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Groundskeeper - USC - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena (Los Angeles, CA)

USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at the University of Southern California, is a dynamic organization comprised of six integral business units: USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the Radisson Hotel, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena. At USC Auxiliary Services, we strive “to create the best USC experience” with quality products and services that anchor our Los Angeles campuses. Whether you come to USC for a day’s visit, an education, or a career, there’s a good chance you’ll be shopping, dining, riding, or staying with us!

USC is seeking an experienced Groundskeeper for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena.*

Home to the University of Southern California Trojans football team, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena combines the traditional and the modern into a premier athletic environment and events venue. Designated as a national and state historical Landmark in 1984, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum boasts a long and noted past. Additionally, recognized as one of the most famous sports monuments in America today, the fabled history of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum spans nine decades and is the only facility in the world to have hosted two Olympiads, two Super Bowls, and a World Series.

This position maintains all Coliseum playing surface turf and facilities landscaped areas, including small decorative plants, grass areas, and trees and is responsible for turf and grounds management, including lining, marking, striping, and painting the competition field for play but also turf maintenance and fertilization. The Field and Grounds Supervisor prepares field and stadium areas for intercollegiate and sports activities and is responsible for the upkeep and management of a “world class” natural turf playing surface. This position also performs annual, bi-annual, and on-demand maintenance program for the competition field and adjacent landscaped areas of the facilities, executes seeding, topdressing, aeration, verticutting, mowing, and replacement of competition field.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Maintains condition and appearance of all athletic fields and facility landscaped areas to include decorative plants, grass areas, and trees.
  • Manages irrigation schedules and repairs as well as turf wear management. Tarp handling and weather situations.
  • Applies properly, all fertilizer mixtures and calibrations to efficiently apply fertilizers/fungicides/insecticides.
  • Executes routine and preventative maintenance on competition field and all landscaped areas of the facilities.
  • Prepares fields and stadiums for intercollegiate sports activities, by lining, marking, turf maintenance and fertilization.
  • Uses and maintains power tools and other equipment.
  • Prepares soil for planting.
  • Sweeps walkways and otherwise maintains paved areas.
  • Trains other athletic fields groundskeepers as required.

USC offers excellent benefits including health benefits for staff and family, eligibility for retirement plans, tuition benefits, life insurance, discounts to USC sporting events and more!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture/Turf Grass Sciences/or related field is preferred.

Two years of relevant industry experience is preferred.

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Understanding and working knowledge of the requirements of a “world class” natural turf playing surface for athletic competitions including football, soccer, and/or lacrosse. Basic knowledge of field sports, gardening, and ground maintenance. Demonstrated use of tools and equipment (including power tools and motorized machinery). Minimal familiarity with common plant species, landscaping, and cultivation. Understanding of/and implementation of proper field protective cover and recovery after field cover.

No set schedule. May have to work weekends, evenings and/or holidays.

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