Water Treatment and Compliance Operator

  • Longboat Key, Florida
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Regulatory and Licensing Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $47,288 - $61,475 USD

Job Description

The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Water Treatment and Compliance Operator in our Public Works Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement.

Position Title: Water Treatment and Compliance Operator
Posted: August 4, 2021
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary: $47,288 - $61,475
Pay Grade: 215
Probation Period: Six Months

Expectations for All Employees

Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors:
  • Be Service Minded
  • Value Teamwork
  • Be Professional
  • Have the Utmost Integrity
  • Demonstrates Mutual Respect
  • Bring a Positive Attitude to Work
  • Embrace Continuous Improvement


Under the direction of the Utilities Manager, and Utility Crew Leader or designee, this position is responsible for performing skilled, technical work on Town owned facilities, and assist in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater pumping stations. This position performs work in operating and maintaining the water treatment plants (limited Treatment) and water distribution system, provides compliance review and documentation with regulatory standards, coordinates with regulatory (FDEP, SWFWMD, etc.) contacts regarding compliance requirements, coordinates with the Utilities Manager and Utility Crew Leader to assure assignments associated with water quality work and documentation are completed properly. The purpose of work is to ensure efficient and safe drinking water is provided to the Town.

Essential Functions

  • Performs operational and regulatory work in the testing and treatment of Town water in compliance with all applicable Town, State and Federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Performs routine to complex maintenance and repair duties of water equipment and facilities, e.g., tanks, analyzers and chemicals handling.
  • Performs and records water quality, chemical, sampling, calculates results/readings; ascertains treatment performance and quality; performs appropriate equipment adjustments and calibrations.
  • Monitors and sets chlorine equipment to obtain proper chemical usage readings and dosing to ensure proper disinfection.
  • Performs clerical duties, e.g. data entry, generates spreadsheets, prepares various reports, performs calculations, runs quantitative/qualitative analysis and interprets data for performance evaluation.
  • Coordinates scheduling with Utility Crew Leader when work requires additional manpower/crew members.
  • Performs routine/emergency water sampling.
  • Completes all reporting before/by deadlines to all regulatory agencies and maintains that potable water system is in compliance with FDEP regulations.
  • Responsible for ensuring stock/inventory for all chemical injection equipment for repair or replacements.


  • Provides permitting and compliance documentation.
  • Updates Public Works Director and Utilities Manager on compliance challenges, status, and issues. Monitors regulations for updates that may affect the Town.
  • Performs equipment and supplies procurement.
  • Trains other employees on water quality and treatment systems.
  • Assists management with capital outlay planning.
  • Utilizes, assists with, and maintains the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Inspects work being conducted by crew members for adherence to proper work specifications/standards.
  • Provides guidance and instruction to crew members in diagnostics and in the more complex aspects of the work.
  • Performs electrical and plumbing work.
  • Operates and maintains all water pumping stations and pipelines.
  • Inspects facilities, electrical, plumbing and related equipment including pipes, pumps, motors, wiring, automatic transfer switches, engines, storage tanks and controls to determine proper operation. Diagnoses problems.
  • Operates technical equipment in the operation and maintenance of Town facilities and property.
  • Determines the need for special attention to operating or maintenance requirements. Keeps records and files on operations and maintenance of equipment.
  • Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule, other than excused or work-related absences.
  • Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or Utilities Manager.
  • Report to work on emergency call back, when notified in accordance with departmental procedures. Any person finding themselves in jeopardy of the town's Drug Free Workplace Policy, while on call or when called to report back to duty, shall report that condition to their immediate Supervisor (or, if unavailable, their Director) as soon as possible for purposes of obtaining another individual to be available for normal call in procedures for that instance. Employees are expected to perform all essential functions of their job, including on call duty. Employees who are unable to respond to call back duty may be subject to a performance review, including disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Other Tasks

To participate and assist utility team in daily repairs and maintenance of water and wastewater system as assigned by supervisor.

Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description.

Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of operating principles and practices and the maintenance requirements of construction, utilities and other public works operations.
  • Knowledge of water quality, water distribution, wastewater collections and chemical analysis.
  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and equipment of mechanical maintenance and facility operations.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the work. Ability to work from blueprints or sketches.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Skilled in the use of power tools and shop equipment.
  • Ability to learn to operate a variety of public works equipment.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC), AWWA Standards, use/care of advanced tools, equipment and testing devices of the electrical trade, and occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Ability to working with high voltages both AC and DC circuits.
  • Knowledge to install, repair, maintain all instrumentation, digital, analog input, output points, PLCs for control of related equipment for all water and wastewater stations.
  • Knowledge of diesel engine controls with interference to electrical generators and automatic power transfer switches.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems.
  • Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions, including but not limited to the following tasks: repetitive lifting, lifting of a minimum of 50 pounds, shoveling, raking and bending.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a variety of locations, inside and outside, as required. Ability to work out of doors, occasionally under adverse conditions. Travel between work locations is by Town truck. Emergency situations may require overtime and call back.

Call back duty is an essential function of this position. Employees called back to duty on off hours will be paid for actual time worked, including from time of notice to their return home, at one and half times their regular hourly rate, with a minimum guarantee of 3 hours.

Minimum Qualifications


Four (4) years of experience in potable water and wastewater systems, utility pump station work, supervision, and certificates for college level courses in job related subjects. Possession of a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Class C Water Treatment Plant Operator's license, Class 3 Distribution System Operator license, and a Wastewater Collection Operator license.


High school diploma or equivalent. Must hold and maintain a current Florida Department of Environmental Protection Class C Water Treatment Plant Operator's license.

Sufficient physical strength and agility to do heavy manual labor, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.

Experience in general labor work, maintenance and repair and operation of utility maintenance equipment and basic electrical training. Ability to program micro-processors used in water and wastewater pumping stations.

Valid Florida Driver’s License (MVR background check).

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached "Drug Free Workplace Policy" must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.

The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in&sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Hepatitis A vaccination, or proof of the same, as a precautionary measure against exposure to raw sewage and a signed Acknowledgement for the attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis A must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.

Hepatitis B vaccination, proof of same, or signed Acknowledgement declining the vaccination (see attached Information to Employees - Hepatitis 8) must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.

The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain servicemembers and veterans.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

Job Address

Longboat Key, Florida United States View Map