Business / Organization Name: 
Amherst Leisure Services
Contact Person: 
Nate Valeri
Email Address: 
Street Address: 
70 Boltwood Walk, Bangs Community Center
Zip Code: 
Job Title: 
Turf & Fields Manager - Recreation Supervisor
Job Type: 
Seasonal Turf Management
Job Description: 
Job Summary The Fields Manager performs a full range of complex turf management duties to enable the effective and efficient administration of girls’ softball, adult softball and summer sports programs. Responsible for turf management and maintenance operation of 8 softball fields, 2 baseball fields and various multi-use fields. Supervision Received Works under the general supervision of the LSSE Sports and Recreation Director who provides direction and guidance, outlines departmental policies and procedures, and evaluates employee performance. Performs regular day to day duties independently and is given considerable discretion in exercising judgment, making decisions, and determining appropriate course of action. Fields Manager is expected to alert the LSSE Sports and Recreation Director of serious program problems and policy issues. Work is reviewed through regular meetings, reports, public feedback, and the LSSE Sports and Recreation Director's observations. Supervision Exercised The Fields Manager is responsible for his/her own work and supervision of lower level part-time maintenance personnel. Major Duties 1. Coordinate, with other departments (school and town), directors and entities, the fields and facilities for successful program implementation and effective maintenance procedures. 2. Pursuant to adopted policies and procedures, coordinates the activities and maintenance of the field management program. Maintains all records of maintenance action and timelines for performing the various operations on the fields. 3. Aids in the maintenance of town athletics fields including layout, grooming, trimming, painting, repairing, moving bleachers and goals, and other general turf maintenance tasks. 4. Operates, maintains and performs minor repairs on tools and equipment. Requisitions supplies and materials. 5. Oversees the safety of employees ensuring that safety precautions and rules are adhered to at all times including but not limited to ensuring proper clothing, footwear, and other safety equipment is worn at all times. 6. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities The effective execution of the duties of this position requires a thorough understanding of the turf operation of various softball, baseball and playing fields. Knowledge of common turf management tools and equipment is highly sought after. An understanding of the game of softball and baseball and the needs of the local players are beneficial. The position requires an ability to effectively deal with a wide variety of people. Tools and Equipment Used Knowledge of operation and use of motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, utility truck, trailer, mower, edger, trimmer and other common turf management tools, common hand and power tools, shovels, rakes and wrenches. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; s¬toop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment 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 routinely works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings. Selection Guidelines Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. 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. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to Nate Valeri, Sports and Recreation Director at
Stockbridge Majors: 
Landscape Contracting
Plant and Soil Sciences
Turfgrass Management
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 2, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Position will remain open until filled. Resume is required. Cover letter is preferred. Application Form will be required upon requesting for it.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Majoring in turf management, sport management, recreation, or leisure studies or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the duties listed above. Background in interscholastic or youth sports is preferred but not required. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and strong ability to work individually. Knowledge of turf management and planning and administration are essential. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively orally; ability to plan and supervise work of staff and volunteers. Special Requirements Valid Driver's License
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Seasonal Position: Starts ASAP (Spring) - Late Summer/Early Fall (Somewhat Flexible) Salary: $9.68-$12.97/hr Benefits: None. Temporary part-time position Hours: Flexible on starting and ending hours. Once May starts, 30-40hrs per week with the possibility of more or less on certain weeks.