Position Description

Heavy Pipeline Construction Supervisor
Job Code 4616
Requisition Information
Public Utilities

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

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

8781 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$22.02 - $28.69

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40
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Heavy Pipeline Construction Supervisor (Official Job Title:  Supervisor, Utilities Operations/Stormwater) (New FY20 Budgeted Position - Selected candidate will start on or after 10/1):: This position supervises work crews for both routine and emergency maintenance, repair and construction of water and sewer utilities, stormwater systems, equipment facilities.  Duties include: arranging for necessary equipment, tools and assistance from other operations; reviews and monitors safety of workers and equipment; interfacing with management on issues related to budgeting, staffing, discipline of employees, training/development, scheduling and other activities involving discretion and judgment.

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.


  • Organizes/coordinates/schedules daily activities and functions of assigned work crews
  • Maintains, reviews and summarizes daily activity logs
  • Reviews and monitors safety equipment, instructs crews in proper work methods and correct safety procedures
  • Assigns work crews to emergency operations
  • Trains and develops staff on utilization of equipment and operations
  • Utilizes electronic devices and equipment with computerized programs and communication technologies for scheduling and time management relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion
  • Interfaces with other units/core services and city officials in a professional and timely fashion
  • Ensures compliance with county, state and OSHA regulations; coordinates use of external resources/vendors
  • Assists with monitoring, analyzing/assessing effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of work performed
  • Assists with establishing workload priorities to meet deadlines
  • Coordinates and ensures appropriate supply of work materials; tracks and maintains store inventories
  • Participates in hiring of staff, job descriptions, performance reviews and disciplinary actions
  • Participates in staffing and business planning efforts
  • Arranges for major equipment at emergency and scheduled work sites
  • Ensures master schedule of routine maintenance operations
  • Assist with research for cost and oversees expenditures for the operations and equipment needed
  • Ensures staffing needs for all assigned operations
  • Ensures effectiveness and efficiency of all aspects of work performed and recommends adjustments to job plans
  • Ensures long range maintenance plans and coordinates with outreach groups
  • Prepares, schedules and conducts performance review sessions and disciplinary actions
  • Ensures and monitors vendor contracts; assists in union negotiations


Minimum Qualifications:  A High School Diploma or its equivalent and four (4) years of related experience, including one year of supervisory experience in the operation, maintenance, repair and construction of the water and sewer utilities -OR- Associate’s Degree with two (2) years of related experience, including one year of supervisory experience in operation, maintenance, repair and construction of the water and sewer utilitiesValid Florida Driver’s License.  Must be able to obtain within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain a Valid State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "A" with Tanker "N" endorsement.

Preferred Qualifications:   A Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business management or related field. Florida Department Environmental Protection (FDEP): Water Distribution System-Level 3, Drinking Water Treatment-Class C and or Wastewater Treatment-Class C 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. Two (2) years of Wastewater Collection System Cleaning, Televising and Maintenance.


Job Competencies: Technical Competence (Time Management, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Knowledge Sharing, Process Development); People Competence (Diversity, Relationship Building, Team Building, Respectful Behavior, Interdependence, Conflict Resolution, Facilitation); Business Competence (Customer Analysis/Focus, Performance Management, Business Planning, Budget, Performance Measures, People/HR); Leadership Competence (Shares Vision/Mission, Communication, Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Role Model, Emotional Intelligence, Change Management, Influence); Field Knowledge: Working knowledge of current technology in potable water distribution, wastewater collections and conveyance that are pressurized and or gravity, and storm water conveyance systems repair, maintenance, and operations best practices; Knowledge and safe operation of specialized tools and equipment used in potable, reuse, wastewater, and storm water conveyance systems repair, maintenance and operations best practices; Operation of excavators, backhoe, end loader, trencher, personal computers and mechanical tools used in utilities and the storm water maintenance industry; Ability to understand and follow through with oral/written instructions regularly; smartphone and intermediate computer skills Proficiency with GIS and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.  Proficient with Maximo and other web base software programs.

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May require overtime, shift work, weekends, holidays or modification of work schedule depending upon operational requirements.  May require on-call or after-hours response to emergencies.

Physical Demands:   Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.











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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