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Atlanta, Georgia City of Atlanta

Posting expires: 10/27/20

Salary range: $33,000 - $49,600

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you're seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Functions as a lead worker for semi-skilled construction and/or maintenance work in support of a wide variety of drinking water or distribution systems activities. Operates hand and power tools, light to medium construction equipment, etc.

Generally works as a part of a work crew, but may work independently or act as a lead worker on a crew in standard linear infrastructure construction or maintenance. Work is performed frequently in cooperation with skilled trade employees, experienced equipment operators, technicians, or crew supervisors.

Supervision Received

Works under direct supervision and follows standardized procedures and written/verbal instructions to accomplish assigned tasks; may assist in training, orienting, or observing lower level associate, apprentice, or semi-skilled employee in the group.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Completes assigned work orders in an efficient and effective manner; works with supervisor to prioritize work orders; works in a safe and organized manner to ensure safety for self, crew and the public and to complete assignments correctly and on time.
  • Works as part of and/or leads a work crew to inspect and repair water mains; places flags or cones to control traffic in case of water main break, makes water tap on water mains, installs tailpiece on water mains, makes repairs on water mains and related appurtenances, locates water service connections and water main lines; marks service connections, water mains and sewer lines.
  • Installs water meters; follows assigned route/schedule, advises customer of installation, records meter number and other information as required, and the time it took to complete job.
  • May go to construction sites to determine if specific work has been completed by a contractor. Checks utility truck to assure that proper equipment and tools are present and in working order; requests approval for necessary materials to complete assigned work orders.
  • Checks utility truck to assure that proper equipment and tools are present and in working order; requests approval for necessary materials to complete assigned work orders.
  • Maintains a safe and organized work area; stores tools; collects scrap and leftover materials; blows debris from sidewalks.

Decision Making

Generally operates under the specific direction of crew supervisors or higher ranking manager. Selects from multiple standardized procedures, written instructions and methods to accomplish assigned tasks.

Leadership Provided

Ability to work productively on a team and provide guidance to junior team members as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures: Knowledge of general site safety as it pertains to water operations and maintenance. Methods, products, tools and equipment used in water maintenance and construction work; of basic mathematical principles.
  • Skill: in operating a variety of light to heavy power equipment (vactor truck, backhoe, excavator); in maintenance of tools and equipment (pumping equipment, hydraulic excavator, concrete socket).
  • Ability: to understand and apply pertinent policies, procedures and regulations; to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; to perform maintenance activities involving skills in the functional fields to which assigned; to maintain records and make simple reports; ​ to work beyond normal working hours, as required. Ability to trouble shoot as it pertains to heavy equipment (water mains). Ability to communicate diplomatically with customers to successfully address concerns. Ability adapt to changes in work environment. Ability to document work status with photos and data input.


Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Two (2) years of experience in a water distribution system.

Licensure and Certifications

  • State of Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B is required.
  • A Water Distribution License is desirable.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting up to 100lbs, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. Ability to stand, crawl, function in a confined or restricted space.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.