Recruitment #23-120-4126

Job Description

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) is dedicated to connecting all communities through exceptional people, parks, and programs. Our goal is to make Loudoun the community of choice through outstanding experiences while promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We collaborate to deliver programs and community services that provide social, personal, economic, and environmental benefits to last a lifetime. Come be a part of something that matters!

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Turfgrass Programs Specialist to manage athletic turf program county-wide. In addition to creating and managing a turf care program, the Turfgrass Programs Specialist will supervise staff and contractors. A successful candidate will have leadership skills, supervisory skills, teamwork skills, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

PRCS serves a diverse population including but not limited to youth, adults, individuals with disabilities, and seniors.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversees turfgrass management and develops the turfgrass management program.
• Conducts technical turfgrass studies, research, and soil analysis for turfgrass management and weed and pest
• Develops, updates, and review specific turfgrass management programs for individual locations and sites.
• Completes maintenance and repairs with appropriate tools and materials.
• Maintains record and reports of maintenance of fields and recreational areas.
• Inspects, maintains, and repairs work facilities, vehicles, equipment machinery, and tools.

Salary commensurate with experience

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!
• Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
• Annual leave
• Sick leave
• Annual Paid Holidays
• Group Health Plan
• Group Life Insurance
• Exceptional Performance Recognition
• Credit Union Membership
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Education and Career Development


Job Requirements

Associate degree in turfgrass management or horticulture; three (3) years of related work experience in turfgrass management or horticulture; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Special Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in turf grass management, horticulture, or related field is preferred

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

• Criminal background, credit checks and DMV records check required.
• Certified Pesticide Commercial Applicator required.
• Obtain a Class “A” CDL with passenger, airbrake, and/or tanker endorsements within (6) months of hire depending
on job assignment.