DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATOR "D" - Ramrod Key - job 957619

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Date: 07/22/2021

City: Ramrod Key, Florida

Salary: $41,586 - 63,675 per year

Employment type: Full-time

Posting Dates: 7/21/2021 - 7/27/2021

Class Code 183

Bargaining Unit






Starting Salary: $41,585.51 - $63,675.43


The purpose of this classification is to perform entry-level semi-skilled work involving the repair and maintenance of FKAA water distribution and transmission systems. Employees in this classification ensure safe working conditions, maintain water flow, and test the water supply. Position reports to the Operations Department Area Supervisor.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Installs pipes and fittings; installs tap-ins and tee-offs; replaces meter boxes; raises and lowers meters/valve boxes.

Repairs breaks in main and service lines; assists in the repair of pressure regulating and altitude valves; performs flush outs; exercises valves.

Repairs roads and sidewalks using asphalt and cement.

Performs minor chemical tests involving chlorine residuals; conducts leak surveys.

Operates heavy equipment when required; maintains small equipment.

Reads and understands area maps; locates lines.

Repairs, installs and maintains hydrants.

Reads master meters and adjusts pressure of clay valves; changes and repairs meters; builds valve and meter boxes.

Maintains inventory and spare parts on service trucks.

Performs janitorial and yard maintenance duties; paints buildings and tanks; washes trucks and heavy equipment.

Pumps out vaults; maintains areas around vaults.

Fuels and cleans vehicles and performs safety checks.

Prepares or receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Set up M.O.T. around job site to ensure safety; flags and stops traffic.


Transports equipment and tools throughout the Keys to assist in repairs.

Restores residential, business, and DOT right-of-way after repairs.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training as a pipefitter with a public utility, construction company, or plumbing company; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must receive the CSUS (Red Book) certificate within 12 months of hire date and must obtain a Florida Class “C” WTPO license or higher or FDEP Level 3 license within 18 months of hire or will be subject to termination. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s), or acquire one within 12 months from date of hire. This position is subject to random drug/alcohol testing as required under the Federal Department of Transportation’s Random Testing for CDL drivers. Must be able to communicate and comprehend the English language.


Data Utilization
: Requires the ability to calculate and/or tabulate data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

Human Interaction
: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization
: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

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

Mathematical Aptitude
: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights and measures.

Functional Reasoning
: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning
: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change.


Physical Ability
: Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements
: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. All tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors
: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, operating machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards or toxic agents.

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

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