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Vacuum Truck Operator

City of Valdosta

Posted: Jul. 15, 2019

End Date: Jul. 22, 2019


Position Title: Vacuum Truck Operator
Division: Central Lines
Salary: $31,761.75
Hourly Rate: $15.27
Department: Utilities
Pay Grade: 12
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Closing Date: Open until Filled


The City of Valdosta Utilities Department is accepting applications for the position of Vacuum Truck Operator. This position operates a vacuum truck and related equipment in repair and maintenance of the wastewater collection systems. Operates a Vac-Con truck to clean and unclog sewer mains. Operates equipment to excavate underground utilities for maintenance and repair projects. Repairs landscaping, roadways, driveways, and sidewalks. Assists in locating underground utility lines. Operates a variety of hand and power tools. Transports equipment, materials and personnel to and from work sites. Assists in the repair of water and sewer mains, fire hydrants, and water valves. Flags traffic at work sites. Responds to after-hours emergencies when on-call. Provides supports to other divisions and to contractors as assigned. Maintains assigned tools, vehicles and equipment. Performs related duties.



  • Knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection system operation and maintenance principles, the hazards inherent to utility maintenance work and the safety measures used to mitigate those hazards and of the operation, maintenance and repair of a variety of job-related tools and equipment..
  • Skills in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions, the operation and maintenance of a Vac-Con and other maintenance equipment, use of hand and power tools, the establishment of safe work zones and oral and written communication.
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • 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 for one to two years.
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Possession  a valid Class “B” CDL license.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical.


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to LaToya Robinson at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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