Irrigation Crew Supervisor

Job description

Job ID: 44144

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




Supervises Irrigation Crew and installs, repairs, and troubleshoots manual and computerized underground lawn sprinkler systems.

Assigns, inspects, and supervises the work of Irrigation Technicians. Initiates corrective action to secure satisfactory standards and timely project completion. Plans and develops work schedules, equipment usage schedules, and procedures for equipment maintenance. Provides daily work assignments for members of the work unit. Provides on the job training. Inspects work performed by members of the work unit. Evaluates employee performance and counsels employees as needed regarding job performance. Approves leave requests and certifies time worked for members of the work unit. Repairs and inspects lines, valves, and sprinklers on underground lawn sprinkler systems. Installs, maintains, and repairs drip on sprinkler system. Removes old sprinkler systems and recovers reusable equipment.

Sets and maintains times on computer and electronic valve clocks; troubleshoots computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, and heads of all types. Performs general grounds keeping maintenance tasks around buildings and on campus. This includes watering trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and annuals. Trims, mows, edges, rakes, and removes debris. Responsible for small landscape renovation projects.

Coordinates with appropriate departments and/or outside contractors in the installation and repair of underground lawn sprinkler systems. Operates tractors, trenches, and other equipment needed to install and repair sprinkler lines. Drives University vehicle(s) as necessary. May perform other general grounds duties as directed by the Assistant Director.


High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience related to the duties of this position.

(Note: Vocational/technical training in a related area may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.)

Experience or knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.

Experience or knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.

Experience or knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other related trades work.

Experience with landscaping and groundskeeping techniques.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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