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Employer: City of Liberal
Job Title: Sports Turf Supervisor
Salary: $0 

Job Description:





The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the care and maintenance of sports turf areas and other turf areas of the Parks Services Department in order to maintain acceptable appearance and sports standards. Work involves operation and preventive maintenance work on a variety of specialized sports turf maintenance equipment.  Allocation to the class presumes the operation of such specialized equipment as a regular assignment. Because of the nature of sports turf equipment, there is a factor of responsibility for the safety of other workers and operation of this equipment requires constant attention to protect it from damage. Work in progress is often performed without immediate supervision.  The skill and knowledge of sprinkler systems, sports turf equipment, and sports turf maintenance distinguishes this class from Sports Turf Maintenance Technician I & II.  This position sometimes serves as a lead worker over a small number of other employees.


  • Performs turf, tree and facilities maintenance activities;
  • Trims low branches of trees in sports turf areas;
  • Operates machine to allow aerification of turf;
  • Operates power rakes and removes grass and weeds from edges;
  • Mixes chemicals and fertilizers according to predetermined formula and operates spray rig to apply these chemicals and fertilizers to grass for the control of weeds, insects and grass diseases;
  • Mixes and works with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents or similar solutions using normal and specialized protective equipment.
  • Waters sports turf areas and public grounds;
  • Performs custodial and maintenance duties in and around the buildings of sports turf areas, including painting and minor repairs;
  • Performs construction of sporting fields and landscaped areas or other sports turf related projects.
  • Participates in the care, maintenance and repair of sports turf buildings, grounds and equipment;
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks on motorized equipment such as cleaning, oiling and greasing;
  • Drags, lines and prepares baseball, football, softball and soccer fields
  • Repairs benches, dugouts, playground equipment and sprinklers;
  • Paints building surfaces, bleachers, and picnic tables;
  • Cleans sports turf areas and picks up leaves and litter;
  • Irrigates fields and lawns;
  • Performs routine light/heavy maintenance repair and maintains automatic irrigation systems;
  • Cleans offices, recreation rooms, restrooms and locker rooms;
  • Replenishes restroom and locker room supplies;
  • Maintains sports turf facility equipment;
  • Meets the public and answers questions regarding use of sports turf areas;
  • Keeps work, time and materials records;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality service.




Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Standard methods, practices, tools and equipment used in developing and maintaining sports turf and public grounds.

Skills and abilities in:

  • Use and operation of mowers, spray machines and other standard tools and equipment used in the care and maintenance of a sports facility.
  • Mixing chemicals for treating turf disease.
  • Irrigation system and watering practices
  • Preparing baseball and softball fields
  • Laying out football soccer fields
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Management of personnel (6 crew members)
  • Problem solving
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate orally in the English language with the public in a one-to-one or group setting.
  • Keep simple written records.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.

Work Environment:

  • Travel over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.

·         Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).

·         Move light objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).

  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time.
  • Work in different weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

·         Lift and work arms above shoulder level.

·         Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.

  • Work cooperatively with other City employees and the general public.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Additional Requirements:

  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the City does not authorize the employee to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • This position will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision



Three years of experience in care and maintenance of sports turf areas or lawns. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Vacancy Number: 32551

Open Date: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: