Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance, repair, and construction of District irrigation systems. Operates vehicles and a variety of construction and maintenance equipment. Performs related work as required.
Receives general supervision from higher-level supervisory staff and direction from higher-level staff. May direct lower-level staff.
The Irrigation Technician is responsible for performing a variety of routine semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance, repair, and construction of District irrigation systems. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies. Work is reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. This classification is distinguished from the Park Foreman in that the latter serves in a lead capacity over the park crews and is responsible for performing the more complex work.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
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Must possess: strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and to distinguish colors in wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and/or calculator and to operate tools and equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Exposure to chemicals, mechanical and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an on-call and irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.
Date Adopted: 5/31/17 Job Code: 7233L/PT462 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Supersedes: Irrigation Technician dated 1/27/16