Control Room Operator
City of Miami Beach, FL - Miami, FL

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This is responsible, advanced semi-skilled technical work in the monitoring, operation, routine maintenance, cleaning, and minor repair of water and sewer pumping and control equipment, installations, and facilities in the City’s Public Works Department. Work includes primarily control room and some field duties. Emphasis of work is the monitoring and adjusting of pressures and flows through the operation of manual and electrical controls, maintenance of equipment and facilities, and minor or emergency repairs, generally in a control facility or individual pumping station.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:
  • Operates manual, electrical, and computerized controls of various pumping stations from a central control console or individual stations
  • Monitors water pressure and flow throughout the City by reading meters and charts
  • Monitors the performance of the City's sewer system
  • Changes daily meter charts
  • Provides adequate pressure and flow by starting, stopping, and regulating pumps at various locations
  • Fills reservoirs and maintains levels
  • Performs water turn-ons and turn-offs as directed
  • Receives, logs, and processes citizen complaints
  • Investigates and evaluates indications and complaints of water and sewer line stoppages, leaks, and breaks; pump station and system malfunctions and failures; and other interruptions of service; and takes appropriate action
  • Assesses the need for maintenance and repair of various components of the systems and facilities; calls in emergency repair crews when appropriate
  • Conducts regular inspections of equipment and structures and reports on conditions and performance
  • Conducts routine maintenance, including, but not limited to, lubricating, cleaning, and adjusting all types of pumping related equipment
  • Cleans, polishes, paints, and maintains pumping equipment, stations, and related facilities; performs minor or emergency repairs
  • Prepares and maintains detailed records and reports
  • Participates in the installation, inspection, maintenance, repair, cleaning, and general care of all water and sewer pumping equipment, stations, control facilities, and related equipment and facilities
  • Transports pumps, motors, other equipment, and crews
  • Performs related work as required
Minimum Requirements:
  • Six (6) months full-time experience in the operation and troubleshooting of a telemetry controlled heavy duty pumping facility including some repair work
  • Six (6) months full-time paid public contact experience
  • Driver’s license
  • Shift work including nights, weekends, and holidays