City of Tampa

Utility Technician I (#360100) 024

$23.38-$33.33 Hourly / $4,052.53-$5,777.20 Monthly / $48,630.40-$69,326.40 Yearly


This is manual and semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing various manual and semi-skilled tasks of average difficulty in construction, maintenance, and repair at Water Distribution, Collections or Stormwater. Employees operate power tools, drive heavy trucks and operate small equipment. Under general supervision, the employee exercises some initiative and independent judgment in performing assigned tasks. Some positions might require the employee to perform tasks of a hazardous nature and to work shifts. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observations and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Performs manual and semi-skilled laboring tasks related to construction, repair, and maintenance; cuts out streets and driveways; manually excavates, backfills and compacts excavated areas to facilitate repair; installs erosion control material (riprap, sandbags) (SW only).

Locates utilities on the job; digs out utilities by hand for machine.

Performs simple measurements; interprets gauge and meter readings; performs routine safety inspections.

Receives parts and materials from warehouse personnel; records customer complaints.

Transports materials, tools and equipment to and from job sites; setups and removes warning signs and traffic control devices.

Assists with cleaning and upkeep of vehicles and maintains checklist; replaces light bulbs and indicator lamps on vehicles; cleans work area.

Operates the following: electronic utility locators; hand and power tools; small equipment such as walk behind rollers, tampers, saws; fire hydrants; gas detector equipment; and air compressors and generators; directional drilling equipment (Water Distribution only).

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: proper safety practices; proper use of hand signals for equipment operations; gas detector equipment; pipe sizes and materials; confined space; directional flow of collection systems or water distribution systems; communications equipment; pressure piping, metering, hydrants, and valves (Water Distribution only).

Ability to: read and write; understand and follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret atlases; drive and work safely; perform work requiring physical strength; work in confined spaces; operate small equipment; work in a team atmosphere; be a selfstarter, try new ideas and acquire and maintain skills flexibility; communicate effectively; deal with and resolve conflict within a team; be courteous under pressure; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and general public.

Skill in: the use and care of basic hand and power tools; the use of small equipment; driving heavy trucks.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school, technical or vocational school and up to two (2) years of experience – must meet the Level 1 Skills Matrix within six (6) months; or, if already employed at Water Distribution, Collections or Stormwater, must meet Level 1 Skills Matrix.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class “A” (with tanker endorsement) (Coll and SW Only). If already employed at Collections or Stormwater, must obtain Class “A” (with tanker endorsement) within six (6) months of when training becomes available (Coll and SW Only).

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class “B” (Water Distribution Only). If already employed at Water Distribution must obtain Class “B” within six (6) months of when training becomes available (Water Distribution Only).


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.

CLASS: 360100; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;