Business / Organization Name:
Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc.
24 West 61st Street, 4th Floor
Turf & Irrigation Technician
Full-Time, Year-Round; Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, plus overtime
POSITION DESCRIPTION The Turf & Irrigation Technician will report directly to the Turf Manager and will work with other members of the Turf Crew to maintain the surfaces of the athletic playing fields, both natural sod and artificial turf, oversee field rotation and red flagging, and assist in maintenance of all irrigation systems. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Work with the Randall’s Island Turf Crew to assist with daily turf maintenance including: mowing, seeding, fertilizing, watering, leveling, laying sod, removing debris, and rolling. • Design, install, and maintain all components related to irrigation system. • Troubleshoot and repair problems with irrigation system. • Organize, inventory, and maintain records of irrigation equipment. • Irrigate all grounds as scheduled or needed by hand watering or using site control program. • Safely apply pesticides and fertilizers, along with completing records of application. • Calibrate equipment for the use of liquid and granular fertilizers and pesticides. • Assist with a variety of projects which can include: aeration, aeravating, hydro-seeding, drainage, and maintenance building renovation. • Operate hand tools such as pole saws, loppers, hand saws, rakes, tampers, and shovels. • Operate small equipment such as walk- and riding- lawnmowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, and backpack leaf blowers. • Operate equipment such as motorized utility vehicles, aerivators, and verticutters. • Ensure all equipment is secured and well-maintained, including: washing, greasing, fueling, and arranging for service of equipment. • Perform other general tasks as assigned by the Turf Manager and Assistant Turf Manager This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Plant and Soil Sciences
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.):
To apply, please complete an application online at: https://www.randallsisland.org/about-us/employment-application OR download an application and send to: Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. 24 West 61st Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10023 Fax: (212) 830-7710
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS • B.A. in turf grass management or related field OR equivalent turf grass certificate/coursework OR 3 years hands-on experience in turf grass management • Strong communication and leadership skills • Excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather, under strenuous conditions • Ability to use light power equipment and hand tools • Ability to perform physical labor; must be able to lift up to 50lbs • Motivated and punctual, able to work both independently and as part of a team • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends • Maintain a NY pesticide license through yearly training and testing. PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS • Experience in golf course maintenance as an assistant, irrigation technician, or grounds crew member • Two (2) years of landscaping experience and materials applications experience • Valid New York State driver license • Pesticide license a plus
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description:
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Benefits: Vacation, sick leave, and medical insurance following 90 day introductory period The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.