Wastewater Technician - Environmental Services

City of Deerfield Beach | Deerfield Beach, FL

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Posted Date 3/10/2021


Salary: $17.46 - $22.26 Hourly
Close: March 31, 21

Under general supervision, direct and personally perform a variety of tasks related to the Closed-Circuit Televising (CCTV) of the City's wastewater collection and storm systems, and related appurtenances; regularly performs a variety of functions, and technical tasks relevant to CCTV operations and responsibilities.     Responsible for performing tasks of normal difficulty involving the safe operation and routine maintenance of assigned equipment.  Tasks at times are performed under hazardous conditions and employees are expected to be particularly alert and careful.  Under immediate supervision, employees are required to exercise some initiative and independent judgement in completing assigned tasks and work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion by observation and through results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Essential Job Functions

  • Operates a T.V. Camera truck, sewer vacuum truck, and a variety of light equipment used in street, grounds, utilities, construction maintenance and repairs.  Equipment may include: pick-up truck, forklift, brick cutter, sweeper, trencher, motor truck, excavator, aerial platform truck, sludge trailer, bucket truck, bull-dozer, back hoe, hand mower, gas powered sweeper, bobcat, roller, front-end loader, chainsaw, blower, edger, trimmer, jackhammer, drill, other hand or power tools, etc.
  • May operate a Vac Con vacuum truck to clean wet wells, sewer mainline and service lines.
  • May direct the work of laborers and semi-skilled workers engaged in operating equipment and manual labor activities.  
  • Depending on level and area of assignment may operate light equipment or hauling debris.
  • Operates automotive and related equipment and performs manual or semi-skilled tasks involving street, utility, and construction projects in the Utilities Division.
  • Performs minor repairs and normal preventative maintenance and servicing on equipment. Performs Pre & Post trip inspections and reports maintenance or repair problems at the beginning and the end of the workday, assuring equipment is properly equipped, serviced and cleaned.
  • Performs semi-skilled, manual, and/or laboring tasks, such as using hand tools and power tools either separate or in conjunction with equipment being operated or tasks being performed.
  • Participates in routine repairs, ground maintenance, and construction of various utility facilities, and another City property as needed.
  • Receives materials and supplies and restock shelves.   May be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of inventory of electronic components; may prepare requisitions for supplies and parts; and procures replacements from vendors.
  • Loads and unloads materials on trucks; transports employees, materials, tools and/or equipment to and from appropriate locations.
  • Assists in the preparation of facility for various events.
  • Handles emergency calls and repairs, complaints and inquiries from the public.  May be on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergency calls.  (Utility Maintenance employees are assigned to a mandatory call out on a revolving two-week schedule.)
  • Attends meetings as required.  May be responsible for equipment availability and assignment to specific crews daily.
  • May train employees and volunteers.
  • May maintain written departmental records.
  • May perform work in confined space rescue.
  • May assist in other areas as needed.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

HOURS: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM (nights, weekends and holidays as required)

Emergency Management Responsibilities
 Note: During emergency conditions, all City employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. City employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situations and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
 *The City of Deerfield Beach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*


Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of experience in the operation of heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Florida CDL Class B with Tanker Endorsement required.

Skills, Work Environment and Hours

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • knowledge needed to use CCTV equipment and other heavy equipment, vehicles, power tools, and hand tools edge of operating CCTV equipment 
  • Knowledge of the practices and methods of street, utility (water and sewer), and maintenance work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to supervise the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Skills in the operation of heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Knowledge of the hazards involved in heavy construction work and the appropriate safety precautions.  An employee working with lime sludge requires a basic understanding of motors and pumps and the ability to run the equipment in a safe, responsible manner.
  • Ability to use or repair small equipment

Physical Demands 
The physical demands involve balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, depth perception, driving, far acuity, feeling, finger and hand dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, near acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.   May be required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Work Environment
The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessary from temperamental changes (i.e. warehouses, covered loading docks, garages, etc.)  The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: no effective protection from the weather.  The worker is subject to extreme heat: temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than an hour.  The worker is subject to noise: there is enough noise to cause the workers to shout in order to be heard above the surrounding noise level.  The worker is subject to vibration: exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.  The worker is subject to hazards: includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places or exposure to chemicals.  The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.  The worker is subject to oils: there is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.  The worker is required to wear a respirator.  The employee works in a dynamic environment that requires them to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities and needs.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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