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Irrigation Technician

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



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Job Summary

Facilities Management at the University of Colorado encourages applications for the Irrigation Technician position! During the growing season this position will seek to improve irrigation systems by monitoring, trouble shooting and repairing existing systems. This role will also assist with snow removal or irrigation system improvement projects.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Perform Irrigation, Maintenance, & Installation on Campus Irrigation System

  • Perform walk-throughs as efficiently as possible for inspection on irrigation system to ensure proper head performance and coverage.
  • Repair heads, valves, wiring, controllers, lateral pipe and mainline as needed.
  • Participate in irrigation system improvement projects as needed.

Ditch Maintenance

  • Conduct cleaning of debris at the headgates of the Anderson and Smith Goss ditches to maintain proper flow for pond replenishment.
  • Assist with chart recording and digital meter readings to help with the accounting of amounts of water used through the ditches and pump stations.

Snow & Ice Removal

  • Remove snow and ice from streets, parking lots, sidewalks and curbs.
  • Apply sand/salt or Anti-icing chemical mixture using various equipment.

Maintain Work Vehicle

  • Schedule and request vehicle maintenance with campus motor pool to perform minor maintenance on Facilities Management vehicles and equipment, and coordinate as appropriate with outdoor services mechanic for other equipment repair.
  • Maintain a constant supply of vehicle stock material for irrigation repairs as necessary.


  • Enforce the safety guidelines and policies built by Human Resources, Facilities Management Safety Committee, the Outdoor Services safety group, and industry standard processes.
  • Being an essential services position, employee may have to respond to after hour’s emergency issues related to snow/ice removal, pump station, irrigation mainline, sprinkler zones, ditches, Lynx irrigation computer, radio communication system, or other job related situations.

Other Duties

  • Perform additional miscellaneous grounds duties when needed. Some examples may be: branch pick up after a storm, grounds support for graduation that might include- running a blower, placing mulch in beds, running a string trimmer, etc.

What You Should Know

  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • Please be aware that this position is considered essential services.
  • This position will work 5 eight-hour days per week, between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, based on staffing requirements of the Department. The work week for this position will be Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday based on the staffing requirements of the Department.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $44,904 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • One year of landscape maintenance or related work experience.
  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver's license.

What You Will Need

The ability to work independently and in a team setting.

What We Would Like You To Have

Previous experience with irrigation system inspection, maintenance & repair.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1.  A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by August 14, 2022 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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