Sprinkler/Landscape Technician

California, United States
31 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


This is an entry level position working under the direct supervision of a Grounds Supervisor or a higher-level employee or the Sprinkler/Landscape Lead. These employees perform a variety of duties involved in the modification, maintenance and repair of manual and automatic sprinkler systems as well as landscape preparation, recovery and planting throughout the campus. The supervisor or lead schedules and assigns work. The Sprinkler/Landscape Tech I performs routine maintenance, minor repairs and landscape work with only general instructions from the supervisor or lead and with or without check of completed work. Guidance from lead or supervisor is available via phone and/or in person as needed or requested. In performing more difficult work, they receive detailed instructions and review. 

Characteristic Duties: 

  • Prepare designated areas for installation and repair of irrigation systems and other landscape components 
  • Install handheld remote unit to operate controller remotely 
  • Utilize computerized tools to analyze irrigation systems for problems 
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs for sprinkler/irrigation systems 
  • Visually inspect irrigation systems, lawns and plant areas for excessive water and/or dryness 
  • Apply mulch to designated areas 
  • As directed, plant trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. and install header boards for edging 
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Ability to work in all types of outside weather conditions 
  • Ability to work with various plant pollens, dust and poison oak 
  • Ability to withstand extensive standing, bending, squatting, walking, kneeling, pushing, pulling and digging 
  • Ability to reach above head, climb and work from a ladder 
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds 
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license 
  • One year sprinkler/irrigation and landscaping experience preferred 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required 
  • Basic understanding of centralized computerized irrigation control systems required 
  • California Landscape Technician (CLT) certification strongly preferred

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 8063
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A73
Requisition ID: 84941