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Athletic Field Groundskeeper $16.04 – $21.25; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

St. Anthony High School (Long Beach)






St. Anthony High School is hiring an Athletic Field Groundskeeper to manage and maintain the newly renovated Athletic Complex at Clark Field in Long Beach.

The Athletic Field Groundskeeper will maintain approximately 10 acres of athletic fields creating safe, high-quality playing surfaces for football, soccer, track, soccer, and baseball fields with safety, hygiene, and aesthetics as their objectives.

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Athletics Field Groundskeeper will provide high-quality maintenance and management of the campus sports fields and buildings located at Clark Field. Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintenance of athletic fields and facilities, preparing fields for events, upholding responsibility for the upkeep and management of a professional Astroturf playing surface, and requisitioning supplies, and equipment necessary to maintain the landscape.

The typical schedule is 6:00 am – 2:30 pm (will vary based on sporting events/campus needs).


Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform high-quality grounds and field maintenance which includes but is not limited to turf field maintenance, baseball field maintenance and dug-out cleaning, landscaping, and building maintenance
  • Prepare athletic fields (e.g. drag/layout/line fields, repairing rodent damage, divots, etc.) for the purpose of providing adequate, attractive, and safe areas for assemblies, recreational activities and/or athletic events, including practices and games
  • Ensure facilities, such as locker rooms and restrooms are maintained
  • Utilization of all tools and equipment related to grounds maintenance, and landscape installation.
  • Safely operate school-owned vehicles and equipment
  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance on small tools and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of commercial and professional experience in grounds maintenance, turf management, and/or sports field management. At least one of the two years of experience must be in Athletic Fields maintenance/management.
  • Valid CA driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of sports field maintenance and landscaping.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in turf maintenance/management, and soil management.
  • Must have general knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds including approved methods and materials in their control and eradication.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work; Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 50 lbs. Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversations, and see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception
  • Ability to utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and working knowledge of natural turf playing surface requirements for athletic competitions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture/Turf Grass Sciences/or related field.
  • Salary Range $16.04 – $21.25; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

St. Anthony High School (Long Beach)

620 Olive Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802