Street & ROW/Stormwater Section Leader

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

REPORTS TO: Public Works Director


SALARY: $14.90 – $20.85




Supervisory and technical work with administrative responsibility for management of the City’s Stormwater Utility and Street/Right-of-Way maintenance activities and programs.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification.   It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day to day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of City personnel and outside contractors engaged in maintenance of the City’s Stormwater & Street/R.O.W. systems;
  • Working under the direction of the Public Works Director, responsible for organization of the Department’s maintenance management programs and activities as necessary to schedule, track and monitor all department work activities and work orders related to system maintenance. This includes organization, supervision and directing the activities of department personnel engaged in tasks related to maintenance management work control;
  • Assigns, supervises, coordinates, directs and reviews the work of employees and outside contractors engaged in performance of maintenance and repair of stormwater utilities and/or streets and rights-of-way;
  • Assess system maintenance and repair needs through coordination with other utility managers and City departments; prepares work orders, budgets, cost estimates, contracts for services; supplies, materials, equipment and any other special needs as may be necessary to complete and manage the maintenance activity;
  • Develops, reviews, and maintains administrative and technical reports related to utility system maintenance and performance;
  • Prepares contracts and specifications for procurement of outside maintenance services for repair of equipment and facilities;
  • Prepares and monitors Annual Budget for system maintenance activities;
  • Performs related work as required;
  • Participate in the installation, maintenance, or repair of water distribution, reclaimed water distribution, sewage collection or similar systems; including valves & meters;
  • Taps water, reclaimed water and sewer lines, flushes & maintains fire hydrants, cuts pipes, and operates pumps;
  • Uses tapping machines, concrete saws, metal detectors, handsaws, pliers, shovels, and wrenches;
  • Maintains manholes, operates line-clearing equipment;
  • Operates backhoe, trencher, and other types of equipment;
  • Maintains Lift Stations, repairs pumps, troubleshoots control logic problems;
  • Maintains inventory of parts on service truck; drives service truck and operates radio; and
  • Reads blueprint, as-builts, and atlases.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of utility management, utility systems operation;
  • Ability to read and interpret ordinances, regulations, contracts, grants, and legislation as it pertains to Stormwater Utility Systems and Streets & ROW;
  • Ability to develop, implement, and monitor operating programs that measure maintenance practices and performance;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, other City departments, and the public;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity; and
  • Ability to analyze detailed data, prepare and present reports, perform value analysis, and make recommendations concerning improvements to the City’s Utilities System Maintenance Management practices and programs.



Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Certification in CPR/First Aid. Must possess or obtain and FDEP Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector Certification within one of employment. Must possess an IMSA Sign & Markings Level III Certification within one year of employment. Must possess all Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ICS Certifications required for an Incident Commander or obtain the certifications within one year of employment. A comparable amount of directly related experience May be substituted at the City’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.



Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Drivers License Class B with air brake endorsement.  This position is to be considered an “essential personnel” and is required to report to duty for emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, sinkholes, water/sewer breaks and other crises to provide for public safety. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster. Ability to be “On Call” 24-hr Emergency standby as required by rotation. Employee must live close enough to the City to be able to respond to Emergency call backs and be on scene within 30 minutes.



Physical Ability:

Often transitions from indoor to outdoors. Ability to lift up to 80 pounds. Ability to frequently bend, climb, stoop, squat and walk. Physical strength and ability to work long hours out-of-doors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents or rapidly spoken in order to be able to do job.  Ability to see, read, and comprehends letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, which are both large and small.  Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.



Must be able to work in confined spaces. Work near high voltage. Not afraid of heights (aerial work from a bucket truck).  Ability to work safely in and along roadways where vehicle and pedestrian conflicts are common.


Applications can be emailed to or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652   EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.