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

Engineer

Pay Grade:  15; Salary Range: $60,445.99– $93,702.53 Salary

Position Type: Full-Time / Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

Summary Statement: The Engineer is responsible for design compliance with the District’s Manual of Minimum Construction Standards and Technical Specifications.

Key Responsibilities: The Engineer is responsible for:

  • Design review/ approval and protection of the works of the District in compliance with The District’s manual of Minimum Construction Standards and Technical Specifications, strategic planning and master plans.
  • Design and Bidding.  Oversee design and bidding of inhouse District projects including neighborhood sewering, lift station rehabilitation, emergency repairs, main/ lateral lining.
  • Permit compliance. This position will provide the engineering oversite to ensure compliance with various entities within whose jurisdiction we reside including various districts, counties and municipalities and their various permitting agencies (building departments, right of way, etc.)
  • Evaluation of existing District facilities for prioritization of prosed renewal/ replacement work in conjunction with Inspections, Collections/ distribution and Construction Coordination.  This includes data analysis in the District’s CMMS system (Infor EAM) using tools developed in Power BI and Esri.
  • Effectively coordinate with other departments including but not limited to Inspections, Operations, Collections, Reuse and Construction
  • Participate in strategic planning.
  • Participate in annual budgeting and rate study activities.
  • Participate in Manual of Minimum Construction Standards and Technical Specifications.
  • Participate in Infor EAM Compliance and Support.
  • Represent the District in a positive and professional manner in the community, at public meetings, professional conferences, and to representatives from other agencies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university with a major coursework in civil, environmental, mechanical or industrial engineering.
  • Working experience in GIS, specifically Esri, is preferred
  • Knowledge or capabilities of continuous improvement, methodology documentation for administration & reporting; activities & maintenance with users, GIS Technicians and IT department is also preferred.

Executive Assistant

Pay Grade:  8; Salary Range: $20.65 – $32.01 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

Summary Statement: Under the direction of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, the Executive Assistant is committed to supporting the Executive Division in achieving success. As such, the Executive Assistant will perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks, including planning, organizing, and conducting various administrative duties. The Executive Assistant processes contract documents, maintains meeting schedules, publishes announcements and public notices, assembles and distributed agendas and notebooks, drafts meeting minutes, and preserves public documents. The Executive Assistant also may provide administrative support to the Governing Board and Attorney.

Key Responsibilities:  Performs the most complex clerical & administrative support to the District including:

  • Process construction contracts, bids, change orders, pay applications and invoices.
  • Organize and maintain files using a coordinated system for file nomenclature and storage
  • Oversee neighborhood sewering process, including scheduling public meetings, drafting notices and relevant communications, and tracking and managing sewer connections and related correspondence using database systems (e.g., MS Access)
  • Maintain and distribute executive calendar
  • Assemble and distribute Governing Board notebooks
  • Draft and maintain relevant procedures
  • Draft, revise, publish and post agendas and meeting notices
  • Attend meetings and prepare minutes
  • Follow up on projects
  • Perform Notary functions
  • Prepare, publish, and post Resolution, Rules, and Minutes
  • Prepare, file, and record government documents
  • Maintain developer agreements
  • Enter work orders, including emergency calls, into District work order system, EAM.
  • Assist in maintenance of District websites including updates to and editing of content library
  • Maintains cooperative and effective working relationship with the management team, coworkers, and members of the public
  • Make room arrangements for meetings and travel arrangements for the Executive Director
  • Perform special projects or other duties as required
  • May be required to attend public meeting and events outside of established working hours
  • May be required to drive vehicle to perform related assignments

Education and Experience:

  • High school Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years of related experience in an upper level administrative position
  • Administrative support experience within a Florida public agency preferred
  • Florida Notary Public certification
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License

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.

IT Help Desk Technician

Pay Grade:  7; Salary Range: $19.68 – $30.48 Hourly

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

Summary Statement: This position is an entry level position responsible for providing computer software, hardware, network, printer, security & phone support and problem resolution to district staff.

Key Responsibilities: The IT Help Desk Technician:

  • Serves as first point of contact for general technology issues within the District.
  • Clearly communicates technical solutions to end-users in a user-friendly and professional manner.
  • Diagnoses and resolves end-user IT problems including PC, software, email, Internet, printer, office/mobile phones, security systems, video and access control), and other technology platforms.
  • Coordinates timely repair of IT equipment covered by warranty and service agreements.
  • Maintain technology functionality and user productivity through lifecycle replacement process by tracking, acquiring, supporting, and decommissioning hardware such as desktops, laptops and phones.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IT Manager for on-boarding and off-boarding of staff to various IT systems.
  • Management of district’s access control cards used for gates and doors.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for related IT systems including standard operating procedures and reference documentation.
  • Provides one-on-one and group training to end-users for District IT systems.
  • Provides support and back up to system specialists with installation, maintenance, repair and upgrading; and training of the District’s IT systems including computers, phones, networks, software, and security equipment.
  • Crosstrain to learn about other District systems such as SCADA, CMMS, GIS, Hach, WIMS and other critical IT systems.
  • Supports the coordination of technical IT projects for the District.
  • Performs work according to industry standards and practices.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • College level coursework with a concentration in information systems; computer science, or closely related technical field preferred.
  • CompTIA A+ certification preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

