Skilled Trades Worker I - Utilities Field Technician - Job Code #4572

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Skilled Trades Worker I (Working Title: Utilities Field Technician):   This is work participating in and assisting with 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

  • Performing complete utility work maintenance, repair, installation, construction, flushing, flow testing, and disinfection to the 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 and locates 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, meter 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 and communicates to customer’s complaints relating to the water and sewer utility systems, including water and meter leaks, water quality concerns, sewer stoppages/backups and odors.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles as assigned.
  • Completes; service requests and work orders, with electronic equipment, software and communication technologies relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Performing complete underground utility inspection/discovery and locates 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. In addition, keeping records, ensuring compliance with direction from the Crew Leader or Lead Worker and Immediate Supervisor or Manager performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Responds to emergencies as required.

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Minimum Qualifications:   
 A High School Diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years 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 or related experience. 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). While not required, we prefer that if hired employee obtains within two (2) years date of hire. one (1) year of Wastewater Collection System Cleaning, Televising and Maintenance.

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