The Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the successful maintenance of all athletic fields and grounds, planning, overseeing and project-managing major athletic grounds and field renovation projects, overseeing assigned personnel, developing and managing budgets related to athletic fields and grounds, purchasing, maintaining and managing inventory of athletic field maintenance equipment and supplies, supervising the conversion and protection of athletic fields during special events, restoring fields damaged by weather, use or other conditions, managing and reviewing irrigation system performance and initiate changes when necessary, and attending sporting events to supervise field use.
The Parks Manager (Sports Turf Management) manages a team of 21 direct reports and is responsible for the overall maintenance of facilities and athletic fields with a major emphasis on turf maintenance, irrigation, and chemical application.
This position will manage the Bermuda turf and grounds for an Internationally Certified Cricket grounds and multipurpose stadium.
Furthermore, this person will be a Division-wide subject matter expert (SME) for the Parks and Recreation Division's sports/athletic fields turf maintenance.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks and recreation management, Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, hospitality management, public administration, business administration, environmental sciences, engineering or closely related field.
(One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)
Requires three (3) years in managing park operations or natural area management or closely related experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Bachelor Degree with major coursework in Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, or closely related fields.
Master's Degree with major coursework in Agronomy, Turf/Turfgrass Management, Landscape Management, or closely related fields.
Commercial Pesticide and/or Fertilizer Applicators license from the State of Florida?
Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM)
Four (4) or more years of experience in golf course construction or sports turf construction. Four (4) or more years of experience operating and maintaining sports field/commercial irrigation systems. Possesses a thorough knowledge of turf chemicals and South Florida landscape plants.
Ability to speak foreign language (Spanish, French/Creole).
Internal Number: 1411307
About Broward County Parks and Recreation
?Broward County Parks provides diverse year-round recreational opportunities at more than 50 regional parks, nature centers, neighborhood parks, natural areas, and specialty parks. O?ne of the best-of-the-best park systems in the nation, we are accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).
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