• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 11, 2018
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $51,105.60 - $68,660.80 Annually

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.
This is skilled and some semi-skilled trades work of more than average difficulty in the construction, renovation, rehabilitation, and/or restoration of municipal properties and public works projects.
An employee in this class performs a variety of skilled tasks in the major construction trades of carpentry, electricity and/or plumbing and a variety of skilled or semi-skilled tasks in other construction trades. Employees may supervise and instruct semi-skilled and unskilled workers and may participate in a wide variety of construction work at all skill levels. An employee in this class performs tasks with general instructions and must exercise some independent judgment in the accomplishment of work assignments.
Work is reviewed by a Foreman or other assigned supervisor through direct observation while work is in progress and upon completion.
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
  • In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City of Fort Lauderdale offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!
  • Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF ) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale!  Please visit for more information or to see if you qualify.
 This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

  1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency.
  2. Have at least five (5) years of experience in one of the primary construction trades of carpentry, plumbing or electricity.
  3. (1) year of which must have been at the journeyman level. Experience must have provided skilled or semi-skilled abilities in several other construction trades. 


 Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. Successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a  drug screening prior to appointment.

NOTE:   An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.  To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form J-204 form must be submitted with application.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous