The Presidio Trust is seeking an Irrigation Specialist who will support the Infrastructure Division. Once an Army base, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continue to grow.
The Irrigation Specialist is responsible for specialized work related to the installation, maintenance, and minor design of irrigation systems of the Presidio which distributes over 40 million gallons of irrigation water annually throughout the park in order to keep the Presidio’s lawns, shrubs, and trees green, healthy, and beautiful for park visitors and tenants.
Work includes simple, repetitive tasks, but most tasks are complex that require trouble shooting, considerable thought, a high degree of accuracy and precision, and consequences if not completed correctly (e.g. property damage, injury to visitors, wasted water). The controllers all have different standards and there are gaps in the guidelines available, so initiative and judgment are required to accomplish work assignments, evaluate problems, and determine how or what work needs to be done. Adjustments and adaptations are made when needed and operational details and skills are continuously improved to conserve water and monitor the water needs of the landscape.
This is a full-time position with benefits and a starting at $35.36 per hour. This position is included in a bargaining unit, specifically The Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 792, United Public Employees of California. Applications received by August 11, 2023, will receive first consideration.
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The Irrigation Specialist applies a working knowledge of, and skill in applying:
A passion for the mission and values of the Presidio Trust.
The work requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of varying weights, sizes, and shapes. The Work also involves physical effort related to movement such as walking, bending, digging, lifting, and backfilling trenches, including periodic extended periods of time standing or excavating soil. Dexterity is required for repairing valves and small parts.
The Irrigation Specialist works primarily outdoors where there is exposure to hazards such as varying weather conditions, tree hazards, electrical hazards, street traffic, glue solvents, noise and vibration from power tool usage, gas exposure from refueling equipment and lead exposure. Standard PPE is required to perform the work. Steel-toed boots are always required and traffic cones, safety vests, gloves, and hard hats are occasionally needed.
The Irrigation team is responsible for properly managing the irrigation systems throughout the Trust-managed areas of the Presidio. The Irrigation Specialist is responsible for providing irrigation services, technical assistance, and guidance to Trust landscape stewardship staff, coordinating with Trust project managers and planners on projects, and responding to Presidio tenant requests.
This position requires a current, valid Driver’s License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver’s license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver’s license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver’s license reviews thereafter. An individual’s granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver’s license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver’s license investigation.
All Presidio Trust employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption. Employment is contingent upon submitting a COVID-19 Certification of Vaccination or qualifying for an exemption when hired.
The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. Complete the employment application on our website and email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.