City of Fort Lauderdale, FL Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Aug 29, 2023Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY Are you looking for a rewarding career in maintaining and improving our community's infrastructure? Join our dedicated team and play a crucial role in keeping our city's public works facilities running smoothly. The City of Fort Lauderdale has promotion opportunities for dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees 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. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the facility and plants maintenance duties, which includes minor repairs of building systems, trash pick-up, sludge tank cleaning, lime delivery, etc. 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. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Serves as lead worker over a small crew of lower ranking municipal maintenance workers in the performance of a variety of maintenance tasks Performs semi-skilled related tasks in the general maintenance of municipal facilities Performs minor maintenance work on assigned equipment, including lubricating parts, replacing air filters, cleaning equipment, and checking all fluids and adding as needed; makes minor repairs and adjustments Removes plant's grit, trash, and rags to the landfill for disposal Operates a sanitary/storm water sewer jet cleaning truck to unclog sewer lines of sand, rags, and other objects; removes debris from the plant's lift station Operates a lime (calcium Hydroxide) delivery system. Including, transportation from the main lime silo to the four hoppers, and receive daily lime deliveries. Performed routine maintenance in plant, hydrotreaters, recovery basins, and flume. Responds to questions and complaints from the public; resolves complaints in a satisfactory manner Complies with safety regulations and standard operating procedures Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals. Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT Must possess a high school diploma or an acceptable G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency.Must possess at least three (3) years of related workMust possess a valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an airbrake endorsement. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. 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. HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION 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). 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 poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders 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. The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance. Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.