Utility Technician

Homosassa Special Water District   Homosassa, FL   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on September 28, 2021

The Homosassa Special Water District is now hiring for a Utility Technician.

Opening Date 09/27/21

Number of Positions: 1

Hours: Full Time

Pay Rate: $18.00 per hour

Position will remain open until filled

Benefits: Annual and sick leave; paid holidays; paid medical; disability; life insurance; plus social security. State of Florida Retirement plan provided with 3% employee contribution.

Description: This position is unskilled and semi-skilled work assisting in the Water District operations and use of construction and maintenance equipment. Duties include installation, reading and maintenance of meters, vegetation control, maintenance of buildings, grounds, hydrants, valves and equipment, repair, replacement and installation of water mains and heavy manual labor tasks. This position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot/cold weather conditions and requires prolonged standing, heavy lifting, pushing, bending, climbing, reaching and pulling. May operate light to heavy equipment in an occasional or temporary basis. Will be trained in leak detection and the operation of the District's leak detection equipment. Performs related work as required and directed by the District's Field Foreman.

Requirements: Graduation from high school, GED or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Some experience in performing heavy manual labor. Ability to use standard maintenance equipment and hand tools. Must have current valid Florida Driver License. Must have sufficient physical strength, agility and stamina to perform assigned tasks under adverse conditions. Must successfully pass an employment reference check, criminal background check, physical examination and drug test. Applicant must be a resident of Citrus County.

The Homosassa Special Water District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services. Preference in appointment will be given to eligible veterans and qualified spouses. A copy of a DD-214 or other supporting documentation must be hand delivered, faxed or mailed and received prior to the hiring date. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks after the opening date before anyone is contacted for interviews. You will only receive a call if you are going to be asked to come in for an interview. All job offers are contingent upon a satisfactory completion of a waiver to conduct background screening, pre-employment physical examination, reference check, criminal background check and drug test. Job offers may be withdrawn due to the applicants' failure to successfully complete any of the post job offer requirements.