The Sprinkler/Landscaper Specialist position works under the minimal leadership of the Sprinkler/Landscape Lead or Supervisor. These employees independently maintain, repair and install sprinkler systems and landscape elements throughout the campus. They also maintain decorative and landscape fountains while monitoring the fountain water levels, circulation and clarity. Sprinkler/Landscape Specialists receive minimal supervision; they must be able to identify issues and determine corrections for significant repairs or installations. Systems are both technical and manual; employees must understand and problem solve within both. Consults with lead and/or supervisor to implement corrective actions. May assume leads role during the leads absence.
In addition to the duties performed by the Sprinkler/Landscape Tech I and II, employees assigned to the Sprinkler/Landscape Tech Specialist classification will perform the following duties:
Estimate types of materials and quantities needed on a daily basis; assist with estimates for projects including the take-offs of materials and labor hours
Install complete irrigation systems
Install filters, concrete pads, enclosures and controller pedestals
Perform maintenance duties on the weather station (including cleaning of the gauges) and take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or concerns
Respond to emergency calls regarding irrigation related problems
Troubleshoot centralized computer control systems
In addition to the qualifications listed for the Tech I and II levels, the Specialist classification requires:
Ability to install, design and maintain landscape and irrigation projects from plan development to completion with little or no guidance
Ability to read project plans and estimate materials from plans as needed
Working knowledge of water pressure, hydraulics, high and low flow systems and basic electricity
Ability to troubleshoot and repair controller, valves, wiring and other computer components involved in irrigation systems and fountains
Detailed knowledge of the design of irrigation systems in use at Stanford and the capabilities of the components used in these systems
Ability to operate current computer program to obtain work orders
Three years related work experience required.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.