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Utilities Maintenance Crew Ldr (#UMCLDRPUNN) PUNN
$18.84-$30.15 Hourly / $3,265.60-$5,226.00 Monthly / $39,187.20-$62,712.00 Yearly


Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing field employees in the maintenance, operation, and construction of underground utility systems for the Public Utilities Department.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and
Five years of experience in the installation, maintenance or repair of water or reclaimed water distribution systems or wastewater collection systems; including
Two years of progressive experience as a supervisor, team leader, or equivalent.  

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


  • 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.


  • Knowledge of water and reclaimed water distribution and wastewater collection systems installation, operations, maintenance, and repairs; and the safe operation of all associated equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of work and asset management database systems.
  • Knowledge daily operations to meet all local, state and federal compliance standards regarding traffic safety, ROW maintenance, and rules as they pertain to environmental activities related to water, sewer and reclaimed water; to include current trade practices and technology to diagnose problems and take corrective actions.
  • Skill in team building and motivating subordinates to perform well.
  • Ability to maitain effective working relationships with staff, other departments/teams, contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others. 
  • Ability to train, assess and evaluate performance as well as recognize and identify deficiencies within the system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and engineering plans.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a sub-tropical climate, adverse weather conditions, and high noise levels.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural and/or unnatural crises to provide for public health and safety.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment in excess of 50 pounds, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces and manholes.


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 one or more of the activities described below.

  • Performs field-level supervisory oversight of staff, equipment and resources for the Public Utilities Department. 
  • Assists with the development and implementation of corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance programs to facilitate regulatory compliance and to protect the public health.
  • Identifies resource and inventory needs for work tasks through Departmental Work and Asset Management database system. 
  • Runs reports to maintain program effectiveness and monitors infrastructure repairs for conformance to specifications.
  • Assigns subordinate work tasks with established guidelines for personnel training, evaluation, scheduling, discipline, daily operations, and preventative maintenance.
  • Assists with purchasing equipment, materials, and services and follows purchasing procedures using County/Department Enterprise Resource Planning business management software systems and Purchase Card applications.
  • Inspects cross-connection controls; installs, evaluates, and repairs master meter assemblies, backflow prevention, and other devices.Locates and marks location of underground utilities to prevent damage during construction and digging operations.
  • Determines construction and maintenance site safety requirements to include using well-point systems for de-watering and shoring during excavation operations.
  • Operates specialized, light, and heavy equipment during work site excavations, as required to facilitate installation, maintenance or repair of water, reclaimed water or wastewater lines and restoring site to original condition when work is complete.
  • Collects and documents field changes into asset management, mapping, account systems, and capturing labor, materials, and equipment charges for repairs.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Complete all applicable higher-level FEMA/Emergency Operations courses as required.


Continuation of training to broaden technical and supervisory knowledge, and skills for career progression.


  • Possession of a current State of Florida Level I Distribution System Operator License obtained in accordance with Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 62-602, Drinking Water and Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators within the 6 month probationary period. 
  • Possession of a valid Class A or A-Restricted Commercial Driver License with combination, air brakes and tanker endorsements within the 6 month probationary period. 

CLASS: UMCLDRPUNN; EST: 12/20/2013 3:00:00 PM; REV: ;