Utilities Crew Chief (Maintenance)

Okaloosa County | Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Posted Date 7/09/2019

Constructs, maintains and repairs water and sewer systems.

$16.76 - $21.85 Hourly


Functions as crew foreman in the absence of supervisor or as directed.

Trains department personnel.

Installs, maintains and repairs water taps, water lines, sewer lines, manholes and fire hydrants for new construction.

Locates water and sewer lines for preparing work sites and for outside servicers and contractors to protect county system lines from damage.

Performs repairs of water leaks, sewers, stoppages, flush lines, valves, manhole rings and covers.

Operates Heavy Equipment, Bulldozers, Front End Loaders and Excavator/Backhoes.

Utilizes hand-held manual, air, and gas-powered tools and equipment, (i.e., pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, saws, cement mixers, air compressors, pipe threaders, tapping machines).

Ensures vehicles and equipment are properly operated and maintained.

Participates in restoring work sites to serviceable condition (i.e., repairing asphalt and concrete, filling holes).

Must be able to read and interpret water and sewer maps, blueprints, construction plans and as-built drawings.


Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.

Performs related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; supplemented by a minimum of five (5) years experience in installation and maintenance of water and/or sewer systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires a valid, Class "A", Commercial Driver License. Requires Class "A" Wastewater Collection Certification and a Level 1 Distribution System Operator License.


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate trucks and various hand held manual and gas-powered tools and equipment. Must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work (i.e., standing and walking for prolonged periods of time). Tasks include considerable bending, stooping, climbing, etc., and working in confined spaces. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a certain degree when working in extreme atmospheric conditions or high vehicular traffic areas. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from electricity, gasses, chemicals/toxic agents, pathogenic substances and hazardous waste. May be subject to insects and rodents.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of system lines, meters, gauges and repairs.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes receiving assignments, instructions and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read and communicate effectively in Standard English. Requires the ability to read and comprehend documentation rendered in various forms (i.e., maps, sketches, blueprints, diagrams).

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving concrete variables in or from standardized situations; to perform manual labor and machine operations; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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