IRRIGATION LEADER - GS

The City of Houston

Houston, TX 77007

Posted 1 month ago

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IRRIGATION LEADER - GS


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IRRIGATION LEADER - GS


Salary


$22.00 - $22.82 Hourly


Location


Various, TX


Job Type


Full Time


Department


Parks and Recreation


Job Number


28477


Closing


8/24/2022 11:59 PM Central


+ Description


+ Benefits


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POSITION OVERVIEW


APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED


DIVISION/ SECTION: GREENSPACE MANAGEMENT


WORKDAYS & HOURS: *M-F; 6:30A.M. – 3:30P.M.


*Subject to change


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking an Irrigation Leader to join its Greenspace team. Potential Candidate will:


+ Guide, train, and schedule personnel engaged in the assembly, installation and repair of pipes, fittings, valves, electrical controllers and fixtures for irrigation systems.


+ Participate in installation tasks of irrigation systems.


+ Estimate and requisition materials, supplies, and equipment needed in the maintenance and operation of the irrigation systems. Record cost information per project.


+ Operate manual and pneumatic-powered drills and tapping machines to run service pipe and tubing connections.


+ Interpret blueprints and construction plans pertaining to irrigation systems.


+ Operate pressure test equipment to ensure irrigation systems meet specifications and do not leak or have other malfunctions.


+ Secure permits for the connection of the irrigation system to the water supply.


+ Establish inventory control procedures to maintain an appropriate supply of parts and to allow lead time for ordering new parts.


+ Perform other tasks as required.


WORKING CONDITIONS


The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS


Requires a High School Diploma or a GED.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Two years of experience at the installer's level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of an irrigation system are required.


MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS


State of Texas Landscape Irrigators License is required.


Valid Class C Texas driver's license and compliance with city's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


PREFERENCES


Preference will be given to applicants with vast irrigation experience.


**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**


GENERAL INFORMATION


SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.


SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


SALARY INFORMATION


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:


Pay Grade 18


APPLICATION PROCEDURES


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown.


Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.


To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-0453.


If you need special services or accommodations, call (832-393-0453). (TTY 7-1-1).


If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.


Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.


All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.


EOE Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.


Benefits include:


• Medical


• Dental


• Vision


• Wellness


• Life insurance


• Long-term disability


• Retirement pension


• 457 deferred compensation plan


• Employee Assistance Program


• 10 days of vacation each year


• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday


• Flexible schedules


• Professional development opportunities


• Transportation/parking plan


• Section 125 pretax deductions


• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan


• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account


For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html


01


Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?


+ Yes


+ No


02


What is the highest level of education obtained?


+ Less than GED/High School Diploma


+ High School Diploma or GED


+ Associate Degree or beyond


+ None of the above


03


How many years at the INSTALLER's level do you have in installation, maintenance, and repair of irrigation systems?


+ Less than 2 year


+ 2 to less than 4 years


+ 4 to less than 6 years


+ 6 years or more


04


Work setting experience – Irrigation Leader (Check all that apply that can be verified)


+ Worked outside in cold and heat


+ Installation and repair of pipe, fittings, valves


+ Operate manual and pneumatic-powered drill


+ Interpret blueprint and construction plan pertaining to irrigation systems


+ None of the above


05


Do you have a valid/current driver's license?


+ Yes


+ No


06


Do you have a State of Texas Irrigation Leader License?


+ Yes


+ No


Required Question



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