Employment Opportunities

When applying for a position

Please make sure you indicate which open position you are applying for.  You may apply in any of the following ways…

  1. Send resume/and cover letter to HR@Lrecd.org
  2. Complete an application (https://jobapps.hrdirectapps.com/applicantform/D4640347730/0) along with attachments and submit online
  3. Mail: To Loxahatchee River District: ATTN; Human Resources 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

Please note:

Application for Veterans Preference must be completed along with any required documentation and must be included as an attachment at the time of submitting your employment application.

Application for Veterans Preference

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee

Pay Grade Range:  4; Salary Range: $16.98 – $26.33 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: Varies

Summary Statement: This position entails the performance of entry level work in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment and facilities.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Chief Operator or assigned supervisor and is subject to prescribed methods and procedures.  The District wastewater facilities are a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year operation and a person in this category may be subjected to working shift work on a regular basis including nights, holidays, and weekends and emergency situations.

Key Responsibilities: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee

  • Trains in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of the proper surveillance of all water purification and wastewater treatment plant processes, equipment and controls to optimize operation of the plant and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Maintains and performs minor repair work on pumps and other mechanical equipment necessary; ensures proper positioning of controls and proper operation of equipment.
  • Maintains accurate inspections, activity, and equipment records.
  • Collects wastewater and water samples.
  • Trains in the operations of sludge de-watering equipment
  • Maintains accurate electronic log of operations of repairs/ maintenance into District work order system.
  • May cross train in Maintenance and Collections departments.
  • Answers District Emergency line and provides excellent customer service.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools.
  • Assist other District personnel on related projects.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience involving operation of mechanical or electrical equipment, preferably in wastewater treatment capacity.
  • Must obtain a State of Florida Class “C” Wastewater License within 24- months or as defined in the “Employee Conditions of Employment” at the time of hire.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Class “B” CDL Drivers Driver’s license OR obtain a Class “B” CDL within the time allotted in conditions of employment letter.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Plant Mechanic I

Pay Grade Range:  6; Salary Range: $18.73 – $29.03 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: Shift Varies 

Summary Statement:  This position performs entry to semi-skilled crafts and trades in maintaining and making simple repairs to District grounds, buildings, waste- water treatment plant and other facilities.  The work is performed under routine supervision.  The waste- water facility is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year operation and personnel in this classification will be subject to work on a shift basis, work weekends, holidays, and emergency situations.

Key Responsibilities: The Plant Mechanic I:

  • Performs various manual labor assigned tasks
  • Repairs and maintains buildings, wells, and plant
  • Operates backhoe, front end loader, grading tractor, crane truck, forklift and moving equipment
  • May weld, braze, solder or use cutting torches.
  • Assumes responsibility for assigned inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Must utilize safety equipment provided by the District, follow all safety rules and use good judgement in performing job tasks.
  • Assist higher level employees in accomplishing more advanced or skilled trade’s projects.
  • Assists skilled workers in carpentry, painting, plumbing, building, rebuilding and repairing treatment plant.
  • Loads and unloads heavy materials from trucks and other equipment
  • Manages labor finders to assure correct job is being performed and completed
  • Performs manual cleaning or preventative equipment is functional and operating properly.
  • Provides assistance to Electricians, Treatment Plant operators and Plant Maintenance.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in the mechanical repair and maintenance of industrial and mechanical equipment
  • Or a combination of trade school/ education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (May be substituted one for the other on a year to year basis).
  • Must obtain Florida DEP Class “C” Waste-water license within 24 months of hire
  • Possess a valid and clear Florida Drivers license and acquire a valid Florida “B” CDL Driver’s License within the first year of hire
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Collection & Distribution System Operator

Pay Grade Range:  4- 8; Salary Range: $16.98 – $32.01 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: M-F 7am- 3:30pm

Summary Statement: This position performs preventative/ corrective maintenance on District lift stations equipment with an emphasis on mechanical duties.  The District is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year operation and personnel I this classification will be subject to working overtime and on call including nights, holidays, and weekends.

Key Responsibilities: The Collections Operator:

  • Performs and assists a full range of general maintenance and cleaning duties related to the District’s wastewater collection system; cleans sewer mains and laterals, operates a high pressure rodder, manual power rodder, vacuums debris from lift stations and related structures.
  • Monitors control panels, adjust valves and gates to regulate flow of waste to main plant.
  • Performs work in confined spaces; takes appropriate precautions prior to entering confined spaces with use of air quality monitors and ventilators.
  • Maintains accurate logs of repairs/ maintenance done.
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on District lift station equipment.
  • Logs and/ or interprets meter and gauge readings to determine pump performance and condition.
  • May collect samples of flow, log flows, and inspect stations involved in pumping wastewater.
  • Clean and maintain equipment in the wastewater pumping system.
  • Provides courteous customer service; responds to questions and inquiries from general public.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned equipment and vehicles; performs safety checks and check fluid levels of vehicles and equipment
  • Assists other District personnel on related projects.
  • Serves in emergency standby capacity and/ or On Call; available for on call after hours including holidays and weekends.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of on the job wastewater collection experience as a trainee or greater.
  • Able to obtain or have FW&PCOA Class “C” or higher Certification in Collections and Distribution or ability to obtain within time-period outlined in offer letter.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Pass Drug test and Level II background check.

