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Springs Preserve-Irrigation Technician - Preserve Lead Gardens Worker-Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:48pm

Irrigation Technician - Preserve Lead Gardens Worker


Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas , NV 89153

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Job Description 

DATE OPENED:10/03/17
RECRUITER: Kylie Lujan
FILING DEADLINE: 8am, Friday, 11/03/17
SALARY: $ 22.32 hourly
WORK LOCATION: Public Services, Springs Preserve
HOURS OF WORK: 4/10’s, 6am -4:30pm, Tue–Fri, occasional weekends

The term of this appointment will be a maximum of 24 months. All persons hired into Limited Term (LT) positions will be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying conditions of employment.

INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening, background check and may be required to pass a job-related physical evaluation.

Duties & Responsibilities 

GENERAL PURPOSE: Performs a wide variety of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled and specialized duties involved in the horticulture, greenhouse, landscaping, cultivation, maintenance, and operations of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve (LVSP); installs, repairs and maintains irrigation systems for landscaped areas; maintains the appearance of LVSP grounds and facilities; participates in water conservation education and public awareness programs; provides horticultural assistance to LVSP staff and visitors and assists with native plant propagation, salvage programs and native seed repository; may provide lead work direction to other gardens workers; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with all components of irrigation systems, including various controllers for commercial properties; will work well independently and with others; demonstrates an ability to understand necessary inventory levels to perform needed tasks; and will be able to work in extreme weather conditions, performing physically intense labor, while remaining flexible with changing priorities.

Education and Experience 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by considerable course work and training in horticulture, landscaping and gardening requirements of an extreme desert environment; and three years of journey-level experience in landscaping and gardening in an extreme desert environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Nevada driver's license may be required for some positions and the ability to maintain insurability under the Water District Vehicle Insurance Policy.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Family associations of Mojave native flora and drought tolerant plants, trees, cacti, shrubs, vines, hedges and ground cover for the Southwest; specialized nutrient and cultural requirements of plants in an extreme desert environment; methods and techniques of potting, seeding, planting, transplanting, cultivating, pruning and maintaining a variety of Mojave native and drought tolerant lawns, ground cover, plants, shrubs, hedges, cacti and trees, with a particular focus on drought-resistant stock; basic methods for plant salvaging and seed collection and processing; seasonable plant water use requirements for an extensive variety of drought tolerant plant species; soil preparation and enrichment in an extreme desert environment; methods, techniques, practices, equipment and chemicals used in weed and insect control and treating plant diseases; basic greenhouse operations and facility maintenance; installation, maintenance and repair of high efficiency irrigation systems; basic methods and techniques of landscape design in an extreme desert environment; basic plumbing, mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs; use and maintenance of commonly used hand and power landscaping tools and equipment; shop mathematics; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work; lead work guidance methods and practices.

ABILITY TO: Use landscaping tools and equipment; safely operate a variety of power and motorized equipment and vehicles; recognize and identify plants, trees, shrubs, groundcover, cacti and other horticultural specimens; recognize, diagnose and treat plant disorders, diseases and insect pests; analyze landscaping problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action; prepare clear and concise records, reports and other written materials; read and interpret landscaping and irrigation system blueprints, sketches, drawings and specifications; represent the Preserve effectively in interacting with individual visitors and visiting groups, answering technical landscape questions and providing instruction on a variety of landscaping, cultivation and irrigation topics; follow oral and written instructions; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; meet objectives in coordination with other staff members and the plant collections committee; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work, including the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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Full Name 
Kylie Lujan