Operations Administrative Assistant

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

Position Type: Full-Time / Non- Exempt

Schedule: M-F 8am- 5pm

Summary Statement: This position shall perform secretarial and clerical duties assisting the Plant manager and staff in Operations.  Work is performed with some independence within the scope of the District’s policies and procedures.  Duties include but are not limited to: typing, filing; answering phones, responding to email, faxing, customer service, quotation/ procurement assistance and budget tracking.

Key Responsibilities: The Operations Administrative Assistant is responsible for:

  • Receive telephone calls from public emergency line; maintain plant site access control including logging all visitors; greet callers and handle routine matters or route more technical matters to the appropriate personnel.
  • Respond to e-mail, telephone, and in-person inquiries from staff and/ or referring these inquiries to the appropriate department.
  • Acknowledge plant and collection system alarms using SCADA and relay relevant information to the appropriate personnel.
  • Enter data into District databases (Infor EAM, Hach-WIMS, etc.)
  • Maintains Plant manager’s calendar and arranges appointments; schedules; participates and prepares agenda and meeting minutes for topics discussed during department staff meetings.
  • Assist Plant manager in completion and accuracy of Operations Department requisitions, purchase orders and contracts.
  • Will be required to complete offsite errands involving District business.
  • Prepares bid documents for Operations department contracts; assist with solicitation and review/ comparison of vendor quotations and proposals.
  • Assists with preparation of the monthly Operations report to be presented to Governing Board.
  • Responsible for managing inventory and ordering office, kitchen, and storm supplies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong moral, ethics, and commitment to associate confidentiality.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including: Windows, Word, excel, Access, outlook, Teams and Power point as well as other District software programs.
  • Perform other tasks as requested to assist in the daily operations of the department’s needs.
  • Ability to establish and foster ethical working relationships with vendors, employees, department heads and Executive management.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; although a bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years of experience as an administrative assistant is preferred Experience with asset management and process performance monitoring software is a plus.

Engineering Internship- Field

Open Until Filled

Session Opportunities:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall- September to December

Applicants should apply for each session at least 2 months prior to start date of internship.

The Field Engineering Intern will focus on special projects including field work and data entry.  This field work will include evaluation of District assets to determine functionality and condition.  Data entry will include working in District’s Computerized Maintenance System (CMMS) logging asset condition.  Responsibilities include following specific test procedures to determine functionality of assets, inspection procedures to determine condition of assets, and use of Global Information System (GIS) for field navigation.

Engineering Internship- Office

Open Until Filled

Session Opportunities:

  • Summer- May to August
  • Fall- September to December

Applicants should apply for each session at least 2 months prior to start date of internship.

The Office Engineering Intern will focus on special projects including Global Information System updates (GIS). This work will include review/ research of record information, plats, easements, as-builts, surveys, and property appraiser’s websites followed by drafting results in AutoCAD Map 3D 2020 and GIS /ArcMap V.10.   Additional responsibilities include following specific research procedures to determine existing right of way easements, and drafting techniques to document right of way easements.  The Engineering Intern will work Monday through Friday up to 30 hours per week.

WildPine Laboratory Internship

Open Until Filled

Spring, Summer & Fall Sessions

Session Opportunities:

  • Spring – Jan. 1st to Apr. 31st
  • Summer – May. 1st to Aug. 31st
  • Fall – Sept. 1st to Dec. 31st

Applicants should apply for each session a month prior to the start date of internship.

Laboratory Interns will be responsible for assisting technicians in the operation of the WildPine Ecological Laboratory. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting water samples, free diving to monitor oysters and seagrass, assisting with water quality analysis, participating in outreach events, retrieving recycled oyster shells from area restaurants, prepare shells for use in research projects. Laboratory Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own project during their time at the Laboratory with the assistance of Laboratory staff.

Additional Information:
Laboratory Internship Job Description
Laboratory Email

River Center Internship

Open Until Filled

Spring, Summer & Fall Sessions

Session Opportunities:

Summer Session: May 1 – August 31; Position opens January 1
Fall/Spring Session: September 1 – May 31; Position opens August 1

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, 10a-12p. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children’s programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Education.

Additional Information:

River Center Job Description
River Center Email

HR Contact email:

HR@LRECD.org