Facilities Manager for Athletic Playing Surfaces Campus, Gorham ME

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:36 AM | Anonymous

The Facilities Management department is seeking an individual to join our team as an Athletic Playing Surfaces Manager overseeing athletic grounds and playing surfaces. This position is primarily assigned to our Gorham Campus and plays a significant role in our recruitment and retention efforts by keeping our playing surfaces in their best condition. This position works in partnership with our Athletics department to provide maintenance and services for an exceptional student and community experience. This is a full-time regular position.

The Facilities Maintenance Manager will supervise employees assigned to athletic field and facilities maintenance by prioritizing, assigning, and scheduling work; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures, and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment. This position will ultimately be responsible for all things related to athletic playing surfaces primarily on the Gorham campus for events, projects, and maintenance. This position will work to promote a strong and cohesive team that supports the University’s student focused every day service promise on all USM campuses.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Direct responsibility of reactive and preventative maintenance for Athletic playing surfaces.
  • Supervision of individuals assigned to supporting on-campus events taking place on athletic playing surfaces.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform physical work associated with athletic maintenance and event support.
  • Management of contracts related to maintenance of playing surfaces and supporting infrastructure (bleachers, turf, floors, irrigation, snow removal, etc).
  • Facilitate in house preventative maintenance of playing surfaces. (Turf, snow removal, floor finishing, ice out, etc).

Pay is $23.80 per hour ($24.40 per hour of 7/1/22) and offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes: vacation, sick and holiday pay, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, a tuition waiver program for employees and their spouse or dependent child(ren), a 403(b) retirement plan and more.  Click on our Benefits Summary to learn more. 

The work schedule will be set based on the season and events taking place and will include night and weekend coverage based on playing surface needs. It is possible the schedule will change seasonally based on demand and use of facilities.

We live our USM Service Promise:  Student Focused Every Day.  We are looking for a team member who demonstrates a commitment to this promise each and every day, and who supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness. 

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) and sufficient experience, including eleven years of grounds related work experience which should include four years lead or supervisory experience.
  • Valid Maine driver’s license and ability to drive University vehicles per APL requirements
  • Effective communication skills
  • Customer Service knowledge & experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with athletic playing surface maintenance.
  • Knowledge & experience operating and troubleshooting Grounds machines & equipment
  • Supervisory knowledge & experience
  • Experience with computers and related software applications
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and be capable of standing for long periods of time and flexible enough for bending and reaching.


• Sports Field Certification(s) (example: STMA Certified Sports Field Manager, Sports Turfgrass Certification, etc)

• Experience working in a higher education environment.

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