• City of Boulder
  • $31,750.00 -45,200.00/year*
  • Boulder , CO
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Full-Time
  • 670 Logan Mill Rd


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Overall Job Objective Under general supervision, coordinates and performs duties related to the maintenance and operation of City of Boulder irrigation systems. Coordinates and performs a variety of semi-skilled irrigation system maintenance, repairs and construction, as well as minor plumbing repairs throughout the transportation system. In addition, the position could be required to maintain transportation corridors, multi-use paths, medians and other city properties. The position could include staff direction, daily coordination of activities, and performance of a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the areas of maintenance, landscaping, construction, and equipment operation, and performs related duties as required. Maintenance Operator II Irrigation: $15.67-$24.98 per hour Maintenance Operator III Irrigation: $17.16-$27.45 per hour Duties & Responsibilities 1. Performs repairs, construction, and modifications to transportation irrigation systems and minor plumbing installation and repairs as needed and under minimal supervision from the supervisor: Trouble shoots, diagnoses, and repairs irrigation system problems including but not limited to main lines, point of connection assemblies, electric valves, backflow devices, manual valves, master valves, wiring and electrical connections, controllers, sprinkler heads, and improper hydraulic conditions. Works with the irrigation programmer to develop a water schedule per site based on that site's monthly water budget. Installs commercial scale sprinkler systems including but not limited to point of connection, backflow prevention, pressure regulation, master valves, controllers, field wiring, various types of pipe and fittings, sprinkler heads, electric valves, etc. Uses electrical testing equipment such as volt-ohm meter, fault locator, line locator, and toning device for troubleshooting maintenance and repairs. Reads and uses irrigation and landscape construction plans and as-built plans in order to perform construction and repairs. Provides materials take-off and estimates as needed. Maintenance of City Irrigation Systems: Coordinates and schedules with site maintenance staff, Transportation Supervisors, and other technicians on maintenance and preventative maintenance activities such as testing, adjusting, and winterization. Conducts routine system inspections and tests for appropriate function and coverage. Conducts routine tests on Central Control field units. Coordinates vendor issues including repairs, deliveries, and warranty work. Performs water meter readings. Performs equipment repairs or may diagnose and arrange appropriate contracted service to handle repairs. Assist with performing or supporting turf cultural practices such as aeration, seeding, and marks sprinkler heads and flags boxes. Assists with data management and makes recommendations for program and project improvements. Maintains records of work performed, materials and supplies, orders, purchases, safety checklists, equipment use/maintenance, inspections, work orders, snow removal, and safety. 2.Provides field support and oversight to the maintenance and repairs of the City of Boulder Transportation system for right-of-ways of bikeways, medians, and greenways, including but not limited to the following: Bikeway Maintenance: Sweeping cement and asphalt surfaces; ensuring paths are free of obstructions; trash and snow removal; turf area maintenance and weed trimming; repair surface damage and remove graffiti; paint underpasses. Removal of deceased animals in right of way. Transportation and Median Maintenance: Landscaping of trees, annuals and perennials and mowing, trash and snow removal, aerating, fertilizing, and sweeping; planting flower beds, weeding, pruning, chip mulching, edging, implementation and documentation of the workgroup's Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM), irrigation system maintenance management, remove graffiti and paint underpasses. Removal of deceased animals in right of way. Greenway Corridor Maintenance: Landscaping and maintenance as defined for transportation corridor and median maintenance in accordance with the greenways and flood conservation plan including the comprehensive management of native vegetation and mapping/documentation of weed control; sediment, debris and tree removal from floodways to maintain conveyance capacity; monitoring, maintaining and reporting on wetland mitigation sites and greenways/flood conservation easements; supporting the development, implementation and documentation of the workgroup's IPM. Removal of deceased animals in right of way. Street Sweeper Operation: Operation and maintenance of mechanical street sweeper units for city streets. Changes sweeper brooms and hauls sweeper debris to designated location. Sweeps on-street bike lanes and streets on a regular basis, sometimes early mornings to minimize traffic impacts. 3. Uses tools and equipment in the performance of maintenance tasks and may perform minor and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles. (For more information; see the Required Minimum Qualifications and Working Conditions sections below). 4. Willingness/ability to respond to 25% after hours work during irregular hours, weekends, evenings, holidays, and emergencies. Must respond to snow shifts when called from mid-September through mid-April. May be required to perform rotating standby duties. 5. May work in confined spaces that require ventilation to protect against potential noxious gases and fumes. 6. Actively promotes a safety culture by observing and following all city and department safety procedures, regulations and policies and assists in ensuring others do so in order to promote a safe work environment and prevent injuries and illnesses. 