Athletic Aide II


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Grounds Maintenance (11754489)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Definition of Class

This position maintains the athletic fields to ensure that they are prepared as required to include irrigation and fertilization. The incumbent prepares athletic fields for practice or competition and assists in the transportation of athletic equipment to game sites.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Maintains athletic fields to ensure that they are prepared as required; assists in mowing, spraying, fertilizing and follows specified procedures and techniques for resodding, regrading, aerifying, and topdressing the grounds.
  • Installs, calibrates, operates, and maintains athletic field irrigation systems and construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Prepares athletic fields for practice sessions, games, and other athletic events; lines off, rakes, drags, and cleans as required.
  • Maintains knowledge of SEC and NCAA regulations and standards for the setup and marking of athletic fields for games.
  • Assists in the cleaning of the stadium after football game; maintains neat and clean appearance of athletic grounds and cleans dugouts as necessary.
  • Assists in the application and safe-handling of turf fertilizers, pesticides, and other related chemicals and materials.
  • Ensures practice equipment is available on the field as instructed or required.
  • Assists equipment manager in the handling and transportation of athletic equipment to game sites.
  • Attends athletic events and assists in routine handling of equipment.
  • Maintains inventories of athletic field supplies.
  • Launders athletic uniforms as required.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Maintains athletic fields and prepares them for events.
  2. Assists in cleaning stadiums.
  3. Supplies practice and athletic equipment to the field and to game sites.
  4. Assists in application and maintenance of fertilizers.
  5. Installs, operates, and maintains irrigation system and construction and maintenance equipment.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.



One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi