The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Perform a variety technical and skilled work through field inspections and surveys to detect cross connections and to ensure that devices are used in the application and operation of backflow prevention devices. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Utilities Superintendent or other assigned personnel.


Conduct field inspections, tests of backflow prevention devices as required, makes repairs or recommendations as necessary.

Notify property owners as to required repairs to backflow preventers.

Excavate for the installation & repair of backflow preventers.

Maintain accurate and complete computer inventory records of the system’s facilities owned public and privately.

Identify cross connections and ensure the effective and efficient operation of all City owned backflow devices.

Anticipate and respond to all operational problems, including but not limited to, emergency calls as related to Cross Connection Control activities.

Complete forms, write reports, deliver messages, light typing and enter data with the XC2 software.

Maintain a parts and supplies inventory for the repair & replacement of backflow preventers.

Be available for stand-by for a week at a time and be able to return to work when call back is required, under call back procedures.

Perform irrigation system inspections.


Assist the Utilities Technician II (Water) in conducting distribution maintenance & repairs as necessary.

Remove, repair and install water meters. Maintains, locates and repairs water distribution apparatuses.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Interpret and apply federal, FDEP, and local cross connection control rules & regulations.

Maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with the public, especially in high stress situations.

Knowledge of the principle of thermal expansion and water hammer as applied to backflow devices.

Know occupational hazards and safety precautions associated in the work environment.

Know backflow device operations and testing procedures for all devices approved for use by the City.

Know operation, construction and repair procedures, practices, equipment and materials of a water distribution system.


Operate motorized vehicles to include, pickup truck, dump truck, backhoe, air compressor, generators, missile, water wells, water pumps, electric motors. Use laboratory test equipment to determine chlorine and fluoride levels in drinking water. Use power saw, jackhammer, hand tools, shovels, compactor, hand held micro computing meter reading device, computers, phone, and two-way voice radio.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the work requires very frequent walking and standing for extended periods, frequent lifting of 50 lbs or more, frequent bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, digging, reaching, crawling, and kneeling. Occasionally requires climbing of ladders and data entry. Frequently speaks over two-way radio. Have normal color vision for reading laboratory equipment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, work is conducted both in an office and field environment including city water plants, city streets and right-of-ways, commercial businesses and private residences.

Frequently works in hot, humid and extreme weather. Occasionally may be subject to insect exposure. The noise level may be high.


Have a High School diploma or equivalent. Two years experience in a water distribution environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certification, Class B, or obtain the CDL certification within six (6) months of employment.


Possess and maintain certifications as a Florida DEP approved Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and Maintenance & Repair Specialist and Florida Level 3 Distribution System Operator License or obtain these certifications within one (1) year from date of hire.