Collier County Maintenance Specialist - Parks & Recreation Irrigation in Naples, Florida

Maintenance Specialist - Parks & Recreation Irrigation



Maintenance Specialist - Parks & Recreation Irrigation


$34,403.20 Annually


Naples, FL

Job Type

Full Time, Regular


Public Services Department

Job Number



5/24/2018 5:00 PM Eastern

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Purpose of Classification

The purpose of this classification is to perform specialized maintenance work, specifically related to irrigation, within the Parks & Recreation Division.

Essential Functions

Performs specialized maintenance work within the Parks & Recreation Division, which involves irrigation, or other projects within the division; assists skilled-trade employees or other workers as needed. Performs various tasks involving irrigation-related maintenance/repair projects; designs irrigation systems and prepares diagrams of field irrigation; installs irrigation systems, irrigation controllers, pumps, valves, small turf rotors, golf rotors, switches, and related components; troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems and minor plumbing problems; troubleshoots irrigation controller, pumps, and valves; traces valve wires and repairs wire problems; rewires controllers and valves; traces and repairs problems involving hydraulics, golf rotors, and pressure; tests rotors for proper nozzle size; installs gate and ball valves as needed; repairs broken pipes; replaces diaphragms, solenoids on valves, and other components; repairs pressure tanks; sets tank pressure and pressure readings; upgrades and renovates systems; obtains price quotes for new installations; installs fertigation systems; schedules fertigation system fills; tests electrical components of systems. Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with division projects, which may include a vehicle, trailer, golf cart, backhoe, motors, pumps, air compressor, generator, jackhammer, grinder, drill, drill press, saw, circular saw, chain saw, concrete saw, pipe locator, metal locator, electronic locator, shovel, rake, pick, machete, post driver, post hole digger, level, ladder, gauges, meters, measuring devices, camera, plumbing tools, power tools, hand tools, or two-way radio. Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, cleaning project work areas, or cleaning shop; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment. Transports, loads, and unloads equipment and materials used in projects; transports crew workers to/from work sites. Monitors inventory levels of supplies and materials; ensures availability of adequate supplies, tools, and materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new/replacement materials. Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, daily activity logs, inspection forms, purchase requisitions, work orders, maintenance records, charts, diagrams, graphs, time cards, leave requests, or other documents. Operates a personal computer as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, e-mail, or other computer programs. Communicates with supervisor, other divisions, employees, contractors, developers, engineers, vendors/suppliers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, methods, and procedures; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Provides assistance to other employees or divisions as needed. Performs other related duties as required. In the event of a declared state of emergency, employees in this classification may be called to work during days or hours other than those for which they are regularly scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in plumbing or irrigation; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving irrigation system maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. May require other certifications as related to position or for specialized areas of assignment. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License with any applicable endorsements and maintain eligibility requirements and endorsement(s) to drive a County vehicle as provided in CMA 5805. Fingerprinting required.