Reservoir Field Technician I

Performs skilled work that supports the Agency by assisting with operations monitoring and maintenance activities at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir. This includes maintenance of buildings, utility easements, fencing, grounds, and other appurtenances associated with the reservoir as well as participation in measuring and monitoring activities. This includes collecting water samples, measurement of water levels and maintaining and calibrating monitoring instrumentation.
Position requires a broad knowledge of the maintenance and repair of concrete, asphalt, metal and wooden materials.? These materials are utilized in the buildings, drainage systems, seawalls, signage and monitoring stations throughout the Tampa Bay Water utility easements and reservoir proper.? In addition, basic knowledge of soils behavior and movement is required.
Position requires strong communication skills.? Individual should be and independent self-starter that requires limited supervision after being given an assignment.? Performance is evaluated through periodic conferences, reports and the administrative review process.

Essential Functions


  • Conducts general maintenance of Compressor Building, Mechanical Building, Storage Building and Office Building.? Activities will require general housekeeping such as pressure washing, sweeping, pest control and ventilation maintenance.

  • Performs and/or assist in the maintenance and repairs on seawall segments that may be associated with lightning damage.

  • Performs general maintenance of the internal sand drain and stormwater drainage systems to assure full functionality and safe operation.

  • Performs routine and non-routine land management duties as needed between major mowing events to maintain an acceptable standard as well as provide safe access to monitoring equipment.

  • Participates in emergency management activities and spill response as needed for the Reservoir site.

  • Maintains a debris free roadway at the crest and toe of the reservoir as well as utility easements to ensure safe access.

  • Operates small electrical hand tools and gas-powered landscaping equipment.

  • Operates rubber-tired loader/backhoe, four-wheel drive vehicle, boats, and other heavy equipment as needed.

  • Maintains signage and other structures through cleaning, painting, labeling or replacement.

  • Maintain tower and bridge aesthetics and bird deterrent system.

  • Monitors and ensures adherence to established safety standards and procedures.

  • Takes corrective action, as directed, to ensure the consistent reliability of the building structure, systems, and equipment according to all State and Federal regulations and contractual requirements.

  • Communicates effectively with the public, along with agency staff, consultants, management, and the staff of member governments.

  • Completes work according to guidelines provided by management.

  • Completes work in support of meeting department and team performance indicators and measures.

  • Observes Safety Policies and Procedures?in accordance with the Agency's Safety Program.

  • Performs related work as directed.


  • Assists with soil-cement inspections, documentation and repair oversite.

  • Assists with routine monitoring equipment repair or replacement when additional support is needed.

  • Assists with the sampling of the reservoir water body and adjacent groundwater wells.

  • Provide support for monitoring activities that require additional staff due to remote location or safety.

  • Act as an alternate for the weekly dam inspection when needed.


  • Maintain seawall openings to allow for alligator management, inspection access and storm preparation.

  • Assure continued operation of compressors, as directed.

  • Assist in any activities associated with tower screen maintenance or stop block installation as needed.

Disaster Service Worker:? Employees of Tampa Bay Water are, by State and Federal law, Disaster Service Workers. In the event of a declaration of emergency, any employee may be assigned activities that promote the protection of public health and safety or the preservation of lives and property, either at the Agency or within the local or their own community.


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in building and grounds maintenance.

  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Outlook.

  • Strong communication skills, including listening, verbal and written.

  • Ability to operate a variety of small equipment such as hand tools, pumps, and other equipment to maintain reservoir system.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive manner with co-workers and members of the public.


  • High school diploma, vocational diploma, or GED.


  • Valid driver's license.

Physical Abilities:? Tasks involve the ability to exert medium physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects, and materials of medium weight (30-50 pounds).? Tasks may involve extended periods of time outdoors.
Sensory Abilities:?? Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Environmental Requirements:? Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to hazardous environmental conditions, equipment and work environments.? Some tasks are completed in hazardous indoor work environments that will be posted or designated and employees are required to comply with all applicable safety requirements while working in those designated areas. Some tasks are completed outdoors where employees may be exposed to physical hazards characteristic of an outdoor work environment. ?

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Training and Experience:

  • Trades knowledge (plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, or masonry).

  • Knowledge of water sampling and water level measurement techniques.

  • A working knowledge of safety policies and emergency response procedures.

  • Applicable equipment operator experience or certification is desired (e.g. rubber-tired loader/backhoe).

NOTE:? This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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