Portland Recreation & Facilities
Job Description
City of Portland, Maine
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department
ATHLETIC FACILITIES STEWARD – Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - Search Extended - 40
hours/week. (Monday – Friday, 06:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). This position is part of the athletic facilities crew that
maintains 40+ fields, over 94 acres and two synthetic turf stadiums. This position is a working leader of a crew
of skilled and semi-skilled workers, laborers and seasonal staff. Knowledge of and working experience
conducting athletic field maintenance, sports field regulations, organic turf care, landscaping and irrigation and
drainage systems is required. Must have experience with athletic field maintenance including cutting infields,
squaring and lining fields, base replacement, mound building, managing and repairing lips, field leveling and
mowing techniques, trash removal and other related physically demanding tasks. Experience maintaining,
repairing and operating landscape and turf care equipment such as skid-steers, tool cats, backhoes, sidewalk
plows, front end loaders, tractors, large commercial mowers and other equipment is required. Knowledge safety
standards pertaining to the use of sports turf management. Prior working experience leading and/or supervising
crew(s) of skilled and semi-skilled workers, laborers and seasonal staff. Training and Experience Desired:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and techniques used in general construction, maintenance
and repair work. Experience with sports fields and turf maintenance equipment is preferred. Experience
working on synthetic athletic fields: sweeping, lining, disinfecting, general cleaning, equipment placement,
seam repairs, turf replacement, compaction relief and snow removal. Being an Accredited Organic Land Care
Professional (AOLCP) and/or Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) Certified is preferred. Special Necessary
Requirements: Must possess a valid State of Maine Class B Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or have the
ability to obtain during the probationary period; Successful completion of a physical assessment that measures
cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Must possess a valid Maine Commercial Pesticide
License in Turf (3B) and Utility Right of Way Vegetation Management (6A) or another state’s equivalent which
must be transferred to a State of Maine License within the probationary period and/or within (6) months of
appointment to the position. First Aid & CPR training required. Must possess valid Maine Class B driver’s
license and must have and maintain a good driving record. Federally mandated drug test required. High school
diploma or equivalent. Must possess physical strength and agility necessary to perform the essential functions
of the job duties. Must pass pre-employment medical exam. Must be able to work weekends, nights, and
different shifts required by seasonal commitment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of
a satisfactory criminal conviction background check. Pay rate starting at $840.00/week. Accepting
applications for this position until vacancy is filled.
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City Benefits - Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½
paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and
income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the
University of Southern Maine.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.
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