Irrigation Association

Irrigation Specialist

Spotlight Preferred
City of Fresno
Fresno, California, United States (on-site)
24 days ago


SALARY: $4,035 - $4,902/mo.



The City of Fresno is offering an outstanding career opportunity to a dedicated professional to join our team in the Department of Public Works in Building a Better Fresno. Public Works maintains not only the 3,700 lane miles of streets but also the sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, street sweeping operations, landscaped median islands and buffers, parks and open space landscaping, our urban forest of street trees, trails, and numerous City buildings.

Under general supervision, Irrigation Specialists perform specialized work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of municipal landscape irrigation systems to include manual, smart and automated systems; and leads crews.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Leads crews and participates in the installation, operation, inspection, repairs, and maintenance all components of manual, smart and automated irrigations systems, including automatic controllers, valves, water mains, lateral lines, sprinklers, pumping and filtration systems. Inspects and repairs pumping and filtration systems; makes modifications or additions to existing irrigation systems as required. Converts manual and hydraulic systems to electronic or automated controlled systems. Digs trenches; traces, locates, and excavates broken or damaged irrigation lines and water mains. Surveys turf and landscape areas to determine irrigation requirements and makes necessary system adjustments. Provides specific site data to the engineer for the design of landscape sprinkler systems. May perform semi-skilled tasks in plumbing, carpentry, electrical and general maintenance work on parks facilities.

The current vacancies exist in the Department of Public Works (DPW). Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.


BENEFITS: UNIT 1 Classification - International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers- IUOE (Local 39)

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.

VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8-14.66 hours per month.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.


HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance.

RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.

DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligibility list:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent GED completion.


Two (2) years of paid experience in the installation, modification, maintenance, repair and operation of manual, smart and automated irrigation systems within a municipality or commercial industry setting.

Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.


The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Examination: 100%: The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: knowledge of the techniques and procedures used in the installation, modification and maintenance of manual, smart and automatic irrigation systems, water requirements, sprinkler system design, safety, public contact, interpersonal skills, and lead direction. Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be determined.


Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.


The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.



WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders as well.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67671573
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fresno, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Fresno
  • Position Title: Irrigation Specialist
  • Irrigation Industry Segment: Other
  • Job Function: Service & Installation
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $48,420.00 - $58,824.00 (Yearly Salary)
Fresno , California , United States

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