IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN for Parks and Municipal Grounds

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Grounds and Landscaping Services Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $28,672.80 - $43,792.32 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide irrigation system support to all City parks, buildings, medians, and right of ways. This is accomplished by performing irrigation repair; inspecting irrigation systems; and providing irrigation support to the golf course. Other duties include locating water lines; regulating irrigation inventory; and interacting with other City employees and citizens.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs irrigation repair by inspecting sites to locate leaks; repairing all irrigation leaks; altering existing irrigation system; programming irrigation clocks; monitoring watering programs; and troubleshooting problems on irrigation system.
  • Inspects irrigation system by checking the irrigation controller; reprogramming the controller as necessary; monitoring all isolation valves; repairing valves as needed; maintaining irrigation heads; inspects backflows; monitoring the pump station; cleans around heads and drains.
  • Provides irrigation support to the golf course by touring the golf course; weed eating drains; monitoring all controllers; and maintaining irrigations system and sprinkler heads
  • Locates water lines by meeting with contractors and other departments to locate existing water lines.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
  • Over one year up to and including two years.
  • Preferred: Valid Class A Driver's License, Licensed Installer, and a 40-hour Backflow Prevention Service Testing License
  • Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
  • Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
  • Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous

Job Address

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