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Job Code: 0509
Job Level: 12
Revised Date: 01/01/2024
Job Family: JF 20

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Occupational Summary

Plan and supervise the work required to maintain all university athletic facilities providing optimal performance and appearance. Coordinate maintenance tasks with the athletic department to insure the venues meet all ACC and NCAA regulations and standards.

Work Performed

Manage, plan and coordinate all maintenance required for university athletic facilities.

Know and understand all rules and regulations pertaining to the field of play and surrounding areas.

Supervise activities involved in grounds maintenance, landscaping, cleaning of University streets, walks, and parking areas including the removal of snow and ice.

Review and evaluate procedures and recommend methods for increased efficiency and cost reduction.

Plan and schedule work for Grounds Maintenance Personnel to ensure proper distribution of maintenance effort.

Evaluate equipment and tools and determine maintenance and replacement schedules.

Arrange meetings with subordinates to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and procedures and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards.

Manage personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an Associate's degree in Turf Management or a related field to acquire technical and practical knowledge of landscape and grounds management.


Work requires four years of progressively responsible experience in landscape/grounds maintenance and/or operations to include prior supervision and/or management of personnel engaged in grounds maintenance activities.

A Bachelor's degree in Turf Management or a related field may offset two years of required experience.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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