Construction Inspector

 Pay Grade 11: $23.92 – $37.05

 Position Type: Full-time / Non-exempt

 Schedule:  M-F 7am-3:30pm

 Summary Statement: The Construction Inspector performs inspections of assigned sewer construction projects including in-house, general construction services, developer and capital projects.   This position ensures compliance with the District’s Manual of Minimum Construction Standards, approved design plans and specifications, and other applicable construction standards and regulations.  This position is a technical position requiring knowledge, training and certification in various aspects of utility construction methods and requirements.  Due to the nature of the 24/7 operation of the District, it may be necessary at times for the employee to work holidays, weekends, unscheduled/ scheduled overtime, through lunch, and in emergency response situations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attends and represents the District at preconstruction meetings.
  • Performs onsite inspection to ensure installations are in compliance with the approved plans and specifications.
  • Performs onsite inspections prior to installations are in compliance with the approved plans and specifications.
  • Performs material inspections prior to installation to ensure compliance with approved shop drawing.
  • Determines quantity of materials used and amount of work completed for pay applications and invoicing.
  • Reads and interprets design plans and specifications and coordinates requirements with contractor, vendor and/ or District staff.
  • Responsible for field adjustment of installations in coordination with the District’s Director of Engineering Services.
  • Schedules and observes contractor’s materials, structures, testing and evaluations.
  • Operates District vehicles in a safe manner and maintain professional appearance.
  • Prepares daily Field Reports.
  • Reviews project as-built and record information for accuracy and compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Schedules and performs final inspections and punch lists for assigned projects.
  • Maintains appropriate training, certification and/ or expertise.
  • Acts as essential Personnel during an Emergency Response.
  • Effectively uses the District’s CMMS/EAM system to document preventative maintenance, corrective work orders, project status and work- flow between departments.
  • Performs investigations into collection and transmission system failures/ overflows and communicates corrective action requirements to District staff for permitting and coordination with contractors and vendors for correction.
  • Reviews and compares actual field conditions with electronic maps (ArcGIS) and communicates correction/ update requirements of ArcGIS through the ArcGIS red-line tool.
  • Compliance with Florida Department of Environmental Protection rules and regulations including F.A.C. chapter 62.
  • Reports to and performs work under the Responsible Charge of the District’s Director of Engineering Services.
  • Performs related work as required

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or Equivalent and
  • 5 years of experience in the construction or inspection of wastewater transmission, collection facilities, and other related structures and
  • Maintains training, certification and/ or expertise in the following key areas: trenchless utility excavation, fusing HDPE, horizontal directional drill steering and tracking, manhole coating application, manhole grouting, pipelining, pipe descaling, TV inspection of pipeline, roadway construction, open cut excavation; roadway construction, Confined Space Entry, the District’s manual of Minimum Construction Standards and Technical Specifications, the District’s safety Policies and Procedures, and additional training or certification that may become relevant during the course of performing duties and
  • A general knowledge of electrical circuits and lift station control panel operation is preferred but not required
  • A combination of related education and experience may substitute as appropriate with the ability to achieve specific training within 18 months of hire date.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Pass Drug test and Level II background check.

Volunteer Coordinator (River Center)

Pay Grade: 2; Salary Range: $15.40 – $23.87

Position Type: Part-time / Non-Exempt

Summary Statement:

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, training and coordination of the River Center volunteers as well as providing administrative office support for staff.  Daily responsibilities include, but not limited to, greeting guests, recruiting new volunteers, assisting guests, answering phones, booking programs, posting on social media and other web applications.


  • Recruit new volunteers through outreach and updating information for web-based volunteer search engines.
  • Train new volunteers.
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers with Signup.com
  • Provide volunteers with updates (monthly and as needed).
  • Plan volunteer Appreciation Events and workdays.
  • Plan development days for volunteers to learn new skills that they can use for River Center programs.
  • Greeting guests.
  • Assisting guests with exhibits including touch tank.
  • Assist staff with administrative office duties (including but not limited to); answering phones, booking individuals and groups for programs, posting on social media and web-based calendars.
  • Provides support and backup to other staff at the River Center.
  • Performs any other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Prior experience working with volunteers preferred.
  • Prior experience working in an office setting preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Pass Drug test and Level II background check.

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