Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support
Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time
This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in
this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms
possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving
Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a
pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess
of 50 lbs.
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal
records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a
conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the
background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is
discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered the position.
Application Deadline & Salary
The application review date will begin Monday, July 6, 2021, and
the position will remain open until Monday, August 23, 2021
The salary range for this classification is: $2,990 - $5,404.
Under general supervision of the Grounds Manager, the Irrigation
Specialist maintains and repairs grounds irrigation piping,
distribution, and computerized systems. The incumbent performs
planning, cost estimating, and installation of new systems; uses
and operates trencher and other related equipment in the
performance of duties.
Required Education and Experience:
High School graduation or equivalent; completed educational or
vocational course work relating to the applied mechanical
principles of irrigation systems equipment and designs is highly
Two years experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped
areas or general grounds, with one year of extensive maintenance,
repair, and modification of irrigation systems and irrigation
Certification: Valid driver license
Two years of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped
areas in an institutional setting, with one year of extensive
maintenance, repair, and modification of a commercial or
institutional automated irrigation system is highly
Certificate in irrigation and landscape design - preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and
equipment used in the maintenance, repair, and installation of
irrigation pipelines, remote control valves, in-line isolation
valves, low voltage direct burial wiring, surge pump systems,
specialized automated control devices, and computerized automated
water-saving software systems. Thorough knowledge of the soil
conditions of the various areas of the campus; climate of the area
in which the campus is located; and the mechanical principles of
equipment. General knowledge of the kinds of control devices and
irrigation equipment available on the market. Abilities: Ability to
plan, estimate costs, and install or modify irrigation systems for
particular sections of the campus; repair and maintain existing
irrigation systems; operate equipment, such as, small
trench-diggers; provide lead work direction to others; read and
write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Ability
to read and interpret landscape irrigation blueprint drawings, plan
legends, and detailed specifications related to irrigation water
supply lines and irrigation systems. Ability to perform general
service and repairs to timing devices, and components of irrigation
control panels to ensure the automated irrigation of the campus
landscape. Ability to schedule central computerized irrigation
systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, faculty, students, and others.
1. Central computerized irrigation system
2. Progressive electronic equipment (valve locator, fault finder,
3. Tractor/skip loader, tractor/trencher, large and small fork
50% Responsible for maintaining campus irrigation infrastructure,
duties include but not limited to: Inspects, services, repairs and
maintains a preventive maintenance program for irrigation main
lines, lateral lines, irrigation heads, valves, automatic
irrigation control devices, and other related equipment. Provides
minor repairs on irrigation controls. Provides lead work to other
grounds workers as they repair and maintain irrigation systems
within their work area.
25% Clears blockages from valves and pipes. Performs manual and
mechanical trenching, replace mainline valves and remote control
valves; plan irrigation systems; select types of irrigation
equipment, estimate costs, and install or modify irrigation
systems; review landscaped areas and coordinate the installation of
new sprinkler systems and the modification of existing irrigation
systems, taking into consideration the vegetation, soil conditions
and evaporation and water retention factors; may perform emergency
repair work on irrigation systems.
10% Serves as the lead person overseeing the work of staff engaged
in routine irrigation maintenance activities, works closely with
contractors installing irrigation systems around new structures to
assure proper irrigation capabilities of the system; may from time
to time provide lead work direction to students.
5% Interprets landscape and irrigation designs and makes changes on
prints when necessary; prepare or revises sketches or plans to show
the location of pipes, valves, irrigation heads, and water
pressure. Maintains records and reports for irrigation equipment,
supply requisitions, inventory, and costs.
5% Performs occasionally Grounds Worker duties and drives
automotive equipment when necessary.
5% Other duties as assigned
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed
to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.
California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
For more information or definition of these terms, please
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources
Office at (310) 243-3771.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at https://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/clery/crime-stats/
, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon
appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to
work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking,
Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on
University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article
23 Aug 2021
To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/501446/irrigation-specialist