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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:08 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Title:                                    Recreation Supervisor - (Grade I-16)

    Position:                              Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

    Hourly Salary Range:         $25.14 - $31.55

    The Town of Needham is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual for the full-time position of Recreation Supervisor.  Under the direction of the Director of Park and Recreation, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of assigned programs and activities for the Park and Recreation Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

    • Conducts needs analyses to determine the recreational interests and needs of Needham’s youth
    • Develops and  implements a variety of year-round, high quality programs, activities and special events to meet the identified needs
    • Analyzes data to determine the success of the programs; makes recommendations to the Director regarding the implementation of new programs
    • Recruits, interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates, approximately 50 to 75 youth program instructors each season
    • Oversees the planning and organization of the Town’s summer programs up to and including Interviewing, selecting and supervising activity instructors and other staff
    • Prepares and monitors the program’s budgets
    • Monitors the day-to-day operation of seasonal youth programs by making site visits
    • Maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment
    • Provides payroll information to Department staff assigned to processing payroll
    • Assists with registrations; handles inquiries and/or  complaints from residents


    To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

    • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in the Recreation field;  including one year in a supervisory capacity
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management or a related field (general knowledge equivalent to the completion of four years of college may be considered)
    • Current professional certification as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional from the National Recreation and Park Association;  or certification must be secured within first year of employment
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

    Preferred Qualification:

    • Current First Aid and CPR/AED; other American Red Cross certifications such as Lifeguarding or Water Safety Instructor

    How to Apply:

    Please forward your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application (APPLICATION) in any of the following ways:

    Email: hr@needhamma.gov

    Fax: 781-455-0165

    Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

    Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

    The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:29 AM | Admin (Administrator)

    SUNY Delhi has been delivering effective, student-centered education in the foothills of the scenic Catskill Mountains for more than 100 years. An innovative approach to the college experience has led to record enrollment of more than 3,400 students by expanding baccalaureate programs through satellite campuses and online platforms. As a member of the State University of New York system, SUNY Delhi offers its employees generous benefits, a supportive environment in which to conduct scholarly research, and the chance to work among like-minded colleagues on a friendly and inclusive campus. SUNY Delhi values its relationship with the broader community; it has been recognized for forming partnerships that enhance regional economic growth, as well as for its commitment to civic engagement and service learning. Its home, the village of Delhi, has been called one of America's "Coolest Small Towns" for its outdoor recreational opportunities and quaint shops, galleries, and local artisans on a thriving and walkable Main Street. That small-town charm is balanced by easy access to major metropolitan areas like Binghamton, the Capital District, and New York City. SUNY Delhi was recognized in 2009, 2010 and 2015 as a "Great College to Work for" by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Job Description:

    SUNY Delhi seeks a dynamic, forward thinking and engaging Instructional Support Associate to join the Applied Science program area of Horticulture, Golf and Sports Turf. SUNY Delhi offers several related degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels within the Applied Science program.  These include Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) options in Horticulture, Golf and Sports Turf Management, and Landscape Design & Management.  A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is offered in Golf and Sports Turf Management. 

    The State University of New York (SUNY) Delhi operates an 18-hole golf course, The College Golf Course at Delhi. Located on the lower campus, the golf course is adjacent to the programs Turf Education Center and lower campus greenhouses. Each of these facilities serves as an educational center and learning lab for the Applied Science academic programs.  

    Primary duties will be focused on instructional support for a variety of courses with specific emphasis on grounds equipment maintenance (sharpening and grinding) and management, irrigation systems and water management, and others as assigned. Assistance with academic assessment may be required for those courses where the candidate provides instructional support.  Successful applicant will also be required to maintain program equipment and inventory, maintain turf education center and immediate grounds. Some campus committee work may be required of the position as well.

    SUNY Delhi prides itself on being a welcoming college community for all. Diversity, equity and inclusiveness are integral components of the highest quality academic programs and the strongest campus climate. The college seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that inclusive excellence will be affirmed.


    • Associates degree in Mechanic Repair, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Turf Management, or other closely related discipline

    • At least two years of professional experience

    Additional Information:

    • Salary: $40,000 - $42,000
    • SL: 2
    • Reports to: Dean/Program Director
    • This is a 12 month position
    • Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate
    • Reason for vacancy: Replacement Position
    • This position offers full New York State benefits: UUP (FT) which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
    • SUNY Delhi has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and Cultural Diversity. The College welcomes responses from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
    • SUNY Delhi is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume or Vita
    • Contact information for three professional references

    For full consideration please apply by December 13, 2017

    SUNY Delhi is an AA/EOE employer


  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:48 AM | Admin (Administrator)

    Supervision Received: Reports directly to the Manager of Facilities , Operations and Events , or the Assistant Manager of Evening and Weekend Operations in their absence.

    General Summary: Service the indoor and outdoor needs of the Department of Athletics , Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER). In addit i on, responsible for the maintenance , specialized horticultural care of all exterior sports playing spaces and grounds within DAPER facilities .

