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Gas Superintendent

Social Circle

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May 13, 2024|

POSITION TITLE: Gas Department Supervisor

DEPARTMENT: Gas Department

REPORTS TO: Public Works Superintendent

Type:  Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate:  Dependent on qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY: The Gas Supervisor is a salaried, (exempt), management position responsible for coordinating the repair, maintenance, and new construction of natural gas distribution facilities. The incumbent in this class will manage, control, and direct employees assigned by economically deploying employees and using appropriate tools and equipment commensurate with the difficulty or magnitude of the task at hand. An incumbent in this class exercises independent judgment and discretion not of a routine or clerical nature.

POSITION DUTIES: Under general supervision; plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and participates in the activities of maintenance crews engaged in maintenance and operations of the city’s natural gas system; supervises and participates in new, rehabilitation or replacement reconstruction and restoration activities, including but not limited to planning, budgeting, and determining means and methods of such repair activities; manages the regulatory compliance efforts of the department utilizing the support services of SRCS; trains and instructs subordinates in construction and maintenance techniques, safety practices, equipment operation and routine maintenance; investigates and resolves service complaints and processes service requests; evaluates and reports on the performance of assigned subordinate personnel; resolves employee grievances; and does related work as required.


 • Directing and coordinating the management, operation, construction, repair, and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system while meeting regulatory requirements at the state and federal level (PHMSA, PSC, MGAG & GMA).

• Responsible for overseeing the delivery of reliable gas service to all customers in a safe and compliant manner.

• Supervises and evaluates assigned staff; addresses employee concerns, directs work assignments, counsels, and disciplines employees, and completes employee performance evaluation and appraisals.

• Maintain all certifications and continuing education requirements necessary for the upkeep of all city infrastructure and keep staff up to date and certified as necessary to meet local, state, and federal requirements.

• Administer, update, and maintain reports required to keep the city in compliance with state and federal regulations related to the city's gas systems.

 • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, inspection reports, and service work orders.

• Responsible for coordinating staff response during emergencies, outages, and after-hours stand-by calls to protect, repair, and maintain the natural gas distribution system.

• Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures.

• Oversees the engineering, construction, maintenance, inspection, alteration, and repair of all gas distribution lines and equipment.

 • Coordinates with engineers, contractors, developers, other utility systems, and intergovernmental agencies in the planning and construction of new distribution lines and the development of long-range plans.

• Respond to citizens’ questions and complaints about department activities and operations; provide information, assistance, and technical expertise; research problems and initiate problem resolution. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

• May be required to work unusual hours in emergencies and to be available on an “on-call” basis as assigned. Works in both office AND field conditions; subject to any variety of weather.

Acts as the City’s primary interface with other natural gas utilities and provides technical and financial information for participation in State or Federal regulatory or legislative energy matters in which the City has an interest.

Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of current trends and innovations in the field of natural gas utilities.



• Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent


• Supervises Equipment Operators, Maintenance Workers, and other assigned personnel.


• Graduation from high school or possession of a GED.

• Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible natural gas construction, repair, or maintenance experience for a municipal service provider.

• Three (3) years of experience in regulatory compliance or management roles.

• Hold a valid Class C Georgia driver’s license.


Thorough knowledge of construction and maintenance methods, equipment, and terminology; ability to follow oral and written instructions including construction plan reading and estimating; ability to work from plans and sketches; ability to maintain a cooperative working relationship with fellow employees and the general public; ability to make arithmetic calculations for determining estimates of proposed work to be performed; ability to compute time and material forms and records; must possess & maintain all necessary PSC certifications and requirements; ability to supervise, motivate, counsel, evaluate and communicate with subordinates.

  • Knowledge of NFPA 54
  • Knowledge of DOT/PHMSA Parts 191 & 192
  • Knowledge of City of Social Circle Codes and Ordinances
  • Knowledge of Operators Qualification Program and B31Q procedures
  • Knowledge of the HiperWeb system, Utility Billing Software, and Microsoft Office

Considerable ability to:

• Communicate clearly and effectively in person, over the telephone, and in public.

• Communicate professionally, clearly, and effectively in writing

• Demonstrate sensitivity, tact, and excellent customer service while interacting with others.

• Learn to operate new tools, vehicles, and equipment.

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Exercise sound and effective judgment within established guidelines.

• Organize, coordinate, and complete duties to meet scheduled deadlines.

• Perform routine arithmetic calculations.

• Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, and

• Lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

The Gas Supervisor's primary focus is on providing superior workmanship in the completion, construction, repairs, and maintenance of natural gas infrastructure by managing materials, labor, and equipment to complete work orders promptly. Incumbents in this classification must maintain professionalism and courtesy when exposed to stressful situations and perform functions associated with programs associated with typical natural gas operations.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted via email to or mailed/delivered to:

City of Social Circle ATTN Teresa Duval, HR Specialist P O Box 310 (USPS) 166 N Cherokee Road (UPS, FedEx, in person) Social Circle GA 30025

Application forms and more information: Available online at:

City Hall 770-464-6911


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