Lead Irrigation Specialist Business and Administrative Services 
JOB #: 2009381
Full time ; Career  Starting Salary Range: $26.62-$29.99/hourly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date:
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Physical Planning, Development & Operations manages and oversees all University activities and services related to real estate, physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, 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 an operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio in excess of $350 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 of Specialty Crews, the incumbent manages the irrigation systems and scheduling controls for all landscape areas under the purview of Grounds Services.
The incumbent manages the central control irrigation system and is responsible for programming, hardware and software management, and interacts with manufacturer technical support team to correct any problems. The incumbent also manages irrigation schedules adaptively for approximately 70 + stand-alone irrigation controllers campus wide based on local evapotranspiration data, weather forecasts, special events, field conditions, and irrigation system hardware specifications.
The incumbent manages water conservation for irrigation usage in Grounds Services areas of responsibility. Attends project meetings and monitors ongoing landscape projects. Designs irrigation systems for projects when needed. Assists in review of capital construction plans and comments on specifications specific to campus standards. Conducts field inspections of new capital project Irrigation installations and documents deficiencies.
The incumbent leads team of Irrigation Specialist and student labor to carry out assigned tasks; makes field decisions regarding problem situations or complications encountered. Communicates work order revisions, material delays or other problems to Assistant Superintendent of Specialty Crews. Maintains Planned Maintenance and material records for own work as well as Irrigation Specialist and perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept.
The incumbent oversees and 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 fields, college and building landscape areas. Investigates, excavates, and corrects problems such as leaks, broken pipes, improperly connected fittings, damaged materials, malfunctioning equipment, etc.; adjusts controllers, valves, and the 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.
The incumbent oversees, conducts and documents annual Planned Maintenance for all irrigation systems on campus: Identifies major deficiencies, correct minor deficiencies, records findings, and plans corrective action.
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.
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