University of Utah Landscape Irrigation Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN17308B

Job Title Landscape Irrigation Technician

Working Title Landscape Irrigation Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Tuesday through Saturday, evening shift required during the summer months

VP Area President

Department 00340 - Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 15.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a Landscape Irrigation technician to maintain the Garden’s irrigation system and other water related systems.


This position will be a part of the Garden’s irrigation team. The purpose of this position is to maintain the irrigation systems for all landscaped portions of Red Butte Garden, including turf, GH & indoor plants, and outdoor garden plantings, in manner that provides the water required for plant material to thrive without wasting water. This is accomplished by performing all aspects of: irrigation system diagnosis, repair, maintenance, design and installation, upgrading system to code’s, water management and water conservation. Assures work is performed in a manner that is safe for staff, volunteers and guests and avoids conflict with scheduled private and garden events.

Coordinates water application with Crewleaders in charge of each respective area.

Maintains other water related systems such as as outdoor drinking water fountains, decorative fountains, pond diversion system, seasonal startup and shutdown of the Amphitheater restrooms, and the interactive fountain in the Children’s Garden. Considered a ‘pool’ by the Salt Lake Valley Health Dept., maintenance of the Interactive fountain requires daily water inspection and management, and obtaining and maintaining a Registered Pool Operators License.

Assists with general garden maintenance as required. Performs snow removal duties in the winter.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years previous experience as a Ground Sprinkler Operator or equivalency; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. Completion of an approved apprenticeship program is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A general understanding of irrigation system components, including back flow preventors, valves, pumps, controllers, pipe sizing and water flow, and drainage systems, etc.

Able to operate equipment common to the trade such as loader, backhoe, trencher, snowplow and various hand tools.

Experience with Irrigation system software strongly preferred.

Will be required to obtain and maintain a Registered Pool Operators certificate.

Knowledge or experience with irrigation auditing practices.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.