The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Public Works Maintenance Chief. The individual will be an independent thinker and be goal-driven to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. An Individual that is passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Click here to apply.
This is first line supervisory, technical and administrative work of more than average difficulty involving the mechanical maintenance and repair of the City's water and wastewater treatment plants.
Distinguishing Features of the Class An employee in this class is responsible for the coordination, execution, supervision, and inspection of work performed by electrical and mechanical maintenance personnel throughout the City's Public Works Water and Wastewater Treatment Division. Work includes assisting in budget preparation, plant operations, preventative maintenance scheduling and providing input regarding systems engineering and planning. An employee in this class exercises reasonable independent judgment in the operation and maintenance of systems in accordance with established municipal policies, engineering specifications, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
Illustrative Examples of Work Candidate should possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Must follow safety procedures and promote a safe work environment, including respiratory guidelines regarding facial hair following the OSHA requirements. Ability to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions. Knowledge of software programs, including MS Office, asset management, and SCADA is required.
Work assignments are received in written and/or oral form. The employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, methods, equipment, materials and personnel. Work is reviewed by an immediate supervisor through conferences, reports and observations.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
This job classification is in Management Category V; this classification qualifies for additional benefits such as:
Employer Paid Dental Benefits
Management Days in addition to Vacation and Sick time
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NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or vocational school or possess a G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency.
2. Possess at least five (5) years of experience in mechanical maintenance and repair of water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and well field machinery and equipment, preferably including experience in electrical maintenance and fabricator welding. Some supervisory experience or training is required.
3. Depending on the position, the possession of a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license (CDL) may be required.
PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR HS/GED DIPLOMA.
DEPENDING ON THE POSITION:
Employees hired, promoted or demoted into this class may be required to possess a State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Level 3 or higher license as a water distribution system operator in compliance with Chapter 62 of the Florida Administrative Code and all revisions thereof at the time of appointment.Employees must maintain an active Level 3 or higher license for continuing employment in the job class depending on the position.
About City of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, known for its beaches and boating canals. Fort Lauderdale is the largest of Broward County's 31 municipalities and one of the ten largest cities in Florida. Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and a myriad of scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale truly lives up to its designation as the "Venice of America."
Fort Lauderdale also offers an outstanding quality of life, highlighted by a semi-tropical climate, rich natural beauty and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities. Blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and pleasant year-round ocean breezes, world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment.
Fort Lauderdale is a great place to work, live and raise a family, and the City looks forward to continuing to build upon its success to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.