Crew Leader - Utilities Field Operations - Job Code #4599

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Crew Leader - Utilities Field Operations:  This is work participating in and assisting with the coordination of utility work for operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems.

Duties:

Utility Operations

  • Crew leader duties shall include coordinating and overseeing the daily work activities of 3 or more staff comprised of any combination of; Equipment Operator-III’s, Skilled Trades Worker-II’s or I's and Trades Workers while performing; utility installations, maintenance and repairs, flow testing and disinfection to the public utility’s potable and reclaimed water distribution systems, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems, their appurtenances and all public service laterals.
  • Perform complete underground utility inspection/discovery, Sunshine 811 locates and submit as pertains to the operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems, their appurtenances and all public service laterals, backflow prevention devices, meters and boxes and related appurtenances, including flow testing of water meters and certification of backflow prevention devices.
  • Performs right-of-way MOT and all restorations relating to complete utility maintenance and repairs.

Equipment Operation

  • Operates specialized equipment, such as vacuum trucks, sewer-flushing devices, rodding equipment, jetting equipment, television evaluation equipment, flow meters and other related equipment used in distribution and wastewater collection system maintenance, including relief of wastewater sewer stoppages/backups, cleaning of lines, maintenance of structures/manholes, and investigation of inflow and infiltration.
  • Operates specialized equipment, such as excavators, backhoes, end loaders, trenchers, tapping machines, boring machines and other related equipment required to install, maintain and repair utility system mains, services and their appurtenances, including tapping of water and wastewater mains and installing new water and wastewater services.

General Duties

  • Responds to customer’s complaints and communicates relating to the water and sewer utility systems, including water leaks, water quality concerns, sewer stoppages/backups and odors.
  • Completes; service requests and work orders, with electronic equipment, software and communication technologies relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Crew leader duties shall include coordinating and overseeing all necessary work to completion. Perform Red-Lining for utility discrepancies with GIS to make accurate field corrections and submit electronically to GIS Department. In addition, keeping necessary records, ensuring compliance with direction from the immediate Supervisor and or Manager performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles as assigned.
  • Responds to emergencies as required.

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Minimum Qualifications:
 A High School Diploma or its equivalent and one (1) year of experience in the operations, maintenance, repair, installation and construction of the potable and reclaimed water distribution, wastewater; gravity, vacuum and pressurized sewer collection systems. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License at time of appointment. A State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "A" with Tanker "N" endorsement or the ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain.

Preferred Qualifications:  Florida Department Environmental Protection (FDEP): Water Distribution System-Level 4, Drinking Water Treatment-Class D and or Wastewater Treatment-Class D Certification(s). NASSCO-PACP, MACP & LACP Certification(s). One (1) year of Wastewater Collection System Cleaning, Televising and Maintenance.

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