FDC - ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV - 70022750 - Okaloosa Correctional Institution

Date:  May 5, 2024


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Requisition No: 818651 

Agency: Department of Corrections

Working Title: FDC - ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV - 70022750 - Okaloosa Correctional Institution

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 70022750 

Salary:  $60,637.72-$65,356.20 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/06/2024 

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Engineering Technician IV-WWTP- 70022750

Salary: $60,637.72-$65,356.20 annually


This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Okaloosa Correctional Institution in the Maintenance Unit. This is not a classroom position.




  • This working position is responsible for the Waste/Wastewater Treatment Plant at a Correctional Institution both in operations and maintenance. This position also instructs inmates in the special skills necessary to operate a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant through an apprentice on-the-job training program designed to develop experience and skills necessary to assume and fulfill the position of Operator of a water or sewer utility. 
  • Operates and maintains Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant in compliance with the DEP permit and DEP rules and regulations.
  • Carries out the preventive maintenance program for both plants. Orders and stocks all chemicals used in the operation process.
  • Repairs all breakdowns which can be done at the operator level and troubleshoots other specialized equipment for the utility operation such as compressors, pumps, air blowers, chlorinators, etc.
  • Cleans bar screens, grit chamber, settling, and sludge beds as necessary. Collects samples and performs tests including, but not limited to dissolved oxygen, total solids, suspended solids, settle able solids, biological oxygen demands, and acid or alkaline tests.
  • Prepares reports as required on plant operations from the results of daily tests. Maintains and operates logs and related records.
  • Prepares progress and performance reports for assigned inmates for use by the inmate’s classifications team in measuring and determining the rehabilitative progress of the assigned inmate consistent with motivation needs and the development of a positive approach to rehabilitation efforts.
  • Maintains custody and control of inmates assigned under the supervision of the position in accordance with accountability requirements for inmates outlined in operational procedures.
  • Participates in required departmental staff training to enhance background and ability.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Essential/Entry Level KSA’s:  

  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively.
  • Ability to perform technical engineering tasks.
  • Ability to interpret engineering data.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with others.
  • Ability to work in a training capacity with people in individual and group settings.
  • Ability to collect, record, and evaluate data relating to the training of individuals.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and other instruction materials.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to speak clearly and correctly to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Class C Water and/ or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License
  • A Valid Class E Driver’s License

Preferred Qualification:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with At least three (3) years of experience in the Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant field.



Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.


If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.


Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.


Successful applicant must pass a background screening and fingerprinting.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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