UMD Multi Trades Chief/ Irrigation Technician

26 Jun 2023 5:19 AM | Ben Ellis (Administrator)

Position Number: 102242
Title: MT Multi Trades Chief I
Functional Title: MT Multi Trades Chief I/Irrigation Technician
Category Status: 20-Nonexempt,Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPA-FM-B&LM-Arboretum & Landscape Services
Hiring Range Minimum: 44843
Hiring Range Maximum: 53811.6
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Offers technical repair and problem diagnosis to campus Irrigation Supervisor for maintaining campus irrigation systems and fountains. Responsible for daily system checks and includes plumbing, low
voltage electrical, mechanical and system control repairs. In the absence of the Irrigation supervisor will handle work task requests and overall systems oversight.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years progressively responsible experience in the trade(s) where assigned to include at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. In a Non-Supervisory/Leader position, 5 years of experience is required.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of the trade(s) where assigned, tis includes; working knowledge of irrigation systems, fountains and water conservation. Comprehensive knowledge of the practices and techniques of irrigation landscape construction, and/or irrigation practices and techniques of irrigation maintenance, of plant material and their water needs, and of OSHA regulations related to the trade(s) area.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in the practical application of electronics, hydraulics, and mechanics as used in maintenance work; of basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions; of the care and storage of equipment and supplies used in the area where assigned.
  • General knowledge of the principles of supervision in the maintenance trades.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the trade(s) where assigned.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, schematics, drawings, and specifications; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to lead and train skilled and unskilled employees in assigned trade(s) work; to prepare summaries and reports; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

This position requires an incumbent to possess and a valid Class C driver’s license or equivalent valid in the State of Maryland with fewer than six (6) points.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years’ experience in landscape irrigation including but not limited to installation, maintenance, repairs and adjustments.
  • Two years’ experience in fountain management including but not limited to maintenance, cleaning, chemical monitoring and trouble shooting.
  • Ability in making field investigations.
  • Ability to plan and implement assigned projects, to organize and lead the work of assigned personnel and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands

Must be able to work in adverse weather and temperature extremes and be free from debilitating pollen allergies and the like. The employee must have the ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and on occasion up to 100 pounds; stand and walk continuously; lift, stoop, and/or bend for extended periods of time; wear and work with the use of personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.). The shift hours are from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday. Position is Essential and is subject to 24 hour day/7 day week span of operation.

Posting Date: 06/14/2023
Closing Date: 07/05/2023
Open Until Filled No
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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