Job Posting

Company: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Position Title: Irrigation Specialist
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is looking to hire a full-time irrigation specialist. The irrigation specialist is responsible for managing the university’s irrigation system and ensuring the proficient and effective operation of this system. The landscape services unit is part of the physical plant department, business affairs division. The unit provides support with maintenance, development and operation of all university grounds and performs skilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance and upkeep of landscape, roads and parking areas. This position has been designated as mandatory personnel for the university and may be required to report to work during adverse weather conditions even though the university may be operating on an alternate schedule. This position may assist with snow, ice and/or debris removal under the direction of a supervisor.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Direct all repairs for campus irrigation systems.

  • Provide general maintenance of systems.

  • Provide design and installation of new, in-house irrigation systems.

  • Manage, coordinate and inspect all contracted installations.

  • Conduct reviews of outside irrigation designers and deliver support to general grounds maintenance.


Candidates must have the following skills and fulfill the following requirements:

  • high school diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

  • North Carolina Pesticide License and central control certification

  • knowledge of two-wire irrigation systems

  • horticulture knowledge specific to southeastern North Carolina preferred

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Special Note to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

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