7. Success measures include: Enforces and adheres by organizational policies, rules and safety regulations related to persons using city vehicles, equipment, and public works facilities. Ensures safe public spaces while completing work tasks and raises safety concerns to appropriate supervisors or contacts. Identifies addresses or elevates any health and safety risks within the public works facilities. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment and uses all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Does not operate a vehicle or equipment in an unsafe manner, including avoiding the use of a cell phone. Reports all injuries, accidents and damage to City property to their immediate supervisor on the same day that they occur. Adheres to all MSDS requirements when using chemicals and is fully aware of the product specifications and required PPE. 8. Facilitates good communication with co-workers and supervisors. This includes: Shares information and receives feedback, listens to and respects input, participates in workgroup conversations, and directly deals with issues that arise. Communicates important information from supervisors and other City officials to co-workers and employees. 9. Reads quarter section book and as built plans. Works with Project Managers on project specifications. 10. Maintains accurate records of work performed and materials and equipment used. May use a computer to log information. 11. May provide oversight to contractors and may direct seasonal or temporary employees including task and work assignment and providing basic field training and input. Acts as lead worker, including task assignment and work instruction, for small work teams (2 people). 12. Troubleshoots issues of low to medium complexity, judging and responding appropriately to the potential for public health and safety concerns. 13. Remains generally alert to conditions and events occurring on public right of ways indicating anticipated or needed repairs, and report such conditions to supervisors. 14. May interact with members of the public in the field to provide information and customer service. Provides input into responses to inquiries from the public and/or internal departments/requestors. 15. Participates as a member of a team. Demonstrates a strong work ethic. Treats co-workers and supervisors with respect and courtesy. Contributes and gives input to the team. Recognizes the needs of team members, and maintains a fair share of team's workload. Works effectively on a team and promotes team work when directing seasonal or temporary workers 16. May assist in maintaining the Utilities infrastructure system. 17. Other: Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city. Takes good care of the City's equipment, clothing, and resources. Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property. Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies. Demonstrates behavior in accordance with the City Values. Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming. Qualifications REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possesses all of the technical and interpersonal skills, certifications, licenses, and training defined for the Maintenance Operator II. At least four years of experience in landscape or streets maintenance with a strong working knowledge of landscape maintenance operations and general horticultural knowledge, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which includes: High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of three years on the job experience working as an irrigation technician. Ability to obtain CIT certification within 1 year. Ability to obtain CPR/AED within 1 year. Ability to obtain backhoe/loader certification. Experience with care and maintenance of turf, horticulture, and forestry. Work experience with Central Control units. Working experience with irrigation and landscape plans and designs. Ability to utilize any required safety equipment including but not limited to normal personal protective equipment and specialized equipment such as harness and oxygen for confined space entries. Demonstrated experience with related machines, equipment, and tools, including the ability to use a variety of long handle, manual and power tools and equipment. Ability to perform a wide-range of physical and manual tasks outdoors and under all weather conditions, including the ability to stand, kneel and bend frequently and for extended periods of time. Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, weekends, evenings, holidays or emergencies as required to respond to Parks and Forestry maintenance needs, including on-call for snow removal or tree related emergencies. Ability to plan work activities, to provide performance feedback, and to plan schedules to meet objectives and goals of mission statement, and to keep accurate and timely records of work performed. Ability to communicate professionally and courteously with co-workers and the public. Demonstrated ability to act as a team member and collaborate with others. Ability to perform record keeping functions, data entry, and data management. Effective organization skills. Experience using personal computers and software such as word processing and email. Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Excellent customer service and communication skills with the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public and co-workers in stressful situations. