MT Multi Trades Chief I- Irrigation Technician
Posting Details Position Number: 127449 Functional Category Status: 20-Nonexempt,Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.00 Unit: VPA-FM-B&LM-Arboretum & Landscape Services Hiring Range Minimum: $43,293.00 Hiring Range Maximum: $51,952.00 Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, DC, and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Background Checks Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment. Vaccine Protocol The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: Offers technical repair and problem diagnosis to campus Irrigation Supervisor for maintaining campus irrigations systems and fountains. Responsible for daily system checks and includes plumbing, low voltage electrical, mechanical and system control repairs. In the absence of the Irrigation supervisor will handle work task requests and overall systems oversight. Minimum Qualifications: Four years progressively responsible experience in the trade(s) where assigned to include at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. In a Non-Supervisory/Leader position, 5 years of experience is required. Preferences: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of irrigation systems, fountains and water conservation. Comprehensive knowledge of the practices and techniques of irrigation landscape construction, and/or irrigation practices and techniques of irrigation maintenance. Incumbent should have some knowledge of plant material and their water needs. Working knowledge of landscape irrigation design and construction work. Working knowledge in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade. Ability in making field investigations. Ability to plan and implement assigned projects, to organize and lead the work of assigned personnel and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. High school diploma or GED preferred Additional Certifications: Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Class C driver's license (or equivalent) with fewer than 6 points. Additional Information: Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position Physical Demands Must be able to work in adverse weather and temperature extremes and be free from debilitating pollen allergies and the like. The employee must have the ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and on occasion up to 100 pounds; stand and walk continuously; lift, stoop, and/or bend for extended periods of time; wear and work with the use of personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.). The shift hours are from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday. Position is Essential and is subject to 24 hour day/7 day week span of operation. Posting Date: 08/04/2022 Closing Date: 08/18/2022 Open Until Filled No Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.