Employment Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for Irrigation Operator at Public Works:


Job Description


Public Works

Job Status:

Not Specified


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM & ON CALL


Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

Rate of Pay:

$15.00 DOE

Position Type:

Full Time


Pick up application at City Hall & Return to City Hall


Job Responsibilities

• Maintains and repairs City irrigation system
• Respond to calls regarding the irrigation system
• Responsible for irrigation line/box installation/repair and water main installation/repair
• Performs maintenance in the spring and fall of the irrigation system
• Execute variety of duties in a professional and customer service oriented manner
• Keeps accurate log of shift operations, work orders, and flood reports
• Responsible for inspecting and servicing equipment before operation
• Cleans facilities and operation equipment as required by daily visual inspection
• Operates backhoe, dump truck, mowers, jet, vacuum and camera truck and other equipment
• Maintains buildings, grounds, piping, roadways, and machinery
• All other duties as assigned


Physical Requirements

• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. In the course of lifting, the employee may frequently be required to bend or squat
• The employee will be expected to perform work from an elevated position including climbing and working from ladders
• The Employee will be expected to work in confined spaces and must be able to wear appropriate equipment including belts and harnesses. The employee also must possess sufficient physical and mental ability to withstand a confined environment
• Employee may frequently be exposed to untreated wastewater (containing human waste). Employee must not have physical or mental barriers to performing these tasks; also employees will be requested to receive Hepatitis combination vaccinations for their protection
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee must prove adequate dexterity to: manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemical

To apply for any position at the City of New Plymouth , please complete our required Application Form, you can obtain an application in person at City Hall.  Please make sure you meet the specific qualifications for the position you are applying for; otherwise the application will not be processed. We look forward to receiving your application and discussing the employment opportunity of interest.

The City of New Plymouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.