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Athletic Facility Specialist-II

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


This position reports to the Facility Manager for their assigned zone. The position is responsible for a wide variety of facility related tasks, including setups, breakdowns, grounds maintenance, snow removal, equipment operation and maintenance, event coverage and preparation, cleanup, and furniture assembly.


  • All duties and responsibilities included in the Athletic Facility Specialist I job description.
  • Operate power equipment and machinery, including trucks, tractors, loaders, forklifts, scissor lifts, street sweepers, riding reel and rotary mowers, gang and slope mowers, mechanical seeders and tillers, power and hand fertilizing equipment and other motorized vehicles and equipment.
  • Remove ice and snow from walks, drives, parking lots, steps, ramps, structures, building entrances and athletic fields using snowplows, power brooms, blowers and blades, truck mounted salting and de-icing equipment, shovels, etc.
  • Maintain grounds and landscaped areas: mow, roll, irrigate, fertilize, cultivate, rake, hoe, sweep, spray and plant ground cover or grass areas. Plant, transplant, fertilize, cultivate, irrigate, and seed perennial, biennial, and annual plant and shrubbery beds. Control and remove unwanted vegetation by hand removal and cultivation. Trim, prune, plant, spray, and groom trees, plants, and shrubbery beds. Transport materials by wheelbarrow.
  • Prepare and apply selective and non-selective herbicides or fertilizers in properly calibrated proportions to lawns, athletic fields and flower or shrub beds, and right-of-way areas, including parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Program and operate automatic irrigation equipment and systems, including seasonal startup and winterization. Place and operate movable lawn irrigation systems as necessary. Conduct repairs to irrigation equipment and systems (i.e. fixing broken lines, nozzles, heads).
  • Operate, repair, maintain, lubricate, and perform safety checks on grounds equipment, including utility vehicles, carts, lawnmowers, blowers, weed ships, edgers, rollers, groomers, brooms, etc. Disassemble, clean, sharpen and lubricate reel and rotary mower blades, hoes, shovels, pruning shears, and sprayers.
  • Install, lubricate, and repair housekeeping and custodial equipment. Replace pulled or frayed cords, hoses, belts, and brushes on vacuum cleaners, buffing machines and scrubbers.
  • Assemble, wall mount, install and secure equipment, furniture, and fixtures, including desks, TV monitors, picture frames, graphics, etc.
  • Operate laundry equipment and ensure special fabrics (i.e., team uniforms) are properly cleaned and dried. Pick-up and deliver laundry using carts, hampers, trucks and liftgates.
  • Maintain and clean parking lots, bleachers, and grounds. Erect street and pedestrian barricades.
  • Set-up, take down, repair, and maintain specialized athletic facility equipment, including, hoops, nets, goals, bases, pads, gymnastics apparatus, bulkheads, flags, etc., and non-athletic events, including tables, chairs, staging, floor covering, drapery, etc.
  • Set-up and preparation of athletic facilities and courts for competitions, practices, rentals, or other events, including but not limited tables, chairs, scoring equipment and timing systems, nets, goals, hoops, court markings, mats and other sport specific equipment.
  • Set-up and preparation of grass and artificial fields for competitions, practices, rentals, or other events, including but not limited mowing, painting, grooming, sweeping, and watering.
  • Perform regular and pre-event facility checks, including lighting, toilets, sinks and other restroom fixtures, AEDs, fire extinguishers, eyewash stations and other building components for proper operation.
  • Load and unload trucks by hand or with pallet jack, toolcat or forklift.
  • Clean assigned facilities, areas of work and equipment. Collect, haul, and dispose of refuse and debris.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain proper permits for forklifts and aerial lifts.
  • Coordinate the work of assigned assistants.
  • Receive and deliver Athletic Department mail/boxes as needed.
  • Repair and replace ceiling tiles which do not require fitting around electrical, life safety, fire suppression or plumbing components.
  • Repair, patch, and paint drywall sections less than 24 x 24.
  • Provide event support and coverage, including but not limited to responding to issues, failures, cleanup needs, equipment repairs, unclog toilets, urinals, sinks or floor drains and shut off water valves.
  • Operate and maintain therapy pools, including safety checks, measure and balance chemicals, dump and fill water in hot and cold plunge pools, underwater treadmill and other therapy or recovery pools.
  • Clean/disinfect nozzles and replace filters on drink dispensers and ice machines.
  • Replace light bulbs, lamps and lens covers in ceiling troffers, high bays, track lighting, recessed cans, wall mounted and other lighting fixtures.

Note: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

Required Qualifications*

  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends. This position is designated as special schedule which means shift times and days worked each week will vary depending on seasons and business needs.
  • CPO Certification or ability to obtain within six months.
  • Aerial Lift & Forklift Certification or ability to obtain within six months.
  • Pesticide applicators license or ability to obtain within six months.
  • At least two years of experience in a hospitality industry working in an athletic, hotel or convention facility environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to lead assigned assistants by providing clear directions.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all team members and customers.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage changing demands.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off.
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting.
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Long-term disability coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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