Feb 20, 2020
About FC Cincinnati FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion, and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its $250 million, privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. The new stadium is expected to open in Spring 2021. The team also opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America. Position Summary FC Cincinnati is searching for an experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented Assistant Groundskeeper. The Assistant Groundskeeper will report to the Head Groundskeeper and will be responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of maintaining professional caliber playing surfaces as well as a number of administrative duties and other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detailed- oriented, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment. This individual must be able to relocate as soon as possible. Primary Responsibilities Assist the Head Groundskeeper in the day to day operation of maintaining six acres of natural grass fields and one synthetic field Fertilization and spraying of over ten acers of common grass outside the facility Spring and fall clean ups of the outside landscaping at MHTC Aid in preparing for home matches at Nippert Stadium Supervise a small crew in preparation and maintenance of the playing surfaces Record maintenance of chemical applications Train new crew members in the proper use of equipment, tools, chemicals and their applications Schedule staff and supervise their activities Ensure that the playing surface meets MLS standards Able to work practices and special events and make decisions that affect field conditions Complete projects and special assignments as directed by the organization by working to establish objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others and adjusting plans as needed Maintain effective daily operations and make suggestions for process improvements when necessary Ability to manage and protect highly confidential information on a consistent basis Education and Experience Bachelors or Associates degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Plant Science 3+ years of experience in maintaining high end sports fields. MLS experience is a plus but not required Employee must have, or must be able to obtain, an Ohio Applicators license with category 8 endorsements Excellent verbal and written communication skills Detail and deadline-oriented multi-tasker Ability to make decisions under pressure Strong organizational skills Required Skills Positive upbeat attitude Able to work independently and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision Able to communicate well with coaching staff and other members of the club to organize field schedules Work in a team environment to accomplish common goals Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in quality of work Consistently be at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management directions, commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and complete necessary tasks Excellent follow through and judgment Strong ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment Physical Requirements Ability to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time Ability to push, pull and lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout the work day Ability to work in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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