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Chief Water System Operator

City of Stockbridge

Posted: Aug. 29, 2018

End Date: Sep. 28, 2018

Under the general direction of the Water Superintendent the Chief Water System Operator performs supervisory work in planning, coordinating and directing the construction, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system.  Incumbent is also responsible for the installation, maintenance and reading of water meters, operation and maintenance of pumps, wells, water tanks, water treatment plant and oversees the cross connection and backflow prevention program.  The incumbent is guided by policies and assignments received from the Water Superintendent but is carried out with a high degree of independent judgment in accomplishing the work and developing new programs.  This is a fully seasoned skilled level capable of independently carrying out most assignments typical of the discipline. This position is required to perform technical work within an office environment as well as manual labor in the field.   
  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and participates in all aspects and functions of construction, maintenance and emergency repair of the water treatment plant and the distribution system; maintains and repairs water mains; maintains pumps; installs water meters, air release valves, service lines, fire hydrants and valves.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of employees engaged in the accurate reading of water meters and the recording of water consumption by customers and works closely with Customer Service concerning customer complaints and delinquent accounts and allocates resources accordingly.
  • Trains assigned employees in maintenance and repair methods, procedures and techniques; inspects the work of subordinates and participates in all associated work; verifies work performed for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Plans, coordinates and schedules maintenance activities regarding service to valves, motors, water storage facilities and water treatment plant facilities, including pumps, air compressors, SCADA system, emergency systems, pipe systems, water storage tanks, chemicals and all related equipment and appurtenances in the water distribution system.
  • Oversees the inspection, operation, testing and maintenance of a variety of water well and pumping equipment associated with water treatment.
  • Oversees the water quality program, including water samples, the backflow prevention and cross connection control program, cleaning and flushing the water system and customer water quality inquiries.
  • Responds to water related emergencies such as service leaks and main breaks; assesses situation and determines proper action; performs necessary repair work to resolve problems or requests appropriate equipment/workers needed to resolve problems.
  • Monitors Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) process control system gauges, meters and electronic control panels and reports anomalies and unusual conditions to Water Superintendent.
  • Physical Demands: This work is performed indoors and outdoors with the employee sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, carrying pulling, balancing, kneeling or stooping and may require physical exertion over moderately long periods of time. The employee may lift light to heavy objects and use equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
  • Work Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment with or within water where the employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, slippery or uneven surfaces, confined spaces and possible sustained periods in hot, cold or inclement weather. The work may require use of protective devices such as gloves and safety jackets.  
  • Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required, a minimum of Eight (8) years of related work experience required of which at least three (3) years of experience must be at a level equivalent to a Water System Technician III, preferably with supervisory responsibilities, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job; must possess a valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; must possess or obtain within 12 months of hire a valid Georgia Water Operator Class II license; a Georgia Commercial Driver’s license; Flaggers license; Confined Spaces Certification, and Trenching/Shoring.   Must maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) throughout employment.
Must maintain a State of Georgia certification in flagging and directing traffic throughout employment.
Salary and Benefits:  The pay range for this position is $20.58 - $30.40 per hour.  The City offers an excellent benefits package including a defined benefit retirement plan with a five-year vesting period, 100% paid employee only medical, dental and vision coverage, no social security deduction, short-term disability and term life insurance.   The actual starting pay is negotiable within the salary range listed and will be dependent upon qualifications, experience and professional achievement.  
How to Apply:  Submit your resume and application from our website
(www.cityofstockbridge.com).  You can mail an application to:  City of Stockbridge-Attn:  Human Resources, 4640 North Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, GA.  30281.  Applications with resumes can be faxed to 770-626-4237.  The position is open September 28, 2018 or until filled