Career Fair – Utilities Field Technician Lead

City of Boynton Beach, FL
March 5, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification This position is specifically for the City of Boynton Beach Career Fair.

The purpose of this classification is to perform semi-skilled to skilled construction and maintenance functions for utilities field operations and to lead a small crew of workers in specific functional areas.

Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Coordinates and oversees work activities for smaller, routine tasks or components of larger tasks within area of specialty; provides direction, guidance and technical assistance to crew/team members; organizes, prioritizes, assigns, and oversees work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; and provides input into performance appraisals.
Assists in training new employees; demonstrates proper work methods and procedures; familiarizes them with work area, location of supplies, departmental policies, etc.; and trains them in technical aspects of work functions.
Leads crew engaged in making point repairs of utility lines for smaller, routine leaks and breaks, or tasks related to construction/maintenance projects for storm water, wastewater, and distribution; locates water and sewer lines; repairs sewer and water lines; turns water on and off as needed; installs new and/or replaces existing lines; cleans sewer lines; connects valves in water lines; cuts, measures and fits pipe; raises and lowers service lines; digs under streets and roadways to install lines; and uses specialized equipment to clean water mains, storm drains and sewer lines.
Leads crew engaged in various aspects of general street maintenance; levels gravel and asphalt; mixes, pours and cuts concrete; places barricades at various locations; directs traffic; repairs sidewalks, potholes and driveways; completes work orders; and maintains supplies and equipment.
Monitors and maintains supplies, materials, and equipment used to perform essential tasks; makes sure workers have sufficient materials to complete tasks; oversees use of equipment.
Keeps Utilities Field Coordinator informed of all work performed and progress of tasks; reports all problems and concerns regarding staff, projects, equipment, facilities/property, or other items relating to work performed; completes all appropriate paperwork; and complies with policies and procedures relating to reporting mechanisms and staffing issues.
Ensures safety of all employees working on projects, and sees that proper precautions are taken to avoid/minimize injury to employees or damage to property and equipment.
Participates in other departmental projects and activities as directed; performs basic and semi-skilled labor as appropriate to assist in completion of maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects for assigned division; uses hand tools and operates motorized tools as necessary to complete assigned task.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or valid equivalent; and
  • Five (5) years of experience as a Utilities Field Technician with the City of Boynton Beach; (prior outside experience will be considered)
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL); and
  • Must possess and maintain (depending on the area of assignment) a Stormwater or Wastewater "B" Certification or a Level III Water Distribution License or a Class C or higher Water Treatment Plant Operator License.

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.

Knowledge of safe work practices and the correct use of safety equipment.
Ability to monitor and ensure safe work practices in the field.
Knowledge of and the ability to determine needed supplies and submit requests to obtain supplies for job completion.
Knowledge of and the ability to ensure departmental policies, procedures and rules are followed.
Knowledge of safe shoring and trenching practices.
Ability to perform inspections to ensure work is completed and work sites are restored properly to pre-work condition.
Ability to provide training, guidance, direction, coordination, and technical assistance to field technicians.
Ability to provide input into lower level Field Technician's performance evaluations.
Ability to accurately prepare reports and maintain records.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with co-workers, supervisors, and customers.
Ability to effectively interact with the public, supervisors, co-workers, other department staff, and with outside agencies.
Ability to develop good working relationships with lower level Field Technicians, supervisors and other department staff.
Ability to effectively deliver information to groups of employees.
Ability to independently and effectively lead staff on team projects as assigned.
Ability to lead crews handling multiple tasks across different functional areas.
Ability to lead, manage plan and organize daily maintenance work for Distribution, Waste Water Collections, and/or Stormwater.


Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on lifting, pulling and pushing, but typically also involving some combination of bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials (25 - 50 pounds). May occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 75 pounds).

Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, and toxic agents.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

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