WATER DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN I, II, or III

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $36,410.00 - $68,142.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

This is a non-exempt position, which is manual skilled work in the care and maintenance of water lines, meters and all other aspects pertaining to a water distribution system.

The work involves the operation of heavy equipment and tools, which are needed to make repairs to waterlines. Work is usually performed under the direction of a higher classification; however, constant supervision is not necessary for familiar tasks, which can be performed without difficulty. Position requires wearing a pager and employee is subject to call outs at anytime.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Will install, maintain and repair lines, water meters and fire hydrants.

Will perform preventive maintenance of lines, water meters and fire hydrants, etc.

May operate various mechanical equipment used in maintenance and repair of water lines.

May operate heavy equipment.

May perform repairs at water plants.

May assist on an as-needed basis in the installation, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection or treatment systems.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Performs related work as required and as directed.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of maintenance and repair procedures for water distribution systems.

Knowledge of proper sanitation procedures for water main repair.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of proper use of safety procedures.

Ability to operate equipment used for repair of water lines and water meters.

Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignments correctly.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under hot and humid conditions.

Ability to install, maintain and repair lines, water meters and fire hydrants.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including call outs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees, department officials and the general public.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from a standard high school or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate.
One (1) year of experience performing all related work necessary to maintain a water distribution and metering system. Some plumbing experience expected, underground contracting experience preferred.

MUST possess Water Distribution Technician Level III license issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection or acquire within two (2) years of employment in position.

MUST possess ability to operate a City vehicle and hold or acquire Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL) within six (6) months of employment in position.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Essential" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map