Sports Turf Agronomist

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:14 PM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

We are looking for a knowledgeable, thorough Agronomist who will specialize in consulting with our existing and potential customers. The ideal candidate will be able to assist sports turf managers in the implementation of cultural and IPM practices. The Agronomist will also conduct research, root zone analysis, identify and solve problems related to plant or soil nutrition, damage from insects or wildlife, weather or climate changes, or the use of specialized products, such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc. Using this information, you will also help sports turf managers develop techniques to increase the performance of their athletic fields.

This is a full-time position, year-round, with competitive wages based on experience and full benefits available.

Agronomist Responsibilities:

  • Researching, developing, and promoting turfgrass maintenance programs for existing clients and potential customers.

  • Visiting sports fields and construction sites to collect plant and soil samples.

  • Assisting with the turf grass selection process and the development of planting and

    irrigation schedules, budgets, and timelines.

  • Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, grasses, and samples.

  • Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other

    interested parties.

  • Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations.

  • Selling personalized consultation services to clients.

    Agronomist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or Turfgrass Science.

  • Additional certifications, such as Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM), may be

    required.

  • A working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods;

    and a thorough understanding of the sport’s governing bodies’ requirements for field layout and marking.

R.A.D. Sports

Location – Rockland, MA

About R.A.D Sports:

R.A.D. Sports specializes in the construction of high-quality athletic and recreational facilities.

  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel throughout New England and Mid- Atlantic regions.

  • Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.

  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.

  • Exceptional active listening and verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

  • Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.

  • Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus.

    R.A.D. Sports is an equal opportunity employer.
    To apply for this position please send your resume to Rob Delmonico at rmd@radsports.com.



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