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The Groundskeeper for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (JRTC) assists with the day-to-day maintenance of ten and a half athletic fields, common areas and facility grounds for year-round events including games, practices, camps and special events. The Groundskeeper also assists with maintaining all landscaped areas including plants, trees and shrubs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain baseball, softball and other athletic fields, landscaped areas and facility grounds for the purpose of providing high quality, attractive and safe areas for athletic and non-athletic events.

  • Perform regular grounds maintenance tasks including but not limited to mowing, edging, raking, weeding and trimming.

  • Prune trees, hedges and shrubs.

  • Assist with dragging base baths, clay repair and preparation of pitching mounds and home plates.

  • Setup athletic fields and equipment for practices and games.

  • Assist with field tarp placements during adverse weather conditions.

  • Perform manual labor including regular lifting of heavy objects and equipment, bending, stooping, and digging to maintain grounds.

  • Inspect, clean, and help maintain groundskeeping equipment to ensure safe and proper operating conditions.

  • Assist in proper execution of cultural practices.

  • Comply with OSHA safety standards.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Manager, Grounds or Manager, Grounds.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Athletic field or landscape maintenance experience preferred.

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

  • Ability to lift/move items weighing up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.

  • Ability to use/operate typical groundskeeping hand tools and power equipment on a regular basis for long periods of time.

  • Ability to work in a hands-on position in all weather extremes for extended periods of time.

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy

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