Turf Agronomic Technician & Irrigation Repair Assistant

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Landscape & Grounds
Division: Business and Finance

For the 12th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”. Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?

Rollins College is seeking a Turf Agronomic Technician & Irrigation Repair Assistant to join their The Landscape & Grounds Services team!

Total Rewards & Compensation:

  • Paid Every 2 Weeks (direct deposit)
  • 15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 11 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 10 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Monday-Friday, Day Shifts (no weekends as part of normal schedule*)
  • Uniforms, Equipment and PPE provided by the College
  • Rollins College is conveniently located on multiple Lynx Bus Routes (Winter Park/Rosemont-9 &  Winter Park/Springs Village-23) and within walking distance from the Winter Park Sunrail Station
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Plus More!

Hourly Rate: $16.50

Click here to review our full benefits package.

Primary Job

  • Operates large equipment needed to transport materials and or complete daily tasks, to include Turf Spray Rig, Gas Powered Spreader, Bobcat, Forklift, John Deere Tractor and all other equipment needed to perform turf agronomic and irrigation duties.
  • Preventive maintenance on all turf agronomic equipment.
  • Performs routine inspections of all turf areas on and off campus properties for disease, insects and drought concerns, assists with athletic fields when necessary.
  • Performs routine inspection of turf irrigation and works with irrigation manager to complete repairs in a timely manner.
  • Performs maintenance and caretaker work in all lawn turf areas, monitors, records and manages all turf applications.
  • Must be able to properly read and understand chemical labels and proper application rates.
  • Assists in the construction and installation of retro fit and new irrigation systems.
  • Controls inventory, ordering and proper storage of all turf related fertilizers and chemicals.
  • Assists with repair on fountains, reflecting ponds and statues.
  • Lifts and carries heavy objects and/or equipment as needed.
  • Moves supplies, equipment and furniture as needed.
  • Assists other Facilities Management personnel in performance of routine and emergency tasks.
  • Assists with as needed with large sub-contracted turf/irrigation work.
  • Performs other relevant departmental duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years of job-related experience.
  • Requires limited pest control license and Florida BMP certification.
  • Requires a valid Florida driver’s license and satisfactory MVR to operate college vehicles.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow basic instructions in English.
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in pest control applications.
  • Knowledge of large equipment, small tools and equipment used specifically for spray and granular applications.
  • Demonstrates cross-cultural awareness and communication skills to maximize effective collaboration across diverse groups on-campus.
  • Physical role requiring heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending twisting, and kneeling. Prolonged standing and walking to various areas around campus to access and clean rooms, including climbing stairs.
  • Modeling and delivering Rollins’ service philosophy through competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others.
  • Demonstrates ability to work professionally with staff, faculty, students and external constituents at all levels.
  • Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
  • Demonstrates ability to use tact and good judgment in resolving work problems. 
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
  • Demonstrates ability to balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrates ability to determine the appropriate allocation of time to complete tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrates proficiency to quickly adapt to workplace changes and learn new skills (i.e. technology, processes, tasks, projects, etc...)
  • Perform all job responsibilities safely using personal protective equipment.
  • Comply with all department policies, procedures and service delivery expectations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Limited Lawn and Ornamental Applicators License.
  • Florida Best Management Practices Certified (BMP Certified).

FLSA Status:


Work Schedule:

The Turf Agronomic Technician & Irrigation Repair Assistant is scheduled to work 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule for this role is:

  • Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 2:30pm (with a 1 hour paid lunch)

As a condition of employment in this position, the incumbent will be subject to call in outside of regular hours in order to respond to emergencies, including the preparation and maintenance of College facilities, grounds, systems and services during inclement weather crises.

*Works overtime, special events and weekends may be required as needed.

Work Environment:

  • Works on-campus at multiple work sites including indoors and outdoors.
  • Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather.
  • Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
  • Must be punctual and reliable; daily attendance is required.  

To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About the
Facilities Services 

Facilities Services serves a variety of roles for the campus community by taking care of the physical environment and keeping things operating for faculty, students, and staff. The Housekeeping Team provides service and support to create an environment where learning can happen. To learn more about Rollins' Facilities Services, please click here.

About Rollins College:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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