Irrigation Technician

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Job Title: Irrigation Technician
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48311
Department Facilities GroundsEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: Installs, repairs, and troubleshoots manual and computerized underground lawn sprinkler systems. Installs, maintains, and repairs drip and sprinkler systems.

Removes old sprinkler systems and recovers usable equipment.

Sets and maintains times on computer and electronic valve clocks; troubleshoots computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, and heads of all types.

Operates tractors, trenches and other equipment needed to install and repair sprinkler lines.

May assist in coordinating with other departments or outside contractors.Qualifications High school diploma, or equivalency, and two years of experience related to the duties of this position.
(Note: or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years.)

Ability to meet the physical requirements as determined by position to include standing, bending, reaching, stooping for long periods of time, and working under all weather conditions.

Knowledge of the practices and the ability to perform underground lawn sprinkler repair and installation techniques, and the design and redesign of irrigation systems.

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

Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.

Knowledge of landscaping and groundskeeping techniques.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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.Tobacco Free Campus 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: 1/5/2021
Application Due: 2/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time