Line Technician

City of St Cloud | St Cloud, FL

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Posted Date 3/23/2020


This position requires an individual to perform duties supporting the Water/Wastewater Lines Divisions.  An individual in this class performs a range of duties, working in assigned areas based upon division needs.

Major Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Maintains familiarity with the location, size, and types of utilities within the City's service area.
  • Maintains a familiarity with City and Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of industry standard practices and materials.
  • Reviews the location, material, and size of lines in work areas and provides information to supervisors regarding differences with record plans and drawings.
  • Documents and reports non-compliance; maintains records.
  • Maintains a familiarity with applicable safety practices and provides input regarding the safe execution of work.
  • Constructs and installs water and sewer lines; installs water meters and service connections; installs sewer taps.
  • Operates equipment, including but not limited to, a backhoe, roller, pumps, skid steer, truck cranes, and hand tools.
  • Sets up and operates T.V. and grouting equipment, including computers and recording devices.
  • Operates the inflow and infiltration system.
  • Maintains a cleaning program of the City sewer systems.
  • Inspects grease traps.
  • Operates, inspects, repairs, and tests valves and hydrants; maintains records of hydrant meters leased to contractors.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by four (4) years of experience in water treatment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Must possess or obtain within 18 months of employment a Water Distribution Level III Certification and a Wastewater Collection Certificate: Class C.  Once the certificates are obtained they shall be maintained.
Backflow Tester and Backflow Repair certification is preferred.
Maintenance of a current/valid State of Florida Driver License which meets requirements outlined in the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations Manual as well as any requirements by the City's insurance carrier (at no additional cost, or risk), and determined by the City to be an acceptable driving record history.

Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "A" Restricted with tanker endorsements within 150 days of employment.
Ability to be on Standby 24 hours a day as required to perform work and in addition to regular working hours.
Grade assignments will be made on the following point system:
Line Tech I (Grade 411) – 0 to 9 points
Line Tech II (Grade 412) – 10 to 19 points
Line Tech III (Grade 413) – 19 to 29 points
Line Tech IV (Grade 414) – 30 or more points

Points applied as follows:
Experience: 0 to 2 years = 0 points, >2 Yrs to 5 Yrs = 5 Pts, >5 Yrs to 10 Yrs = 9 Pts, >10 Yrs = 15 Pts
Supervisory Experience: 1 to 3 Yrs = 3 points, >3 Yrs to 5 Yrs = 5 Pts, >5 Yrs = 7 Pts
Water Distribution Certificate: Level III = 10 Pts, Level II = 15 Pts, Level I = 20 Pts
Wastewater Collection Certificate: Class C = 10 Pts, Class B = 15 Pts, Class A = 20 Pts
Backflow Tester: 15 Pts (Must have Water Level III to receive Pts)
Backflow Repair: 15 Pts (Must have Water Level III to receive Pts)


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain stationary; move; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to remain stationary; communicate and taste or smell. The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and will frequently lift and/ or move up to 100 pound. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Language Ability:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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