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Mississippi Achievement School District

Yazoo City, Mississippi

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JOB TITLE:              Athletic Maintenance Worker/Custodian

LOCATION:              Yazoo City and Humphreys County

SALARY:                   $26,417-$33,917

WORKDAYS:             235 Days - 12 Month Employee

REPORT TO:             Athletic Director

FLSA STATUS:          Non-Exempt               



The students of the Mississippi Achievement School District (mASD) need your talent, expertise, passion, and leadership.

We are seeking highly motivated and innovative practitioners to join our team at the mASD. We seek individuals who are radically relentless about re-envisioning the landscape of public education in Mississippi and making a significant difference in the lives of students, parents, school leaders, teachers, and central office employees.

Currently the mASD serves approximately 4100 students in Yazoo City and Humphreys County in the Mississippi Delta. As part of the state’s comprehensive transformation effort, the mASD seeks to become the model for sustainable school and district improvement in areas of the state that have experienced chronic and entrenched underperformance. Over time, the mASD intends to develop the highest performing, competitively compensated, and most revered educator workforce in the state known for providing instructional excellence and producing significant outcomes for ALL students.

The district seeks proven instructional leaders with outstanding interpersonal skills who have a passion for working with schools, principals, and communities and who are committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment, and vision.  



Performs a variety of skilled technical duties associated with the operation and maintenance of athletic fields and facilities, athletic field preparation, and general maintenance of athletic fields and facilities in both Yazoo City and Humphreys Regions.  Additional responsibilities include significant interaction with the athletic director, coaches, players, and event organizers. 





  • Performs as lead position of Maintenance/Custodian for Athletics.
  • Assists coaches with layout or set-up of athletic fields according to specifications of scheduled events, including football, baseball, softball, soccer, track, etc.
  • Assists coaches with Preparing athletic facilities for scheduled activities.
  • Operates a variety of tractors and specialized attachments used for technical work in the areas of lawn care, mowing, irrigation, aeration, horticulture, and preparation of ballfields. Also, operates power and hand mowers, line trimmers, blowers, edgers, and automotive equipment to maintain athletic fields and surrounding areas.
  • Operates public address, heating and lighting systems and other athletic areas as assigned.
  • Accommodates special requests such as use of public address system, electricity to a designated site, setting-up platforms, chairs, tables, etc. Troubleshoots problems and, as necessary, notifies supervisor of needed major repairs.
  • Applies pesticides in accordance with City, State, and federal regulations.
  • Operates manual and automatic irrigation systems as required. Assists in maintenance and repair of irrigation and drainage systems. Reports serious problems to supervisor.
  • Determines field conditions (i.e. playability of the field) prior to a rain-out report.
  • Inspects grounds, facilities, and buildings on a daily basis, looking for safety concerns and maintenance needs. Completes damage report and notifies supervisor of needed repairs.
  • As time allows, assists with minor repair to buildings, structures, and equipment involving basic building trade skills.
  • Cleans buildings including restrooms, structures, and all surface areas on a daily basis and after sporting events.
  • Replenishes restroom supplies as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from high school, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.




Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the state of Mississippi. Must maintain a safe driving record. An employee assigned to this position is designated as Category “A”. Category “A” employees are governed by MS Achievement School District and Administrative Procedure GAP, “Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace,” which spells out specific drug testing requirements, procedures and consequences of positive alcohol or drug tests or arrest for alleged violation of any alcohol or drug-related offense.




  • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including table saws, radial arm saws, and drill presses, hammers, saws, planers, ladders, tape measures, levels, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle (i.e., tractors, bobcats). Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Requires the ability to climb and maneuver on ladders, scaffolding, and/or in tight spaces. Physical demand requirements are for Heavy Work. 


  • Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


  • Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to assistants or subordinates. 


  • Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, blueprints, work orders, invoices, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, evaluations, reports, forms, etc. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control and confidence.


  • Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.


  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English and building trades terminology.


  • Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; and to apply the theories of algebra. 


  • Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.


  • Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using carpenters' tools and woodworking equipment.


  • Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as carpentry equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


  • Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.


  • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.


  • Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)  Must be able to communicate via telephone.




  • Knowledge of lawn care and willingness to obtain knowledge of special athletic field needs for various sports.
  • Skills and knowledge of irrigation and drainage systems operation, care, repairs, and installation.
  • Ability to follow established rules and regulations and operate a variety of equipment in a safe manner.
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions and to perform assigned work independently with minimal supervision.




The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees of this job.



Interested individuals who meet minimum requirements should apply online at www.masd.k12.ms.us.


Questions concerning this vacancy announcement should be directed to:

Dr. Sametra Brown, Director of Human Capital & Talent Management

Mississippi Achievement School District 




We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.               

 ***The Mississippi Achievement School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer***


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