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Inspector-Water Distribution and Collection


Posted: Jul. 9, 2019

End Date: Sep. 2, 2019

Position Title:  Inspector-Water Distribution and Sewer Collection                                                                       
Job Summary: This position is responsible for ensuring water and sewer construction and repair projects are completed in accordance with approved specifications, drawings, and appropriate government ordinances. 

Major Duties:
  • Conducts inspections of water and sewer main construction and repair to ensure the work is completed according to specifications.
  • Locates water and sewer mains with GPS for GIS updates during installation.
  • Assists in locating existing water and sewer mains.
  • Assist in video inspections of sewer lines.
  • Provide field documents and maintains inspection reports for GIS mapping and as-builts.
  • Ability to store all pictures, reports and field data into a digital format.
  • Assist in smoke and dye tests of water and sewer lines.
  • Assists in inflow and infiltration studies of water and sewer lines.
  • Responds to customer complaints.
  • Conducts flow tests on fire hydrants.
  • Provide field measurements and verifies quantities of installed work and stored material for pay request
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Knowledge of water and sewer construction practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of water and sewer contract specifications and payment procedures.
  • Knowledge of water testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to learn the City of Cartersville water and sewer system.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills and computer skills.
  • Skill in record-keeping.
  • Ability to learn the use of line location and leak detection equipment.
  • Skill in the use of video cameras and equipment.
  • Knowledge of a variety of engineering and surveying tools and equipment.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • No less than 4 years of either installation, inspections or supervision of water and sewer construction.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position of two years or more.
  • 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.
  • Possesses the knowledge of basic computer skills such as; Microsoft word, excel, office and the ability to transfer pictures and other documents into a digital format.
Ideally located with easy access to Atlanta and the North Georgia Mountains, Cartersville offers a community with a small-town feel while providing exceptional retail, restaurants, and cultural opportunities.

The City offers an excellent total compensation package to include a competitive salary, retirement benefits, medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; generous Paid Time Off (PTO), paid sick leave, and 11 paid holidays.

Interested in applying? Please submit an application and/or resume in PDF format only to Human Resources at HR@cityofcartersville.org or in person at 1 N. Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30120. Please direct any questions to Human Resources 770-387-5685.