Job Description

Sr Irrigation Tech

Requisition IDreq6722
Working TitleSr Irrigation Tech
Position Grade08
Position Summary

UNM’s Facilities Management is in search of a Sr. Irrigation Tech to join our Grounds & Landscaping division. The Sr. Irrigation tech will be responsible to perform all irrigation system maintenance and repairs. In addition, he/she will maintain inventory of irrigation supplies; will program, monitor, and adjust centralized satellite irrigation controllers.

Facilities Management is responsible for the care and upkeep of the physical campus environment that covers 680 acres of land. For more information about Grounds & Landscaping division visit:

REVISION: The best consideration date has been revised to 11/16/18

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • A valid New Mexico driver's license will be required if a motor vehicle must be operated on the job.
  • Must obtain a City of Albuquerque Backflow Prevention Certificate within one year of date of hire.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.Certifications/LicensureState of New Mexico Irrigation License (CID-JS)

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Good communication skills and leadership experience
  • Practical working experience of manual and controlled-operated irrigation systems
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Current City of Alb. Backflow Prevention Certification
Additional RequirementsPlease include ALL previous relevant work experience on your application including all completed education, licensures/certifications to reflect you meet the minimum qualification for this job.
(DO NOT limit your job history to your most recent employers).
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentFM Grounds (821C0)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$11.25 - $16.88 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date11/16/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach Resume, Cover letter, and Reference list for three (3) prior supervisors and their contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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