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Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent and the direction of the Lead Irrigation Specialist, the incumbent maintains, inspects, installs, services, designs, modifies, and repairs campus irrigation systems. The work may include repairs on pressurized main lines (up to 6 inches) made of various materials such as Transite, PVC, galvanized pipe, etc.; manual systems, laterals and valves, and all aspects of automatic systems, including athletic field, college, and building landscape area irrigation systems. The incumbent investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, low voltage electrical control problems, malfunctioning equipment, and will adjust controllers, valves, and heads to ensure correct coverage and precipitation rates. The incumbent will periodically operate and inspect remote control systems and may install new systems including controller wires, pipe, valves and sprinkler heads; and relocate main lines, quick coupler valves and sprinkler heads. The incumbent will conduct and document annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identify major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, record findings on work order and hand in paperwork. The incumbent will create material orders for repairs, parts, and material supplies, track and record material usage for individual jobs and restock truck supply, maintain time records and work accounting for many separate accounts.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid California driver's license.
Ability to dig and manually excavate for irrigation equipment in various soil conditions.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds, bend, stoop, and perform duties requiring physical agility and strength.
Ability to work outdoors in and environment that may contain grasses, pollens, dust, or other irritants.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment.
Knowledge of older and current irrigation system hardware and materials.
Experience and knowledge of the design and construction of complete irrigation systems.
Ability to and experience with diagnosing problems with irrigation systems and developing and implementing repair plans.
Experience working in a campus setting, with attendant concern toward water conservation, best practices, and coordination with and accommodation of campus activity.
Experience performing, completing, and documenting an irrigation preventative maintenance program on a large scale institutional basis.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 11-30-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired may use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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