Irrigation Foreman, The Woodlands Township

Job Details:  Full-time position

Salary Range:  $18.39 to $22.00

Job Shift:  Day

SUMMARY: Under the immediate supervision of the Parks Superintendent or Park Supervisor perform skilled work related to maintenance and renovation of parks and recreation facilities, grounds, pathways, and landscape. Supervises all aspects of irrigation throughout the Township.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Manages scheduling, data input, and programming of all computer irrigation software.
  • Responsible for the repair and diagnostics of all computer hardware.
  • Responsible for proper maintenance and calibration of the the onsite weather station.
  • Works directly with multiple utilities to insure proper communication levels are reached within the computerized irrigation software.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and operations of multiple irrigation pump stations for systems that use non-potable water supplies.
  • Responsible for review of invoicing by contractors.
  • Supervises any contractors necessary.
  • Facilitates the quoting process to include the review of proposals for new installations, hardware issues and irrigation repairs.
  • Reviews and makes suggestions in regards to all irrigation plans.
  • Manages reports pertaining to water conservation and irrigation repairs.
  • Educates and informs the staff and the general public on matters related to water conservation.
  • Promotes ideas and solutions to improve irrigation systems with the goal of water conservation.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of ground maintenance principles, practices, and methods.
  • Responds to all requests written or verbal as it relates to water conservation and irrigation.
  • Responsible for managing any pond or lake filling devices and any water wells in the system.
  • Coordinates and manages irrigation to ensure that each system is in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations.
  • Works closely with the Parks or Streetscape Superintendent(s) to coordinate and manage the drought management plan.
  • Responsible for updating any plans related to water use and conservation.
  • Reports directly to the Parks Superintendent.
  • Participate in emergency response teams.
  • Safety sensitive position subject to the Random Drug Screen Policy.
  • Must meet and maintain the requirements of the driver safety policy.

Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of general irrigation construction and maintenance principles, practices and methods.
  • Assist staff and contractors to perform preventative maintenance and major repairs, minor electrical and plumbing repair.
  • Four (4) years related experience and/or training with two years supervisory experience. A bachelor’s degree in a closely related field (Parks and Recreation, Agronomy, Horticulture, etc.) may be substituted for years of experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and work experience of irrigation techniques. Maxicom Software level factory training certification preferred, or must be able to obtain within 1 year.
  • TCEQ Licensed Irrigator preferred or must able to obtain within 1 year.

Please visit the Township web-site to complete an online application and upload a resume for consideration:  www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov (http://www NULL.thewoodlandstownship-tx NULL.gov).  EEO/ADA.

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