IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

Location
Chula Vista
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN
Southwestern College

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the responsible administrator, provide a variety of skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of District irrigation systems; assist other skilled grounds personnel as necessary in grounds maintenance work. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Install, maintain, repair and replace sprinklers including sprinkler heads and sprinkler systems; operate grounds equipment as necessary to dig trenches and install sprinkler lines; plan and layout entire sprinkler systems for designated lawn areas as directed; review plans with supervisors; install sprinkler lines as directed assuring adequate sprinkler coverage for lawn areas; install automatic clocks; set and operate the clocks as necessary to provide proper coverage during all seasons; remain current on new sprinkler technologies to assure efficient and economical irrigation systems; make adjustments to sprinklers as necessary including locating and repairing faulty valves and wires, repairing water mains, replacing controllers and other equipment as necessary; maintain adequate supply of equipment and supplies utilized in sprinkler repair including sprinkler heads, valves, clocks and other items; respond to concerns by grounds maintenance personnel regarding lawn areas receiving insufficient water; advise grounds maintenance personnel regarding sprinkler systems for their assigned areas. OTHER DUTIES: Assist other grounds maintenance personnel in the performance of skilled maintenance duties as assigned; perform grounds related duties as assigned; PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL IF SELECTED FOR POSITION.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods involved in the installation, repair and maintenance of sprinkler systems; design and layout of general irrigation systems including knowledge of types of lawns and the frequency and amount of watering required; equipment and tools required in sprinkler repair and installation; health and safety regulations; reading and writing communication skills; technical aspects in the field of irrigation. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Read blueprints and layouts; operate equipment used in sprinkler repair; understand and follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others; work independently with little direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; maintain records and prepare reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and three years experience in grounds maintenance work including at least one year in sprinkler repair.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Outdoor environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work. Physical: Heavy physical labor. Bending at the waist. Walking over rough or uneven surfaces. Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Standing and walking for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized gardening and equipment. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Hazards: Pesticide and herbicide chemicals and fumes. Fumes and noise from vehicle and equipment operation. Dust, dirt, oil/grease, gases, and pollen. Working with or around machinery with moving parts, and extreme weather conditions.

SALARY & BENEFITS: R. 13, Step 1-6, $3,146.00-$3,827.00 per month. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

WORKING DAYS & HOURS:
Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule and locations may be adjusted to meet the needs of the office and additional evening and weekend hours may be required.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All application materials must be received on-line. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

FAXED MATERIALS AND E-MAILS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2340
	
	(1)	Letter of application (cover letter)
	(2)	On-line application
	(3)	Resume
	(4)	Supplemental Questionnaire
	(5)	Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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