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Grounds Supervisor/Manager


Temple University’s Main Campus Grounds Department is searching for a Supervisor of Grounds and Turf.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Associate Director of Grounds, the Supervisor of Grounds and Turf will be based at the Main Campus in Philadelphia. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director of Grounds (department head) as a member of the Grounds Department’s management team. This ensures the safe function and aesthetic standard of an urban campus with extensive amenity turf areas and artificial turf athletic fields. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

4-day workweek, Tuesday-Friday 6am-4:30pm (4 ten-hour days)Salary Grade: T25
Learn more about the “T” salary structure herehttps://careers.temple.edu/sites/careers/files/documents/T_Salary_Structure.pdf

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in turfgrass management.

Experience Requirements

  • Two (2) years of directly related experience.
  • Experience with turfgrass and irrigation best practices.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • PA commercial pesticide applicator’s license in categories 6&7, or the ability to obtain within one year of employment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. This position does require a motor vehicle background check
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Special Requirements

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Basic mechanical aptitude with small to mid-size grounds maintenance equipment.
*Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage, evaluate, and lead a groundskeeping staff.
*Familiarity with turf and ground maintenance equipment.
*Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite.
*Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:
*Experience with synthetic turf.
*Snow removal experience.
*Advanced computing skills.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety. Go here to review: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-report

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Job Benefits

This position features a 4-day workweek, Tuesday-Friday 6am-4:30pm (4 ten-hour days)

Become a part of the Temple family and you will have access to the following:

Full medical, dental, vision coverage
Paid time off
11 Paid Holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving & winter break)
Tuition remission - eligible employees and their dependents can obtain a degree TUITION FREE
A generous retirement plan and so much more!

Date Job is Available


$60,000 to $62,000 per year

Overtime: No

Job Application Instructions

You must apply online via Temple University's website: careers.temple.edu

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