Electric Field Data Collector – Temporary

Department: Administration
Division: Information Technology
Hourly Rate: $30.00

Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Information Technology, the Electric Field Data Collector inspects and compiles data on power lines and electric utility equipment throughout the City’s electric service area. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through direct observation, discussion, and review of data output to ensure accuracy, conformance to established procedures, and achievement of desired results. This is a temporary position that will end on September 27, 2019.

Essential functions

  • Performs work in and around energized electrical equipment
  • Collects and documents overhead and underground electric utility assets manually and electronically.
  • Studies maps and utilities equipment to locate existing utility lines; prepare field drawings and diagrams showing location of existing services and determine placement of new service; review site plans before constructions; maintain records and activity logs.
  • Submit accurate documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Note:  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of local codes related to utility connections.
  • Knowledge of the local geography.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and precautionary measures associated with the job.
  • Knowledge of GIS and GPS.
  • Knowledge of components of overhead and underground electric distribution networks.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish electric distribution network components such as transformers, switches, switchgear, fuses, risers, meters and conductors.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schemas, legal descriptions and diagrams.
  • Ability to pay high attention to details to maintain accurate records and prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to be highly productive working independently.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb in urban and rugged environments for up to 10 hours per day.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to safely operate an all-terrain vehicle or pickup truck.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction Technology, Geography, GIS or related discipline.
  • Two (2) years’ Electrical Engineering, Construction Technology, Geography, GIS or closely related field.
  • GIS, GPS, electric utility, and outdoor field experience preferred.
  • Electric Utility experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License.
  • Trained and qualified to work in and around energized electrical equipment up to 7200 volts.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Requirements

Environmental

Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions. This position is 100% outdoors and requires hiking and/or driving to locations with all equipment required to complete job.

Physical

This is moderate work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 25 pounds of force frequently and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. This job requires hiking and/or driving to locations with all equipment required to complete the job such as but not limited to: computer, GPS unit, digital camera, and rangefinder.

Sensory

Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity as well as oral communication ability.