Utilities Field Technician Lead

City of Boynton Beach, FL
May 19, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification

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.

Supplemental Information


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.

Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.

The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits packageincludes:

• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
• CityPension Plan
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours

• 12Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program *( Depending on budget funding )
•On-site Training Program
• Wellness Program
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security

Student Loan Forgiveness
Let your City of Boynton Beach employment work for you! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, your student loan balance may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time with a governmental agency. Visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice for more information or to see if you qualify.

Health Insurance
The City pays the entire premium for an eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).

Dental Insurance
Premiums for eligible employeesare paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.

Vision Care Plan
Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.

Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City provides each eligible employee with term lifeandaccidental death insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.

Dependent Life Insurance
Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

City Retirement / Pension Plans
The City has pension plans for general employees, police, and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.

Supplemental Plans
Supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.

Short and Long Term Disability
The City provides Short and Long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) toprovide employees and their dependentswith free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.

Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)
The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.

All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.


The City observes 12paid holidays throughout the year.

Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue one day ofsick leaveper month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.

Tuition Assistance *( Depending on availablebudget funding )
The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.

Wellness Program
The City offers many wellness activities and programs throughout the year.

Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection Plan
Employees may chooseto enroll ina prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.

Credit Union
All City employees mayjoin the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.

Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium
Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees mayparticipate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Direct Deposit
Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.

Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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