Utilities Maintenance Worker III

  • 009215

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a variety of responsible skilled work in maintenance and construction of wastewater collection, storm water, and water distribution systems; asphalt and concrete repairs and performs related duties as assigned. May perform duties as Water, Wastewater, or Storm Water Field Crew Leader.

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)
  • Field crew leader for Distribution, Storm Water, and/or Collections work crews.
  • Plan and coordinate daily and emergency work assignments.
  • Repairs and maintains water distribution, storm water, and wastewater collection systems.
  • Repairs and replaces valves, fire hydrants, water service lines, sewer lines, storm water lines, manholes, air release valves and structures.
  • Participates in and directs water distribution and metering system repair and installation of mains, pipe lines, meters, hydrants, valves, curb stops and related system components.
  • Chlorinate new distribution lines.
  • Prepares road and applies asphalt when construction is complete. Sets road base to proper compacting and sets asphalt.
  • Repairs sidewalks and driveways and finishes concrete as required.
  • Operates water main valves and turn off and on water services for customers.
  • Operates trucks and construction and maintenance equipment as necessary to complete work projects; checks equipment for proper servicing, operation and safety and reports defects to supervisor; maintains inventory of tools and equipment.
  • Determines type and quantities of materials required to perform and complete job assignments and arranges for timely delivery to job sites.
  • Install street barricades and cones prior to the performance of construction and repair activities; direct and control traffic around work sites.
  • Maintain records related to particular area of assignment; may input and recall information into a computer terminal.
  • Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices, including work zone, flagging, shoring and trenching, and competent person.
  • Monitor and prepare confined space entry forms and operate confine space tripods, harnesses.
  • Ability to lead, manage, plan and organize daily maintenance work for Distribution, Storm Water, and/or Collection systems.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics of water lines, sewer collection lines, storm water lines, air release valves, fire hydrants, valves and water meters.
  • Knowledge of tools and mechanical equipment used in the repair and maintenance of water meters, fire hydrants and valves.
  • Knowledge of line locating rules and regulations and Sunshine One-Call procedures.
  • Knowledge of operational principles of water, storm water, and wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of safe shoring and trenching practices.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Skill in performing heavy manual labor.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in using and operating hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required to work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting utility GIS maps.
  • Ability to operate personal computers
  • Ability to complete computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) work orders through data entry.
  • Ability to perform water distribution mathematical calculations for determining flow, volume, and pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves manual labor generally in an outdoor setting. There is frequent need to stand, walk, talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms, 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 and maintains a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing for certain employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and three (3) years of water distribution, storm water, or wastewater collection experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Lead/Supervisory experience, desirable. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Level 1 Water Distribution, Storm Water Operator Certification Class A, and/or Wastewater Collection Systems Operator Certification Class A is required, or ability to obtain with twenty-four (24) months from date of employment. A State of Florida Commercial Driver’s license, Class A is required or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.

Last revision date: October 2012