Job: Intern - Irrigation Assessor

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The Irrigation Assessor Intern performs irrigation audits and inspections for residential and large property customers; compiles data and creates written reports based on audit findings; performs general garden and landscape maintenance functions; and may assist in general conservation projects during non-irrigation months.

Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply. 

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform physical inspection of irrigation systems
  • Compile data to create detailed reports of inspection findings
  • Work directly with city of Aurora residents
  • Analyze water use and consumption data
  • Perform garden and landscape maintenance when assessments are slow
  • May perform as team lead worker
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School diploma or GED and currently enrolled in a college program.

Experience: 1 year of customer service experience.

Preferred Experience: Irrigation system repair and installation experience preferred but not required. Previous horticulture or landscape installation and maintenance experience preferred but not required. Applicants must be enrolled in a college program and must demonstrate 

Knowledge: Basic Microsoft Office programs knowledge. Experience in the operations of irrigation systems and efficient watering practices preferred.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; keep and maintain accurate records; and organize  materials and equipment to accomplish tasks.  Ability to work the occasional weekend, as needed.

Skills: Skilled in the use of general tools, equipment, methods, and safety practices common to assigned functions.

Licenses Required: Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; vision to read manuals, record data, and monitor and observe instruments/gauges; hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals; speech communication to provide technical information and communicate with employees and citizens.

Work Environment: Some work indoors with primarily outdoor work that has exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals; handles a variety of concrete and building materials common to maintenance functions and irrigation operations.

Equipment Used: Operates tools, equipment, and vehicles common to landscape maintenance and irrigation system repairs.  May utilize tablet and related software to record work and data points within garden. This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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