CHARACTERISTICS OF CLASSThis position will be under the general supervision of the Utilities Operations Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent. Individual in this position will perform a variety of specialized inspection tasks involving all types of backflow prevention devices (including detector check valves and other similar appurtenances), fire hydrants, grease traps, lift stations, sewer mains and manholes. This position is also responsible to consult with various regulatory agencies, engineers, contractors, developers, property management companies, and condominium/homeowners associations in the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of all of the pervious described items. Provides and explains information to the public regarding State, Federal and local environmental laws and regulations applicable to compliance responsibilities of the City’s Cross Connection Control Program. Assist with developing new procedures, programs and guidelines related to backflow prevention. The incumbent must be self-motivated and able to communicate with various individuals and groups in an articulate and professional manner. Work will be reviewed and monitored through observation, conference, reports and results obtained. Individual in this position will at times be required to work weekends and/or evenings and perform other work as required which may include direct or indirect supervisory responsibilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Inspects the installation of new backflow prevention devices, grease traps and lift stations for compliance.
Verifies test results and/or repair of backflow prevention devices, fire hydrants, grease traps, lift stations, manholes and sewer mains.
Meets with regulatory agencies, contractors, engineers, developers, property managers, condominium/homeowner associations and others to discuss privately maintained utilities.
Mediates disputes between contractors, developers and owners to resolve issues regarding privately maintained utilities.
Keeps data base, daily records, log sheets and reports on computer and prepares reports based on such for review.
Establishes and maintains database on computer of all privately maintained utilities including, but not necessarily limited to, backflow prevention devices, fire hydrants, grease traps, lift stations, sewer mains, and manholes.
Inspects all private lift stations, sewer systems and water systems to insure compliance.
Inspects and monitors all commercial grease interceptors that discharge into the City sewer system for proper cleaning and maintenance.
Inspect all private fire hydrants for proper operation and maintenance.
Notifies owners of test dates, needed repairs and/or violations and then follows through to obtain required results.
Reviews and comments on construction plans as they pertain to private utilities.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED or other certificate of competency recognized by the State of Florida required. Minimum of one year experience performing technical support and public contact in a regulatory environmental service environment. Must obtain Backflow Tester Certification within 6 months of hire, and must obtain Backflow Repair Certification within 1 year of hire. Applicants who already possess the Backflow Prevention certifications as recognized by ICCC, FWPCOA, ASSE and/or TREEO are preferred. Water Distribution System Operators Level II License required and Wastewater Collection Technician (Class B) certification preferred. State of Florida driver’s license required. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the City code and ordinances.
Knowledge of the geography of the City’s distribution/collection system.
Knowledge and skill to operate computers, work order and preventative maintenance software and web based GIS mapping system to include Word, Excel, email and internet.
Ability to explain and enforce the City codes, ordinances, and specifications with firmness and tact.
Ability to handle complaints in a courteous and efficient manner.
Ability to work independently and to make sound decisions based on well established procedures and municipal regulations.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Skill in interpreting and applying requirements to field problems and situations in a fair and impartial manner.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work in heat, cold, around noises and other undesirable weather conditions.
Ability to operate motor vehicles including small trucks, vans or cars.
Ability to hear and comprehend conversations spoken at various tones of voice and various speeds.
Ability to operate a portable radio (pac-set) or base station.
Ability to see, read, write, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.
Ability to operate a camera, which requires dexterity in hands and fingers.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time not to exceed four (4) hours consecutively.
Ability to climb steps and ladders to a height of twenty-five (25) feet in order to perform inspections.
Ability to lift items weighing up to fifty (50) lbs. and carry for distances not to exceed fifty (50) yds.
Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl and squat periodically.
Ability to work irregular hours.
Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.
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 - 6/23/16