Position Description

Skilled Trades Worker I - Utilities Field Technician
Job Code 4572
Requisition Information
Department:
Public Utilities

Opening Date:
8/09/2019

Tentative Close Date:
8/23/2019

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

Location.:
Sarasota Operations Center 1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:
5

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 (Working Title: Utilities Field Technician):   This is work participating in and assisting with utility work for operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems.

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.

Duties:

Utility Operations

  • Performing complete utility work maintenance, repair, installation, construction, flushing, flow testing, and disinfection to the utility’s potable and reclaimed water distribution systems, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems, their appurtenances and all public service laterals.
  • Perform complete underground utility inspection/discovery and locates as pertains to the operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems, their appurtenances and all public service laterals, backflow prevention devices, meter boxes and related appurtenances, including flow testing of water meters and certification of backflow prevention devices.
  • Performs right-of-way MOT and all restorations relating to complete utility maintenance and repairs.

Equipment Operation

  • Operates specialized equipment, such as vacuum trucks, sewer-flushing devices, rodding equipment, jetting equipment, television evaluation equipment, flow meters and other related equipment used in distribution and wastewater collection system maintenance, including relief of wastewater sewer stoppages/backups, cleaning of lines, maintenance of structures/manholes, and investigation of inflow and infiltration.
  • Operates specialized equipment, such as excavators, backhoes, end loaders, 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 and wastewater mains and installing new water and wastewater services.

General Duties

  • Responds and communicates to customer’s complaints relating to the water and sewer utility systems, including water and meter leaks, water quality concerns, sewer stoppages/backups and odors.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles as assigned.
  • Completes; service requests and work orders, with electronic equipment, software and communication technologies relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Performing complete underground utility inspection/discovery and locates as pertains to the operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems, their appurtenances and all public service laterals. In addition, keeping records, ensuring compliance with direction from the Crew Leader or Lead Worker and Immediate Supervisor or Manager performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Responds to emergencies as required.

Minimum Qualifications:    A High School Diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience in the operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems or related experience. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License at time of appointment. A State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "A" with Tanker "N" endorsement or the ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain.

Preferred Qualifications:    Florida Department Environmental Protection (FDEP): Water Distribution System-Level 4, Drinking Water Treatment-Class D and or Wastewater Treatment-Class D Certification(s). NASSCO-PACP, MACP & LACP Certification(s). While not required, we prefer that if hired employee obtains within two (2) years date of hire. one (1) year of Wastewater Collection System Cleaning, Televising and Maintenance.

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. Smartphone and basic computer skills with web app GIS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Maximo software program.

 

 

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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