City of San Angelo Texas
  • Parks: Irrigation/Horticulture
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 27,277/YR
  • Full Time

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, performs skilled technical work maintaining the water irrigation systems used in the City's parks, sports fields, and landscaped areas.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works on an irrigation crew with two or more employees with primary duties at the Texas Bank Sports Complex. In the absence of the Crew Leader, leads the crew with the daily responsibilities for all tasks. Tests, repairs and maintains Parks Department water irrigation systems; tests, repairs, replaces, installs, troubleshoots and maintains electrical, mechanical and hydraulic components. Identifies and troubleshoots problems with irrigation systems and components, including pumps, valves, pipes, heads, electrical devices, and flow meters; repairs and replaces components as necessary. Inspects and diagnoses water irrigation management system problems; repairs and replaces clocks and timer components; adjusts irrigation timing system, watering schedule and area coverage within scope of authority. Checks City parks, sports fields, and landscaped areas for water leaks, appropriate irrigation coverage, and turf conditions, and recommends maintenance tasks as needed. Operates vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. Completes daily work log, incident and accident reports, and requisitions for supplies and materials. Works on assigned projects, and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience; notifies supervisors of repair problems beyond the scope of authority. Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries. Responds as directed to perform emergency maintenance and repair work. Assures that hazardous materials are cleaned up in a timely manner and controlled according to City policy and procedures. Position may include light construction and other related/assigned duties as required. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm to include some over-time, weekends and holidays, (30-minute lunch). Regular and timely attendance is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent; two years of experience in landscaping and irrigation maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license with a good driving record. Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Certification as an Irrigation Technician for landscape irrigation systems is required within two years of hire. Required Knowledge of: City policies and procedures. Methods, materials, and standards used to install, test, maintain and repair commercial irrigation water meters, valves, and control devices. Components and operational characteristics of automated irrigation management systems. OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace. Occupational hazards and safety precautions. Good knowledge of basic landscape irrigation requirements and grounds maintenance. Required Skill in: Operating and maintaining power and hand tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Repairing and maintaining irrigation systems according to standard operating and safety procedures. Diagnosing repair problems on automated irrigation maintenance management systems. Following and maintaining safety standards. Skill in the operation and care of machines tools and equipment used in maintenance, installation and repair of irrigation systems. Closely following verbal and written instructions and procedures. Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors. Ability to perform strenuous labor for extended periods of time; work in extreme weather conditions. Requires constant physical efforts, and ability to lift and carry up to 117 pounds.

Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.

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