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City of Lakeland Utility Worker - Lakeland Electric Line Crews in Lakeland, Florida

Utility Worker - Lakeland Electric Line Crews

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Utility Worker - Lakeland Electric Line Crews


$13.00 Hourly


Lakeland, FL

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


ED-Operations-Srvc/Light Crews 2017340000

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This is an entry-level position for high school graduates who have successfully completed the required industry certification at the Lakeland Electric Power Academy. Positions will be allocated in the utility to prepare future workers where identified need exists and skills and student goals match. Work is evaluated for overall effectiveness and adherence to safe workplace practices.

This position will serve as support for the Energy Delivery Operations/Transmission & Distribution crews for Lakeland Electric. Location is the T&D building on Parker Street.


  • Performs basic level skills as required in the designated position.

  • Participates in skills training as appropriate.

  • Must demonstrate behaviors of commitment, trustworthiness and excellent customer relations.

  • May be required to work overtime or alternate hours as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.


  • Depending on the position, may be required to sweep floors, use hand tools, mow lawns, organize inventory, file, answer phones, perform housekeeping duties and other entry level functions.

  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Graduate from Lakeland Electric Power Academy with required industry certification.

  • Recommendation of the Lakeland Electric Power Academy instructor.

  • In order to obtain a full-time Utility Work position, you must serve six (6) months as a part-time Utility Worker or have six (6) months experience as an intern or apprentice in the electrical industry.

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and other competencies necessary for success in the target position may be considered.


  • Must maintain City driving privileges/valid Florida driver's license.

  • May be required to obtain a CDL license within a designated time period for certain positions.

  • Must maintain a valid contact phone number.

  • May be required to attend meetings at locations other than primary work location.


  • Knowledge of the utility industry, including safety practices, terminology, equipment and customer service expectations.

  • Ability to build successful working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to follow complex instructions

  • Ability to learn utility-specific skills based on position assignment

  • Ability to perform physically demanding work (in some positions)

  • Ability to properly use hand tools or office equipment appropriate for the position.


  • Dependent on position assignment. See job description of position closest to that of the functions being performed.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.


City of Lakeland

Benefits for All Regular Full-Time and Regular Part-Time Employees


Annual Leave

Annual leave is accumulated monthly and based upon years of service as follows:

Annual leave may be taken as earned by employees hired after January 1, 1989. Employees hired prior to that date use annual leave within the calendar year following the year the leave is earned. All employees may carry over up to a maximum of 20 days at the end of the calendar year. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week accrue annual leave at the rate of 4 hours per month.*

Sick Leave

Unlimited accrual at the rate of one day per month. Eligible for use as soon as earned. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week accrue sick leave at the rate of 4 hours per month.

*NOTE: REGULAR employees with a working day other than 8 hours, please contact your supervisor regarding these policies.

Sick Leave Pool

Allows employees to receive sick leave benefits in cases involving catastrophic or long-term illnesses or injuries after all personal leave time has been depleted. Regular full-time employees contribute 8 hours and Regular part-time employees contribute 4 hours on an annual basis. Employees must have completed one full year of service on or before December 31st of the calendar year enrollment; and have accumulated at least 40 hours of sick time (20 hours for Regular part-time employees). Participation in this program is voluntary.

For more information, contact Kristina Hunt at 834-6019.

Family & Medical Leave

Federal legislation guarantees up to 12 weeks per year off work under certain circumstances outlined in the policy manual. The employees must have been employed by the City for at least 12 months and have at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period before the requested leave. The City will continue its group life and health insurance for an employee on leave at the same level and under the same conditions that existed while the employee was working.

Pension Plan

Provision for retirement income requiring mandatory participation for full-time regular employees.

Defined Benefit Plan:

Plan C

Employee 5.23%

Employer 19.75%


Defined Contribution Plan:

Executive and new hires over age 52

Employee 8.5% or 10.732% per election upon hire

Employer 15.39%

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan:

A voluntary plan that is invested in mutual funds. The Employees' Pension Board performs the due diligence on the mutual funds. Employees may reallocate their account at any time.

Maximum contribution for 2020 is $19,500; employees age 50 or older can also add a "catch-up" amount of $6,500. Additionally, a match of up to 5% of salary is offered by the City in Plan C.


Eleven (11) holidays, includes one personal floating holiday to be used at any time after three months of employment and prior to the end of the calendar year.

Funeral Leave

Up to three days off with pay due to death of an immediate family member (as defined in the policy manual). Up to four hours off with pay may be obtained through supervisor approval to attend local funeral services of persons other than immediate family.

Jury/Witness Duty

Employees required to serve on jury duty will be relieved of responsibility for their regular work shift or portion thereof and receive full pay while serving. All fees received for such service may be retained by the employee. Employees subpoenaed to any civil or criminal court proceeding, which employee is not personally or monetarily interested, shall be paid as if engaged in regular work activities.

Military Leave

Allows for up to 240 hours in any one calendar year for annual military training without loss of pay or benefits for any employee in some type of reserve status for the United States Armed Forces. (see policy manual for additional information).

Maternity Leave

Refer to Family & Medical Leave for those employees who qualify. Others may take up to three months leave of absence available upon approval of the Department Head. Employees may opt to utilize any combination of paid (sick or annual leave) or unpaid leave.

Leave of Absence Without Pay

Written requests are subject to approval by Department Head and City Manager or designee for less than 90 days. Requests for more than 90 days also require Civil Service Board approval for employees in a Civil Service classification.

Longevity Pay

Years of Service Semiannual Payout Annual Payout

10-14 years of service $120 $240

15-19 years of service $180 $360

20+ years of service $240 $480

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligible after one year of employment. Program provides employees up to $2,000 per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) for reimbursement of tuition of approved college, university, vocational, or correspondence classes upon completion with a grade of "C" or better in credit courses only. Full reimbursement is given for courses and fees, upon approval. The program does not include reimbursement for cost of books, supplies or other related expenses.

For more information, contact Sue Cook at 834-6844.

Suggestion Awards

A program designed to provide a consistent and organized method for employees to submit and be rewarded for constructive ideas for improvement. Maximum award is $1000.

For additional information, contact Kathy McNelis at 834-6348.

Direct Deposit of Paycheck (refer to handout in new employee folder)

An account must be established with the institution of your choice prior to signing up for direct deposit.


Uniforms issued at no cost to employees for those job classifications which require them. Equipment is issued to employees at either no cost or discounted cost depending upon job classification.


Free while at work.

Break Periods

Employees may be permitted two 15 minute breaks during the work day. The time shall be at the discretion of the supervisor.

For Information on Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance please contact Benefits at 834-6797.

For Information on Retirement Benefits, contact the Retirement Services Department at 834-8784 or 834-8794.

For Information on Firefighter and Police Officer Retirement Benefits, contact Benefits USA at 800-452-2454 x205


Are you a current or recent graduate from the Lakeland Electric Power/Energy Academy with required industry certifications?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please indicate your Academy Instructor's name. If this question does not apply, type NA.

    Required Question


City of Lakeland, Civil Service


500 N Lake Parker Avenue Lakeland, Florida, 33801-2097