Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Works & Utilities


City of Valdosta

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018

End Date: Sep. 24, 2018

Position Title:



Central Lines

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Valdosta, Georgia



Closing Date:

Open Until Filled


In the Office


  • Reviews, prioritizes and assigns work orders; reviews work upon completion and closes work orders.
  • Trains, assigns, directs, supervises and evaluates personnel.
  • Reviews the work of personnel assigned to perform a variety of wastewater collection and water distribution system construction, maintenance and repair activities.
  • Inspects work performed to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Plans and coordinates traffic control plans at work sites; obtains permits from Department of Transportation.
  • Ensures compliance with work safety principles and rules, including those associated with confined space entry.
  • Investigates complaints and recommends corrective action to resolve complaints.
  • Serves as technical resource regarding areas of assignment; answers questions and provides information to the public.
  • Maintains time, material and equipment records.
  • Performs related duties.


In the Field


  • Trains new personnel in the operation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems
  • Locates and repairs leaks in the water distribution and wastewater collection system.
  • Installs new water and sewer mains and services.
  • Operates remote control and manual camera units to identify line blockages and breaks.
  • Repairs and replace fire hydrants.
  • Locates and excavates underground utilities; makes street, sidewalk and lawn repairs.
  • Makes sewer and water main line repairs.
  • Repairs manholes.
  • Change out meters.
  • Replace meter boxes and lids
  • Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment
  •  Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of department safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of sewer collection and water distribution maintenance and repair principles.
  • Knowledge of water and sewer standards and specifications.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of areas streets and roads.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation guidelines.
  • Knowledge of water sampling methods.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in the supervision and training of personnel.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Knowledge of general landscape techniques, supervisory principles and practices, basic preventive vehicle maintenance, street maintenance and vehicle and equipment maintenance principles, city streets and geography, computers and job-related software programs
  • Skills in operating and driving a truck and trailer, zero-turn mowers, hand-held equipment such as weed eaters, trimmers, edger, back pack blowers and shovels
  • Ability in instructing others in the use of such equipment and defensive driving techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and management
  • Skill in the supervision of personnel, problem solving, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication
  • At least one (1) to three (3) years’ experience in a related field
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical.

All online applications must be processed through www.valdostacity.com. To be fully considered, applicants must submit a completed City of Valdosta Application Form to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com, or apply at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal  Employment  Opportunity, ADA, Drug Free Workplace,  an E-Verify employer. For more information, go to http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees/e-verify-overview.

Posted by Paula Avila March 22, 2018 Categories: $30k - $40k