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Utility Compliance Technician

Company: Martin County
Location: Stuart
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Martin County Utilities & Solid Waste
Job Title: Utility Compliance Technician (Contract)
Location: 3100 NW Hillman Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Work Schedule: Monday Friday 8:00am 4:30pm
Rate of Pay: $18.00 per hour

This position is contract staffed through reSOURCE Government Services working at Martin County BOCC. This is not a direct hire position with Martin County BOCC.


Responsible scientific, technical position performing the functions of the Utilitys environmental laboratory. The nature of the laboratorys work includes the sampling and analysis of potable, sewage, reclaimed, industrial and environmental waters.


(Note: The listed duties are not intended to describe each and every function which may be performed.)

Prepares for, and performs field sample collection using approved techniques, equipment and containers. Assures that all samples are accurately identified and that Chain of Custody documents are properly prepared. Expedites delivery of samples to laboratories.

Calibrates, performs preventive maintenance and repairs to field instruments and other sampling equipment. Programs, configures, maintains and performs minor repairs to automatic refrigerated samplers.

Maintains complete and accurate documents including calibration records, field sheets, chains of custody and sample receipt log.

Successfully completes initial/continuing Demonstrations of Capability of proficiency in analyses performed by the laboratory.

Conducts physical, chemical, and bacteriological analyses in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the laboratory Quality Manual; documents results and test conditions; and performs supporting functions.

Compiles data and prepares reports for clients and regulatory agencies. Enters data into various databases and spreadsheets. Maintains files of laboratory reports and related documents.

Responds to inquiries and complaints from water utility customers and general public.

Performs work related to this job description as required.


(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified represent those needed to perform the duties of this position. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Knowledge of basic principles, practices and techniques of chemistry, biology and microbiology.

Knowledge of sampling, in situ measurements and laboratory analytical procedures and techniques.

Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations relating to water quality monitoring.

Knowledge of the use and calibration of basic laboratory instruments; pH , turbidity , conductivity, dissolved oxygen (D.O.) meters and analytical balance.

Knowledge of the methods of treatment and testing of water and sewage systems.

Skill in utilizing computers and standard software packages.

Ability to learn laboratory techniques and follow scientific methods and procedures.

Ability to consistently be attentive to detail and to work with minimal supervision.

Ability to calculate analytical results, and prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.

Ability to communicate cordially and effectively, verbally and in writing, with co-workers, members of the public and regulatory agents.


High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of experience as a certified Water or Wastewater Plant Operator, or a utilities or environmental Laboratory Technician.

Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.


Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.

Ability to move, transport equipment or objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

Involves prolonged standing, repetitive bending and reaching.


Work is performed outdoors, requiring considerable travel to sampling sites, and indoors in a laboratory environment.

Involves frequent interaction with people.

Ability to work in an environment with acids, bases and other laboratory chemicals, and microbiologically active samples.

Ability to work offsite in the field, requiring potential exposure to heat, humidity and other adverse environmental conditions.

Keywords: Martin County, Palm Beach , Utility Compliance Technician, Other , Stuart, Florida

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