City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 13, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Performs maintenance, inspection, and repair of airport buildings and facilities and ensures airport grounds, runways, and equipment comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Repairs and installs fences, performs general building maintenance, cleans and sweeps pavement surfaces, and mows airfield grass and safety areas. Performs weed control activities and maintains airport grounds including landscaped areas, lawns and irrigation systems.

This position is subject to emergency call-outs and must be able to work overtime including nights, weekends, and stand-by as required.         

NOTE:   The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!

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Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Cleans and sweeps pavement surfaces and mows airfield grass and safety areas; performs weed control activities; maintains airport grounds including landscaped areas, lawns and irrigation systems
  • Performs semi-skilled work in building maintenance activities and equipment operations
  • Performs daily inspections; performs routine maintenance and clean-up of airport runways, taxiways, airport grounds, perimeter fences, gates and related equipment for compliance with federal, state, and general aviation airport rules and regulations
  • Completes and maintains work records to include complaint resolutions, maintenance and repair logs, vehicle inspection forms, daily work logs, FAA and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) inspection records, and other related documentation
  • Notifies pilots, tenants, and businesses of work performed on airport property; responds to routine questions and complaints
  • Participates in airport construction projects involving airport tenants, control tower personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Notifies affected users of outages; responds to routine requests for service and initiates problem resolution
  • Monitors environmental issues, hazardous materials, and provides appropriate follow-up
  • Coordinates with Public Works personnel regarding the necessity for maintenance and repairs needed at the airport
  • Inspects runways and taxiways for adequate surface conditions, lighting, markings, and proper signage
  • Provides assistance during aircraft emergencies, hazardous incidents, and other emergency situations
  • Assists with issuing Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) to report activity or conditions affecting flight operations
  • Assists with preparation for and participates in FAA and FDOT CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES and inspections
  • Operates and performs inspections on all vehicles and medium equipment including but not limited to, airport sweeper, water truck, scissor lifts, haul truck, tractor and attachments, and service vehicles
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition
  • Reviews automotive and equipment maintenance records and identifies the need for equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Removes foreign objects and debris from the airfield; maintains paint striping on all runways and taxiways for both aircraft and service vehicles
  • Performs related work as required


  1. Have graduated from a standard high school or possess a G.E.D. from a recognized issuing agency.
  2. Have one (1) year work experience in airport maintenance, airport operations, landscape maintenance, grounds maintenance, custodial work or a related field.
  3. Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record by time of appointment.
  4. This position is subject to emergency call-outs and must be able to work overtime including nights, weekends, and stand-by as required.

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

 Work Environment:  Frequency Working in Designated Environment:
Office or similar indoor environment: Sometimes 
Outdoor environment: Frequently or Often 
Street environment (near moving traffic): Frequently or Often 
Construction site: Frequently or Often 
Confined Space: Sometimes 
In the community (homes, businesses, etc.): Seldom or Never 
Correctional facility, detention center or jail: Seldom or Never 
Clinical healthcare environment: Seldom or Never 
Warehouse environment: Sometimes 
Shop environment: Frequently or Often
The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.  All successful applicants will be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.  To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 02/19/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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