• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 19, 2019
Full Time Public Works Utilities Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $23.08 - $35.79 Hourly

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale has career 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. Click here to apply.

When assigned to Distribution and Collection, the employee supervises and participates in a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in locating, installing, maintaining and repairing water mains, sanitary sewers and other specialized tasks requiring knowledge of water and wastewater systems, plumbing and pipe fitting practices. The employee supervises and assists in such activities as installing meters, installing and repairing fire hydrants, installing water mains and sewer systems, repairing leaks, laying pipe, laying, cleaning and repairing connecting sanitary sewer laterals, and operating heavy equipment incidental to these tasks.

When assigned to Stormwater operations, the employee supervises and participates in a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, operation, and maintenance of stormwater and right-of-way systems. 

Work assignments are usually received in the form of specific work orders, but most work is performed independently under general supervision, with periodic inspections of completed work and review of reports. Supervision is exercised over a large crew or several moderate-sized crews of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled employees, using reasonable initiative and independent judgment.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

Note:   The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

1.  Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school, or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency.
2.  Have three (3) years of experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution and/or sanitary sewer lines and related services, including plumbing and pipe fitting experience, asphalt maintenance, and right-of-way maintenance.

3.  Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of educational requirement.
4.  Possess a valid Florida CDL license appropriate for position with an acceptable driving record.
5.  Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the operation of appropriate equipment.
Employees hired, promoted or demoted into this class on or after the above date must possess a State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Level 3 or higher license as a water distribution system operator in compliance with Chapter 62-602 of the Florida Administrative Code and all revisions thereof at the time of appointment.  Employees must maintain an active Level 3 or higher license for continuing employment in this class.

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 & 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.

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.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous