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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
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The IRD for this job is:07-19-2022
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent and the direction of the Lead Irrigation Specialist, the incumbent maintains, inspects, installs, services, designs, modifies, and repairs campus irrigation systems. The work may include repairs on pressurized main lines (up to 6 inches) made of various materials such as Transite, PVC, galvanized pipe, etc.; manual systems, laterals and valves, and all aspects of automatic systems, including athletic field, college, and building landscape area irrigation systems. The incumbent investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, low voltage electrical control problems, malfunctioning equipment, and will adjust controllers, valves, and heads to ensure correct coverage and precipitation rates. The incumbent will periodically operate and inspect remote control systems and may install new systems including controller wires, pipe, valves and sprinkler heads; and relocate main lines, quick coupler valves and sprinkler heads. The incumbent will conduct and document annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identify major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, record findings on work order and hand in paperwork. The incumbent will create material orders for repairs, parts, and material supplies, track and record material usage for individual jobs and restock truck supply, maintain time records and work accounting for many separate accounts.
Salary Information: Salary Range: $28.83 - $29.98 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: SX - Service
Job Code Classification: 008090 (IRRIGATION SPEC)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
50% - Maintains Irrigation Systems and Makes Repairs
Maintains, inspects, installs, services, designs, modifies, and repairs campus irrigation systems, including pressurized main lines (up to 6 inches) made of various materials such as Transite, PVC, galvanized pipe, etc.; manual systems, laterals and valves, and all aspects of automatic systems, including athletic field, college, and building landscape area irrigation systems. Investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, low voltage electrical control problems, malfunctioning equipment, etc.; adjusts controllers, valves, and heads to ensure correct coverage and precipitation rates.
Periodically operates and inspects remote control systems.
Installs new systems including controller wires, pipe valve and sprinkler heads; relocates main line quick coupler valves and sprinkler heads.
30% - Planned Maintenance Program
Conducts and documents annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identify major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, record findings on work order and hand in paperwork.
5 % - Repair Materials Stock Maintenance
Creates material orders for repairs, parts, and material supplies. Tracks and records material usage for individual jobs and restocks truck supply. Maintains time records and work accounting for many separate accounts.
5% - Other Duties as assigned
May assist with other operations as needed such as but not limited to: Traffic control, roadkill removal, shop cleaning, etc.
5% - Record keeping
Accurately record time spent on various jobs to matching work orders. Complete time submission to payroll systems. Complete materials billing and planned maintenance record keeping.
5% - Sustainability
Adheres to UC sustainability policies.
Knowledge of older and current irrigation system hardware and materials.
Experience and knowledge of the design and construction of complete irrigation systems.
Ability to and experience with diagnosing problems with irrigation systems and developing and implementing repair plans.
Experience working in a campus setting, with attendant concern toward water conservation, best practices, and coordination with and accommodation of campus activity.
Experience performing, completing, and documenting an irrigation preventative maintenance program on a large-scale institutional basis.
Knowledge, ability and experience with mechanical, electrical and plumbing tools, including electronic fault and pipe locators, power pipe threaders, multi-testers, power saws, generators, compressors, etc
Ability and experience in reading and working from landscape and irrigation blueprints.
Knowledge of the water requirements of landscape planting and lawns.
Knowledge of water holding properties of soil types and the concepts of evapotranspiration
Ability to follow oral and written instructions to effectively communicate and interact with fellow workers, staff, faculty and students
Ability to keep organized records of time and materials.
Knowledge of industry standards regarding backflow devices, pipe requirements, etc. in the installation of new sprinkler systems and the renovation of old systems not conforming to code.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
The ability to move materials weighing up to 75 lbs. with or without accommodation.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions requiring bending, stooping, and performing duties requiring physical agility.
Ability to dig and manually excavate for irrigation equipment in various soil conditions.
Ability to work outdoors in and environment that may contain grasses, pollens, dust, or other irritants.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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