CITY OF MAITLAND
UTILITIES TECHNICIAN I (WATER)
NON-EXEMPT

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.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs a variety of routine clerical, semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance of water distribution system. Also assists with water plant operations. Work under the general supervision of the Public Works Director, or assigned designee.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assists the Water Distribution Technician II in conducting distribution maintenance. Remove, repair, inspect, and install water meters. Replace water meters and registers, meter boxes and lids. Test and repair/replace distribution components, including fire hydrants, valves, blow-off and sample points, and backflow devices. Conducts water pressure and water meter tests.

Conducts valve exercising and main isolation projects. Makes live taps on water mains and install water service connections to the meter. Reads and interprets water meters utilizing assigned routes and hand held micro computing devices to electronically record meter readings.

Downloads meter-reading routes from the computer to the hand-held devices and prints meter reading reports for the billing department. Responds to work orders for utility disconnections, reconnections, new installation orders, and other public works service requests as assigned. Responds to customer complaints. Checks water in homes and businesses for taste, odor, color, and pressure to ensure compliance with FDEP Standards.

Performs “locates” of utilities prior to excavation.

Maintains availability for “stand by” assignment for a week at a time or other pre-determined schedule, and availability for return to work under City’s “call back” procedures.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

May help the Water Treatment Plant Operator with water plant duties. Collects water samples for the testing of bacteria levels, chlorine and fluoride residuals.

Sweeps and cleans work areas and landscape work. Completes forms, writes reports, draw simple maps of construction and system repairs. Performs irrigation inspections as required. Maintains stockroom inventory of repair parts and supplies. Maintains assigned tools and equipment. Perform other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Working knowledge of data entry into hand held meter-reading devices; basic computer

programs competency. Some working knowledge of water production and water distribution systems. Ability to effectively interact with residents/customers.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Operates motorized vehicles to include pickup truck, dump truck, backhoe, and vacuum trailer; operate generators, air compressor, missile, tapping machine, water wells, water pumps, electric motors, jumper cables, chlorine equipment, and fluoride equipment. Use laboratory test equipment to determining fluoride and chlorine levels in drinking water. Use line locating equipment, power saw, jackhammer, hand tools, shovels, paintbrushes, power washers, compactor, computers, phone, hand-held micro computing device, and two-way voice radio.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 employee is regularly required to use hands; to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit, climb or balance, dig, reach, walk, stoop, crawl, bend, push, pull, or kneel.

Employee must frequently lift and or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

JOB LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT:

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, the employee’s work is usually conducted in an outside weather environment in City streets and right-of-ways. Work is also conducted at city water plants, commercial businesses, and private residences, and occasionally works on top of ground storage tanks at a height of 30 feet. The employee is frequently exposed to wet/humid conditions and occasionally exposed to potential electrical shock.

Works frequently in extreme weather. Occasionally subject to insect exposure. The noise level may be high.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or equivalent, with one or more years of experience in water production or distribution or any equivalent combination of relevant education 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 the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days of employment and the ICS-100 within 90 days of employment. There may be additional NIMS required, which will be schedule by your Supervisor.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possess a valid Florida Level 3 Distribution System Operator License or obtain the License within two (2) years of employment. I certify I have read and understand this job description and have been given a copy.