Polk County


Utilities Line Locator

Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Haven, FL

Order: 77009

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 3200




(Utilities Technical Services)

Pay Range: $15.22/hr. - $22.67/hr. ($31,657.60 - $47,153.60/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (40 hours/week)

Location: 1011 Jim Keene Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33880

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:


Performs work scheduling and physically locating all county-owned underground infrastructures in accordance with the Sunshine State One Call of Florida system. This includes processing computerized work orders via the Internet for the physical file location of potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water lines and all related appurtenances.


Reads and interprets design plans and specifications for the purpose of making field determinations and assessments. Responsible for locating all gravity sewer mains, manholes, force mains, water mains, water meters, as well as other finished and unfinished pipeline jobs as necessary. Performs skilled work of a specialized nature involving reading complex utility plans and operation of technical electronic locating equipment. Monitors and prioritizes incoming locate requests. Organizes and schedules routes, excavates subject areas as needed, performs physical locates, posts and maintains records in computer, and ensures full compliance with all locating standards in accordance with the Sunshine State One Call of Florida System. Makes both oral and written field recommendations to advise contractors or technicians of any areas of existing infrastructure that may be in conflict with proposed construction or will at least require due diligence attention while the site is undergoing excavation/construction.

Performs initial, on going assessments for sites under construction throughout the duration of the validity period of each work ticket. Attends meetings and confers with project engineers, construction contractors, architects or related parties to identify problems and notes any changes to supervisor. Makes notations on daily project records and maintains project files.

Performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of standard practices used for locating utilities lines. Ability to read and interpret complex utility plans. Ability to make and maintain records. Knowledge of the use of water, sewer, and electrical locator equipment.

Must have the ability to work without close supervision and to communicate and cooperate effectively interdepartmentally and with outside agencies.

Knowledge of Sunshine State One Call of Florida guidelines, the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556; Florida Statutes (F.S.), Florida Trench Safety Act; Part VI, Chapter 553, P.S., the Federal Pipeline Safety Act, and the OSHA standard 1926.651.


Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma and have three (3) years experience in water, wastewater and reclaimed water utility installation and location, or, a comparable amount of general construction experience.

Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.

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


Must have a home telephone at the time of employment within this classification.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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