Position Description

Skilled Trades Worker I - Public Works/Stormwater
Job Code 4335
Requisition Information
Public Works

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

8781 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$16.43 (Step 1)

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40
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Skilled Trades Worker I - Public Works/Stormwater (Official Job Title: Skilled Trades Worker I - Waste Water):  Advanced skilled work in the maintenance, construction and repair of utility and stormwater mains, equipment and facilities.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening

This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.



Stormwater Operations

  • Performs locates, installation, maintenance and repair, to the enclosed and open Stormwater drainage conveyance system and their appurtenances. Forming, pouring and finishing of concrete is part of the maintenance of drainage systems.
  • Performs roadway and right-of-way restoration relating to completed utility maintenance and repairs.

Equipment Operation

  • Operates specialized equipment, such as vacuum trucks, sewer flushing devices, rodding equipment, jetting equipment, television evaluation equipment, open-channel flow meters and other related equipment used in wastewater and storm water collection system maintenance, including relief of storm and sanitary sewer stoppages, cleaning of lines, maintenance of manholes, catch basins (structures), and investigation of inflow and infiltration.
  • Operates specialized equipment, such as backhoes, trenchers, tapping machines, boring machines and other related equipment required to install, maintain and repair utility system mains, services and their appurtenances, including tapping of water mains and installing new water services.

General Duties

  • Responds to customer complaints relating to the utility and storm water systems, including water leaks, water quality concerns, sewer stoppages, Stormwater backups and odors.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles as assigned. 
  • Completes and submits work orders relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Responds to emergency situations as required.


Minimum Qualifications:  A High School Diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of utility water distribution, stormwater conveyance systems and wastewater collection systems.  Must acquire Class "B" CDL or higher CDL within six (6) months of hired date.  Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License at time of hire/appointment.


Job Competencies:  Knowledge of current technology in water distribution, wastewater collections, and storm water conveyance systems maintenance practices.   Knowledge and safe operation of specialized tools and equipment used in potable, reuse, wastewater, and storm water conveyance systems maintenance and repair. Operation of backhoe, excavators, trencher, personal computers and mechanical tools used in utilities and the storm water maintenance industry.  The ability to understand and follow oral/written instructions. Experience in the use of TV inspection, smoke testing and collection system flow monitoring equipment.


Work Hours:  6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Physical Demands:   Must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds and must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. When lifting excessive weight, a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or assistance from another team member is available.  Protective clothing is worn in this position, Incumbents work in a loud noise environment with frequent exposure to fumes and/or airborne chemicals.  Incumbents may be required to work in confined spaces.  Incumbents may encounter wild life while performing duties (such as spiders, rats, snakes, snapping turtles, otters, and possibly hogs and/or alligators).  There is risk of electrical shock and risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens.














Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA

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