Utility Service Worker I Trainee

Department:  Water and Wastewater
Division:  Wastewater Collection
Hourly Rate:  $13.23 – $19.84


Under the supervision of the foreman or designee, this entry level position is moderately difficult work; performs multiple tasks within the wastewater collection system consisting of various maintenance and repair of wastewater gravity and pressurized mains, laterals, valves, and other apparatus. Work is reviewed through reports, observation and results achieved.

Essential functions

    • Assist in the repair, maintenance, replacement, and installation of wastewater mains, laterals, manholes, force mains, ARV valves, backwater devices, and sanitary cleanouts.
    • 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.
    • Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
    • Demonstrate  proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
    • Perform 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

  • Possess ability to comprehend, complete, and retain knowledge required for successful accomplishment of all job position essential functions.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of the materials and procedures utilized in the installation, repair, and maintenance of a wastewater collection system.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of job related occupational safety hazards and safety practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with customers, co-workers, and supervisors alike.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and supervisors.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and understand prints within six (6) months of hire.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent within six (6) months of hire.
    • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license.

    Certifications and Training

    • To continue employment, must obtain a Florida Commercial Driver License, CDL Class “B” or the permit and ability to obtain the license w/ tanker endorsement within six (6) months of hire.
    • To continue employment, must obtain High school diploma or equivalent within six (6) months of hire.
    • All certifications must be obtained within noted timeframes, and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
    • Will be considered for career progression to Utility Service Worker I upon attaining all required certifications with satisfactory job performance and recommendation of Utility Field Supervisor.



Tasks require that work be performed in adverse environment and hazardous conditions including excessive noise levels, confined spaces, exposure to noxious odors, extreme heat or cold temperatures, frequent exposure to wastewater effluent; involves working with unmarked underground utilities; i.e. high voltage power, fiber optic cables, low and high pressure gas transmission lines; working in congested residential areas, main highways and in trenches and/or deep excavations.


This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 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 as well as oral communication ability.