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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7240

Occ. Group:  

Turf Manager

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in maintenance of a golf course, and performing other related work as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates equipment associated with golf and athletic field maintenance.

Maintains and calibrates equipment.

Inspects turf grass and determines treatment procedures.

Mixes and applies herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fertilizers.

Maintains irrigation system.

Performs other work as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the maintenance of a golf course.

Knowledge of Bentgrass, Bermuda grass, and cool season grasses.

Knowledge of basic agronomic practices.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to work independently.

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Associate degree in turf management or related field required; two years experience working in golf course maintenance; must obtain a Category 3 Tennessee Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification within 60 days of employment; and must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s license.

Date     Skill                Eval         
8/11/08     10         734232323

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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