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Keith Smith

Sports Turf Manager
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    Historic Dodgertown
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    Vero Beach, FL
  1. Keith Smith

    An Explosive Excerpt From "The Greens of Wrath"

    Awesome story! I did a similar thing during my beginnings in the Golf Maintenance Business with gasoline on a brush pile in a dry creek bottom. If a little gas is good, a lot must be better and if you wait to let the gas soak in (and the fumes spread out along the ground) before you light it, it will knock you down and require a couple of months for all of your hair to grow back...
  2. JOB POSITION: Assistant Grounds Manager Come join one of the most storied facilities in sports. Historic Dodgertown is a fast-paced, multi-sport complex with dining, meeting and rooming on site for guest that include international, professional, collegiate, high school and amateur teams. Sports include baseball, softball, soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby, swimming and rowing. The Assistant Grounds Manager reports directly to the Grounds Manager. Assistant Grounds Manager directs and participates in the maintenance of sports fields, practice areas and other common areas; performing related work as required. The Assistant Grounds Manager serves in the Grounds Manager's capacity during absences. Employment standards: Working knowledge of the maintenance of sports fields. Seeding, sodding and maintenance practices for sports field turfgrass. Planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, shrubs and trees. Characteristics and proper use of various fertilizers and soil conditioners, herbicides and pest control methods and materials. High level of understanding of the sports requirements for field layouts and markings. Ability to schedule and supervise maintenance work to achieve the most efficient utilization of crew and equipment; to prepare clear and concise reports; and to maintain effective employee and employer communication. Possession of a valid driver's license and excellent driving record. Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator or ability to obtain in 6 months. Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and training, and may also modify the daily work schedule based on interpretation of the best interest of the company and guest. Instructs equipment operators on the operation and care of mowing and other equipment and/or operates mowing and other equipment; supervises chemical applications and/or operates and calibrates chemical application equipment; supervises and participates in the operation and maintenance of pumps, and in the maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be a professional, self-starter who will work as a team player, and also be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The preferred candidate will have a two or four year degree in turfgrass related studies, or the equivalence in experience and education. Should be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work as well as identify the best people for the job. Ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself and other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action. Ability to talk to others and convey information effectively. Ability to manage one’s own time and the time of others. Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time. Ability to lift minimum of 50 pounds. Able to work irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays.

    Vero Beach, Florida. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $40,000+ DOE

  3. Keith Smith

    Equipment/Shop Manager

    Historic Dodgertown is a premier Mutli-Sports Facility hosting a wide range of events. Uniforms, Lunch, Health, Dental, Golf privileges, 401K, Holiday pay, PTO, Continuing Education, Tool reimbursements

    Vero Beach, Florida. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $15-20/hour

  4. Keith Smith

    Equipment/Shop Manager

    Fast paced work environment with floating schedule based on needs of clients.

    Vero Beach, Florida. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $17- 22/hour.

  5. Keith Smith

    Turf Equipment Technician

    We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Equipment Technician for our fast-paced multi-sport complex. The Equipment Technician will be responsible for repairing and performing preventative maintenance on all company equipment.

    Vero Beach, Florida. Date Job is Available: . Salary: D.O.E.

  6. Keith Smith

    How We Worked Golf In 1970

    I think I'm having deja vu...except we had a Minneapolis - Moline and a Ford LTG 3000 Select-o-Speed. And hose bibs at each green with hose wrapped around a worn out cart tire.