Utilities Maintenance Leader

  • 005528

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises and performs skilled work in the construction, repair and maintenance of wastewater and storm water collection systems, water distribution systems, treatment plants, lift stations, hydrants, sewer lines, mains, fire, and service lines, construction manholes, repairing sidewalks with meter boxes, flow testing service lines, and responding to user complaints; may perform other 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 and organizes work and supervises crews in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution, waste water and storm water collection systems, treatment plants, and lift stations.
  2. Maintains and repairs sewer mains, manholes and laterals, and air release valves. Caps water and sewer connections for demo’s. Plugs sewer laterals for non-payment. Removes water meters for demo, and conducts monthly surveys of problem manholes and sewer mains in service area.
  3. Locate laterals for new construction, verifies active lateral and proper connections on new construction.
  4. Arranges for and supervises the movement of tools, equipment, and crews to and from works sites.
  5. Ensures equipment and tools are in proper working order at all times and schedules and/or makes repairs as needed, transports equipment needing repair out of town and manages inventory of supplies and parts.
  6. Locates and makes detailed sketches of lateral and manhole locations and type of pipe and footage on each section of main in sewer system and maintains maps for accuracy.
  7. Supervises or makes temporary and permanent pavement and sidewalk repairs in conjunction with construction and maintenance of water and waste water systems.
  8. Completes employee performance reviews and other employee related paperwork, recommends training for employees, and attends job related training courses to improve and/or enhance job performance.
  9. Keeps records of assignments, prepares progress reports and time/cost accounting reports.
  10. Notifies residents and property owners of utility system shut downs.
  11. Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices, ensures workers follow safety practices, and inspects all emergency and safety equipment for trucks and tools.
  12. Performs operations and maintenance supervisor’s job and all other wastewater collection functions as required.
  13. Responds to emergency calls for service on a call-out basis and works outside normal working hours as needed.
  • Knowledge of ground and underground utilities and how to identify hydraulic and water pressure operated equipment.
  • Knowledge of proper management of sewer related spills and procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to safety and repair work.
  • Skill in drawing, reading, and interpreting sketches and maps.
  • Skills in proper use of tools, chemicals, equipment, machinery, and techniques in the construction, maintenance and repair of sewer mains, laterals, and manholes.
  • Skill in working in confined spaces.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skills in planning, layout, and supervising the work of construction and maintenance crews.
  • Skills in troubleshooting, locate problems, and make corrections in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Skill in supervising others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, employees, and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves standing, walking long distances, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, and reaching with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to sit, climb, or balance, grasp, push and pull, and lift objects of up to 50 pounds. The employee is exposed to outside elements, and must be able to work below ground levels, climb and run. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. This position will also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years experience in maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment, including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires FW&PCOA Class C sanitary collection, storm water collection, or water distribution certification, or ability to acquire within one (1) from date of employment. Commercial driver’s license Class B may be required depending upon area of assignment.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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