University of Southern California Athletic Fields Groundskeeper in Los Angeles, California

Athletic Fields GroundskeeperApplyOperations Athletic Fields and IrrigationLos Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC’s Facilities Management Services is seeking a Athletic Fields Groundskeeper Entry to join its team. FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at the University of Southern California. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values quality, transparency, dedication, collaboration, and innovation. Learn more about FMS at:

Job Accountabilities:

  • Maintains condition and appearance of all athletic fields, intramural fields and stadiums.

  • 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.

  • Participates in the Athletic Fields Pay for Knowledge and Skills Program, including on the job training.

  • Performs all appropriate task requirements and demonstrates proficiency of required tasks in designate areas as outlined in the Pay for Skills section of the job description.

  • Performs all appropriate level tasks as indicated in the Skills Based Progression, independently or as part of a team, as assigned by the supervisor. May perform higher level skill based progression tasks.

  • Trains other athletic field groundskeepers on specific skills and tasks as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

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

Minimum Education: Less than high school

Minimum Experience: 0 - 6 months

Minimum Field of Expertise: 0-6 months experience. Basic knowledge of field sports, gardening and ground maintenance. Demonstrated use of tools and equipment (including power tools). Minimal familiarity with common plant species, landscaping and cultivation. Familiar with standard safety practices using equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.

REQ20048509 Posted Date: 08/11/2017