Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc

Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc.
Posting Dates: 01/05/23 – Until Filled
Title: Irrigation Technician
Department: Sports Field
Job Type: Full-Time; Year-Round; 40 hours per week; weekends and holidays required, overtime when required; Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $21.00 – $25.00 / hour
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package 60 days following date of hire (health insurance, paid time off, etc.), free parking on site
Work Location: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

POSITION DESCRIPTIONThe Irrigation Technician will report to the Director of Grounds and the Sports Field Manager and will work with other members of the department to maintain the surfaces of the athletic playing fields, both natural sod and artificial turf, oversee, perform maintenance of all irrigation systems, and assist in other turf maintenance practices.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Design, install, and maintain all components related to irrigation systems, including traditional and two-wire path systems
Troubleshoot and repair problems with irrigation systems
Irrigate all grounds as scheduled or needed by hand watering or using the Rain Bird Site Control program
Perform irrigation winterization to all systems
Organize, complete inventory, and maintain records of irrigation equipment. Work with the Randall’s Island Sports Field Department to assist with daily turf maintenance including, mowing, seeding, fertilizing, watering, leveling, laying sod, removing debris, and rolling
Assist with a variety of projects which can include, aeration, aeravating, hydro-seeding, drainage, and maintenance building renovation
Operate hand tools such as pole saws, loppers, hand saws, rakes, tampers, and shovels
Operate small equipment such as walk- and riding- lawnmowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, and backpack leaf blowers
Operate equipment such as motorized utility vehicles, pickup trucks and tractors
Ensure all equipment is secured and well-maintained, including, washing, greasing, fueling, and arranging for service of equipment
Perform other general tasks as assigned by the Director of Grounds and the Sports Field Manager
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Three (3) years of hands-on experience in irrigation, plumbing or turf grass industry
Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime
Strong communication abilities
Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail
Ability to use light power equipment and hand tools
Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 50lbs
Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships
Valid Driver License
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
B.A. in turf grass management or related field or equivalent turf grass certificate/coursework
Experience in golf course maintenance as an assistant, irrigation technician, or grounds crew member
Two (2) years of landscaping experience
One (1) year of materials applications experience
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes in a diverse and an inclusive work space.

To apply for this job please visit www.randallsisland.org.

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