CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general supervision of the Water Distribution Supervisor, performs supervisory work in planning, coordinating and directing the construction, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system. Position also requires specific front line supervisory work in the utilization of line stopping and tapping equipment and installation of commercial and residential meter assemblies. Work involves some independence within established policies, procedures and guidelines. Work assignments are received verbally and/or through written requests. Work is reviewed through observation, progress reports, inspection or conference, and through results obtained. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supervises and directs personnel in the repair, maintenance and upgrading of the water distribution system.
Responds to emergencies related to the water distribution for water main breaks and coordinates efforts to isolate and repair the break and restore service.
Participates in the mandatory Foreman On-Call rotation to respond to after hours emergencies.
Gives technical direction in the installation, of mechanical pipe work and heavy equipment operation.
Coordinates water distribution field work with other City departments and agencies.
Assist Water Distribution Supervisor in estimating and procuring materials and equipment for assigned projects.
Assists Water Distribution Supervisor in the organization and distribution of daily work orders and reports.
Interacts with contractors and developers on the installation and inspection of proposed water distribution systems or such systems that are under construction.
Assists in the inspection and subsequent reporting of all deficiencies found on new construction "as-built" plans.
Coordinates cross-connection field work with other governmental/regulatory departments and agencies.
Investigates and inspects existing facilities for potential and/or real cross connections.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Position requires a High School diploma or G.E.D. A Level 2 Water Distribution System Operator License as issued by Florida Department of Environmental Protection is required. A minimum five (5) years experience is required in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of Water Distribution systems with at least three (3) of those years in a responsible progressive role. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicant who possess an out of state license must obtain a State of Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment. State of Florida Class A Commercial Drivers license is preferred. Must participate in Emergency After Hour On-Call rotation.
B. KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of computers and ability to operate associated programs to include but not limited to word, excel, MUNIS and other related programs for data entry and work order creation and timekeeping.
Knowledge and ability to navigate the City’s web based G.I.S. software as it pertains to water distribution systems.
Knowledge of and skill in methods, materials and techniques used in the construction, repair and maintenance of Water Distribution systems, including commercial meter assemblies and backflow prevention devices of all types.
Knowledge of the City's water distribution system, including commercial meter/backflow prevention device assemblies and other utility water interconnects.
Knowledge in the use of line stopping and tapping equipment and the ability to instruct and train subordinates in the proper utilization of such equipment.
Knowledge and ability to implement occupational safety rules and safety procedures as they relate to water distribution systems.
Ability and skill to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates.
Ability and skill to effectively interact and communicate with appropriate management personnel at those locations where backflow prevention devices and large meter assemblies are in use.
Knowledge and ability necessary to effectively communicate and implement all applicable requirements of FDEP as they relate to cross connection control and potable water use.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability and skill to generate and communicate through written reports and memos.
Ability and skill in using computer to maintain and update records and generate reports.
Ability and skill to operate heavy construction equipment on occasion or when required.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, computer screen, computer print outs, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.
Ability to understand and comprehend math as it relates to volumes, pressure, flows, capacity, pumping rates, etc.
Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, and other utility related materials.
Ability to hear and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face and over two-way radio.
Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, vehicle service forms, and technical memos in a legible and understandable manner.
Ability to type on computer key board and use touch tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.
Ability to, at times, work while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching and move laterally in any of the above mentioned positions.
Ability to walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steep inclines. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.
Ability and willingness to enter and work in confined spaces such as meter vaults and excavated holes/ditches. May be required to wear life-line connection safety harness and/or self-contained breathing apparatus in the event of toxic atmosphere. At times such work may continue for extended periods.
Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods in all weather conditions when required.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.
Ability to communicate in a professional manner with the general public, contractors, engineers, developers, and regulatory officials.
Ability to receive verbal and written directives and constructive criticism from departmental management.
Ability to walk distances up to one mile while inspecting new water distribution systems or during locates.
Ability to frequently enter and leave ditches by way of incline and/or ladder.
Must have good hand, foot and eye coordination as they relate to the safe and efficient operation of heavy construction equipment.
Ability to work in and around such damp wet and muddy conditions that are created by water main breaks and service line leaks.
Ability to give and understand assorted and various hand signals as they relate to the operation of heavy construction equipment.
Ability to frequently climb up and down from heavy equipment cab/seat.
Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods while being subjected to the vibrations, fumes and stress associated with such work.
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: 10/6/16