Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician
Organization Denver Parks & Recreation
Location Denver, Colorado, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Oct 24, 2021

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

Denver Parks & Recreation is seeking a full-time Irrigation Technician to support operations within Denver’s East park district. To see a map of the parks within these districts, please click here.

Irrigation Technicians with Denver Parks & Recreation love their jobs because of:

  • Job stability and work-life balance; reliable work schedules with rotating on-call emergency response shared as a team

  • An affordable, valuable, and comprehensive benefits package (for more information, visit our Benefits Page)

  • A large organization with many opportunities for career growth and development; training and certification opportunities, promotional/transfer opportunities, and professional development resources

  • A shared passion and stewardship for parks that benefit citizens and visitors of Denver

  • As an employer of choice, the City of Denver invests in its employees and values their well-being and job satisfaction

The typical work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., but some weekend work will be required.

As an Irrigation Technician, you will be responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing irrigation systems for park properties, including programming irrigation systems to achieve the highest level of efficiency. Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Perform semi-skilled, unlicensed trades work in multiple areas including irrigation system maintenance, mechanical maintenance, tool machinery, equipment maintenance, minor electrical, minor plumbing, painting, etc.

  • Read irrigation drawings and perform construction and maintenance/repair and replacement of broken parts on various equipment

  • Inspect facilities and equipment to identify construction, maintenance, and repair needs including estimating materials, labor, time, and cost of repairs

  • Complete utility locates for contractors

  • Clean, adjust, and lubricate engines, pumps, and compressors; and replace belts and filters

  • Operate and maintain lightweight vehicles and equipment

  • Utilize a computer for diagnosing system problems

  • Maintain irrigation and sprinkler systems for seasonal use

  • Assist in additional special projects such as volunteer projects or special events

  • Participate in snow removal and other park maintenance duties as needed

We are looking for a reliable and career-oriented maintenance professional who is seeking an opportunity to showcase their skills and flourish both independently and alongside a group of collaborative professionals. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with a horticulturist to develop a watering plan of plants and flowers

  • Experience troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, programming, and installing irrigation central control systems and parts

  • Toro Sentinel Central Control System experience preferred, but not required

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate

  • Experience: One (1) year of experience maintaining and repairing commercial, agricultural, or related irrigation systems

  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements

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