Utility Worker II
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Disclosure/General Description
Starting Salary: $13.23
Pay Grade: N27
Current Pasco County Employees:Please refer to thePersonnel Policy and Procedure Manual for starting salary information.
Department: Utilities Water & Wastewater O & M
Location: New Port Richey & Wesley Chapel
General Description: Semi-skilled work to varying degrees of skilled work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water and reclaimed distribution system and waste water collection systems. Employees in this class perform a wide variety of manual laboring tasks including the operation of light construction equipment in connection with the construction and maintenance of the water distribution or wastewater collection system.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. On call as needed.
Essential Job Functions
Participates in the installation, maintenance, or repair of water and reclaimed distribution, waste water collection, or similar systems; including valves and meters. Taps water and sewer lines, flushes fire hydrants, cuts pipes, and operates pumps. Uses tapping saddles, concrete saws, metal detectors, handsaws, pliers, shovels, and wrenches. Maintains manholes. Operates line-clearing equipment. Occasionally operates backhoe, trencher, and other types of equipment. Assists in maintaining well stations. Maintains inventory of parts on service truck; drives service truck and operates radio. Reads blueprints and records work activities. Turns meters on and off. Installs or removes plugs and locks. Repairs or back-flushes meters. Records meter readings and meter serial numbers. Calibrates meters; discusses water or wastewater service problems with users. Locates lines and fittings. Maintains area around wells, detention ponds, and treatment plants. Operates tractor mowers and related grounds maintenance equipment. Loads, transports, and unloads equipment. Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment. Assists in maintaining and repairing lift station and treatment plant equipment. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Knowledge of water and reclaimed distribution, wastewater collection system, plumbing, or irrigation system construction and repair methods.
* Knowledge of tools, fittings, and equipment used in repairing and maintaining water, wastewater, plumbing, or irrigation systems.
* Knowledge of water meter installation and repair procedures.
* Skill in driving a service truck and in operating line clearing equipment, pumps, automotive digging, backfilling, and mowing equipment.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
* Ability to prepare records of work activities.
* Ability to read blueprints.
* Ability to read meters and accurately record readings.
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to80 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects.May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Ability to frequently bend, climbs, stoop, squat, and walk. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. Ability to work outside, occasionally under adverse conditions. Ability to perform strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time. Must pass a pulmonary function test and fit test within 60 days of hire. Position may require to be clean shaven in order to meet safety requirements.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Six (6) months of direct experience in water or wastewater field maintenance.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:Must possess a valid driver's license. Must obtain a Trenching and Shoring Certification within one (1) year from date of hire. Must obtain a FDEP Class (3) Water Distribution License or FWPCOA (C) Wastewater Collection Technician Certification depending discipline within eighteen (18) months from date of employment. Must obtain a Confined Space Certification within (1) year of employment. Must obtain Valid Florida 'B' Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with N Tanker's endorsement within one hundred twenty (120) days from date of employment. Must obtain a Class 'B' permit within thirty (30) days of employment.
ADA STATEMENT:A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County isa drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07 F.S. chapter SSA.7 Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.
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