Do you enjoy working outdoors and take pride in beautifying parks and other public areas in the City of Ventura? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for an Irrigation Maintenance Worker II vacancy on our innovative parks team in the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department. To be considered for this rewarding opportunity, apply online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs by the 10/28/2018 filing deadline! To learn more about the City of Ventura Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department, visit: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/219/Parks-Recreation-Community-Partnerships.
Under general supervision performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of automatic and manual irrigation systems. Responsible for installing and testing Backflow Prevention Devices as required. Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Takes pride in beautifying City parks, beaches, and sportsfields.
Works well in highly visible areas and is able to interact courteously with the public.
Has a strong work ethic, "can-do" attitude, and can get the job done with little instruction.
Has substantial experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of automatic and manual irrigation systems.
Is organized and detail-oriented.
Has a valid Backflow Prevention Device Tester certificate.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Installs, maintains and repairs automatic and manual irrigation systems. Maintains and repairs decorative fountains, drinking fountains and associated pumps, motors and filters. Inspects new and proposed park developments to ensure proper layout of irrigation system; as required make recommendations to the Parks Supervisor and /or Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department for modifications and/or changes. Performs maintenance and repair on sprinkler heads, valves and related equipment. Maintains and conducts minor repair on electronic controller boxes to ensure proper functioning; may be required to lay conduit and connect wiring from main source to controller. Maintains tools and equipment as required. Operates mechanical and manual equipment incidental to the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. Performs groundskeeping and related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES
Knowledge of: proper maintenance of a variety of automatic and manual irrigation systems including all component parts (e.g. valves, controller, heads, etc.); installation, maintenance and repair of backflow prevention devices; turf, soil, fertilizer and landscape maintenance. Ability to: read and interpret blueprints; work effectively with plastic, copper and galvanized pipe; follow oral and written instructions; test and maintain backflow prevention devices.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATESLicense: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record is required.
Certificate: Possession of a valid Backflow Prevention Device Tester certificate is required within six months of employment.
A combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience in landscape maintenance with substantial experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of a variety of automatic and manual irrigation systems.
To view benefits, please visit our website at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/971/Benefits
Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in November 2018, date to be determined.