UTILITIES CREW LEADER-Water Distribtion License and CDL Required

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 10, 2023
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 has career opportunities for dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.

When assigned to Distribution and Collection, the employee supervises and participates in a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in locating, installing, maintaining and repairing water mains, sanitary sewers and other specialized tasks requiring knowledge of water and wastewater systems, plumbing and pipe fitting practices. The employee supervises and assists in such activities as installing meters, installing and repairing fire hydrants, installing water mains and sewer systems, repairing leaks, laying pipe, laying, cleaning and repairing connecting sanitary sewer laterals, and operating heavy equipment incidental to these tasks.

When assigned to Stormwater operations, the employee supervises and participates in a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, operation, and maintenance of stormwater and right-of-way systems.

Work assignments are usually received in the form of specific work orders, but most work is performed independently under general supervision, with periodic inspections of completed work and review of reports. Supervision is exercised over a large crew or several moderate-sized crews of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled employees, using reasonable initiative and independent judgment.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore 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 offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City currently participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. New hires will be automatically enrolled in FRS.

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  • Lead worker in the repair and maintenance of the water, wastewater, and stormwater system infrastructure and roadway infrastructure;
  • In conjunction with the Division Chief, provides guidance and instruction to Utilities Serviceworkers and Senior Serviceworkers
  • May plan, lead, and assist in cleaning, and inspection of gravity sanitary sewer/stormwater lines
  • May plan, lead, and assist in the maintenance of roadway infrastructure
  • Maintains records and submits reports of work performed
  • Operates and maintains applicable tools and equipment in a safe and proper working condition
  • Performs a variety of skilled major construction jobs, including carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical, painting, fabrication, and installation, as assigned
  • May perform a variety of skilled labor associated with roadway construction and maintenance
  • Maintains cleanliness of work areas; removes debris, as needed
  • Estimates material needs; procures materials, equipment, and supplies, as needed
  • Operates heavy equipment such as front-end loaders and bull dozers, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Reads and utilizes drawings, maps GIS and utilities atlases
  • Schedules crews and personnel and timekeeping
  • 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
  • Uses iPad, digital hand-held tools and asset management systems
  • Knowledgeable in the use of asset management software and platforms
  • Performs related work as required

High School Degree or G.E.D.Three (3) to Five (5) years of construction experience, at least one (1) years of which must have been at the journeyman level. Serves as a lead worker. 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 for one year of the required experience or education.Commercial Driver's License - Class B with Air Brake and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.Depending on the position, a State of Florida Class "A" CDL may be required.Tanker endorsement and Class A/B CDL is required when operating a wastewater or stormwater tanker/vactor truck Water Distribution Level 3 or higher license may be 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.
Employees hired, promoted or demoted into this class on or after the above date may have to possess a State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Level 3 or higher license as a water distribution system operator in compliance with Chapter 62-602 of the Florida Administrative Code and all revisions thereof at the time of appointment. Employees must maintain an active Level 3 or higher license for continuing employment in this class.


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 & 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 may 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 J-204 .

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 employees 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.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 11/14/2023 5:00 PM Eastern

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