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City of Boca Raton Quality Control Field Sampling Specialist in Boca Raton, Florida

Quality Control Field Sampling Specialist

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Quality Control Field Sampling Specialist


$55,224.00 - $63,440.00 Annually


Boca Raton, FL

Job Type


Job Number



Utility Services


Quality Control 42/09701

Opening Date


Closing Date

12/4/2023 11:59 PM Eastern



Bargaining Unit


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Job Description

Performs skilled water quality analysis, hydraulic evaluations, and maintenance of the water distribution system. Work is performed under general supervision.

Essential Functions


Evaluates water quality in water distribution system.

Collects water samples for laboratory testing in accordance with DOH approved sampling plan.

Revises sampling plan when necessary.

Assists with customer complaints related to water quality or water pressure.

Reports low chlorine residual in the system to water plant operations.

Maintains records of flushing activities and problem hydrants.

Maintains/adjusts automatic flushing devices to comply with water quality requirements.

Reports inoperable hydrants;

Performs general distribution system maintenance tasks.

Flushes distribution system to restore water quality.


Perform routine field tests for water quality in accordance with FDEP Field Sampling Standard Operating Procedures (SOP); log field collection data.

Uses water atlas to track flushing activities.

Understands NELAC protocol on water sampling procedures.

Responds to customer water quality complaints.

Performs quarterly sampling of ground water monitoring wells identified in WWTP permit.

May be required to work overtime and/or be on call.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Use specialized tools and equipment related to analyzing water quality in the distribution system. Use of computer system for communication, distribution system record keeping and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). FDEP Field Sampling SOP Intermediate principles and procedures of record keeping. Understands and can perform unidirectional flushing principles. Workplace hazards and safe work practices. Piping, valves, and components of distribution systems. Interpret drawings, schematics, and atlases of utility infrastructure. Maintain records and prepare reports. Follow standard operating procedures. Communicate effectively, in oral and written form, with coworkers and other division staff and customers.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and four (4) years of experience in distribution system maintenance. Preference given for FDEP Field Sampling SOP experience.


Possession of "C" Water Treatment Plant or Distribution System Operator license desirable.


Possession of valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.


Must be able to lift, carry and push articles weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to wear appropriate PPE such as but not limited to safety glasses, goggles, safety shoes/boots, and gloves. Exposure to extreme temperatures, electrical hazards, vapors, fumes, mist, smoke, toxic metals, poisons, and irritants.


The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Employment Verification

  • Reference Checks

  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Physical

  • Drug and Alcohol Screen

    The City of Boca Raton is an Equal Opportunity ( , Inclusive, Veteran's Preference Employer and Drug Free Workplace. It is the policy of the City of Boca Raton to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Full-Time Non-Bargaining Employees

ANNUAL LEAVE: Shall accrue prior to an employee attaining permanent status in the classified service, and may be used after six (6) months of employment at the sole discretion of the Department Head, but it shall not be paid out upon resignation or termination unless the employee has attained permanent status (one full year). The maximum accrual is 360 hours.

Year of Service Accrual

0 to 5 full years 8 hours per month

5 to 10 full years 10 hours per month

10 to 15 full years 12 hours per month

15 full years and over 14 hours per month

CASH OUT OF ANNUAL LEAVE: Employees who have attained permanent status shall be permitted to cash out up to forty (40) hours of accrued and unused Annual Leave, either in a single lump sum payment or two or more partial payments, each fiscal year.

SICK LEAVE: 8 hours per month. Any hours in excess of 960 will be paid off annually at 50%. Upon retirement, employees with a minimum of 5 years continuous service will receive 50% of sick leave balance. Termination for reasons other than retirement shall be entitled to payment for accrued, but unused sick leave, as follows:

Years of service Percentage

Less than 2 full years 0%

2 to 5 full years 10%

5 to 10 full years 20%

10 full years or more 30%

Retirement (normal, early or disability) 50%

HEALTH INSURANCE (Premiums): Employee Medical (Base Plan) - Paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the buy up employee coverage plans. Employee Dental (DHMO or Basic PPO Plan) & Vision (Basic Plan) paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the Employee + Dependent(s) for the Medical, Dental, & Vision Plan.

CONTINUOUS SERVICE BENEFIT: As of December 1 each year - Paid during the month of December.

Year of Service Benefit

5 to 10 full years $600 annually

10 to 15 full years $800 annually

15 full years and over $1,100 annually

RETIREMENT PLANS: The two pension/retirement options are listed below:

  • An option to enroll in a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan will not require a mandatory contribution. The City will contribute seven (7%) percent of the annual base wages annually. The vesting period for this plan shall be one (1) year from date of hire in the classified service, which coincides with your one-year probationary period.

  • An option to enroll in a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan option is available. There is a ten (10) year vesting period with a multiplier of 2.00% at normal retirement and a mandatory seven and three-quarters (7.75%) percent employee contribution.

  • The two (2) options will be fully explained prior to an irrevocable selection.

Optional: 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan is available.

HOLIDAYS: 14 per year: 11 recognized holidays and 3 floating days which are allocated for the fiscal year beginning October 1, to all 8 hour per day employees. Employees hired between October 1 and March 31 shall receive 3 floating holidays. Employees hired between April 1 and September 30 shall receive 1.5 floating holidays. Floating holidays must be used within the fiscal year. Non-task employees working 10-hour days receive 10, 10-hour paid holidays but do not receive floating holidays.

FUNERAL LEAVE: Up to 3 workdays - In State; Up to 5 workdays - Out of State

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement as outlined in the City’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy which is available in Human Resources and subject to the availability of departmental funds.

MILITARY LEAVE: Members in military reserve units who attend annual training are entitled to paid leave not to exceed 30 days each calendar year.

EAP: Employees, spouses, and eligible dependents have access to five (5) face-to-face sessions with a counselor through Cigna's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Services include assistance with legal, financial, parenting, elder care, pet care, and identity theft.