNI / University of Northern Iowa

  • 01/11/2023 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Burlington Baseball Association has existed in some form since 1889. The Burlington Bees are proud members of the Prospect League, a summer collegiate wooden bat league featuring college players from around the country. The 18 team league plays from June to the first week of August.

    We are offering motivated, talented, energetic individuals an opportunity to apply for our Head Groundskeeper/Stadium Operations Supervisor position.

    Qualified candidates will have, or will be completing a degree in Turf/Field Management, or related field. They will be capable of carrying out the responsibilities listed below.

    Physical demands described here are representative of those which must be met by the candidate to successfully complete the goals and purpose of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform and meet the goals which have been established. While performing the duties of this position, the individual will regularly be required to perform rigorous tasks, which include lifting up to 75 pounds, standing or walking extensively, and moving quickly to efficiently carry out duties.

    Qualified candidates interested in pursuing this opportunity should email their resume, and a cover letter to Tad Lowary at, no phone calls please.

    Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

    • Prepare and maintain playing surface and bullpens at the highest professional level on a year around basis. The playing surface, both grass and base paths, should be safe for players. At the same time it should be aesthetically pleasing to our fans.
    • Preparation of the field must be done effectively to facilitate the daily practice, pre-game and in-game schedule.
    • Stock and maintain required materials, such as mound clay, infield conditioner, drying compounds, line paint, etc.
    • Set up and breakdown of all equipment, including batting cage, screens, turf mats, etc. for batting practice and general practice.
    • Direct tarp usage, as well as post-game field and turf maintenance. In cooperation with game umpires and the team General Manager, monitor weather conditions in order to protect the playing surface.
    • Maintain non-playing grass and landscaped areas of the ballpark.
    • Maintain upkeep of maintenance building and storage area.
    • Operate and maintain all grounds equipment in order to extend its useful life while minimizing repair and replacement costs.
    • Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the ballpark. 
    • Ensure the proper operation of stadium facilities, and in conjunction with the General Manager, ensure needed repairs are made in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Assist in stocking supplies in concessions and restrooms.
    • Supervise part-time staff and interns who are performing both grounds keeping and operations duties.
    • Assist with preparation and running of non-baseball events.
    • Other duties as assigned

  • 10/28/2022 8:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MTI Distributing, Inc., a subsidiary of The Toro Company, is the Upper Midwest’s leading supplier of products and services to the green industries. Through a combination of exceptional products and superior service, MTI is in the business of providing landscape beautification solutions to golf courses, schools, municipalities, landscape contractors, and independent dealers.  

    We currently have an opening for an Irrigation Sales Technician.  In this position, you will work directly with golf course customers in Minnesota or Iowa to find appropriate solutions to irrigation problems, recommending irrigation upgrade products and or services which may include delivering and installing the necessary equipment on-site. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     Develop additional revenue over the life of a golf course irrigation system through regular system maintenance practices, diagnose and repair systems, and provide upgrade recommendations.

     Install new or demo product.

     Instruct end users as to use, safety, features, and benefits of the overall operation of equipment.

     Be onsite with golf course irrigation customers daily through the irrigation season to help

    customers find solutions to irrigation issues and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction.

     Schedule customer appointments to troubleshoot new or existing irrigation equipment.

     Utilize Salesforce to maintain and update customer information based on activities and interactions as they occur.

     Keep current on the latest golf irrigation products and technology including, Minnesota Power Limited Technician (PLT) certification, and Watertonics PSN pump station certification.

     Assist with customer training at customer’s location or in a classroom setting.

     Assist with winterization service to golf courses and municipalities.

     Maintain vehicle: routine maintenance, safety, and cleanliness.

     Occasional overnight travel.

     Work is exclusively away from the office.

    Education and/or Experience

     High School diploma or equivalent.

     2 years of related industry experience and/or sales experience preferred.

     A self-starter, driven, with strong interpersonal skills. 

     Ability to manage workload and excel at prioritizing and organizing tasks.

     Valid/clean driver’s license

     Ability to navigate around local and surrounding states.

     Individual must possess strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, both written and verbal. 

    MTI offers a competitive salary; based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.  Our benefit program includes:  401(k), medical, dental, vision disability and life insurance, PTO and holiday pay.  Candidates will be subject to pre-employment background check, drug screen, and physical.

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • 03/25/2022 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    Job description

    Turfgrass Manager
    About us

    Dan's Custom Landscapes Inc. is a company in AGRICULTURE in Ames, IA 50014. We are engaging, customer-centric and our goal is to provide excellent customer service to our customers..

    Our work environment includes:

    • Growth opportunities
    • Relaxed atmosphere
    • Company perks
    • On-the-job training
    • Casual work attire
    • Lively atmosphere
    • Safe work environment

    We are looking for an experienced turfgrass expert with personnel management experience to run our mowing/application/general labor department. The proper candidate should have a proven track record with both an understanding of chemicals with a 3OT certification, equipment familiarity (both mowing and turf applications) as well as leadership and computer skills. You will be in a team environment so you will not be alone. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is desirable but not required.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $35,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

    Let me know how to proceed.


    Mike Hinders

    General Manager

    Cell 515-441-0612


    Dan’s Custom Landscapes Inc.

    546 South 500th

    Ames, Iowa 50014

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