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history and motor vehicle record. Ability to pass pre-employment physical. Mechanical street sweeper operation Snow operations including floater truck, Tandem Axle or single axle dump truck, snow dispatch and snow standby rotation Commercial Pesticide Applicator license Ability to provide supervision and oversight to contractors GIS/GPS or other database knowledge GIS/GPS data entry (will be tested) Ability to safely operate a variety of hand, power, and long?handled tools and equipment to perform installation, maintenance, and repair tasks, including but not limited to: pesticide applicators, backflow testers, chainsaws, and riding and push mowers, and air compressors, and to operate equipment while working in and around moving traffic. Ability to perform horticultural tasks such as landscape design, plant selection, planting and maintenance of landscaped areas, identification of insects, diseases, and cultural problems. Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment in all types of weather. Ability to use all required safety equipment. Physical ability to work in and around moving traffic and equipment; in areas of limited access; and confined spaces requiring standing, walking, bending, and kneeling. Upper body strength to lift and carry equipment and supplies as needed. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public in difficult situations. Ability and willingness to work effectively on a team, promote teamwork, and be reliable and effective with limited supervision. Ability and willingness to consistently respond to after-hours emergency calls, including snow standby rotation, floater truck, and dispatch operation. Computer proficiency including use of Laptop-Toughbook, Smart Phone, Mapping Software, MS Word, MS Outlook, E-mail and Calendar functions. Valid Colorado commercial driver's license (CDL) with these endorsements: B (26,001 or more pounds); N (Tanker); and without L (airbrake restrictions). Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record, criminal history, and pre and post-employment drug/alcohol testing. Completion of the following certifications and trainings within nine months of hire (or at time of promotion for current employees from a Maintenance Operator II): Trenching / shoring certification Colorado LTAP Roads Scholar I (focus on landscape maintenance) Confined space entry certification for work related task ATSSA or equivalent certification as a traffic flagger and Traffic Control Technician (TCT) Backflow Inspector/Tester certification Loader mounted snow blower operation Ability to read plans, provide work direction and ensure work performed meets specifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS ? In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in horticulture or landscape design. Licensed herbicide/pesticide applicator's license. Training and/or experience in wetland and riparian area management. Training and/or experience in Integrated Pest Management techniques. Experience landscaping with native species, including selection of appropriate species based on site conditions. Experience leading and coordinating team work. Experience in urban parks or other public landscape settings. Variety of maintenance and irrigation system experience including knowledge of valve, sprinkler, and water line repair, and controller operation. Experience in the design and installation of irrigation systems. Experience with managing irrigation systems on a computer. Familiarity with common local plant species. Experience in heavy construction. Ability to read blue prints and other construction drawings. Knowledge of City standard specifications. Knowledge of City of Boulder design criteria and standard specifications. OSHA training. ATSSA certification. Backflow Inspector/Tester certification. Working knowledge of irrigation system and pump system design, hydraulics and maintenance practices. Trenching / shoring certification. Confined space entry certification. Colorado LTAP Roads Scholar I (focus on landscape maintenance). Loader mounted snow blower operation. Ability to read plans, provide work direction and ensure work performed meets specifications. Colorado State University Master Gardner Certification. Valid Colorado CDL with these endorsements: A (26,001 or more pounds); N (Tanker); and without L (airbrake restrictions). Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions: In addition to the information listed in the required minimum qualifications section. Physical and Mental Effort: Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to operate equipment, and review evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions and in confined spaces and to operate equipment while working in and around moving traffic. Upper body strength to lift and carry equipment and supplies as needed. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions. Work Environment: Works outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat and sun, wind, rain, cold and snow, in and around moving traffic, and in confined spaces. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises. May work irregular hours, weekend, evening, holidays, and or emergencies as required. Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Transponder, volt-ohm meter, line locator, fault finder, central control computer, remote controller for field units. Service trucks (with snow attachment), single-axle and tandem trucks, bucket trucks, street sweepers, riding mowers, tractors/loaders/backhoes, and trailers. Hand and power tools including chainsaws and welding equipment, herbicide/pesticide applicators, long handled tools, trenchers, stump grinders, snow removal equipment, push mowers, weed trimmers. Telephones, two-way radio, computers (hand-held, lap-top, and stationary) calculators, and copy/fax machines. May operate jackhammer, tamper, compressor, safety devices, utility truck, jet, rodder, and vactor equipment/trucks, gas detection equipment, pipe/leak locators, correlators. ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.SDL2017
Associated topics: building maintenance, crew, labor, land fill, plant, rug, sod, sweep, tree, tree pruner

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