IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

NOTE:   The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

DEFINITION: The Irrigation Technician, under the direction of the Golf Course designated management staff, is responsible for the programing, operation, maintenance, upkeep and troubleshooting of the various irrigation systems at the various borough facilities. The irrigation Technician is required to report any irregularities in turf quality to the management staff. May be assigned other related duties.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: All duties performed on the job may not be listed and may be modified from time to time as necessary to meet the needs of the Borough of Paramus.

Performs a wide variety of skilled activities involved in irrigation system operations, golf course maintenance and construction, operates motorized and manual equipment, such as, mowing, edging, caring for bunkers, seeding, debris and garbage removal, and any other duties that arise to support the operation of the golf course and other Borough facilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Water greens, tees, fairways, rough, infields and outfields as required
Operate the irrigation computers and clocks
Repair the irrigation system, pipes, wires and irrigation heads as needed
Complete requests for irrigation system parts and supplies
Preforms irrigation systems tests to assure proper performance
Keep track of water use and report on a quarterly basis as required by NJDEP
·Inventory and keep a proper inventory of repair and replacement parts
Attend Irrigation related training classes and seminar

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Considerable knowledge in the field of irrigation, installation, maintenance and repairs
A working knowledge of basic electricity as related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves and controllers, and working knowledge of various types of pumps and pumping systems.
Ability to diagnose problems with electric meters and pumps
Requires understanding of agronomy, turfgrass science and the rules of golf and sports
Knowledge of tools and equipment used on a golf course and sports fields
Ability to follow oral and written directions
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
Graduation from a standard High School or vocational school
Considerable experience in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems
Valid State of New Jersey driver’s license

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Certified irrigation technician, CIT from IANJ preferred or able to obtain the certification within one year.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Golf course irrigation experience.
A degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management would be beneficial.

JOB BENEFITS

Borough of Paramus benefits.
Healthcare, Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Personal days as listed in the union contract.

SALARY

Starting $49,907 (Step 1) Final $69,275.66 (Step 10) plus overtime

Job Application Instructions to the Paramus Golf Course:

Resumes can be mailed or emailed to:

Andy Schuckers, CGCS
General Manage/ Superintendent
Paramus Golf Course
314 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07652
Email: Aschuckers@paramusborough.org

To apply for this job email your details to Aschuckers@paramusborough.org