• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $60,664.24 - $94,034.93 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale is currently seeking a Water Operations Supervisor. The ideal candidate will be enthused about taking on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Individuals who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Click here to apply .

This is technical and supervisory work of more than average difficulty in the operation and maintenance of a large, complex water treatment plant and facilities.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.


  • Supervises the work of assigned staff; delegates and reviews work assignments; conducts performance evaluations
  • Directs, reviews, and participates in the daily operation and maintenance of the water treatment facility
  • Recognizes deviations in plant processes or irregularities in plant operation; identifies sources, causes, and effects related to the performance of the facility. Implement corrective strategies and communicates issues to his/her immediate supervisor
  • Works with engineering and other staff to plan and implement projects; assists in developing bids and specifications for various projects. Able to understand and navigate through engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Assists in processing documents to procure materials, equipment, supplies, and services
  • Knowledge of City Ordinances, Federal, State, and County regulations
  • Reviews reports, logs, and laboratory analysis to determine efficiency of assigned shifts and to ensure required regulations and standards are met; maintains plant records; prepares monthly summary reports of operations
  • Sets priorities for corrections of abnormal conditions; implements proper corrective measures as needed to maintain quality treatment
  • Recommends, prepares drafts, and implements new procedures; revises outdated procedures for plant operation and for emergency repairs; assists in staff training
  • Assists in the preparation of the plant budget; makes recommendations for staffing requirements, equipment, and supplies
  • Maintains inventory and orders chemicals and supplies for the lab and process areas
  • Maintains plant records and prepares periodic summary reports of operations; studies and analyzes weekly and monthly reports, logs, and maintenance actions; prepares recommendations for short and long term action required to meet the needs of the department and regulatory agencies
  • Conducts monthly safety meetings, Emergency Response Plan training (Risk Management Program), and Environmental & Sustainability Management System awareness training; maintains compliance within each program
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Coordinates with other plant staff to execute unplanned and preventative maintenance and construction projects
  • Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to prepare documents of a high technical detail utilizing the MS Office suite of products.
  • Responds and is deployed as needed during emergencies including atmospheric events, loss of power, chemical releases, etc.
  • Assists in preparing 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 related work as required


  1. Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree
  2. Must possess at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in water operations Previous supervisory experience required. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.
  3. State of Florida Class A Certified Operator's License in water.

Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.

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.

The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Depending on the number of applicants 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 may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a 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 (J204) at time of application.
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