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Utility Technician Trainee

FLSA: Hourly

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SALARY RANGE:

(019) $13.56 an hour     $28,204.80 a year

BENEFITS:

Annual leave, sick leave; paid holidays; pension plan; medical and life insurance.

JOBCODE: 360000

POSITION PURPOSE:

As a Utility Technician Trainee your role will be to perform manual and semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work.

RESPONSIBLITIES: The Utility Technician Trainee is responsible for:

  • Performing manual and semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work at Water Distribution, Wastewater Collections or Stormwater.

  • Operating hand and power tools and small equipment.

  • Performing simple measurements; interpreting gauge and meter readings.

  • Transporting materials, tools, and equipment to and from job sites; setting up and removing warning signs and traffic control devices with guidance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The Utility Technician Trainee is expected to:

  • Perform tasks of a hazardous nature and to work shifts.

  • Have 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.

  • Have the ability to read and write; understand and follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret road maps; drive and work safely; perform work requiring physical strength; work in confined spaces; operate small equipment; work in a team atmosphere; be a self-starter, try new ideas, and acquire skill 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.

  • Have skill in the use and care of basic hand and power tools; the use of small equipment; driving trucks.

  • Performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school, technical or vocational school graduation.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:

Possession of a valid Driver’s License. For Collections and Stormwater vacancies, possession of a valid Florida CDL Class “A” with Tanker within six (6) months of employment. For Water Distribution vacancies, a valid Florida CDL Class “B” within (6) months of employment.

SPECIAL JOB DEMANDS:

Selected individuals must be able to demonstrate the matrix skill level to qualify for Utility Technician Trainee within a 6-month period. Technicians may only remain in this classification for 12 months and must be able to demonstrate a matrix skill level to qualify for Utility Technician I within a 12-month period.

EXAMINATION:

Evaluation of training and experience.

TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of December 11, 2009. Resumes and copies of certifications may be e-mailed to: careers@tampagov.net for attachment to your on-line application. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed. Please reference the job code for all attachments e-mailed to the site.

Posted: 11-24-09 (360000)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 12/11/2009 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.