Position Title: Irrigation Technician II
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Title: Irrigation Technician II
Salary Range: $15.12 – $18.46
Department: Parks & Recreation
Job Search Category: Technical
Security Sensitivity: This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/AA: City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Operates metal detectors to locate metal or other objects in the ground.
2. Operates equipment such as a trencher or bobcat. Sets-up or operates backhoe.
3. Digs trenches, ditches, or holes using hand tools. Lays pipe for irrigation systems.
4. Reads profiles and blueprints.
5. Repairs or replaces irrigation system parts. Adjusts sprinkler and irrigation system to water plants and grass.
6. Records data on appropriate form, log, etc.
7. Sprays insecticides or chemicals.
8. Measures using tapes, transits, levels, etc.
9. Orders and issues supplies, parts, etc.
Responsibilities – Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: None
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of installation and operation of irrigation systems.
Knowledge of construction power tools.
Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.
Knowledge of regulations applicable to work being performed.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to layout irrigation systems.
Ability to work from drawings, blueprints, plans, and specifications.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Two (2) years in installing and maintaining irrigation systems
Licenses or Certifications: None
Prefer experience/knowledge in the following:
> Knowledge of in-ground irrigation systems to include design, installation, routine maintenance, and repair.
> Previous experience reading and working from blueprints, as-built and other construction plans.
> Previous experience in maintaining grounds of a golf course or other similar property.
> Skilled in operating equipment such as a back hoe and trencher.
> Prefer current Irrigator’s License
> Ability to perform tasks that involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, and using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds, with or without accommodations.
> Work outdoors in any and all types of weather conditions.
Morris Williams Golf Course
Days and Hours
Monday – Friday 5:00 am to 1:30 pm
Every other Saturday and Sunday 5:00 am to 9:00 am
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Responsible Hiring Manager
Type of Posting
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Grounds Staff (6/13/17)
Forest Creek Golf Club
Will Bell – Superintendent
99 Twin Ridge Pkwy
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512-388-2874 Ext. 104
1-2 years golf course experience
– Knowledge methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work.
– Working knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools and equipment.
– Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment.
– Physical strength, stamina and agility.
– Ability to follow oral and written directions.
– Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Operates mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, aprons, tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edges cart paths; edges, rakes and maintains sand bunkers.
Sets tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintains ball washers; replaces tee towels and flags when needed; removes debris; sands and seeds tee and drop area divots; and cleans flower beds.
Maintains fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment on a daily basis; reports equipment problems or failure to the equipment manager immediately.
Returns all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility; and cleans the maintenance areas.
Waters and fertilizes tees, greens and fairways and under direct supervision of a certified applicator, sprays chemicals on landscaped areas.
Under the direction of the superintendent or assistant superintendent, the groundskeeper marks the course for cart control weekly; moves cart control barriers and replaces worn or lost ropes and signs; and may mark hazard and drop areas.
Helps in project work; assists in the construction of new greens, tees and fairways; grades and prepares soil base; lays sod and seeds tees, greens and fairways.
Installs forms and lays walk and paths using gravel and asphalt mixes; excavates and backfills ditches and trenches with hand tools; repairs and replaces pipe on irrigation systems.
May be asked to operate mowers, dump trucks or other light equipment.
Performs other duties as directed by his/her supervisor
Under the golf course superintendent and assistant, the groundskeeper is to perform routine manual labor involved in golf course maintenance; do semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; and occasionally perform work involving large equipment such as tractors, loaders and gang mowers. Each groundskeeper may be assigned responsibilities for the care and maintenance of several designated holes on the golf course and does related work as required.
Date Available: Immediately
Salary Range: $10 – $12 per hour Depending on Experience
Benefits: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN (6/13/17)
Forest Creek Golf Club – Round Rock, Texas
Salary: Based on experience.
Duties: Irrigation Repairs and Maintenance, Equipment Maintenance, Driving Range, Trees & Shrubbery, Clubhouse Lawns, Grounds Maintenance other than Golf Course, Clubhouse Maintenance
Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k after first year employed
Responsible to: Golf Course Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
Date Position is Available: Immediately
Send Resume to:
99 Twin Ridge Pkwy.
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Phone: 512-388-2874 Ext. 104
We are seeking a hard-working individual who is knowledgeable in all facets of irrigation repair and maintenance. The candidate should also be familiar with other golf course practices such as mowing, rolling, and hand-watering and be willing to assist in these duties on an as-need basis.
The candidate should be self-driven, organized, and be able to prioritize. Maintaining an accurate inventory of irrigation supplies will also be expected. The candidate will be able to remain productive while working independently but also be able to lead and direct in small crew situations.
Forest Creek Golf Club will begin a 3.5 million dollar renovation beginning October 2017 which will include the reconstruction of the greens, bunkers, irrigation system and several more areas in need of major improvement.