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City of Brighton
Brighton, Colorado, United States
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Description

Job Description

Starting pay is $23.60

DEFINITION

Assists in planning, leading and performing skilled and semi-skilled duties both independently and with crews in the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of irrigation systems, computerized field and central station controls and pump stations. Responsible for development, implementation and enhancement of preventive maintenance programs for all city-owned irrigation systems and Park irrigation pumping stations. This position must work well independently and with teams, while providing excellent, respectful customer service and human relations skills which support the City of Brighton’s mission and values.  

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED

This position receives general direction from the Parks Crew Leader as well as the Parks Manager.  The Parks Maintenance Worker III - Irrigation acts as a supervisor in the absence of the Parks Crew Leader.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES   

Repairs and maintains irrigation systems in a timely manner, including pump stations, main and lateral lines, sprinkler heads, drip lines, back flow prevention devices, computerized controls, valves, flow sensors, weather stations, and programming.

Read irrigation drawings and adjusts the drawings when necessary

Complete utility locates for contractors

Operate and maintains assigned vehicles and equipment

Utilize a central control computer system to diagnose system problems

Assists in special projects as assigned

Monitors turf, tree, shrub, plant health; makes timely adjustments to irrigation systems in order to maintain optimal plant health; seeks to conserve water whenever possible.

Functions as crew leader for regular and seasonal staff in the absence of Supervisor.

Evaluates/initiates improvements and modifications to irrigation systems.

Seasonally, assists Parks Manager and other full-time staff with athletic field agronomic programs (fertilizing, aerating, over seeding, selective weed control).

Operates and maintains assigned equipment and tools in a safe and professional manner.

Performs snow removal.

Coordinates, plans, supervises irrigation start-up and winterization duties.

Answers questions, investigates and resolves complaints in a professional and timely manner.

Provides information to the public courteously.

Works closely with vendors and service providers. Obtains price quotes, recommends vendors and service providers, and requisitions project supplies.

Is required to work/supervise selected weekends/holidays and be available to work “on-call”, in rotation.

Work professionally with internal departments/divisions and external agencies.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge of:  

Associated hazards and safe working practices.

Toro Sentinel Central Control System experience preferred, but not required

Design, installation, repair and maintenance of irrigation systems including Pumps, drives, sensors, valves, filters, strainers, Wells, ponds, channels, and ditches.

Best watering practices for turf, plants and flowers.

Potable and non-potable water sources.

Agronomic practices/techniques for maintenance of athletic field surfaces.

Principles of irrigation central control programming and installation/operation of field controllers, hand-held radio units, weather stations.

Ability to:  

Evaluate and implement on-going irrigation systems maintenance programs/activities.

Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, program and install irrigation systems and parts

Maintain and prepare related records.

Program and supervise irrigation systems, landscape and athletic field surface construction, installation, maintenance and repair.

Follow, read, and interpret drawings, schemes, as-builts, blueprints, operational manuals, diagrams.

Work with horticulturist to develop watering plans of flowers and plants

Perform heavy manual labor.

Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Handle and operate a variety of vehicular, landscaping and irrigation equipment and tools skillfully and safely.

Foster and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and user groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by coursework in pump station repair and maintenance, irrigation design and installation, computer programming.

Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with major coursework in recreation/leisure/horticulture/natural resources, business administration, or related field preferred.

Minimum 4 years’ experience in irrigation system, field controllers, central control computer maintenance and programming.

Minimum 1-year supervisory experience.

Experience with pumps, drives, sensors, meters, irrigation water distribution systems highly desirable.

Experience with upkeep of athletic field surfaces highly desirable.

General knowledge of turf maintenance, horticultural and facilities maintenance best management practices desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have the ability to perform heavy manual labor:  shoveling, digging, lifting, pushing, pulling, and dragging. Lift and carry up to 80 pounds. Stoop, bend, and crouch for extended periods of time. Work in confined spaces. Work in extreme temperature conditions including extreme heat (>100 degrees) and extreme cold (<10 degrees).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Colorado driver’s license with safe driving record. 

Possession of or ability to obtain an A.S.S.E. backflow prevention assembly tester/repair certification, and/or Irrigation Association certification(s), and/or Landscape Industry certification(s) within 6 months of hire. 

Possession of a Colorado Pesticide Applicator License or obtain within 6 months of hire

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 64395031
  • Location:
    Brighton, Colorado, United States
  • Position Title: Parks Maintenance Worker III - Irrigation
  • Company Name For Job: City of Brighton
  • Job Function: Parks & Forestry
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 50-75%
  • Salary: $23.60 - $23.60 (Hourly Wage)

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