City of Valparaiso

Job Opportunities


Post Date: May 18, 2017

Position: Water and Sewer Operator

Department: Public Works

Hours: Full-time with competitive benefits

Hourly Range: DOQ

Closing Date: June 18, 2017

Position Overview: The position overview provides a brief summary and should not be considered exhaustive of all duties. Under direct supervision, participates in the general operation and maintenance of the Valparaiso Water System and wastewater collection and transmission system. Assists in the response to emergency calls as required, particularly those related to the water system and wastewater collection and transmission system, including delineation of the affected area, isolation of the problem, formation of repair action plan, system restoration and required reporting and communications.  Makes field inspections to ensure proper operation of equipment.

Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 19 years of age. Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid Florida Driver's license. High school graduate or G.E.D equivalent is required. Vocational/specialized training in heavy equipment preferred. At least six months experience in water and sewer operations is preferred. At least six months experience in heavy equipment operation is preferred.

Licensure: Valid Florida Driver's License, class "B" CDL with air brake endorsement required. Valid Florida Drinking Water "C" level license is required within two years of hire. Valid voluntary Class "C" level Wastewater Collection Technician Certificate is preferred.

Upon conditional offer of employment, applicants must pass a background investigation, physical exam, and drug screening.

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Applicants may download and print applications in PDF or Word format to apply for employment opportunities. Print applications are also available for pickup at City Hall located at 465 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso, FL. 32580. Completed applications are accepted by personal delivery or by mail only.

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The City of Valparaiso is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, political affiliation, citizenship, marital status, disability, national origin or any other legally protected status.