WATER FACILITIES MANAGER-*Previously Advertised (Former applicants see position summary)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $73,633.04 - $114,136.46 Annually USD

Job Description


*Previously Advertised: Former applicants that ranked are still under consideration and do not need to reapply.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Water Facilities Manager to support its water systems.

The ideal candidate, through exceptional communication and organizational skills, will ensure compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures. Also have proven abilities to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), to work independently, and to maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers. Would you fit in? Click here to apply.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City currently offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match! Beginning January 1st 2021, the City will participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Manages the work of assigned personnel; delegates and reviews work assignments; hires, trains, and evaluates employees
  • Plans and implements repairs and installation of new equipment; extends or expands water operations; oversees new construction
  • Works with engineering and other staff to plan and implement projects; develops bids and specifications for various projects. Able to understand and navigate through engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Develops plans and procedures for refining, expanding, and instituting water treatment processes, production quotas, and work programs for altering, repairing, extending, or expanding the water operations system
  • Makes recommendations for new facilities and equipment, and for modification of existing facilities
  • Provides technical assistance to other City departments on problems relating to the water operations system; responds as a subject matter expert on issues involving regulatory compliance, treatment techniques, and management issues within the plant
  • Confers with plant supervisors, regulatory representatives, and engineers relative to location and scope of construction affecting the plant and makes recommendations for new facilities and equipment, and for modification
  • Works with engineering and other staff to plan and implement projects; develops bids and specifications for various projects
  • Processes documents to procure materials, equipment, supplies, and services
  • Interfaces with Large Users in the Regional Water System
  • Knowledge of City Ordinances, Federal, State, and County regulations.
  • Reviews and finalizes monthly operating reports, budget reports, regulatory reports, or any other environmental events
  • Develops, writes, and implements standard operating procedures. Prepares regulatory reports to South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Monthly Operating Report, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • Responds and is deployed as needed during emergencies including atmospheric events, loss of power, chemical releases, etc.
  • Prepares development plans for assigned staff including serving as trainer on technical issues as they relate to water production and regulations applicable to the water plant
  • Performs necessary duties to foster and implement efforts in specialized activities such as Risk Management Plan (RMP), International Standards Organization (ISO), Effective Utility Management (EUM), etc.
  • Prepares the annual operating budget, makes recommendations of new capital improvements for the water plant, and prepares the necessary paperwork to procure materials, chemicals, components, services, etc.
  • Ability to prepare documents of a high technical detail utilizing the MS Office suite of products.
  • Performs related work as required
Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


1. Have graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil, mechanical, chemical or sanitary engineering; business or public administration; or other appropriate job-related field.

2. Possess at least five (5) years technical experience in all phases of water operations, including some supervisory responsibility.

3. Have a State of Florida Class "A" Certified Operator's License in water. If not licensed in the State of Florida, must possess the equivalent to a Class "A" license from another state and must obtain a State of Florida Class A Certified Operator's License in water within twelve (12) months from date of employment.


Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.


An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J-204) .
The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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