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Initial Review Date (IRD): 07-12-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent and the direction of the Lead Irrigation Specialist, the incumbent maintains, inspects, installs, services, designs, modifies, and repairs campus irrigation systems. The work may include repairs on pressurized main lines (up to 6 inches) made of various materials such as Transite, PVC, galvanized pipe, etc.; manual systems, laterals and valves, and all aspects of automatic systems, including athletic field, college, and building landscape area irrigation systems. The incumbent investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, low voltage electrical control problems, malfunctioning equipment, and will adjust controllers, valves, and heads to ensure correct coverage and precipitation rates. The incumbent will periodically operate and inspect remote control systems and may install new systems including controller wires, pipe, valves and sprinkler heads; and relocate main lines, quick coupler valves and sprinkler heads. The incumbent will conduct and document annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identify major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, record findings on work order and hand in paperwork. The incumbent will create material orders for repairs, parts, and material supplies, track and record material usage for individual jobs and restock truck supply, maintain time records and work accounting for many separate accounts.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range Information: $25.35 - $28.56/Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills and experience. No. of Positions: 1 Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits. Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Days Employee Classification: This is a Career Appointment Job End Date: None Job Code Classification:  IRRIGATION SPEC Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, Barn G Union Representation: SX Union
Job Duties 50%: Maintains Irrigation Systems and Makes Repairs Maintains, inspects, installs, services, designs, modifies, and repairs campus irrigation systems, including pressurized main lines (up to 6 inches) made of various materials such as Transite, PVC, galvanized pipe, etc.; manual systems, laterals and valves, and all aspects of automatic systems, including athletic field, college, and building landscape area irrigation systems. Investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, low voltage electrical control problems, malfunctioning equipment, etc.; adjusts controllers, valves, and heads to ensure correct coverage and precipitation rates. Periodically operates and inspects remote control systems. Installs new systems including controller wires, pipe valve and sprinkler heads; relocates main line quick coupler valves and sprinkler heads.
30%: Planned Maintenance Program Conducts and documents annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identify major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, record findings on work order and hand in paperwork.
5%: Repair Materials Stock Maintenance Creates material orders for repairs, parts, and material supplies. Tracks and records material usage for individual jobs and restocks truck supply. Maintains time records and work accounting for many separate accounts.
5%: Other Duties as assigned May assist with other operations as needed such as but not limited to: Traffic control, roadkill removal, shop cleaning, etc.
5%: Record keeping Accurately record time spent on various jobs to matching work orders. Complete time submission to payroll systems. Complete materials billing and planned maintenance record keeping.
5%: Sustainability Adheres to UC sustainability policies.
Knowledge of older and current irrigation system hardware and materials.
Experience and knowledge of the design and construction of complete irrigation systems.
Ability to and experience with diagnosing problems with irrigation systems and developing and implementing repair plans.
Experience working in a campus setting, with attendant concern toward water conservation, best practices, and coordination with and accommodation of campus activity.
Experience performing, completing, and documenting an irrigation preventative maintenance program on a large scale institutional basis.
Knowledge, ability and experience with mechanical, electrical and plumbing tools, including electronic fault and pipe locators, power pipe threaders, multi-testers, power saws, generators, compressors, etc
Ability and experience in reading and working from landscape and irrigation blueprints.
Knowledge of the water requirements of landscape planting and lawns.
Knowledge of water holding properties of soil types and the concepts of evapotranspiration.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions to effectively communicate and interact with fellow workers, staff, faculty and students
Ability to keep organized records of time and materials.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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