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IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN (Cemetery)

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. The employee in this position performs progressively responsible grounds maintenance duties planning, inspecting, testing and diagnosing problems, and for repairing the City's irrigation systems to insure they are operating in synchronization with the Citywide grounds maintenance program. This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769. The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Performs repairs to sprinkler heads, electric and hydraulic valves, PVC pipe, and other commonly used pipe materials; checks valves, backflow devices, controllers and pumps required to maintain efficient operation of irrigation systems
  • Digs trenches to locate leaks; removes pumps for repair; replaces galvanized pipe and couplings; installs new pumps
  • Conducts regular system inspections; performs troubleshooting exercises to ensure proper functioning
  • Develops inventory of parts and tools necessary for efficient and effective performance; prepares cost estimates of system repair, replacement, and maintenance
  • Requisitions materials and equipment and maintains records of work performed and submits reports as required
  • Implements sprinkler system upgrades and installations through cooperative efforts with other staff members
  • Exercises care and safety in the use of equipment and tools required to complete assigned tasks; observes safety rules and regulations prescribed by the City
  • Inspects equipment to assure standards of safety are maintained
  • Performs outdoor work at times requiring the use of protective devices
  • Provides instructions and advice to subordinates on difficult problems and supervises the safe operation of various types of equipment, giving assistance on complex equipment.
  • Performs modest installation of full systems as required by job plans or by site need
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of progressive experience in irrigation design, installation, maintenance and repair work
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days after hire with an acceptable driving record. PREFERENCES: Possession of an Irrigation Association Certification or a Backflow Prevention Technician Certificate is desirable.Special Requirements: Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Closing Date/Time: 5/22/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN (Cemetery), Professions , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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