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10 Jul 2024

Groundskeeper, OHP

🇺🇸 Kissimmee, FL, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

About Orlando City and Orlando Pride:

With two major professional teams, Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.

Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.

The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, began play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time.

Orlando City and Orlando Pride play at Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium built in 2017 and located in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.



TITLE: Groundskeeper

DEPARTMENT: Training Facilities
REPORTS TO: Director of Turf & Grounds

FLSA: Full-time, hourly: non-exempt

WHAT SETS YOU APART

We are looking for a skilled and proactive Groundskeeper to join our team at the Orlando Health Training Ground at Osceola Heritage Park. You will assist in the maintenance of three natural grass fields including identifying and addressing turf grass diseases, weeds, and pests in collaboration with the Director of Turf & Grounds. Additionally, the Groundskeeper role involves assisting with Orlando City B game coverage, fostering strong relationships with MLS coaches and soccer operations staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with field maintenance of (3) natural grass fields and (1) turf field at the Orlando Health Training Ground at Osceola Heritage Park to include painting, mowing, irrigation, aerification, chemical application and any special projects as needed
  • Proactively identify turf grass diseases, weeds, pests, and work with Director of Turf & Grounds to take corrective action as needed
  • Collaborate with ASM Global to ensure field conditions are to the team and MLS/MLS Next Pro standards
  • Work MLS games, NWSL games and third-party events at INTER & Co Stadium based on business needs
  • Assist with Orlando City B game coverage at Osceola County Stadium based on business needs
  • Create and maintain good working relationships with all MLS coaches and soccer operations staff
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a High School diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License
  • 1-3 years of grounds maintenance related work experience, with soccer specific experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Turf Grass Science, Horticulture, or related field preferred.
  • Candidate should possess or have the ability to obtain the Florida Commercial Pesticide Applicator License
  • Ability to operate turf related equipment (i.e., tractors, mowers, aerifiers, field paint machine).
  • Possess excellent written/verbal communication skills, be detail-oriented and highly organized with the ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and adapt to change.
  • Ability to resolve concerns expeditiously and independently.
  • Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time and in various weather conditions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to walk and stand for short periods of time.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.



We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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