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Hillsborough County Government

Utilities Maintenance Supervisor (#UMSPVPUNO) PUNO
$23.55-$37.68 Hourly / $4,082.00-$6,531.20 Monthly / $48,984.00-$78,374.40 Yearly


Supervises a team of employees responsible for the technical and administrative work in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of diversified mechanical equipment in water and wastewater treatment plants. 


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.


  • 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 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.


Possession of a State of Florida Class I Distribution System Operator License; and/or
Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL).