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Grounds & Irrigation Technician

Denver Botanic Gardens
Littleton, CO 80123
  • Job Code
    116432232

Job Summary: Provides support to Horticulture department through applying appropriate irrigation and grounds maintenance techniques. The position performs tasks related to the installation, maintenance and operation of irrigation systems, water features, pathways and common garden areas at Chatfield Farms. With the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities, maintain confidentiality, and involvement in a team environment preferred.

Career Type: Part-time

Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of irrigation systems and knowledge of grounds maintenance. Work schedule may include irregular hours and working outside normal schedule occasionally. Must acquire Landscape Irrigation Technician certification within one year of hire date. Must acquire Private Applicator Pesticide License within one year of hire date. Must have a current Colorado drivers license and an acceptable driving record.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Performs assigned tasks that require the use of various types of equipment including but not limited to backpack blowers, string trimmers, chainsaws and other handheld tools.
  • Maintains all pathways throughout the property with respect to safety and clearance.
  • Observes and monitors data, machinery, and equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards;
  • Coordinates with horticulture team to operate irrigation controller efficiently.
  • Performs weekly irrigation diagnostic evaluation of equipment, responds to emergency call outs, troubleshoots problems and takes actions to ensure plant / system integrity;
  • Performs periodic assigned tasks including, but not limited to digging trenches and ditches, laying pipe, installation, cleaning and maintenance of water features and pumps.
  • Performs assigned tasks, including but not limited to landscape maintenance tasks which require the use and operation of power-driven machinery such as skid steer, tractor, carts and trucks.
  • Coordinates with horticulture staff to keep common garden areas clean.
  • Performs outdoor pond cleaning and maintenance
  • Participates in projects as assigned, including but not limited to snow removal, garden installations and construction projects.
  • Participates and performs assigned tasks in special events as needed including but not limited to Concerts, Corn Maze, Lavender Festival, Pumpkin Festival and Santas Village. Duties may include assisting in set-up, teardown, planning, cleanup, etc.
  • Assure safety standards are used which comply with all applicable standards.
  • Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity

Other Job Duties:

  • Maintains a satisfactory working relationship with manager, co-workers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution orientated demeanor when requesting to or serving members and visitors.
  • Performs other duties as requested. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing, etc.
  • Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

PI116432232

<p><strong>Job Summary</strong>: Provides support to Horticulture department through applying appropriate irrigation and grounds maintenance techniques. The position performs tasks related to the installation, maintenance and operation of irrigation systems, water features, pathways and common garden areas at Chatfield Farms. With the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities, maintain confidentiality, and involvement in a team environment preferred.</p> <p><strong>Career Type:</strong> Part-time</p> <p><strong>Education/Experience: </strong>High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic understanding of irrigation systems and knowledge of grounds maintenance. Work schedule may include irregular hours and working outside normal schedule occasionally. Must acquire Landscape Irrigation Technician certification within one year of hire date. Must acquire Private Applicator Pesticide License within one year of hire date. Must have a current Colorado drivers license and an acceptable driving record.</p> <p><strong>Essential Job Duties:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Performs assigned tasks that require the use of various types of equipment including but not limited to backpack blowers, string trimmers, chainsaws and other handheld tools.</li> <li>Maintains all pathways throughout the property with respect to safety and clearance.</li> <li>Observes and monitors data, machinery, and equipment to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards; </li> <li>Coordinates with horticulture team to operate irrigation controller efficiently.</li> <li>Performs weekly irrigation diagnostic evaluation of equipment, responds to emergency call outs, troubleshoots problems and takes actions to ensure plant / system integrity; </li> <li>Performs periodic assigned tasks including, but not limited to digging trenches and ditches, laying pipe, installation, cleaning and maintenance of water features and pumps.</li> <li>Performs assigned tasks, including but not limited to landscape maintenance tasks which require the use and operation of power-driven machinery such as skid steer, tractor, carts and trucks.</li> <li>Coordinates with horticulture staff to keep common garden areas clean.</li> <li>Performs outdoor pond cleaning and maintenance</li> <li>Participates in projects as assigned, including but not limited to snow removal, garden installations and construction projects.</li> <li>Participates and performs assigned tasks in special events as needed including but not limited to Concerts, Corn Maze, Lavender Festival, Pumpkin Festival and Santas Village. Duties may include assisting in set-up, teardown, planning, cleanup, etc.</li> <li>Assure safety standards are used which comply with all applicable standards.</li> <li>Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Job Duties:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Maintains a satisfactory working relationship with manager, co-workers and others.</li> <li>Maintains a positive, helpful and solution orientated demeanor when requesting to or serving members and visitors.</li> <li>Performs other duties as requested. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting and climbing, etc.</li> <li>Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Benefits:</strong> Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets. </p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/NaArQLF6dnXoTRBOuApJl"> <p>PI116432232</p>

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Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-01-18

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