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Wastewater Service Worker  

Req Number WAS-17-00001  
Department/Division Public Works/Wastewater  
Location Water  
Eligibility All who meet the minimum qualifications  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Hours per Week 40  
Shift Days  
Hiring Salary $15.9768 Hourly  
Position Salary Range $15.9768-$25.5629  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  


Under supervision, performs skilled, semi-skilled and/or manual work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection system components, in the field and/or treatment plant. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Wastewater Collection System Supervisor, Wastewater Collection Foreman, or as directed.



The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbents(s) of any particular position.

Inspects wastewater collection system components for proper working condition. Installs, repairs and/or replaces sewer mains, laterals, manholes, etc.Relieves sewer blockages.

Locates and/or marks sewer system components prior to commencing work.

Inspects, maintains, repairs and/or replaces pumps, motors, blowers, pipes, air lines, electrical controls, etc. in the treatment plant.

Maintains and cleans lift stations.

Operates equipment such as a utility truck, backhoe, bobcat, dump truck, television diagnostic equipment, fork lift, rodding equipment, pump, air compressor, generator, laser and transit, and various hand and power tools as required for daily tasks.

Maintains and performs minor repairs of assigned equipment; maintains assigned vehicles.

May receive customer service calls and dispatch crews.

Performs all duties in compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, codes, safety and health regulations.

Receives and responds to customer/public inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding division activities and services.

Responds to emergencies as required; subject to call back.

Compiles data for and prepares a variety of required reports and records. Attends meetings, workshops and training to enhance job knowledge and skills


Stocks truck with supplies and equipment required for daily tasks. Performs general maintenance and grounds keeping duties as required. Performs related duties as required.

Position Requirements


Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent with one year of experience in the utilities field.

An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.


Requires certification as a class “C” Wastewater Collection Technician or the ability to acquire within 2 years of employment.

A Class "B" Florida CDL with appropriate endorsements is preferred, or must be able to obtain within 1 year of employment.May require additional certifications as deemed necessary by the Department. Assignment to work a variety of work schedules, including compulsory work periods inspecial, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Assignment to work a variety of work schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and I or disaster situations.


Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the City of Dunedin as they pertain to the performance of essential duties of the Wastewater Service Worker I. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has thorough knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and methodologies of wastewater collection systems and their maintenance and repair, and other fields applicable to the requirements of the position. Is skilled in applying a responsible attention to detail as necessary in preparing reports and records. . Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Clearly understands any occupational hazards and adheres to all safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work. Has the ability to speak and understand the English language.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to calculate, compute, summate and/or tabulate data and/or information. Includes the ability to perform subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of obtaining information or clarifying details. Performs such within well-established policies, procedures and standards. Is able to offer assistance to fellow employees as necessary. Knows how to perform duties in a courteous manner and with the utmost integrity in the best interest of the public.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Requires the ability to use, operate and/or handle equipment such as a fork lift, bobcat, backhoe, truck, television diagnostic equipment, generator, hand tools, etc. Has knowledge of the standard tools, equipment and materials of the trade. Has skill in the care and use of required tools and equipment. Is able to make repairs and adjustments to equipment.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to use a wide variety of reference and/or descriptive data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Has knowledge of basic mathematics. Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; to calculate decimals and percentages; to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights and measures.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems . Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgement to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives. Is able to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job .

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment , decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria . Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is able to use independent judgment in performing routine and non-routine tasks. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities .


Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of heavy weight (up to 100 pounds) and occasionally heavier items. Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled/skilled movements, as in mechanical repair work and machinery control.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual, olfactory, depth, texture and auditory perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.

Environmental Factors:Possible exposure to temperature extremes, smoke/dust/pollen, strong odors, wetness/humidity, toxic/poisonous agents, insect bites, disease/pathogens, electric currents, machinery hazards, traffic hazards, vibrations, and noise extremes .

Close Date 4/4/2017  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization The City of Dunedin, Florida, was founded on June 1, 1899, and incorporated under Chapter 4877, Acts of 1899 of the State of Florida. Dunedin (pronounced Done-ee-din) sits on central Florida's west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County's Suncoast. Today, almost 37,000 residents consider this thriving city a truly delightful place to live, while so many others find Dunedin to be a great place to visit or work. It is not surprising that many seasonal visitors elect to stay once they discover the charm of Dunedin.

The City of Dunedin operates on a nonpartisan commission/manager form of government. The Commission is comprised of four Commissioners and a Mayor, who are elected under a staggered system with overlapping terms. The City Commission appoints four (4) Charter officials; the City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney and the City Auditor. The City Manager oversees the daily operations of all City departments and provides policy advice to the Commission.

City Departments include the City Commission, City Manager, City Clerk, Communications, Economic Development & Housing/CRA, Finance, Fire, Human Resources & Risk Management, IT Services, Library, Community Development, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works & Utilities (comprised of Engineering, Public Services, Fleet Services, Solid Waste, Water & Wastewater), with approximately 377 employees.  
Category Wastewater  
Salary Grade Grade 13  
Position Wastewater Service Worker  
Post Internal Days 0  
Open Date 3/21/2017  

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