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IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT)
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN - 0821 Salary

$36,046.40 - $53,164.80 Annually


Location

206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM (PRT)



Job Number

00629


Division

PARKS & GROUNDS








Brief Description

Job Summary
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, maintains and repairs fountains and commercial irrigation systems used in the City`s athletic fields, playgrounds, turf areas, and planted beds. Aids other crews in troubleshooting and repairing irrigation issues. Maintains an inventory and updates the Citys asset management system to reflect current status and makeup of irrigation systems. Monitors and serves as project manager for new irrigation installations at park facilities. Assembles, installs, monitors, and assists with construction, take-down, clean-up, and removal of department projects and other permitted special events. Aids during storm/weather clean-up events and emergencies by clearing or removing trees, limbs, debris, and other storm or weather damage. Proactively identifies, removes, and reports potential safety hazards. Ensures equipment and property safety, as well as conducts routine inspection of equipment.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Maintain Irrigation & Related Systems: Test, repair, and maintain water irrigation systems at athletic fields, playgrounds, turf areas, planted beds, and fountains. Identify and troubleshoot problems with irrigation systems and components, including pumps, valves, pipes, heads, electrical devices, sensors, backflows and flow meters; repair and replace components as necessary. Inspect and diagnose water irrigation management system problems; repair and replace clocks and timer components; adjust irrigation timing system, watering schedule, and area coverage. Review irrigation plans and specifications for new installations. Inspect irrigation systems installed by contractors. Completes daily work log and submit requisitions for supplies and materials as needed. 70%


Maintain Equipment/Tools: Maintain and service equipment and infrastructure by removing dirt, washing and greasing parts, checking oil, changing oil filters, changing blades, and fueling. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment to include air compressor, generator, pressure washer, water pump, and hand and power tools. 15%


Assist with Special Projects and Events: Assist with the set-up, tear down, and cleanup of permitted special and volunteer events. Assist with various City related projects, including the construction, installation, and tearing down of temporary structures, banners, and decorations; operating small and large equipment, and tools; entering creeks or rivers to remove debris; and, assisting the public as needed. 10%


Ensure Safety Measures: Operate vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identify and report mechanical problems requiring additional repair. Proactively identify, removes and/or reports potential hazards. Take steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items such as dead animals, bees, ants, snakes, transient materials, and/or invasive and noxious plant material as directed. Comply with City, state, and federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties to include reporting all accidents, incidents, and injuries witnessed or incurred. 5%


Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent.
Over two years of experience working with commercial irrigation systems, plumbing systems, or in a related field.
Must have or obtain Certified Pool Operator status within one year of hire.
Must have or obtain Backflow Prevention certification within one year of hire.


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.


Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Safe equipment operating practices/procedures.
Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in maintenance of irrigation systems.
Commercial irrigation system design and maintenance practices and standards, and operational characteristics of automated commercial irrigation management systems.
Methods, materials, and standards used to install, test, maintain, and repair commercial irrigation water meters, valves, and mechanical and electronic control devices.
Federal, state, and City safety rules and regulations, and irrigation system codes.
OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
Methods, materials, and standards used to test, maintain, inspect, and repair backflow preventers.


Ability to:
Diagnose repair problems on automated commercial irrigation maintenance management systems.
Diagnose repair problems on backflow preventers.
Install, repair, and maintain irrigation and plumbing systems according to standard operating and safety procedures.
Follow safe work practices.
Read papers, journals, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), manuals, policies, and other reference materials.
Deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
Communicate basic and technical information effectively both verbally and in writing.
Operate utility vehicle, air compressor, generators, water pump, hand and power tools, power washer, and non-CDL water wagon.
Use a portable radio, phone, tablet or other communication devices.
Use a computer to complete electronic timesheets, input information into a work management system, as well as access intranet SDS information.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors in public parks, gardens, and rights- of-ways.


Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, ear protection, steel-toed shoes, protective gloves, class 2 and 3 safety vest, hard hat, and safety chaps.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to chemical, respiratory, and electrical hazards. Weekly exposure to physical and mechanical hazards. Seasonal exposure to extreme temperatures, wetness and/or humidity, as well as noise and vibration.


Physical Demands: Constantly requires vision, carrying, fine dexterity, handling/grasping, standing, and walking. Frequently requires reaching, twisting, bending, crouching/stooping, and kneeling. Occasionally requires hearing, talking, lifting, pushing/pulling, climbing, crawling, balancing, sitting, and foot controls. Heavy strength demands include constantly exerting up to 20 pounds and frequently exerting 20-50 pounds.


Mental Demands: Frequently requires tedious or exacting work and working in a noisy/distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, irregular schedule/overtime, and working closely with others as part of a team.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Agency
City of Greenville (SC)

Address
206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

Phone
864-467-4530

Website
https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov





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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
 
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