Polk County


Utilities Service Worker II

Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Haven, FL

Order: 77020

Order Type : Temp to Permanent

CODE 3206




(Utilities Operations)

*As with many of the hourly (non-exempt) positions with Polk County, this position is a contract to hire position meaning that it is staffed through Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, a business partner of Polk County, for a probationary period before being considered for hire directly with the county.*

Pay: $12.31/hr. ($24,731.20/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (40hrs/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:


Advanced work in the maintenance, installation and repair of utility mains and appurtenances.


Repairs broken water lines. Installs and repairs fire hydrants. Installs and sets water meters. Taps main water lines. Installs water mains. Locates and repairs sewer lines. Checks out complaints. Stocks service vehicles with inventory and supplies. Emergency operation as necessary of backhoe, sewer cleaning machine and boring machine. Does routine maintenance and minor repairs on all the Division's equipment. Performs duties as Utilities Service Worker I in the daily routine if required. Maintenance and installation of utility mains and facilities as required. May direct and oversee the work of others as required.

Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment used in pipe fitting and skill in their use. Knowledge of the installation and repair of utility facilities. Knowledge of the water and sewer systems. Ability to work from sketches, maps, and blueprints. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform a variety of labor tasks. Ability and agility to perform various job duties in all weather conditions including lifting and/or interacting with job related appurtenances and equipment weighing no more than fortyfive (45) pounds. Ability to see colors. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination. Ability to see, ambulate independently, drive, bend, stoop, sit and stand. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.


Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma and have a minimum of one (1) year experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution and sewer collection facilities.

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 as employee is subject to call out to assist in emergencies.

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

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