City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 19, 2021
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type



The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Senior Utilities Serviceworker for its Engineering Division.
The ideal candidate will perform skilled work of average difficulty overseeing the maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution and wastewater collection system and City owned roadways. Performs skilled work in the repair and maintenance of water, wastewater, and stormwater system infrastructure, roadway maintenance, and/or other work in connection with water and wastewater systems. Installs and maintains swales in the Rights of Way, cleans city owned stormwater infrastructure, and performs stormwater infrastructure inspectionssemi-skilled manual work in assisting in the repair of Would you fit in?


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.

  • Leads and performs activities such as digging trenches for mains or sewers, excavating for water services and hydrants, and repairing and clearing obstructions in sewers
  • Operates and maintains equipment, machinery, and tools applicable to area of assignment
  • May perform construction related duties, including carpentry, masonry, laying concrete, excavating, site restoration, and tiling, as assigned
  • May operate a sanitary/stormwater sewer jet cleaning truck to clean sewer lines
  • May lead and assist in the operation of asphalt equipment or heavy equipment in roadway maintenance
  • May serve as assistant to a Distribution, Collection and or Stormwater Operations Chief, Road Services Chief and perform their duties in their absence
  • Performs all functions of a Utilities Serviceworker, as needed Maintains cleanliness of work areas; removes debris, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Estimates material needs; procures materials, equipment, and supplies, as needed
  • Reads and utilizes drawings, maps and utilities atlas
  • Uses digital hand-held tools and asset management systems
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Asset Management software and platforms
  • Acts as a Utilities Crew Leader in the absence of a Utilities Crew Leader in installing and repairing water mains, sewer systems, leaking or cracked sanitary/stormwater sewer lines, new service branches, hydrants and intakes
  • Will be required to perform "stand-by duty", being available and responding to off-duty emergency call-ins to effect repairs
  • May be required to work nights and weekends
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Performs related work as required


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school, or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate.
  2. Have at least two (2) years' experience in installation, repair and maintenance of water, sewer, and stormwater conveyance systems and roadways. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis.
  3. Asphalt maintenance experience and right-of-way maintenance experience.
  4. Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Class B with Air Brake (depending on department) and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
  5. Tanker endorsement and Class A/B CDL is required when operating a wastewater or stormwater tanker/vactor truck
  6. Depending on the position, Water Distribution Level 3 license may be required.


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 pass a medical examination, including 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 ).

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Closing Date/Time: 2/25/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

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