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Sports Turf Manager

By JSM Services Inc., Lutz, Florida,

Dale Elkins, 16015 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, Florida, 33549, Telephone: 813-299-3793

JSM Services Inc. is the leading athletic field services contractor in Florida. As a member of the Sports Turf Managers Association, we have been maintaining and constructing athletic fields for over 24 years. The scope of our service offering is sports turf maintenance, athletic field construction and renovation,  We currently operate out of three main Florida locations - Tampa, Bartow and Fort Myers, thus concentrating in West Central Florida, Central Florida and Southwest Florida.

We are seeking experienced and professional individuals for our newly opened Sports Turf Technician position in Tampa, Florida.

The successful Sports Turf Technician candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Daily mechanical maintenance of athletic fields with light field enhancement work at times.
  • Frequently inspect turf for damaging insects, weeds and diseases. 
  • Continuously improve the health and vigor of the turfgrass playing surfaces and create safe and aesthetically pleasing athletic field facilities for sporting and community events.
  • Ability to complete physical labor activities for 8-10 hours daily. Willing to adjust weekly work schedule based on demands of the client and the field conditions to achieve maximum success.
  • Maintain daily records of work performed.
  • Maintain service and safety records for equipment and their use.
  • Make sure work is of the highest quality and that the work site is left cleaned after each service and/or project.
  • Ability to modify daily work schedule based on events, seasonal issues, weather and other environmental situations. 
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Must be willing to obtain Florida's Best Management Practices certificate.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate with client and the client's employees and guests.

Educational Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience Requirements

Preferred minimum requirements of the Sports Turf Technician position:

  • Two(2) years minimum working knowledge of of sports turf maintenance operations.
  • Familiar with the characteristics and proper use of fertilizers and pest control methods.
  • Experience with the operation and care of mowing and other grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Should be able to use logic and reasoning to solve problems in the field.
  • Able to lift a minimum 50 lbs

Special Requirements

Willingness to work irregular hours and weekends, if necessary, to perform operational job requirements.

Job Benefits

JSM Services offers:

  • Company provided vehicle
  • Health Benefits (including medical, dental and vision insurance coverage)
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Great opportunity for advancement!
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan
  • Company issued Uniform provided
  • PPE and Safety gear provided

Date Job is Available


$40,000 per year w/ company provided vehicle

Job Application Instructions

Please visit our website for an application form to complete. Send the completed application form to HR@jsmservicesinc.com