Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description


Do you enjoy working outdoors? The City of Littleton is looking for an Irrigation Technician to join our busy grounds crew. The Irrigation Technician installs and maintains turf irrigation systems, performs snow removal, and general grounds maintenance for the City of Littleton. The ideal candidate will have experience programming different types of irrigation controllers as well as experience with a broad range of grounds equipment and vehicles. 

 

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.

 

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position and the City of Littleton

 

Starting pay for Irrigation Technician at or near $22.94 per hour

 

Starting pay for Sr Irrigation Technician at or near $26.58 per hour

 

This position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Maintains turf irrigation systems by installing, adjusting, repairing or replacing pipe, controllers, valve boxes, valves and sprinkler heads; and performing winterization and spring system activations.
  • Performs snow and ice removal from walkways, driveways and parking lots as directed using hand and powered snow removal equipment   
  • Installs and repairs holiday lighting displays.
  • Performs general maintenance of City grounds including trash clean up and debris removal.
  • Maintains assigned equipment, including vehicles and equipment by performing operator maintenance checks. 
  • Supervises and instructs subordinate employees as directed. 
  • Programs numerous types of irrigation controllers as directed. 
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications for Irrigation Technician: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • A valid driver’s license; and
  • One (1) year of irrigation or related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Current certified backflow prevention assembly tester, or ability to obtain within three (3) months. 
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

 

Minimum Qualifications for Sr Irrigation Technician:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Requires a valid Colorado Driver’s License; and
  • Three (3) years of irrigation or related experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Current certified backflow prevention assembly tester, or ability to obtain within three (3) months; and
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.
  • Requires experience performing Essential Duties and Responsibilities as noted above plus demonstrated ability to:
    1. Program numerous types of irrigation controllers, making adjustments depending on environmental conditions and seasonal changes
    2. Identify problems with irrigation systems; troubleshoot and take corrective action as necessary to maximize system performance
    3. Supervise and instruct subordinate employees as directed

     

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 3+ years of irrigation experience
    • Current certified backflow prevention assembly tester

     

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


    • Requires knowledge of turf irrigation, equipment operation, snow removal techniques (sidewalks/parking lots), landscaping, time management, organization, and project planning, and equipment maintenance.
    • Ability to perform roadway traffic control with cones and signs.
    • Requires advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that include the software and hardware of controller clocks and programming. 

     

     

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

     

    • Ability to perform work outdoors.   Outdoor work and travel includes exposure to adverse weather conditions.
    • Essential duties include ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; lift, carry, push or pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds with or without assistance.
    • Frequent exposure to fumes, odors, chemicals, dust, and gases.

     

     

    MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

     

    Irrigation equipment, trencher, snowplow, bucket truck, compressor, use of all hand tools, sander truck, Pull-behind trencher, riding trencher, acetylene torch, irrigation materials, generator, hand/power tools, and assigned City vehicle with two-way radio.


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