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(030) $22.58 - $32.05 an hour     $46,966.40 - $66,664.00 a year†

(029) $19.52 - $27.84 an hour † † $40,601.60 - $57,907.20 a year

(028) $18.80 - $26.74 an hour † † $39,104.00 - $55,619.20 a year

(Pay Based on Skill Level)


JOBCODE: 331300


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The Production Technician III is responsible for performing highly technical work involving the operation and production of potable drinking water at a State licensed drinking water production facility.


  • Performing the technical duties of advanced water treatment activities.

  • Preparing daily operation reports required by regulatory agencies and Production management.

  • Operating auxiliary treatment plant, well field, or sludge processing, either remotely or with remote personnel.

  • Training lower-level personnel.

  • Coordinating with utility maintenance on shift.

  • Maintaining all files, logs, and records required for proper treatment and operation.

  • Maintaining operational parameters for water production chemistry, treatment, filtration, and sludge removal systems to insure that all specifications are in compliance with City standards and State and Federal regulations of SDWA.

  • Performing analytical testing.

  • Making adjustments to treatment as needed.

  • Performing analysis of filter samples.

  • Inspecting filters and pipe gallery.

  • Recording filter operational data.

  • Maintaining treatment chemical inventory control, ordering systems and storage levels; writes maintenance work orders.

  • Utilizing computer programs to input data to Hydro system.

  • Performing other related work.


  • Knowledge of water treatment operation principles, practices, procedures, equipment, and treatment.

  • Knowledge of chemistry of ground and surface waters.

  • Knowledge of chemical handling and safety pertaining to potable water production.

  • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and policies, and all federal and state regulatory requirements for water treatment parameters under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

  • Knowledge of chemical feed systems.

  • Knowledge of pumps, pumping mechanics and associated equipment.

  • Knowledge of practices, methods, materials and tools of the mechanical trades.

  • Knowledge of lead worker techniques.

  • Knowledge of chemical inventory control.

  • Ability to assume a lead capacity and direct the activities of lower level employees in the absence of the team leader.

  • Ability to conduct basic laboratory tests.

  • Ability to create and maintain appropriate records and prepare and submit clear and concise operational reports.

  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with employees and the general public.

  • Skill in working with equipment utilized in water treatment operations.


High-school graduation, supplemented by some college level coursework in biology, chemistry

or natural sciences, and course work in the theories and principles of water treatment operations, with three (3) years of related work experience including experience in a lead capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Possession of a valid Florida Class "B" Drinking Water Operatorís License (prefer Class "A"). Ability to obtain a Class "A" License within 18 months of employment. Submit photocopy of License with application.)

  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver's license. Submit photocopy of License with application.)

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 18 months, certification for Basic Mechanical Skills.


    Evaluation of training and experience.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of October 23, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    10-9-13 (331300)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 10/23/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.