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Collections Field Systems Manager

Salary Range:        $20.31 - $28.50 (DOE)
Hours:                        M-F (6:45-3:15), but candidate must be available for on-call duty, special projects, emergencies, etc.                                               
Department:          Community Services
Division:                   Wastewater Collections Systems
Reports To:             Community Services Director
FLSA Status:          Exempt

Position Objectives

Responsible for pro-active project management and hands on implementation and oversight of effective and timely preventative maintenance, repair and replacement of machinery, equipment and facilities at the City’s Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), lift stations and sanitary sewer piping system. Provides hands-on direction of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in installation, maintenance and repair activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Directs, plans, schedules and coordinates contracts, activities and assignment of personnel performing the maintenance of wastewater/reclaimed water systems including, but not limited to: Wastewater Reuse Facility operations, collection/distribution systems, lift stations, line locates, machinery, equipment and facilities.

Effectively interfaces with Wastewater Reuse Facility and Infrastructure Maintenance supervisory Staff in coordination of projects, FDEP compliance and problem solving.

Recommends and implements process improvement plans and ensures equipment is maintained and utilized efficiently and safely.

Works along-side Staff operating, monitoring, installing, performing preventative maintenance/repair activities.

Maintains accurate records related to inventory and facilities at the City’s Wastewater Reuse Facility, lift stations, sanitary sewer piping system and reclaimed water distributions system including, but not limited to: electrical and hydraulic systems, pumps, controls, sludge-belt-press; chlorination equipment, reclaimed water distribution and sewer collection pipelines; manholes and street excavations.

Interprets City policies for workers and ensures Safety Program compliance. Safely operates and provides training on equipment utilized in the Department including, but not limited to: backhoes, bobcats, boom truck, front end loader, sewer pressure cleaner, pipeline television equipment and sludge-press.

Plans and inspects street excavations and installation/repair of wastewater/reclaimed water collection/distribution lines.

Responds to after-hours calls to repair or alleviate sewage stoppages, pump failures, well failures, etc.  Determines action to be taken in event of emergencies such as machine, equipment or power failure.

Prepares, reviews and evaluates system reports, records and logs to confirm adequacy of present operational strategies, policies and procedures.  Maintains personnel time and production records, procurement and inventory control for the Division.

Monitors efficient use of supplies and materials requisitioned and consumed.

Prepares and monitors budget documents based on anticipated material and personnel needs; conducts research and recommends the purchase of necessary supplies and equipment; communicates with vendors and service representatives.

Performs other related work as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – Provides strong leadership, supervising employees assigned to the Division in accordance with City Policy, applicable laws, rules and regulations. Is responsible for the overall quality control of the Division.  Will participate in hiring process and oversee employee training.  Responsible for Division workforce utilization to include assigning and directing work, appraising performance, recommending performance/disciplinary action, addressing complaints, resolving problems and maintaining an effective and productive working relationship with others.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associates Degree awarded from accredited educational institution and five (5) years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prior hands-on experience working in WRF operations, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), plumbing, maintenance and/or transmission/distribution systems preferred.


Ability to effectively utilize MS Office to include Word, Excel and Email. Ability to utilize internet for purposes of product and project research and problem solving.  Will be required to actively assist and utilize database management systems.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans/specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and utilize preventative maintenance software.


Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; to determine percentages, proportions, area, circumference and volume; and to understand and apply basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out and provide instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Requires a valid Florida Driver’s License; Minimum of a Class “C” Certification in Sewage Collection System Operations and Maintenance from the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association (FWPCOA) within one year of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to point, finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; walk; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold/heat; and risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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