College Station ISD

Irrigation Specialist (2901969)

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Job Details

TitleIrrigation Specialist
Posting ID2901969

Job Title:                     Irrigation Specialist

Reports to:                  Executive Director Facilities   

Pay Grade:                  Auxiliary PG 3   

Dept/Campus:            Facilities

Status:                        Non-Exempt

Days:                           262



Primary Purpose: 

The Irrigation Technician is responsible for the overall operation, maintenance, and oversight of the District's irrigation systems. Properly analyze and correct all problems, coordinate control panel programming and scheduling with staff



High school graduate or GED equivalent 

Valid Texas driver's license 

TCEQ Irrigation License in good standing preferred 


Special Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written)
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow and successfully complete both written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solves, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate and to maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Proficient operation of office machines and equipment applicable to the position
  • Ability to meet established deadlines 
  • Considerable knowledge in the field of irrigation, installation, maintenance, and repairs 
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of the proper use of safety practices 
  • Ability to install irrigation system time clocks and ensure their operational effectiveness 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and evenings, as required 
  • Ability to interpret irrigation plans
  • Proficient skills with the use of personal computer and software relevant to the job



Five (5) years Irrigation Technician experience with one (1) of those years working as a licensed Irrigation Technician. 


Essential Functions

  • Troubleshoot and fix irrigation problems
  • Program irrigation control panels. 
  • Rewire panels and valve boxes as needed. 
  • Change out irrigation panel/systems as needed
  • Coordinate with grounds crews for irrigation scheduling. 
  • Design irrigation systems for new areas
  • Replace irrigation heads and adjust as needed. 
  • Install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems 
  • Install irrigation system time clocks and ensure their operational effectiveness 
  • Make all necessary repairs and adjustments to ensure irrigation systems are properly maintained and operating in excellent working condition 
  • Create and submit reports timely as requested relevant to areas of responsibility
  • Maintain accurate records of all system operating conditions 
  • Conduct regular system inspection and perform trouble-shooting exercises as needed to ensure continued and sustained effective operation of all irrigation systems
  • Establish and program all watering cycles on district irrigation systems and ensure systems are operating in accordance to programming specifications 
  • Comply with District directives, policies, procedures, and safety standard operating procedures 
  • Keep current on all state and local irrigation laws 
  • Maintain a consistent professional demeanor and appearance 
  • Daily attendance and punctuality required. 
  • Assist with mowing, edging, and trimming of district properties, and assist with Landscape construction projects as needed. 
  • All other duties as assigned, not expressed in essential functions


Professional Conduct: 

Demonstrate the ability to remain calm and withstand pressures 

Demonstrate flexibility to change in routine and adapt quickly to changing situations Demonstrates respect, courteous to peers and visitors and assist fellow workers willingly 


Equipment Used

Multimeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, and testing equipment; soldering iron; wire puller; pipe benders and threaders; hand and power tools (saw, drills, etc.); trencher; jackhammer; concrete saw; ladders; forklift; elevated lift equipment; light truck or van 


Supervisory Responsibilities



Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

The working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. 


This job requires the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; frequent walking, standing, reaching, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching and/or crawling; work at elevated heights; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions; work around electrical power lines significant fine finger dexterity. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, and peripheral vision. Demonstrate strength and dexterity to operate tools, mowers and landscaping equipment. Occasionally required to work from ladders; and exposed to noise from power equipment. 


Generally, the job requires 5% sitting, 50% walking, and 45% standing. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and hazardous conditions and requires frequent districtwide travel


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$13.79 - $16.61 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/03/2023

Job Contact

NameJerry McMillianTitleGrounds Supervisor