This is responsible, professional and supervisory work that
involves water quality and engineering functions.
Nature Of Work
An employee in this class is responsible for supervising field
personnel in a variety of engineering, water quality, and customer service
functions. The work is of considerable difficulty in planning, coordinating and
supervising employees engaged in activities to maintain distribution water
quality. Work involves planning all sample collection for compliance and system
monitoring, managing cross connection program, and handling customer complaints
through Water Quality Specialist. The employee directs, reviews and analyzes
all activities to maintain compliance for both customer and City owned backflow
assemblies. The work includes may also include field inspections, coordination
with other departments and outside agencies to maintain continuous and safe
water service to city customers. Under direction, the employee is required to
exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in performing work
assignments. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through
conferences, oral and written reports, observation, and results obtained.
Examples of Duties
and evaluates distribution field crew personnel; maintains the distribution
flushing program, distribution sample collection program, and the cross-connection
and supervises the certification program for backflow prevention.
support for the current/proposed regulations and technology for the Cross-Connection
appropriate inventory for the repair and installation of city owned backflow
prevention assemblies; supervises annual scheduling of backflow assembly
testing and fire line inspection.
field activities with laboratory supervisor and water quality specialist;
schedules ASR sample collection and water level readings and files weekly
report; coordinates with Water Department staff to assist various ASR
activities; schedules and coordinates boil water sample collections with the
lab and distribution.
investigations, research and writes reports as required; advises and responds
to public and professional inquiries regarding water quality and
personnel actions such as employment, promotions, transfers, demotions,
suspensions, and dismissals; administers required discipline and responds to
employee grievances; responds to employee leave requests; completes performance
budget inputs, controls expenditures and submits recommendations for continuous
improvement in operation.
the operation of the Cross-Connection Control software; Oversee the information
reconciliation of this software with utility management system(Cayenta); compiles
data for reports, papers, and reviews; maintains records, prepares and submits
necessary reports for compliance to state and federal regulatory agencies as
related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: federal, state, and local
rules, codes and ordinances as they apply to cross connection control and
distribution system water quality; field water quality monitoring procedures;
equipment utilized in sample collection; maintenance, operation, and repair of
flushing equipment; testing and repair of backflow prevention devices.
Considerable knowledge of: effective supervisory
techniques; distribution system service area; word processing and data
management programs; proposed activities which impact distribution water
quality monitoring programs; occupational hazards, appropriate precautions and
methods of promoting safety; practices, methods, tools, and equipment utilized
in laboratory testing analysis of water samples.
Ability to: supervise field crew personnel; organize
sampling programs; coordinate with technical laboratory staff; communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and legible reports;
instruct staff as to how to operate and maintain equipment; instruct staff as
to how to interpret blue prints, microfiche and other design plans; establish
and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the
Skill in: the operation and maintenance of backflow prevention equipment;
troubleshooting distribution system water quality problems; database
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate; eight (8) years water treatment
or distribution system experience, including two (2) years of experience in
water quality testing and one (1) year of supervisory experience; A
college degree can substitute 2 years’ experience required.
Licenses or Certifications
of a valid Florida driver’s license.
of, or the ability to obtain within 12 months, certification for the testing
and repairing of backflow prevention devices.
Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.
Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.