Sports Turf Management Intern (Seasonal)

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Eden Prairie, MN
Feb 17, 2019
Mar 19, 2019
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Sports Turf Management Intern - (Seasonal) Position Details

Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS), non-exempt

Salary: Starts at $13.00 to $16.00 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Location:Maintenance Facility (15150 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344)

Hours: Typically 7:00am-3:30pm shift; occasional overtime to cover tournaments, special needs, or to complete certain projects will be required.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Parks Maintenance Supervisor


Park & Natural Resources

The Parks and Natural Resources Division is responsible for providing the citizens and users of the City’s park system with safe, properly maintained, and high quality facilities. The Division is responsible for developing and maintaining the park and open space system with facilities that meet the community needs. Wildlife, forestry and natural resources management are a top priority of this division.

Position Details

The Sports Turf Management Intern accomplishes tasks within a team environment to provide the citizens of Eden Prairie and other users of the City’s sports fields with safe and properly maintained facilities. This position is responsible for the following areas of impact:

 1)   Turf Management activities (i.e. fertilizer applications, turf seeding and repair, mowing)

2)   Irrigation management and repair

3)   Sports Field Maintenance (i.e. field lining, drag aglime areas, field setup)

4)   Supports special user groups, such as youth athletic associations or city recreation programs, by preparing fields and/or park facilities for a variety of local, state and national events.

5)   Ensures safety of all users through continual inspection of park property and amenities.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: High school degree, or equivalent (G.E.D.) and must be enrolled in and have completed at least one year coursework in a Horticulture, Turf Management, Agronomy or similar degree program.

Work Experience: Must be 18 years or older; related experience preferred.

Technical Skills: Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel).

Physical Requirements: Must be able to frequently lift/carry/pull up to 30-50 lbs, and work under all weather conditions.Occasionally exertion of force in excess of 50 and/or up to 100 pounds to move objects or equipment accessories is needed.


City Expectations

All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork.

Position Specific Expectations

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts. 

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles. 

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated. 

Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  1. Criminal History Check
  2. Driver's License Check
  3. Drug & Alcohol Test

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment with the City. 

City of Eden Prairie Recruitment Timeline

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Communication to Candidates: Ongoing

Interviews: Ongoing, through Spring, 2019

Expected Start Date: April- May 2019- Negotiable


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