    Primary Functions:

    DAPER Sports Turf/Facilities Worker

    Services the indoor and outdoor needs specific to the Athletics Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Outdoor sports turf and sports surface maintenance , ice rink setup and maintenance (including Zamboni operation) , field layout for competitions and set up of goals, flags, hurdles , and other equipment as needed . Indoor court surface maintenance including painting ice, and oil mopping athletic floors. Set up for athletic and non - athletic events that are hosted by the Athletics facility including public address systems, bleacher/chair and table arrangements. Maintenance of Athletic Zone equipment to include small power tools, hurdles, goals, nets, and other equipment as needed. Trash removal, floor scrubbing, pick up and full cleaning of bathrooms, showers, and locker facilities consistent with DAPER Facilities team practices.

    Operate hand held tools, walk - behind tools, and ride - on equipment. Plow and shovel snow consistent with DAPER Facilities team practices. Setup, operate, repair and monitor the irrigation system. Remove trash, litter and leaves or any material that could pose safety risks. Direct DAPER Facilities Team personnel in tasks such as pruning, planting, fertilizing and irrigation repair. Install and maintain seeded and sodded sports playing surfaces , including fertilizer and pesticide application. Assist with maintenance on synthetic turf fields. Prune, fertilize, apply pesticide, plant trees, shrubs and flowers. Design, install and maintain gardens, water features and other landscape elements. Maintain hardscape including power washing and cold patching. Receive workflow assignments, pick up and select materials and complete tasks accurately with feedback as needed .

    Requirements: Willing to work in a team environment. Willing to learn to operate all required equipment including paint machines, Zamboni, mowing equipment, and other equipment as needed. Customer Service awareness. Must be able to shovel snow. Basic computer competency.

    License/Certification: Must maintain a valid Driver’s License, Driver’s Medical Certificate, Hoisting License 1C, Hoisting License 2B, and MA Core Level Pesticide License required. Additional landscaping, horticulture and/or arborist certification is preferred but not required.

    Years of Experience: minimum of four years of work experience required in facilities and sports field maintenance.

    Education: Associates degree in Sports Turf Management or a related field required. Related professional development will be considered in lieu of Associate’s Degree.

    Lifting Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds

    Working Conditions: Walk, stand, bend, kneel and stoop for extended periods. Climb and work from ladders, scissor lifts and articulating lifts. Work is regularly performed outdoors during all seasons and all types of weather conditions. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and High Visibility Clothing must be worn as required by the needs of the specific job assignment.

    Availability: DAPER Sports Turf/Facilities Worker is considered essential personnel in accordance with the MIT Policy on Emergency Closing or Early Release. During emergencies, employees in this title are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisors, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed.

    Compensation: Base pay $60,476 ($29.06/hour), overtime eligible, position eligible for benefits

    Common Requirements:

    • Must treat colleagues, supervisors and all members of the MIT community in a professional and respectful manner. Acts in a manner that is consistent with the Department’s goal of providing high quality service to the Department’s customers. Complies with all MIT Policies.

    • Must have the sufficient language/communication skills to communicate with supervisor, colleagues and customers. Must be able to read and understand written directions, safety signage and other documents. Must be able to write and use e - mail. Must be able to use the IT equipment that is utilized for work order tracking software and other types of job specific technology.

    • Must be able to successfully work independently and as a member of a team based on the varying nature of different tasks.

    • Must report any unsafe conditions or hazards to immediate supervisor.

    • This job description is intended to provide a summary of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of all of the duties. An employee may be required to perform other duti es that are related to the primary functions listed in the job description.

    • MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists who are b idding for a promotion or for a voluntary transfer to another classification unit.

    To Apply, please visit the MIT Career website:


  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    The Town of Concord is a progressive, customer-oriented municipality employing a professional team in a challenging & rewarding work environment. We support our employees in professional development, our office spaces are modern & we maintain a Town-wide technology system.

    Concord Public Works (CPW) is seeking an experienced professional to assist in the management of the CPW Highway & Grounds division, which includes Highway, Park & Tree, Cemetery, Fleet Maintenance and Public Works Facilities operating units.  Duties require continuous supervision of skilled & semi-skilled workers.  Must be available for emergency response.  Requires equiv. to Assoc. degree in related field + 3-5 years’ experience.  CDL w/ air brake endorsement & 2B hoisting license (or ability to obtain w/in 6 mos.) required.

    Full Salary Range: $59,870 - $90,313.  

    Application Deadline: 12/8/17 @ Noon

    To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR at 978-318-3025.  EOE

  • Friday, October 27, 2017 9:49 AM | Admin (Administrator)

    GCA Services, an ABM company is looking for a Sports Turf Technician (Hourly) position on the campus of the University of New Hampshire located in Durham, NH. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned): 

    Under the direction of the Grounds Manager and/or Sports Turf Manager, performs tasks associated with sports field maintenance, and at times campus grounds.

