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Groundskeeper Specialist (Irrigation)- Tempe campus

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Groundskeeper Specialist (Irrigation)- Tempe campus


81242BR


Campus: Tempe


Job Description


Facilities Management, Grounds Services, seeks Groundskeeper Specialist - Irrigation to install, repair and troubleshoot manual and timer-controlled irrigation systems.


Job Family

Custodial & Grounds


Department Name

FDM FM Grounds Services


Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time


VP Code

EVP BUSINESS & FINANCE


Scope of Search

Open


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.


Salary Range

$18.30 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.


Close Date

29-July-2022 Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled.


Category

01


Essential Duties

Install new drip/irrigation and sprinkler systems.
Set and maintain times on computer and electronic valve clocks.
Troubleshoot computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves and heads of all types.
Replace/repair/adjust faulty sprinkler heads or drip systems, irrigation controllers or valves.
Perform scheduled shut offs for campus event requests.
Program, monitor and adjust computer- controlled irrigation systems.
Check for and repair leaks to ensure minimal water loss.
Recognize water deficiencies in turf areas and make necessary corrections.
Operate small trenching machine and track down and repair water leaks and faulty wiring.
Perform strenuous work in outdoor elements to include extreme heat and desert environment.
Ability to communicate to perform the essential functions of the job.


Days and Schedule: Monday - Friday; 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years of grounds maintenance experience, OR, Associate Degree in Horticulture or related field e.g. Golf Course Management, Sports Turf Management, Landscape Construction; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; AND possess and maintain One (1) Grounds certification or equivalent e.g. Arizona Pest Application License, Certified Arborist from International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Grounds Technician from PGMS, Passed Desert Landscaper School from the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver's license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:
Operating irrigation related equipment and tools.
Central controller irrigation systems (e.g. Calsense).
Underground landscape irrigation/sprinkler system repair and installation (2 years)


Demonstrated Knowledge of:
Underground landscape sprinkler system repair and installation techniques.
Design/redesign of irrigation systems.
Reading and interpreting blueprints.
Sustainable landscaping practices.
Customer service.

Evidence of:
Effective communication skills.
Irrigation Technician



Working Environment

Activities regularly require long periods of exposure to external elements indigenous to a desert environment, weather, potential exposure to venomous insects, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Regularly required to operate a variety of landscaping equipment, tools and machines requiring extended periods of walking over uneven and occasionally rocky surfaces, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 50 pounds. Maintain turf in sports fields.
May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator). Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use.


Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM's vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university's mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff. This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays - and more. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits

ASU's comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation - and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee. https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39-month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical to include audiogram exam post offer of employment.

This position may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.



ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.


Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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