Utilities Maintenance Supervisor

Recruitment #1704-UMSPVPUNO-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • 2 years documented managerial/supervisory experience in the electrical field.
  • Documented experience working on industrial electrical equipment with voltages ranging from 120volt ac, thru 13,800volts.
  • Strong working knowledge of National Electric Code and NFPA-70E regulations.
  • Ability to effectively and safely lead a small team of electrical professionals,  through the use of open and honest communication striving to meet the needs and goals of the Department and organization.
  • Strong working knowledge and past experience with electrical and work hazards safety programs such as confined space, lock out tag out and arc flash.


Supervises a team of employees responsible for the technical and administrative work in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of diversified electrical equipment in water and wastewater treatment facilities. The incumbent must be familiar with, but not limited to automatic transfer switches, generators and electrical high voltages ranging from 120V ac to 13,800. Incumbent will also participate in afterhours standby program on a rotational basis.


An Associate’s degree; and
Four years of experience in the operation or maintenance of a water or wastewater utility system; including
Two years in a team lead or similar role overseeing work of other employees, and providing guidance and training to other employees. 

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


Physical Demands:

Position will require climbing ladders and catwalks, climbing in general, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, working at elevated heights and in confined spaces. The incumbent must have the ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds and don/wear all PPE required of position.

Work Environment:

The incumbent will work in a typical office environment as well as water, wastewater and reclaimed treatment facilities and may be subjected and exposed to vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, loud noises and extreme hot or cold temperatures.


  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plant operations, maintenance, distribution systems and collection systems.
  • Knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater distribution OSHA and safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater line installation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and guidelines concerning water production and wastewater treatment, as well as water distribution and wastewater collection.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and mechanical diagrams.
  • Ability to operate machines and equipment used to repair and maintain water/ wastewater systems such as air hammers, air compressors, pipe pushers, hand tools, pumps, torches and drills.
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and devise repair procedures, modify maintenance procedures or modify equipment.
  • Ability to recognize and identify deficiencies within the system and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others, and to prioritize work among multiple facilities and teams.
  • Ability to effectively recruit, select, develop and retain competent staff.
  • Ability to train, assess and evaluate performance.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Supervises staff, equipment, and resources for the assigned functional section in the Public Utilities Department.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance actions for the assigned functional area.
  • Analyzes performance reports to determine program effectiveness and recommends appropriate program adjustments to management.
  • Monitors equipment repairs for progress and conformance to specifications and standards.
  • Communicates regularly with staff to determine resource needs. 
  • Provides cross training to personnel to increase operational efficiency.
  • Assigns subordinate work tasks and establishes guidelines for personnel training, evaluation, scheduling, discipline, daily operations, and preventative maintenance. 
  • Determines requirements for staff certification and licensing requirements and ensures these are maintained and updated as required.
  • Reviews and ensures that procedures and guidelines with environmental, health, and safety are in compliance with all Section, County, State, and Federal guidelines.
  • Directs and performs quality control inspections to insure adherence to industry maintenance standards.
  • Inspects work sites to insure safety standards and that all equipment, tools and supplies are used in a safe and efficient manner; Administers work safety program.
  • Coordinates with internal and external customers using appropriate points of contact.
  • Reviews and manages contracts pertaining to maintenance and equipment.
    Coordinates special projects with participating groups to insure successful job accomplishment.
  • Maintains records, to include project development, equipment utilization, maintenance scheduling, and repair costs to provide comprehensive evaluation data of work progress and completion.
  • Identifies resource and inventory needs for the maintenance program, and makes technical recommendations for subsequent purchases and contract implementations.
  • Provides expense and other cost input for budget development.
  • Provides consultation to customers on matters relating to functional area.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*