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Irrigation Technician

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

Job Summary

CU Boulder encourages applications for an Irrigation Specialist ! During the growing season the position monitors, troubleshoots, and repairs existing systems. This role assists with snow removal during winter months or irrigation system improvement projects.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The departments mission is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Irrigation Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and Repairs
  • Efficiently perform walk-throughs for inspection on irrigation system to ensure proper head performance and coverage. Repair heads, valves, wiring, controllers, lateral pipe and mainline. Participate in irrigation system improvement projects.
Ditch maintenance
  • Conduct cleaning of debris at the headgates of ditches to maintain proper flow for pond replenishment. Help with chart recording and digital meter readings to help account the amounts of water used through the ditches and pump stations.
Safety and Maintain Work Vehicle
  • Schedule and request vehicle maintenance with campus motor pool to perform minor maintenance on Facilities Management vehicles and equipment, and coordinate as appropriate with outdoor services mechanic for other equipment repair. Maintain a constant supply of vehicle stock material for irrigation repairs as necessary.
  • Remove snow and apply sand/salt or anti-icing chemical to streets, parking lots, and sidewalks using various equipment.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and policies created by Human Resources, Facilities management safety committee, the Outdoor services safety group, and industry standard methodologies.
Miscellaneous Duties
  • Being an essential services position, may have to respond to after hours emergency issues related to snow/ice removal, pump station, irrigation mainline, sprinkler zones, ditches, Lynx irrigation computer, radio communication system, or other job-related situations.
  • Additional miscellaneous grounds duties when needed. Some examples are: branch pick up after storms, grounds support for graduation that might include running a blower, placing mulch in beds, running a string trimmer, etc.
What You Should Know
  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program .
  • This role will work five (5) eight-hour days per week, between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, based on staffing requirements of the Department.
What We Can Offer

The salary for this role is $52,416 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Two years of experience with grounds keeping or landscape maintenance or a related field.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver's license and be a Colorado resident to apply.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to communicate well with other people.
  • Ability to work individually or as a team.
  • Ability to read and decipher irrigation maps and plans.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Previous experience with irrigation system inspection, maintenance & repair.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send it via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 19, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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