Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician

University of Colorado | Boulder, CO, 80305, US
Salary Range:$36,000 – $46,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Description

**Irrigation Technician**

**Requisition Number:** 45285

**Location:** Boulder Colorado

**Employment Type:** Classified Staff

**Schedule:** Full Time

**Posting Close Date:** 06-Feb-2023

**Date Posted:**

**Job Summary**

**Facilities Management** (FM) at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an **Irrigation Technician** ! During the growing season this position improves irrigation systems by monitoring, trouble shooting and repairing existing systems. This role also assists with snow removal or irrigation system improvement projects.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

**Who We Are**

**Facilities Management** (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

**What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be**

_Campus Irrigation System Maintenance & Installation_

+ Perform efficient walk-throughs for inspection on irrigation system to ensure accurate head performance and coverage.

+ Repair heads, valves, wiring, controllers, lateral pipe and mainline and participate in irrigation system improvement projects as needed.

_Ditch Maintenance_

+ Conduct cleaning of debris at the headgates of two ditches to maintain proper flow for pond replenishment.

+ Assist with chart recording and digital meter readings to account the amount of water used through the ditches and pump stations.

_Snow & Ice Removal_

+ Remove snow and ice from streets, parking lots, sidewalks and curbs.

+ Apply sand/salt or Anti-icing chemical mixture using various equipment.

_Maintain Work Vehicle & Safety_

+ Schedule and request vehicle maintenance to perform minor maintenance on Facilities Management vehicles and equipment, and coordinate with outdoor services mechanic for other equipment repair.

+ Maintain a constant supply of vehicle stock material for irrigation repairs.

+ Enforce the safety guidelines and policies created by Human Resources, Facilities management safety committee, the Outdoor services safety group, and industry standard processes.

_Call Backs & Miscellaneous Duties_

+ Being an essential services position, employee may have to respond to after hours emergency issues related to snow/ice removal, pump station, irrigation mainline, sprinkler zones, ditches, Lynx irrigation computer, radio communication system, or other job related situations.

+ Branch pick up after storms, grounds support for graduation may include: running a blower, placing mulch in beds, running a string trimmer, etc.

**What You Should Know**

+ All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

+ This position will work five (5) eight-hour days per week, between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, based on staffing requirements of the Department. The work week for this position will be Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday based on the staffing requirements of the Department.

+ This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program .

+ This position is designated as Essential Services. A designation of Essential Services means that the employee is required to report to work at times when the campus is closed due to fire, explosion, inclement weather or other emergency situations.

**What We Can Offer**

+ The salary for this role is $49,920 annually.

**Benefits**

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits (https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/benefits) , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder (https://www.colorado.edu/about) .

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**What We Require**

+ Two years of landscape maintenance or related work experience.

+ Must be a Colorado resident.

+ Must have a valid Colorado driver's license.

**What You Will Need**

+ Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

+ The ability to work independently and in a team setting.

+ Excellent customer service skills.

**Special Instructions**

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.

2. _Optional_ : A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4. Qualified veterans are eligible for veterans preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to recruiting@colorado.edu or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

We may request references at a later time. Please apply by **January 23, 2023** for consideration. _Note_ : Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs (http://colorado.edu/jobs) .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicants

**To apply, visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Irrigation-Technician/45285 (https://apptrkr.com/3821541)**

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