• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 15, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Fleet Management Public Works Utilities
  • Salary: $20.80 - $32.24 Hourly

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking 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. Would you fit in? Click here to apply.

This is semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation, servicing, fabrication, maintenance and repair of stationary mechanical equipment employed in the operation of the water and wastewater treatment plants, well fields, pumping stations, and solid waste facilities in the Public Works Department on an assigned shift.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, and repairs mechanical equipment, including pumps, motors, and all equipment associated within the plants, well fields, storm stations, and water storage facilities
  • Reviews equipment manuals and maintenance records to develop preventive maintenance schedules
  • Operates and cares for hand and power tools in maintaining, fabricating, and repairing parts for machinery and equipment
  • Prepares wells for chlorinating and pumping to ground for contaminated wells
  • Submits daily and weekly reports for the task and maintenance duties performed
  • Provides assistance to the Diesel Tech, welders, Electrician, and Machinist; performs welding, acetylene burning, brazing, soldering, minor carpentry, and painting, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Reading drawing specifications and manufacturer's data sheets
  • Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • Performs related work as required
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 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.
Passion for job :  Maintains a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and self-starting approach to achieve and maintain higher levels of performance.  Lead by example to inspire employee commitment and motivation to ensure that Community Builders (employees) and neighbors (customers) experience the highest level of service and satisfaction.
Commitment to Excellence/Continuous Improvement :  Demonstrates a commitment to quality, takes pride in work, and strives to deliver the best possible results. Upholds the City's Quality Management System (QMS) through provision of consistent quality services that meet the needs and expectations of neighbors (customers) and other interested parties.   Aims to enhance neighbor satisfaction with city services by looking for opportunities to improve performance, generating ideas for improving processes, and thoroughly reviews work. Resilience, determination and innovation are all qualities essential for success.
Job Knowledge: The demonstration of specialized knowledge required to perform the job. Takes initiative in learning and implementing new concepts, technologies, and/or methods.
Customer Service Orientation :   Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times. Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and neighbors to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction and proactively seek customer feedback.
Personal Credibility: Projects self-control, confidence, and composure while managing emotions, time, energy, and performance.
Results Orientation:   Demonstrates knowledge of what results are important and focuses resources to achieve them.
Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for outcomes.
Engagement: Care about work assignments and meets expectations for work schedules and accomplishing assignments. Shows commitment to the organization and its goals.
Communication: Speaks, writes, and listens effectively in a variety of circumstances, shares information and ideas with others.
Ethics and Integrity : Degree of trustworthiness and ethical behavior of an individual with consideration for the knowledge one has of the impact and consequences when making a decision or taking action.  All community builders should familiarize themselves with the City's Policy and Standards Manual (PSM) Chapter 6, Section 10, Sub Section 8 (City Employee Code of Ethics).
Teamwork: Works effectively with others to achieve business goals and objectives.  Takes steps to promote cohesiveness, collaboration and synergy with associates throughout the organization. Bridges personal, business and cultural differences to work effectively in team settings.
Conflict Management: Addressing and resolving conflict constructively by facilitating agreements between two or more parties.
Goal Orientation: Focuses on achieving goals and results; willing to persist in the face of obstacles.
Productivity & Work Quality: Ensures quality of work and work products match organization and department expectations.  Reviews one's own work for completeness and accuracy, seeks information or assistance when needed, and works well with other employees to provide quality work products and seeks to improve processes and practices to enhance quality and productivity.
Safety/Security: Provide a safe, secure and healthy workplace for all employees.  Establish and maintain an effective safety, security-conscious and health program within established safety policies and guidelines.
Work Coordination: Conducting his or herself in a professional manner in the work environment and completing work of acceptable quality and within established timelines.
Continuous Learning: The extent to which one can independently determine the need for personal and professional growth, appropriately identifies relevant learning opportunities, and willingly participates in such developmental opportunities.
Time Management: Ability to prioritize and organize own actions to achieve targeted objectives.
Established Date: 11/18/2018     Revised Date: November 30, 2018
Management Category: N/A        Classification Level: Foundation
FLSA: Non-Exempt                    EEO Code:7 - Skilled Craft Workers
Job Code:  TM131                     Pay Grade: TG06
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.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.  

  1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate.
  2. Six (6) months or more of additional training
  3. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the operation of a water treatment plant
  4. Possess a current State of Florida Class "B" Water Operator's license in compliance with the Florida Administrative Code and all revisions thereof

All applicants must complete the attached supplemental questionnaire as well as the standard employment application. The supplemental questionnaire must be submitted at time of application.

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. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.

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.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous