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Sports Turf Manager


Seated in the Four Corners region in the San Juan River Valley, Farmington New Mexico is a beautiful destination community close to the amenities of Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Outdoor enthusiasts thrive in Farmington because of the epic off-roading, world-class fly fishing, phenomenal mountain biking, scenic landscapes for hiking and is within close proximity to several major ski resorts for winter activities.

Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, is looking for an Assistant Sports Turf Superintendent to help maintain 25 sports fields under the supervision of the Director of Parks Operations. This position is working with the nationally accredited City of Farmington PRCA department. The department has twelve (12) diverse divisions committed to growing a happy, healthy community for all, and enriching community’s quality of life. They achieve this through exceptional parks, programs, cultural experiences, and customer focus.

This is an executive position working with the nationally accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The Department has eleven  diverse divisions that are committed to building gateways that enrich our community through exceptional customer focus. The sports turf assistant superintendent is entrusted and assumes responsibility for the operation and management of all sports fields and facilities. This position will provide assistance in the maintenance, horticultural, project management, event support, athletic field management and planning for the department. This position will be key in implementation of the PRCA Master Plan which derives programming to meet citizen needs. Capable of working long and extra hours on projects.

Under general direction from the Parks Superintendent this position manages and coordinates all phases of maintenance, horticulture, program support, customer service, facility safety, design, construction, supervision and administration of da The sports turf manager assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining sports fields.


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The sports turf Assistant Superintendent: responsibility for managing and maintaining sports fields and facilities, which may include:

Athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces).

Field management equipment

Irrigation systems.

Sports field lighting and sound systems.

Facility grounds, landscaping/ornamentals and xeriscaping.

Tree inventory and management.

Stadiums, field houses, Sports Complex aquatic centers, historic sites, cemeteries.

Other properties as specified in writing by the sports turf manager's employer.

Manages construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of sports facilities, whether performed in-house or by outside contractors.

Interviews, hires, trains, directs and supervises a staff of employees for the purpose of maintaining the sports facilities and other properties. He/she has the authority to evaluate, discipline subordinates.

Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, weather data, maintenance procedures, chemical applications.

Assists in purchases (or leases) equipment and necessary supplies/materials to maintain the sports facilities and properties.

Manages inventory and oversees the preventive equipment maintenance and replacement programs.

Communicate with users of the field (coaches, players, parents, spectators) if necessary.

Baseball Specific: Manages infield skin, mound and home plate areas, grass to skin transition

Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

Provides necessary supervision, direction, and assistance to crews at daily and at work sites. Enforces policies, regulations, and safety and health standards to achieve goals within available resources.

Trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

Assists in coordinating the division's involvement in special events including Riverfest, Freedom Days, Connie Mack World Series, Outdoor Summer Theater, and other special events as requested.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

Works under the direction of the Parks Superintendent.

Performs all duties of a maintenance worker I II III IV as written.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Educational Requirements

Associates degree in Turf Management, Agriculture or a related field


(10) years of increasingly responsible experience in parks or sports field management, maintenance or construction trades with at least (15) years of first level supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience Requirements

(10) years of increasingly responsible experience in parks or sports field management, maintenance or construction trades with at least (15) years of first level supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.



Special Requirements

Advanced knowledge of agronomy and environmental turf grass management practices including pest/disease/weed management; an understanding of soil chemistry, fertilizers, and chemicals; a working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods; and a thorough understanding of the sport's governing bodies' requirements for field layout and marking.

Ability to obtain a public applicator license for pesticides/ herbicides issued by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture within 6 months of employment.

A high degree of administrative and executive ability, especially in terms of problem solving and decision making.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management and operations of sports fields and facilities (including, but not limited to employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and regulations).

Participation in continuing education opportunities such as seminars, workshops, web-based training courses, field days and trade shows.

May require certification as a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), and current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.

Extensive background checks required.

Knowledge of construction trades (plumbing, electrical, and carpentry).

Skill in managing a large regular and seasonal work force involved with diverse projects in various locations.

Ability to respond to emergency and special project needs with support from appropriate crews while still performing the sections primary mission.

Working knowledge of mathematical skills in order to calibrate spray equipment, formulations and spreaders.

Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.

Required knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions, or the ability to obtain them within a reasonable timeframe.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions.

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.

Basic computer skills and knowledge.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program

Job Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, PERA retirement, Uniform Allowance, Dues for SFMA, 

Date Job is Available


$52,563 to $81,682 per year

Overtime: No

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