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Irrigation Specialist

Apply now Job no: 540876
Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title:  Irrigation Specialist

Department Name: Grounds Maintenance

Division: Administration and Finance

Classification Title: Irrigation Specialist

Classification Salary Range: $3,721 - $6,071 per month 

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $4,300 - $4,605 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

Under the general supervision of the Grounds Manager, the Irrigation Specialist maintains and repairs grounds irrigation piping, distribution and computerized systems. The incumbent performs planning, cost estimating and installation of new systems; uses and operates trencher and other related equipment in the performance of duties. 

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain campus irrigation infrastructure
    • Duties include but are not limited to inspections, services, repairs, and maintaining a preventive maintenance program for irrigation main lines, lateral lines, irrigation heads, valves, automatic irrigation control devices, and other related equipment. Provides minor repairs on irrigation controls. Provides lead work to other grounds workers as they repair and maintain irrigation systems within their work area.
  • Performs Grounds Worker duties and drives automotive equipment when necessary.
  • Clears blockages from valves and pipes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or general grounds, with one year of extensive maintenance, repair and modification of irrigation systems and irrigation equipment.
  • Valid Driver License

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge:
    • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, repair and installation of irrigation pipe lines, remote control valves, in-line isolation valves, low voltage direct burial wiring, surge pump systems, specialized automated control devices, and computerized automated water saving software systems. Thorough knowledge of the soil conditions of the various areas of the campus; climate of the area in which the campus is located; and the mechanical principles of equipment. General knowledge of the kinds of control devices and irrigation equipment available on the market.
  • Abilities:
    • Ability to plan, estimate costs, and install or modify irrigation systems for particular sections of the campus; repair and maintain existing irrigation systems; operate equipment, such as, small trench-diggers; provide lead work direction to others; and read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Ability to read and interpret landscape irrigation blueprint drawings, plan legends and detailed specifications related to irrigation water supply lines and irrigation systems. Ability to perform general service and repairs to timing devices, and components of irrigation control panels to ensure the automated irrigation of the campus landscape. Ability to schedule central computerized irrigation systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, students and others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas in an institutional setting, with one year of extensive maintenance, repair and modification of a commercial or institutional automated irrigation system is highly desirable.
  • High School graduation or equivalent; completed educational or vocational course work relating to the applied mechanical principles of irrigation irrigation systems equipment and designs is highly desirable.
    Certificate in irrigation and landscape design

 To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                             

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

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