    The primary responsibility of the employee is to assist in daily operations related to the maintenance and upkeep of the sports fields, adjoining areas and equipment. Essential aspects of this position include:

    • Under Management, performs turf grass maintenance operations on NCAA intercollegiate fields and adjoining common areas. These operations include mowing, trimming, edging, aeration, fertilization, irrigation, over seeding, general repairs, spring/fall cleanup and pest control
    • Grooming, sweeping, cleaning and minor repairs to all synthetic playing fields
    • Litter control and general cleanliness of all the playing surfaces and surrounding common areas in addition to the outdoor running track.
    • Assists with and performs field lining on NCAA intercollegiate fields. These operations include layout and precise lines striping for soccer, lacrosse, track and field, field hockey and football fields. Painting for campus recreation programs and specialized painting such as logos, as required.
    • Maintains mulch beds along with hardscape areas
    • Performs minor maintenance to all related equipment as required, including maintaining cleanliness.
    • Assist in snow removal operation on the fields and campus
    • Assists with Moving and Special Events and Campus Grounds Maintenance crews, as needed
    • Ability to operate motor vehicles, lift/move equipment, materials, supplies and tools; wear protective clothing as required by work environment or government regulations

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: D.O.T Medical Card and a valid state driver's license is required. Prior experience with artificial turf and/or field line painting and/or Pesticide License is desirable.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: One or more years’ experience in Athletic Field Maintenance

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos, Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees or the organization.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical requirements for this job could be lifting packages up to 90 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Appropriate equipment will be provided for lifting over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    A criminal background check, results of which are not necessarily a bar to employment, and a drug screen are required.

    Please respond with resume to Linda Kaczmarski at lkaczmarski@gcaservices.com

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 11:49 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Overview: This is a skilled and semi-skilled position responsible for the daily and routine maintenance of city parks, school grounds, athletic facilities, municipal grounds, municipal recreation facilities/buildings and the urban forest (under the guidance of the City Tree Warden).  The work performed requires considerable knowledge and experience in turf management and landscape practices.

    Please click the link below for a full job description and application materials.


    Posting ongoing until filled.  For any questions, please email

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 6:16 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Zone Manager

    The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is seeking an experienced and skilled Park Maintenance Zone Manager to work under the direction of the Park General Foreman. The Zone Manager will perform supervisory and manual work; overseeing the care and maintenance of parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, conservation areas and other grounds. Plan daily work activities, including grass mowing, raking, snow, ice and leaf removal, shrub/hedge trimming, weeding, mulching, fertilizing and trash removal. Supervises work crews from two to five personnel. Heavy manual work is performed in field conditions, with exposure to noise. Ability to work under adverse weather conditions. High school diploma plus additional technical training; five years of experience working in landscaping, horticulture, maintenance of parks and grounds plus supervisory experience. Valid MA Commercial Driver’s License, Hoisting Engineer’s License, and Pesticide Applicators License. Starting Salary $27.70 per hour plus generous benefits.

    Resumé and cover letter by August 21, 2017 to:


    The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce 

  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:56 PM | Admin (Administrator)


    Manage all aspects of grounds on college campus (turf, landscape, irrigation, chemical applications, athletic fields, snow removal, etc.)

    Educational Requirements:

    High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree highly preferred.

    Experience Requirements:

    Previous Grounds Maintenance experience and previous management experience.

    Special Requirements:

    Spray license required or willing to get within 60 days of starting.

    Date Available:


    Application Instructions:

    Please see web link below.  Please know that it is a 2-step process. You must create a profile and then go back to the position to apply. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

    Apply Here: 


    Salary Range:



    Medical, dental, vision, 401K, PTO, perks

    Julie Nelms
    98 Bridge Street
    Henniker, NH, 03242, US

    Email: julie.nelms@compass-usa.com
    Phone: 704-817-8115

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 7:11 AM | Admin (Administrator)


    The Town of Hartford, Vermont is seeking a dynamic professional to be a part of a national accredited Parks and Recreation Department.  The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is a year round department servicing a population of 10,000 with a diversity of leisure programs and comprehensive athletics.  The department manages the municipal pool, athletic complex, ice arena, conservation lands and public properties consisting of thirteen parks. 

    The Superintendent of Parks & Facilities is responsible for overseeing, maintaining and operating a wide variety of recreation facilities and parks. Responsible for scheduling, supervising and coordinating work crews and equipment. This position includes shift work as part of a regular crew schedule, community engagement and performing administrative functions such as record keeping, budget preparation and oversight. Knowledge in sports field/turf management, ice arena operations and maintenance.  Position is responsible for the assurance that all parks and  facilities are well maintained, safe and useful to the residents and visiting public is required.

    Preferred candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Parks and Recreation Facility Management, Natural Resources, or a related field.  Minimum of five (5) years of progressive responsibility in supervising municipal parks and facilities.  Must possess certification as a Certified Parks & Recreation Professional.  Must have proven skills in park and facility management, personnel management, and financial management.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software applications.

    This is an exempt position. The starting salary range is $42,896 to $45,857 with a generous benefits package and retirement plan.

    A combination of skills and experience demonstrating the above requirements may be considered.  The Town of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  A complete job description is available at the Hartford Town Hall, or www.hartford-vt.org.  Please submit an resume and cover letter no later than August 11, 2017 to: Hartford Parks & Recreation, Attn: Karen McNall, Hartford Town Hall, 171 Bridge Street, WRJ, VT 05001 or kmcnall@hartford-vt.org.

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