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Pay Grade: 35
Hourly Rate: $15.43 to $22.43
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:
The City is seeking a responsible individual who will perform skilled work involving the operation and maintenance of water or wastewater treatment plant facilities. Work is performed independently in accordance with established policies and procedures. EXAMPLES OF MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT - Chemicals such as chlorine and polymer for wastewater and chlorine and fluoride for water; motors; pumps; valves; gauges; lawn mower; various hand tools and equipment; various custodial tools and equipment; heavy equipment such as tractors, trucks, loaders (Wastewater-belt press) ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – • Operates and maintains valves, gates, pumps, engines, generators and other equipment; • Maintains cleanliness of facilities; • Repairs mechanical equipment and machinery; • Monitors, calculates, interprets and records gauges, meters and control panels; • Extracts samples and performs tests to determine processing requirements; • Makes necessary adjustments to chlorinators and other machinery and equipment; • Oversees and trains Operator Trainees, when required; • Reviews and maintains records and reports; • Prepares and submits departmental forms such as DER, HRS, EPA; • Assists the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency, such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster, as needed. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS – • Performs general maintenance and labor work such as mowing, cleaning, laying pipe & concrete, painting; • Wastewater Department - drives and operates sludge truck • Performs other related duties, as required. Salary Range – • Operator C-I $15.44 - $22.43/hr ($32,107.35 - $46,652.33/yr); • Operator C-II $16.80 - $25.87/hr ($34,948.95 - $53,224.37/yr); • Operator B $17.99 - $27.41/hr ($37,412.07 - $57,010.10/yr); • Operator A $19.21 - $29.30/hr ($39,948.96 - $60,943.34/yr); EXCELLENT benefits (Note: Benefit information is posted on city website at, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472). Only applicants with the most job-related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Applicants should expect a starting salary of $15.44/hr (C-I); $16.80/hr (C-II); $17.99/hr (B); $ (A). Additional consideration may be given to applicants with more extensive education, training, or experience. Final candidates may be required to pass a drug test and are offered a conditional offer of employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check including criminal history, driver’s license check, & medical exam (if applicable). CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL CLOSED BY THE CITY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT CITY OF EUSTIS P.O. Drawer 68 (109-A E Orange Ave) EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Eustis, FL 32727-0068 Minorities/Females/Disabled Phone – 352-483-5472 Florida Drug Free Workplace FAX – 352-483-0492 Veterans Preference Employer E-Mail – IMPORTANT: The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07. When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms). The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law. If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date. The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice. While we highly recommend that applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable applications available for download at Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Abilities and Skills - Knowledge of water or wastewater treatment plant operation; knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in treatment and disposal; knowledge of the repair and maintenance of pumps and related equipment; knowledge of basic chemistry and mathematics as they relate to treatment plant operation. Ability to maintain accurate records; ability to work well with others; ability to inspect and repair mechanical equipment and machinery; ability to read meters and charts accurately; ability to perform shift work (nights, weekends and holidays); ability to drive a vehicle; ability to remain at a city work shelter, before, during and after a hurricane or other storm or disaster, if asked Skill in mechanical repair. Working Hours – Generally, normal working hours for this position are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. However, this employee will be required to work on-call on rotation during nights and weekends. Minimum Qualifications – High School Diploma or recognized equivalent; Class "C" Wastewater Treatment Operator's License issued by the State of Florida; supplemented by one (1) year responsible experience in wastewater operation, preferably at the Operator C level. Valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving record is required. Please note: Additional or higher skills/certifications may result in higher job classification and pay (see Salary Range Section above). Contact Human Resources for additional information on minimum qualifications for the higher job classifications.

Physical Demands:
This is moderately heavy work most of the working time. Requires frequent walking; frequent standing, climbing, stooping, reaching, bending; lifting 50+ pounds, carrying/ pushing/pulling 50+ pounds; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight; hearing and speech or vocal communication (for safety); working in adverse environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.); regular driving and operation of assigned equipment.

Printable Job Application

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