Utilities Field Technician I

City of Boynton Beach - Boynton Beach, FL (30+ days ago)4.4

Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform a variety of entry level field services tasks within the Utilities department. Employees in this classification are eligible for noncompetitive career ladder promotion to Utilities Field Technician II after meeting the established career ladder requirements.

Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Entry level position; Incumbents assist with the following:
Swales, flood control, point repairs, slip lining, dead end cleaning, canal cleaning, storm water conveyance system installation, etc.
Setting well points.
Loading and unloading equipment, supplies, tools and materials.
Cleaning culverts, gutters, ditches, swales, storm drains, canals, and many other similar jobs.
Removing and replacing sod, sprinkler heads, catch basins, etc.
Concrete and asphalt repairs.
The location of clean-outs and service lines.
The installation of clean-outs and basic sewer repairs.
Service line flow testing and in clearing blocked service lines.
Water leak repairs.
Water line repairs & installation.
Water main, water service fire hydrant repair and/or replacement, fire hydrant flow testing, flushing, and fire hydrant inspection.
The operation of opening and closing valves.
May operate a truck or other automotive equipment.

Performs other general manual labor work as required.

Uses a variety of power and hand tools to complete tasks in their area of assignment.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or valid equivalent. Must have basic computer operations skills. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class E driver's license.


Some experience in manual labor and/or construction work.

Supplemental Information

Basic math skills.

Customer service skills.

Demonstrates ability to use the tools and equipment in area of assignment.

Demonstrates ability to read maps.

Demonstrates ability to properly open and close valves.

Ability to record and deliver information.

Ability to work in confined spaces and to endure working at depths/heights (up to 20 feet).

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing; understand and follow communications, keep records and make reports.

Ability to get along with others and work as a team


Physical Ability: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and may push, pull, grasp, lift and/or move objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (up to 100 pounds), in accordance with OSHA guidelines.

Sensory Requirements: Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances. Work is frequently performed outside in heat, high humidity, in cold, in rain and when other inclement weather conditions are present. Work is performed in bright and dim light.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.