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Athletic Facilities Foreman Duties

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This is supervisory work in directing unskilled and semiskilled workers in the maintenance and repair of athletic facilities on the campus.
An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for planning, assigning, and supervising the operations of staff and equipment in the maintenance and operation of the stadium or swimming pool, and related athletic facilities. The work requires special skills in the care of turf fields and other playing surfaces. Work includes responsibility for the hiring and discharging of temporary employees according to seasonal requirements and within specified guidelines. Work is performed with considerable independence under general supervision and is reviewed by conferences and inspection.


Plans, assigns, and directs the work of a number of unskilled and semiskilled employees engaged in maintenance and repair work on football fields, gymnasiums, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, running tracks, tennis courts, spectator accommodations, and other athletic facilities.

Organizes and supervises the marking of fields and intramural areas, and the provision of equipment for athletic events.

Supervises setting up the Coliseum or pool for athletic events, and cleaning up afterwards.

Supervises the maintenance, installation, and repair of athletic practicing equipment.

Treats swimming pool water; backwashes pool filters; supervises setting up of floats for swimming meets.

Assists in the packing, transporting (intra campus and to other colleges and universities), and unpacking of uniforms and equipment.

Recruits, trains, assigns, and discharges temporary employees according to seasonal requirements.

Trains regular and full-time employees.

Supervises the operation and servicing of machinery and equipment used in maintenance work.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school; and considerable experience in the operation and maintenance of athletic indoor and outdoor facilities, including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the maintenance of athletic fields and other athletic facilities.

Some knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.

Some knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions in general labor and maintenance work.

Ability to plan, lay out, and supervise the work of unskilled and semiskilled workers.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coaches, department heads, and others contacted in the course of work.



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