Electric Utility Locator

Department: Public Works
Division: Electric Utility
Hourly rate: $16.52 – $24.78


Under the supervision of the Field Supervisor, performs skilled and technical work in locating utility lines and in inspecting existing and new construction utility line connections. Work is reviewed through reports, observations and results achieved.

Essential functions

  • Performs work in and around energized electrical equipment
  • 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.
  • Completes data entry for input into the GIS water and wastewater mapping system.
  • Responds to questions regarding defective installations; inspect for leaks, breaks and obstructions; exercise valves and hydrants; performs emergency cut-offs.
  • Repairs water and wastewater mains and services; perform water meter drops and removals.
  • Operates equipment, Harben water probe, air compressor, jack-hammer, electronic line locator, ground penetrating radar, magnetic locator and GIS hand unit and various hand tools.
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Please 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

  • Trained and qualified to work in and around energized electrical equipment up to 7200 volts
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, legal descriptions and diagrams; maintain accurate records and prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees and the general public.
  • Knowledge of City water/wastewater system.
  • Knowledge of underground utility equipment, location of other underground utility lines; troubleshoot leaks in the utility system.
  • Knowledge of local codes related to utility connections.
  • Knowledge of the local geography.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and precautionary measures associated with the job.
  • Required to take on-call duty on rotating basis for after-hours emergencies and services.

Tasks require work be performed in adverse and hazardous environmental conditions, including occasional exposure to wastewater effluent.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school/GED supplemented by two years’ experience in operational and/or maintenance aspects of the division’s operations or other similar operations.
  • Must possess excellent knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
  • Possess and maintain a Florida Commercial Driver License Class “B” or have the permit and the ability to get the license within 6 months of hire.



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse and hazardous environmental conditions including occasional exposure to wastewater effluent.


This is medium work requiring the exertion of 75 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity.