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Check with seller GROUNDSKEEPER - ATHLETIC FIELDS Birmingham

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.


Performs routine and project maintenance of University grounds to include athletics fields, lawns, exterior planted materials (trees, bushes, plants, etc.), sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, trash receptacles, outside furnishings and equipment, patios, decks, artwork, athletic fields, running tracks, and other areas. May perform the work of other maintenance personnel or to assist in the completion of their work to include Outside Construction Workers, Painters and outside contractors.

Maintains athletic fields to include mowing, aeration, topdressing, vertical mowing, infield maintenance, fertilization, minor irrigation repairs, etc. Emptying, cleaning, and relining all waste receptacles
Plants and transplants trees, bushes, shrubbery and color materials, and prepares the soil by adding the proper amount of organic material, fertilizers, nutrients, water, and other soil conditioning materials.
Inspects & prunes trees, bushes, hedges and shrubbery, and removes limbs and branches as directed.
Sprays and spreads herbicides, pesticides and other materials for controlling weeds, insects, rodents, etc.
Inspects, maintains and makes minor repairs to irrigation systems to include piping, sprinkler heads, timers and controllers.
Trims bushes, hedges, shrubbery, and other items using hand and powered trimmers.
Fertilizes and nourishes planted areas to include bushes, hedges, shrubbery, trees, plants, grasses, etc., according to soil conditions and seasonal requirements.
Broadcast grass seed and other seeds by hand, or using mechanical spreaders.
Installs new turf grasses using seeds, sod, stolon, plugs and sprigs.
Edges and trims grass areas around bushes, trees, shrubbery and hedges, and around other structures such as sidewalks, curbing, buildings, outside furniture, artwork, utility poles, etc., using powered edging and trimming equipment.
Power sweeps or blows sand, soil and debris from pedestrian and vehicle areas such as sidewalks, patios, decks, steps, driveways, parking areas, etc.
Mows grass using powered riding mowers and lawn tractors.
Operates powered grounds keeping equipment and vehicles to include rototillers, tractors, blowers, rollers, aerators, trimmers, etc.
Mows grass using powered and hand operated walking mowers.
Waters planted materials using hand held hoses, and automatic water devices.
Weeds planted beds and gardens using hand tools.
Cleans outside furnishings, equipment, art work, trash receptacles and other exterior items.
Sweeps outside sidewalks, patios, decks, steps and building entrances and other pedestrian areas using hand operated sweeping tools and equipment.
Rakes leaves, clippings, debris and other materials from planted areas using hand operated tools.
Collects trash, litter and debris from trash and cigarette receptacles and other areas and transports to designated disposal, collection or processing points.
Spreads salt and other ice and snow melting chemicals on pedestrian walkways, steps, patios, decks, etc.
Prepares the soil for planting and landscaping to include digging, hauling, raking, hoeing, turning, etc., using manual tools and equipment.

Two (2) years of related athletic facilities experience required.

Ability to work a flexible schedule
Knowledge of and ability to ensure compliance with applicable rules, standards and guidelines for upkeep and maintenance of athletic fields turf
Knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures, practices and regulations
Knowledge of and skill in using required equipment
Knowledge of tools and work procedures used for athletic field maintenance
Ability to work with minimal supervision and make appropriate decisions
Ability to work in confined spaces

Work Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Shifts are subject to change to meet the needs of the University.

Starting Hourly Rate: $14.00 - $18.20 - $22.75/hr. (Commensurate with experience & qualifications)

High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of related athletic facilities experience required. Must maintain a valid driver's license issued in the United States. Motor Vehicle Record will be obtained and reviewed at least annually. Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver’s license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position to include:

Lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds
Climbing stairs
Performing tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus.
Working in confined spaces.
Working within extreme temperature ranges.

Incomplete job profiles will not be processed. Please be certain to showcase depth and breadth of experience, as it relates to the needs of this job announcement.

For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location University
Job Category Facilities
Organization 112305020 Grounds
Employee Status Regular
Shift Day/1st Shift

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