Utilities Technician Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Public Works and Utilities Director and Assistant Director and the direct supervision of the Utilities Engineer, performs professional technical work in meeting the engineering, utility and geographic information system needs of the Public Works and Utilities Department.  Work involves engineering design and construction administration, updating the master water distribution system model, updating utility base map layers and maps and permitting and oversight of in-house construction projects.  

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.       ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Prepares advanced subprofessional engineering plans for construction projects including water, wastewater and stormwater within the City’s service areas;

Prepares permit documents and reports for regulatory agencies,

Prepares specifications and bid documents for construction projects;

Inspects work conducted by contractors on behalf of the City for compliance with approved plans and specifications;

Reviews invoices/pay estimates related to contractors work and prepares as-built drawings from field data;

Prepares detour and closure plans for construction projects;

Provides technical assistance to the public and to other municipal divisions;

Maintains relevant hard copies and computer records and files;

Answers and responds to public inquiries and complaints and refers matters to appropriate City or other public agencies;

Attends meetings, conferences and workshops as requested and authorized;

May help coordinate, review and implement the unidirectional flushing program;

Updates the City water model and or reclaimed water model using the latest version of the City WaterGems model;

Collects, edits, organizes and manipulates utility geographic data.  Uses ESRI ArcGIS software to manage utility GIS data and to convert ‘as-built’ drawings into the Geographic Information System;

Performs related work as required;

Aids in the conversion of the Utility Department’s AutoCAD, hard copy, and georeferenced raster drawings into ArcGIS geodatabases;

Uses Trimble GPS unit and ESRI ArcPad software to collect various geographic information;

Prepares maps for reports and project use;

Assists with answering telephones, especially during times of minimal office staffing.
 

REQUIREMENTS

A.       TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Associate’s degree from a college, university, or vocational school in Engineering, Engineering Science, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering design or related field is required; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Must have working knowledge of AutoCADD, and ESRI ArcGIS product suite in a Windows environment. Valid Florida driver’s license is required. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida license within 10 days of employment.  Experience with WaterGems, Trimble GPS, and AutoDesk products is desired.  

B.       KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Working knowledge of AutoCADD, engineering design standards (principles, practices and techniques of engineering drawings related to drafting) and specifications related to utility and drainage projects.

Working knowledge of construction of utility projects and City’s technical specifications.

Knowledge of basic mathematics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to make accurate, neat and legible drawings using AutoCADD (Version 13 or latest version).

Working knowledge of the Geographic Information System needs of the Public Works and Utilities Department.

Knowledge of WaterGems or other water/sewer modeling software.

Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software.

Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.

Knowledge of the Internet for work related purposes.

Knowledge of water, wastewater, stormwater and reuse utilities.

Ability to read maps, legal descriptions and other legal documents.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with others.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read and comprehend engineering plans, specifications and technical manuals.

Ability to read and comprehend permits issued to the City by other local, state and federal agencies.

Ability to work in heat, cold, around noise, and other undesirable environmental conditions.

Ability to hear and comprehend conversation spoken at various tones of voice and at various speeds.

Ability to see, write quickly, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.

Ability to read fine print on computer paper, computer equipment, and see lights on equipment.

Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.

Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time not to exceed four hours consecutively.

Ability to lift weights not to exceed fifty (50) lbs., and carry for distances not to exceed twenty (20) yards items that may seem awkward.

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and squat.

Ability to work regularly scheduled and unscheduled overtime hours.

Ability to work in confined spaces.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols that are legible.

Ability to work on computers for extended periods of time without rest.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.  WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 4/26/2016