Lead Athletic Turf Grounds resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary
Dedicated Sports Turf and Grounds professional with expertise in horticulture and turfgrass management. Creative eye for detail with strong leadership, time management, and project coordination skills. Motivated and collaborative team player seeking a supervisory position.
  • Proper Field Layout
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of Soil Chemistry
  • Safe Operation of Equipment
  • Planting and Pruning Procedures
  • Knowledgeable in various Irrigation Systems
  • Preventative Equipment Maintenance
  • Pesticide Handling
Professional Experience
08/2014 to Current
Lead Athletic Turf / Grounds Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC,
  • Coordinate with Turf Manager on the status of playing surfaces to provide the best competition and practice facilities.
  • Instruct and evaluate staff members progress as well as oversee the contracted landscape maintenance company.
  • Manage irrigation system by auditing and correct issues through replacement of sprinkler heads and adjustment of water distribution.
02/2014 to 08/2014
Grounds Staff Peddlers Village Lahaska, PA,
  •  Led routine maintenance and repairs of infield skin, mound, home plate and grass to skin transition.
  • Anticipated the equipment and supplies necessary to prepare the field for punctual game time start.
02/2013 to 11/2013
Grounds Crew White Castle Gary, IN,
  • Supervised over 20 large scale athletic and non-athletic field events.
  • Applied fertilizer and soil amendment applications including the use of foliar biostimulants.
  • Monitored rootzone moisture and made adjustments to the computer based irrigation system.
  • Communicated directly with players and coaches to receive feedback on playability and safety of the playing surface.
  • Planned sod farm maintenance as well as managed the bullpens condition.
02/2012 to 09/2012
Groundskeeping Assistant Hudson Valley Renegades - Minor League Affiliate Of The Tampa Bay Rays City, STATE,
  • Implemented a consistent mowing program to improve field conditions.
  • Directed turf cultural practices to increase depth of the root system and it's ability to recover quickly. 
  • Executed mound and home plate repairs to insure that Major League Baseball regulations were met.
03/2000 to 11/2012
Crew Manager Ground Works Landscaping City, STATE,
  • Managed turf and landscape maintenance contracts on 125 commercial and high-end residential properties.
  • Oversaw the training of staff to ensure proper safety techniques were followed.
  • Planned and delegated tasks to complete day-to-day projects in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Created records of fertilizer and pesticide applications and sent reports to proper state regulatory agencies.
  • Scheduled staff based on work flow, weather related situations and seasonal projects.
  • Negotiated with industry vendors to provide raw materials at economical levels.
Expected in 2012
Bachelor of Science: Turfgrass Science
Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
  • Recipient of Harold W. Swartley Scholarship
Expected in 2004
Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration
Dutchess Community College - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Consistently met project schedule and workload goals by managing and allocating proper resource levels.
  • Proposed and implemented strategies for weed abatement and infield skin maintenance programs.

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School Attended

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Dutchess Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Athletic Turf / Grounds
  • Grounds Staff
  • Grounds Crew
  • Groundskeeping Assistant
  • Crew Manager


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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