City of Farmington
  • 21-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Parks Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 52562.96-81682.15 per year
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits


JOB POSTING #37: Assistant Sports Turf Superintendent - PRCA



WORK LOCATION: 901 Fairgrounds Road

HIRING RANGE: $52,562.9612- $81,682.1530

PAY GRADE: "M" - Exempt



TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Until Filled, First Review in 2 Weeks


Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.


This is an executive position working with the nationally accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The Department has eleven (11) 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.


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.

Tennis courts, running tracks, and other sports and recreational facilities.

Parking lots and special game day parking areas.

Open spaces, wooded areas, and unused acreage.

Lakes, ponds and other water features.

Sod farm, nursery and greenhouses.

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.

Plans maintenance and project work to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and master plan to comply with ADA requirements, and oversees the training, scheduling and deploying of personnel to accomplish the work in compliance with OSHA and Worker Right-to Know standards.

Manages non-athletic related events.

Manages playgrounds and playground certifications.

Implements snow and ice removal on natural and synthetic fields, Tennis and Pickle ball courts and in general areas such as parking lots, bleachers, and walkways.

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.

Communicates regularly with other members of the top management team to discuss activities, goals, plans and user input.

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


24-hour availability: Must be able to respond to within 30 minutes of a call.

Performs administrative and supervisory work necessary to assist in the coordination and supervision of the park's maintenance districts, construction crew, facility maintenance crew, graffiti removal and vector control crews, tree trimming, warehouse, and small engine mechanic programs of the Parks Operation section.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

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 preparing budget documents, supervising purchasing and managing personnel issues for the nine park districts, construction, facility maintenance, sports complex, warehouse, and tree trimming subsections of the parks operations section.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Maintains responsibility for equipment maintenance and repair of all turf management and other small departmental equipment.

Assists in scheduling and organizing maintenance projects for various city recreation facilities.

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.

May reschedule and reorganize work crews to assist in special or emergency projects while continuing to fulfill the primary functions of the department.

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.


Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

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.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy which includes pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


Front-end loader/tractor, backhoe, dump truck, skid loader, Sand Pro, John Deere ATV, Toro Truckster, Top dresser, Chemical Sprayers, fertilizer hopper, soil sifter, seeder, sod cutter, string trimmers, edgers, electric motors, pumps, aerifier, mowers, forklift, miscellaneous hand and power tools, respirator, motor vehicle, telephone, mobile radio computer and calculator.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid condition, traffic. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration or risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


City of Farmington
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
logo departments government community doing business services how do i emergency services parks and rec community works electric