Parks - Parks Maintenance Specialist - Irrigation

Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #44
Thursday, September 23, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Under general supervision, to perform manual work involved in irrigation & plumbing maintenance of right-of-ways, boulevards, vacant lots, municipal building grounds, ball fields, and all city parks including park restrooms.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED


This position may perform as a lead worker at a work site with some supervision of a crew.


IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES


  1. Operate various types and sizes of equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, mulchers, edgers, ditchers, front loader, backhoes and lift bucket during the course of irrigation and plumbing maintenance of right-of-ways, boulevards, vacant lots, municipal grounds, ball fields, restrooms and city parks.


  1. Make needed repairs to irrigation heads, drip lines and water lines associated with the distribution of irrigation water to irrigated areas.


  1. Make needed repairs to park restrooms to assure available restroom facilities are available to park patrons in an efficient manner.


  1. Make needed repairs to park drinking fountains to assure availability of safe drinking water to park patrons in an efficient manner.


  1. Make needed repairs to aeration, irrigation and circulation pumps.


  1. Perform simple field repairs to equipment.


  1. Must have the ability to navigate a computer/ smart phone for entry of work order information into a work order system.


  1. Must be able to diagnose problems and make adjustments in a timely manner.


  1. Must be able to program, diagnose problems and install irrigation controllers.


OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, and equipment used in maintenance work.
 

Occupational hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance work

Safe driving principles and practices.

Computers and other modern technology that are pertinent to the completion of work and documentation of work.  

Efficiency in planning and utilization of available time and resources.


Skill to:


Program, diagnose problems, and install irrigation controllers.


Safely operate a motor vehicle.


Learn to operate a variety of heavier, more technical equipment including front loader, backhoe, lift bucket, and large area mower.


Operate irrigation controllers.


Manage time and resources efficiently.


Ability to:
 

Troubleshoot, diagnose problems, and take appropriate action.


Navigate a computer/ smart phone for entry of work order information into a work order system.


Learn to operate a variety of equipment, tools, and vehicles including pick-up truck, ditch trencher, tractor, riding mower, push mower, edger, chain saw, string trimmer, and brush chipper.  


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Diagnose and make needed tree pruning or removal.


Perform calculations and organize information to accurately complete reports.


Display leadership to others through hard work and a great attitude.


Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.


Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.


Experience and Training Guidelines:


Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Experience:


Two (2) years of experience in working for municipality, landscape, plumbing, or irrigation maintaining plumbing components and/or irrigation systems is required.


Education/Training:

Formal or informal education or training, which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.


License or Certificate:
 

Possession of valid Texas Class C or higher driver's license with good driving record is required.


Texas irrigation Technician license within six (6) months of employment is required.


Special Requirements:


Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:


Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.


With or without accommodation, ability to lift 50 pounds.


Exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, and mechanical hazards.


Ability to travel to different sites.


Ability to work on call for after-hours issues.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.43
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.80
  • Parks & Recreation, 633 Walnut, Abilene, Texas, United States of America