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

Veterans Preference:

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority.  Also, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.  The application for Veteran 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

Disability:

Disabled applicants may request a reasonable accommodation during the hiring process by contacting the Human Resource department.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/ veteran

Volunteer Coordinator (River Center)

Salary Range: $16.95 – $27.12

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Construction Operator Trainee

Pay Grade Range:  4; Salary Range: $19.05 – $30.47 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

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

Summary Statement: An employee in this position performs semiskilled manual field work under the Construction foreman.  The trainee will learn how to repair and maintain wastewater equipment, facilities, and appurtenances.

Key Responsibilities:

Performs duties as assigned to meet the needs of the District including but not limited to:

  • Installs and repair services
  • Install, repair or replace force main, gravity sewer lines and appurtenances
  • Maintains and repairs concrete vaults, manholes, etc.
  • Locate line locations
  • Operates various heavy machinery
  • Restores sidewalks, roads, and landscapes to original condition after repairs
  • Make field inspections of contractors to make sure County/District standards are met.
  • Works with and assists the crew in digging ditches, holes, and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and related work with a backhoe or front-end loader.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to operate: Front-end loader/backhoe, A5, 18- yard dump truck with manual shift
  • Ability to operate gasoline & hydraulic power tools.
  • Acquire working knowledge of practices, materials, and tools used in construction and maintenance within six months of hire.
  • Ability to learn working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the environment within ninety days of hire.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public.
  • Acquire a State of Florida Class “C” Collection’s system operator license within 6 months of hire
  • Valid and clear Florida Drivers License and acquire a valid Class “B” CDL within the first year.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
  • Highly organized and methodical approach to daily work
  • Effective computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Pass a pre-employment physical along with a drug test.
  • Submit a background check

Safety Officer

Pay Grade:  9; Salary Range: $25.49 – $40.78 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Schedule: M-F

Summary Statement: The Safety Officer plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the District’s risk management efforts, which include the District’s Safety Program, Regulatory Compliance and Training Program.  Expected to work nights, weekends, holidays, also for plant projects and during emergency conditions.  This position serves the entire District, and as such interacts with all District employees and collaborates with all District managers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Principle author of Safety Policies and Procedures- develop, administer, and maintain District’s Safety policies and Procedures and associated programs (including but not limited to Risk Management Plan Process Safety Management, Respirator Program, Emergency Response Plan, Job Hazard Analysis Assessments, Lab safety, Hazard Communication.)
  • Regulatory Compliance (Chemical and Fuel Storage)- Identify, plan, direct and coordinate programs necessary for compliance with District, Local, state, and Federal rules and regulations as applicable.
  • Manage safety-related training of the District staff to ensure all staff are adequately trained to safely perform their job functions while being aware of job hazards and implementing safe work practices. Safety-related training should be thoroughly documented.
  • Conduct drills and exercises related to practical safety concerns (e.g. fire drill) and anticipated emergencies (e.g. chemical spill/ leak, hurricane)
  • Coordinate fleet driver activities including CDL training and certifications.
  • Manage and establish all crane and mobile equipment inspection task plans and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain, update and distribute the Emergency Response Plan.
  • Conduct Safety Inspections and Accident Investigations- Perform safety inspection of District properties, facilities, and practices and recommend corrective action as appropriate. Conduct “stop work “or unsafe working conditions as necessary.  Notify supervisors and employees of unsafe equipment, missing safety equipment or unsafe working conditions.  Document injuries, perform accident and incident investigations including “near miss” incidents, and use root cause problem solving techniques to recommend actions to minimize risks.  Report incidents and injuries to management and external agencies as appropriate.
  • Safety Equipment- Assist in formulating annual safety budget, identify and recommend necessary safety equipment while maintaining accurate inventory of safety equipment, including PPE.
  • Manage District’s drug and alcohol testing programs and records and maintain compliance with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Clearinghouse drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Review and approve contractor safety programs and plans.
  • Part of the essential staff for emergencies (e.g. hurricanes)
  • Encourage employees to voice safety concerns and address those concerns as a safety professional.
  • Assist/ backup HR for Workers Compensation claims.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Engineering, Risk Management or related field and/ or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Three years of related Safety Management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Preferred certifications and work experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Some formal teaching or adult education teaching experience in the water and wastewater utility industry, or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
  • Certified Safety & Health Officer (Authorized Trainer 10/30 GI and/ or Construction) Certified Health & Safety Technologist, or certified Safety specialist, preferred.

Project Coordinator

Pay Grade:  6; Salary Range: $21.40 – $34.24 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

 

Summary Statement:

The Project Coordinator is highly engaged with customers and the public. This position investigates and manages the billing status of proposed, new, and existing customer accounts; drafts and processes billing of developer agreements; and collects connection charges. This position computes, classifies, records, documents, and confirms accuracy of various records and transactions. This position participates in the process of obtaining and managing permits from other governmental agencies and takes emergency calls. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement, discretion, and initiative. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs duties as assigned but not limited to:
  • Receive, review, audit, and manage all new and current residential and commercial accounts
  • Draft and process developer agreements, including payments
  • Collect connection charges
  • Create and manage customers files
  • Create new customer accounts
  • Assist with customer phone calls and e-mails, including logging emergency calls in EAM
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by senior management
  • Investigate customer accounts
  • Secretarial duties for Deputy Executive Director
  • Manage and maintain various paper and electronic files and records
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for relevant tasks and responsibilities

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; 4- year degree preferred. 
  • One year experience as a bookkeeper (higher education may substitute for experience) 
  • One year experience in customer service (higher education may substitute for experience)

 

HR Contact email:

HR@LRECD.org