Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Maintenance Technician - Landscape PAY GRADE: 46

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Plan, design, install, troubleshoot and maintain manual and automatic sprinkler and drip systems.
Performs backflow testing and repairs; maintains and repairs landscaping maintenance machinery and
tools. Plants and maintain shrubs, trees, and flowers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Five (5) years of experience in landscape maintenance preferred.
3. Experience in landscape sprinkler system installation and repairs, backflow testing and repairs;
the maintenance and repair of landscaping maintenance machinery
4. Must have the ability to obtain backflow certification
5. Arizona Driver’s License with clean driving record

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, design, install, troubleshoot and maintain manual and automatic drip and sprinkler systems.
- Plans and designs landscaping; determines plant location taking into consideration such factors as
lighting, water availability, temperature, humidity and space requirements.
- Test, inspect and repair to various backflow assemblies associated with irrigation systems.
- Perform routine inspection and maintenance on landscaping machinery and equipment.
- Plant and maintain shrubs, trees, flowers and groundcovers.
- Care for growing plants by watering, pruning, weeding and removing dead or damaged foliage or
limbs/branches.
- Mix and apply a variety of fertilizers to obtain proper nutrient balance for each plant.
- Mow lawns, remove debris from stairs and walks, rake leaves, edge sidewalks.
- May operate equipment to include mowers, trucks, forklifts, skid loader, trenchers, edgers, chain
saws, brush trimmers, and other landscaping hand tools.
- Assists in the maintenance of other areas within District.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of landscape maintenance and irrigation systems.
? Knowledge of irrigation systems, time clocks, valve electrical wiring and manifold functions
? Knowledge of safety practices and procedures
? Knowledge of fertilization techniques
? Knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures of grounds care
? Skill in the repair and installation of underground irrigation sprinkler systems
? Skill in operating landscape maintenance equipment
? Skill in verbal and written communication
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 6/17 PSPC TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Maintenance Technician - Landscape PAY GRADE: 46

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Hazardous chemicals and dangerous machinery
Exposure to extreme weather conditions

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Lifts, moves, or carries objects weighing up to 80 pounds
Operate a District vehicle

REPORTS TO:
Facilities Management Department Manager or Facilities Management Supervisor

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 3/00
Revised: 6/17 PSPC

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