Job Description

Under limited supervision, administers the City’s Backflow Program, which provides controls to prevent the pollution of the drinking water system; and performs other related duties as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (which are not in any hierarchical order)
1. Inspects and tests all new backflow assemblies to ensure proper installation.
2. Inspects and connects all new services.
3. Inspects consumer premises for cross-connections.
4. Installs and maintains detector check meters and investigates fire line problems.
5. Tests, maintains and repairs all City owned backflow assemblies to ensure proper functioning.
6. Answers and resolves questions from contractors regarding backflow assemblies.
7. Prepare monthly notices for customers to have devices tested.
8. Review cross connection control manual annually to ensure the City is in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
9. Prepares annual report for the Department of Environmental Protection.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


$21.52 hourly – pay grade 46

Excellent Benefits!


High school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in testing, repair and maintenance of water systems, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Backflow Testing certification and Backflow Repair certification required or the ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of employment.

A valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.

Driving Requirements

  • Have not lost any driving privileges by reason of revocation, suspension or denial of license, or have been convicted and/or had an adjudication withheld of three or more moving violations.

  • Have not had one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in any preceding twenty-four (24) month period. License suspension of two weeks or less or suspensions based only on non-moving violations that have been cleared will not automatically result in revocation of driving privileges.

  • Have not had more than one DUI (conviction or adjudication withheld) in Florida or any other state within the past ten (10) years.

Education Requirements
: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:

a) a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
b) an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
c) an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or
d) an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.

International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.

Additional Details

The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.

State of Emergency:
When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.

The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. The City values the service of veterans to our country, supports recruitment of veterans and veterans' preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.


Job Details

Posted On: February 18, 2024
Valid Through: May 31, 2024
Job City: Knoxville
Job State: TN