Work for Our Water Resources.
Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that mattersfor today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day.
Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life's work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).
Join Fleet & Facility Services within our General Services Bureau
and make a lasting impact.
This is your chance to keep Southwest Florida Water Management District humming along with seamless precision. Using a customer-driven team approach, our General Services Bureau performs the important work behind the scenes that keeps our entire organization operating smoothly as we manage the water supply and protect our water quality.
You will be provided with an opportunity to gain experience in areas such as buildings, grounds, and fleet maintenance. In joining our team, you'll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida.
For helping to maintain our valuable water resources as a student, we offer:
Training and Development: Having a successful career takes more than technical training.
The District helps our staff develop additional skill sets, such as emotional intelligence, time management, customer service, conflict resolution, communications and more. As an intern, you are eligible to attend these on-site trainings.
Employee Assistance Program: Provides confidential assistance and support in a wide variety of areas important to an employee's well-being, including but not limited to work and life balance, stress management, coping with family issues, financial advice, legal and workplace problems, addictions, student loan assistance and any other personal issues adversely affecting quality of life.
Wellness Program: Your Health Matters is designed to encourage employees to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors through the achievement of health and fitness goals.
The program includes classes on health and fitness topics, District campus walking routes, a fitness challenge, tobacco-cessation resources, an ergonomics program, discount programs, incentives and other resources. Participation in wellness program activities is voluntary.
Compensation: $12.33 hourly, pay grade 102
Assist Facilities staff in the ongoing maintenance of District facilities and grounds, including lawn mowing, landscaping and furniture moves.
Occasionally assist Fleet staff in performing labor intensive tasks such as shop cleaning, vehicle cleaning, parts delivery assistance, inventory stocking and general assistance to Fleet Technicians.
Provide apprentice-level assistance to Facilities staff on more complex plumbing, electrical, mechanical or carpentry jobs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work environments vary by assigned business unit, whether with facilities or fleet. Must have ability to lift and carry 30 pounds while walking.
May be required to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to extremely hot, humid weather conditions, mosquitoes and other pests. May be exposed to elements including sun and rain during entire work period.
Must be able to bend, squat and climb on a regular basis. May be required to operate motor vehicles for extended periods.
Required Credentials for Facility and Fleet Services Student Intern Opportunity
High School diploma or equivalent
Be at least part-time current enrollment in an accredited college, university, or other recognized educational or vocational program
Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students or minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students
Provide a copy of Official school transcript within 30 days of employment
Upload Unofficial Transcript to application or profile
Valid driver's license
Preferred Credentials for Facility and Fleet Services Student Intern Opportunity
Basic understanding of construction, maintenance and proper use of hand and power tools
Preferred Degrees: Engineering, Construction Management, Vocational, Technical
Preferred Degree Level: Undergraduate
This position is typically scheduled to work no more than 25 hours per week out of the Brooksville or Tampa, FL office. Office location will be based on the decision of the hiring manager and selected candidate. Student Internship positions are not eligible for insured medical benefits.
Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.
Accepting applications until January 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM (extended from November 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM)
Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions.
This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans Preference/Drug-Free Workplace/Tobacco Free Campuses All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s). The District participates in E-Verify employment eligibility verification.
We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. The District will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Southwest Florida Water Management District