Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Football Field Turf Mgmt Field Day @ Univ of PHX Stadium


Soccer season is wrapped up, lacrosse and marching bands practice and play on high school football fields. How can the football stadium field look good and green for graduation in 2 months?  School facilities and grounds crews, coaches, athletic directors and school / district administrators should plan to attend the Field Day to hear about turfgrass management on football fields on campuses.  Expectations for a lush turfgrass for fall football can be attained after hearing from Andy Levy of the Arizona Cardinals, UA and industry experts.  The highlight of the field day will be to get a tour of the Cardinal Stadium rolling turf. Be sure to register soon as space is limited.  Also, details can be accessed by going to:  http://turf.arizona.edu


View flyer HERE


Presented by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Position Announcement: Maintenance Worker 1 with the City of Scottsdale

Maintenance Worker I


SALARY: $13.34 - $19.34 Hourly, $27,747.20 - $40,227.20 Annually

STATUS: Full-Time Regular


Maintenance Workers I - Professional Baseball performs field and landscape maintenance in support of professional baseball at Indian School Park Minor League Complex and Scottsdale Stadium. Maintenance Worker I - Professional Baseball is an entry-level job classification. The starting hourly rate of pay for new employees is $13.34

This position works a varied schedule according to season, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

The candidate selected for this position must be punctual and professional, energetic and enthusiastic, outgoing with a positive attitude, and capable of providing superior customer service.

For complete Job information and to apply: Apply here: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/HR/jobs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Position Announcement: 3 Available at SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK Spring Training Facility

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick [logo]
3 Positions Available


Spring Training Facility

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Please follow the links below for the open Position Announcements:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Univ of Arizona Synthetic Turf Field Day: Oct 30 in Tucson, AZ

The University of Arizona Turfgrass Research, Extension, and Education program will conduct a Synthetic Turf Field Day on Thursday, October 30 in Tucson.

The link to the announcement is from our website at:  http://turf.arizona.edu 

Please share this announcement with your colleagues, appropriate administrative, facilities, and coaching staff members that will find this field day to be a valuable and meaningful learning experience.  So many schools have converted to synthetic turf from natural grass or more may be considering installation of synthetic turf athletic fields.  The field day will provide an opportunity to learn about product choices and the maintenance that is required for safe and long-term use.

The featured speakers will be Dr. Charlie Mancino from Ohio who conducts synthetic turf testing services and Mr. Matt Anderson who maintains the Arizona Stadium.
There will be an opportunity to inspect 2 types of turfs, an irrigation system, sweeper, groomers, blower, thermometer, water infiltrometer, surface hardness measuring instruments.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me 
We look forward to seeing you there.

Kai Umeda
Area Extension Agent, Turfgrass Science
The University of Arizona
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-827-8214 office
602-827-8292 fax
602-377-5042 cell

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Position Annoucement: Parks and Sports Facilities Equipment Manager, City of Peoria

Parks and Sports Facilities Equipment Mechanic
City of Peoria
$18.76 - $25.23 hourly

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled tasks in the repair and preventative maintenance of a variety of tools and mechanical park equipment at multiple sports facilities locations. This is accomplished by inspecting, troubleshooting and repairing turf and grounds equipment, vehicles and tractors, and ordering and monitoring parts. Other duties may include completing related tasks as assigned.

  Inspects, tests, diagnoses and repairs problems involving various systems/components of parks-related tools and equipment such as gasoline/diesel motors, mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, and other tools. Overhauls various light and heavy equipment engines. 
 Performs preventative maintenance and maintains records of services and repairs. Sharpens mowers and monitors for proper height cut. 
 Orders parts and supplies following City purchasing procedures, picks up parts as necessary. 
 Performs light welding and machine work. 
 Trains employees on proper equipment operation and tool use. 
 Assists with field preparation as required; mows and pulls field tarps. 
 Maintains inventory of equipment. 
 Establishes and maintains a schedule for preventative maintenance of equipment.

Work requires a high school graduation or equivalency and 3-5 years experience. A valid AZ Class “D” driver’s license is required upon hire. A valid AZ Class “A” Commercial driver’s license is required within 60 days of hire. Small Engine Certification is required within 6 months of hire.The City of Peoria offers the following benefits to eligible employee groups: Paid Leave (Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Personal), Arizona State Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Program, Major Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance Program, Optional Voluntary Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Assistance Program, Industrial Insurance, Safety Awards, Employee Suggestion Program, Uniform Allowance (as determined by policy).

To be considered for this position, you are required to apply online. Applications will be accepted August 21 through September 7, 2014. Visit City of Peoria Human Resources website at www.peoriaaz.gov/jobs to apply, view a full job description, requirements, etc. EOE

Parks and Sports Facilities Equipment Mechanic
$18.76 - $25.23 hourly

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Position Announcement: Town of Gilbert, Sr Grounds Maintenance

Date: June 17th, 2014
Position: Grounds Maintenance Worker Senior
Organization: Town of Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department

Perform semi-skilled, specialized and manual work maintaining grounds, parks, athletic fields, irrigation systems and related facilities including maintaining records and submitting reports. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who displays interpersonal and communication skills needed to build positive working relationships with customers and co-workers, and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

$16.99 - $25.49 Hourly.

Includes medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System and more.

High School diploma or GED and three years of parks maintenance experience, supplemented by vocational/technical training in grounds and irrigation system maintenance, plus one year of experience in the same. Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Will be required to possess and maintain a class A or B CDL and tanker endorsement within one year of hire date.

Responsible to:
Scott Hesser, Field Supervisor

E-mail Resume to:
Visit: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/human-resources/job-opportunities to complete and submit an online employment application.


Application  Deadline: Sunday 06/29/14 11:59 PM Arizona Time

The Town of Gilbert is a fast-growing Municipality with a population exceeding 200,000. Our organization will continue to provide exceptional customer service in this rapidly evolving environment through its long standing commitment to continuous quality improvement and by fostering an internal culture of respect where employees are valued, teamwork is a way of life, and innovative ideas are encouraged. We acknowledge and welcome the talent of people from diverse backgrounds to provide the knowledge, commitment and creativity that will carry our community of excellence into the future.

For more information, see the official announcement here: LINK