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Irrigation Technician II

Company: Oklahoma State University
Location: Stillwater
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Irrigation Technician II

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:



Landscape Maintenance Services

Location Address:

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

John Lee

Hiring Range
(Contingent upon available funding):

15.00 - 18.00, Hourly

Work Schedule:

8am - 5pm

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Reports directly to the Facilities Management Irrigation Supervisor and works closely as a team with Landscape Services Department shops Design, Installation, Maintenance and Shop Support. Provide routine labor to support other Facilities Management departments as assigned. Employee in this position is required to be on rotating standby for emergencies and/or any other event weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Employee in this position is required to work overtime when work requires. Employee in this position is required to work shift work when work can't be accomplished during regular hours, and when the Management staff deems necessary. Must be able to perform snow and ice removal tasks, and respond at any time of the day or night when scheduled by management; therefore, deeming you as essential personnel requiring you to come into work regardless of the weather conditions. This may require work during non-business hours which include evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and when the University is closed. Must use appropriate personal protective equipment as required (gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.). These items are not for personal use. Work outside in extreme heat and cold and during precipitation; high levels of dust; operating equipment with hazardous noise levels; handling odoriferous chemicals. This position is heavy in manual labor and requires the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and in excess of 50 pounds occasionally.

Blackout Leave Periods: Landscape services has three identified blackout periods each year. No leave will be approved during these times.
Leave requests will not be approved for the month of May, August, and October until the dates for each event listed below are posted
with main campus.
1. Two weeks prior to First day of School for Fall Semester
2. Two weeks before Homecoming
3. Two weeks before Spring Commencement

OSU offers a generous benefits package for continuous, regular positions, including but not limited to health, life and retirement benefits, paid leave and 12 paid holidays per year. Other benefits include employee and dependent tuition waivers, free gym memberships, a free, confidential employee assistance program, and more.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide resume and three work references for applicant consideration.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

High School/GED

Four years' experience in turf or landscape maintenance with irrigation related work. Stable work history.

Have before hire and maintain after hire a valid driver's license. A valid driver's license must be maintained for the operation of an OSU vehicle, which is required in the performance of job duties as assigned.

Strong attention to work detail, following instructions, and organizational skills. Strong work ethic, and initiative for quality and customer service. Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions. Ability to multitask and coordinate projects through to completion and in a timely manner. Knowledge, keen understanding, and operational skills of irrigation and plumbing systems. Knowledge of plant and landscape needs and soil conditions. Must be able to work under minimal supervision. Computer skills. Ability to use a shovel, irrigation trencher, lift 50 lbs. and work in inclement weather. Must work safely and promote a safe environment.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit

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