Utility Service Worker I, II or III

Department: Water and Wastewater

Divisions: Construction, Water Distribution, Wastewater

Utility Service Worker Trainee Hiring Rate: $13.91 – $15.99

Utility Service Worker I Hiring Rate: $14.60 – $16.79

Utility Service Worker II Hiring Rate: $16.10 – $18.51

Utility Service Worker III Hiring Rate: $17.75 – $20.41

General Purpose

Under the supervision of the foreman or designee, this position is moderately difficult work; perform multiple tasks within the maintenance and repair of the municipal water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water systems.  Work includes the connection of fittings, installation or cleaning of new mains, service lines, valves, and hydrants; repair of sanitary mains and lift stations; placement, removal and minor repair to water meters/electric meters and the pressure testing and chlorination of new mains. Work is reviewed through observation and adherence to established policies and procedures and results achieved.

Essential functions

Waster Distribution:

Assists in the installation and servicing of water mains; cements fittings; place barricades; excavate trenches for main placement; apply temporary patches to street surfaces following repair.

Responsible for accurately maintaining daily paperwork and record keeping.

Repairs & installs water mains, valves, fittings, water services, meters (water & electric), wet taps, line stopping and any other appurtenances to the distribution system.

Repairs and maintains valves and fire hydrants.

Assists in locating valves and utility lines.

Installs, exchanges water meters and electric meters.

Operates motor vehicles to transport personnel and supplies to work site; operate various hand and power tools; operate heavy equipment.

Performs non-skilled level facilities maintenance and cleaning.

Assists and supports other departments/divisions as needed.

After probationary period, employee will be placed on the on call stand-by list as requirement for the position.

Assists in the placement of M.O.T.

Assists and supports customers in making minor plumbing repairs

Inspect and answer customer complaints.

Perform other work as assigned.

Construction Services:

Assist in installation, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater mains, and storm water systems; proper placement of place barricades for maintenance of traffic requirements; excavate trenches for main placement; apply temporary patches to street surfaces following repair.

Install, repair, and adjust valves boxes and meter boxes; install water meters; install, repair and maintain valves; install and maintain new fire hydrants; install underground conduits for electric, communications, decorative street lights and traffic signals.

Assist in installation of new package lift stations.

Operate motor vehicles to transport personnel and supplies to work site; operate various hand and power tools; operate heavy equipment and electronic locating equipment; perform skilled level functions related to specific directional drilling and/or pipe bursting equipment and conventional open cut installations.

Assist in locating, tracking, and guiding drill head during directional drilling operations.

Provide construction support for other city departments and divisions.

Perform semi-skilled level facilities maintenance and cleaning.

Perform other work as assigned.

Wastewater Collection:

Assist in the repair, maintenance, replacement, and installation of wastewater mains, laterals, manholes, force mains, ARV valves, backwater devices, and sanitary clean-outs.

Assist with collection system trouble shoot investigations, including customer complaints/concerns responses.

Assist in traffic control including setting up and maintaining traffic control devices.

Assist in setting up and maintaining bypass and dewatering pumps.

Repair, replace, and make adjustments of manhole frame/covers.

Operate motor vehicles to transport personnel, equipment, and supplies to and from work site.

Operate various hand and power tools, including light and heavy equipment.

Perform routine safety inspections on vehicles, tools, and equipment.

Performs other work as assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Ability to locate leaks, stoppages and malfunctions in water and wastewater lines and related equipment; ability to operate hand machinery used in the installation of water/wastewater lines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability learn to operate hand tools used in installation and maintenance of underground utilities during directional drilling, pipe bursting and standard construction practices.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Knowledge of specific equipment and specialized tools for the installation of new water and wastewater mains and related appurtenances and be skilled in the use of light equipment and hand and power tools.

Required to take on-call duty on rotating basis for after-hours emergencies and services after probation period.

Knowledge of methods and materials utilized in the installation and maintenance of a water distribution and wastewater utility system; knowledge of specific means and methods related to directional drilling and/or pipe bursting.

Knowledge of the practices and materials utilized in the installation and maintenance of water utility system.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to locate leaks, stoppages and malfunctions in water lines and related equipment.

Ability to operate heavy hand machinery used in the maintenance of water lines.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Skill in the use of light and heavy equipment and hand and power tools.

Required to take call duty on rotating basis for after hour’s emergencies and services.

Ability to calculate pump running time and record data.

Ability to inspect pumping station equipment, troubleshoot and correct malfunctions.

Ability to use and understand voltage and amperage meters.

Ability to climb ladders and work in enclosed below ground level areas.

Knowledge of pumping stations and related equipment.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to tow / maneuver small and medium sized trailers.

Minimum Qualifications

Utility Service Worker I

High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by 6 months of general maintenance experience.

Utility Service Worker II

All requirements for Utility Service Worker I in addition to at least one year of experience with the City of Winter Park and a Florida State Water Distribution Class 3 License, or Wastewater Collection “C” certification.

Utility Service Worker III

All requirements for Utility Service Worker II in addition to at least one year of experience as Utility Service Worker II with the City of Winter Park.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Utility Service Worker I

Possess and maintain a valid (CDL) Florida Commercial Driver’s License, Class “B” or permit and ability to obtain license within six (6) months of hire including tanker endorsement.

Utility Service Worker II

Possess Florida State Water Distribution Class 3 License, or Wastewater Collection “C” certification, water license preferred.

Possess current first aid and CPR certificate.

Complete a trench safety or confined space course.

Complete an approved Safety in the Work Zone course.

Complete minimum of 240 hours of cross training with other utility divisions; demonstrate positive work ethics   Must have a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License B w/ Tanker endorsement or higher.

Utility Service Worker III

Possess Florida State Water Distribution Class 3 License; (Class 2 preferred) and a Wastewater Collection “C” Certification.

Possess current first aid and CPR certificates.

Complete a Competent Person Safety Course; complete an approved Safety in the Work Zone Course, and Confined Space Course.

Complete minimum of 540 hours of cross training with other utility divisions, and complete a skills and knowledge test to be administered the Field Supervisor.

Other Requirements

Environmental

Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.

Physical

This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull and reposition objects.

Ability to ascend/descend stairs, scaffolds, and ladders.

Ability to traverse about a variety of city job sites with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to position oneself to work in confined spaces.

Ability to manipulate objects, demonstrate small, precise movements, and operate necessary equipment such as hand, power, and small engine tools repetitively or continuously.

Sensory

Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.