Public Utilities Maintenance Leader

  • 005537

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises and performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s infrastructure, wastewater collection, water distribution, storm water collection, irrigation systems, canals, lake systems, and water catchment area; treatment plants, streets, and/or lift stations; may perform related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Plans, assigns and coordinates daily work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, facilities related to storm water, water distribution, wastewater collection systems, treatment plants, lift stations, canals, lake system and water catchment area.
  2. Assigns, reviews, and evaluates work performance of assigned employees and recommends disciplinary action according to established City procedures. Conducts performance appraisals.
  3. Troubleshoots, maintains and performs skilled work repairs of equipment, machinery, and operational systems. Maintains records of work orders and equipment maintenance.
  4. Supervises subordinate team leaders or work crews in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution, storm water, wastewater collection or irrigation systems, treatment plants, streets, and/or lift stations.
  5. Orders materials and rebuilds equipment for stock inventory.
  6. Completes required administrative records and logs, schedules crews, etc.
  7. Plans, schedules, and selects necessary equipment and related supplies.
  8. Oversees all work in progress to ensure quality, timeliness and safety.
  9. Schedules preventive maintenance on a regular schedule.
  10. Maintains inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  11. Investigates and coordinates a response to citizen questions and complaints.
  12. Assists or participates in performing maintenance and repair work as necessary.
  13. Responds to emergency calls on a call out basis and works outside normal working hours, as needed.
  • Knowledge of City, federal, and state laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances related to public utilities in area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of ground and underground utilities and how to identify hydraulic and water pressure operated equipment.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of technical equipment, manuals and tools required in the performance of duties.
  • Knowledge of the operation, repair, and maintenance of public utilities infrastructure systems equipment and machinery and facilities.
  • Skills in assigning, reviewing and evaluating work, reading maps, engineering drawings and blue prints.
  • Skills in proper use of tools, chemicals, equipment, machinery and techniques in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, water distribution or irrigation systems, sewer mains, laterals, and manholes.
  • Skills in reading and interpreting technical manuals
  • Skills in safely handling toxic chemicals.
  • Skills in training work crews in the safe healthy use and operation of public utilities machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work involves supervising or performing moderate to heavy work in all types of weather and exposure to loud noises, chemical and toxic fumes. There is occasional need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and five (5) years related experience in equipment and mechanical maintenance and repair of utility or infrastructure systems, electrical work and/or aquatic weed spraying, grounds and irrigation systems, including one (1) year lead work or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida commercial driver’s license, Class B, and Class C sanitary collection, storm water collection or water distribution certification, or the ability to acquire within one (1) year from date of employment, may be required depending on area of assignment.

Last revision date: July 2003
Overtime: Yes
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