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Water Distribution Technician

Social Circle

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Water Distribution Technician

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Dependent on qualifications
  • Posted Date:05/06/2024

Social Circle is a historic community that is located approximately 45 miles east of Atlanta in the Historic Heartlands section of Georgia in rural Walton County.  The population of the city is approximately 5000.  We are a small town with a big heart, and we are a community proud of its history.  We are actively seeking ways to maintain our small-town atmosphere, to preserve our quality of life, and to create the best business climate for quality growth.  We believe that Social Circle is "Georgia's Greatest Little Town."  Our pride in our city is reflected in our community’s commitment and dedication to excellence. The City of Social Circle is an equal opportunity employer, and we maintain a drug free workplace.


This position performs technical duties in the construction, repair and maintenance of the water distribution system. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Water Distribution Technician.”


· Repairs water line and main breaks.

· Installs, reads, changes out, and repairs water meters.

· Installs and changes out meter boxes and lids.

· Operates a backhoe, trackhoe, pumping equipment, and hand and power tools as needed.

· Operates a jet machine to clear sewer line blockages; adds chemicals to sewer lines.

· Makes water taps for new water service.

· Maintains parts and supply inventory; reorders as needed.

· Installs sewer and water lines.

· Locates underground utilities.

· Responds to emergency gas and water main breaks.

· Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment.

· Installs landscaping and mows grass.

· Installs safe work zones; installs cones and barrels; flags traffic.

· Turns gas and water service on and off.

· Transports gravel and other materials in a dump truck.

· Completes work orders.

· Performs related duties.


· Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water and natural gas utility systems.

· Knowledge of department safe work practices.

· Knowledge of vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance.

· Skill in the installation and repair of water and sewer lines and related infrastructure.

· Skill in the use of job-related tools and equipment.

· Skill in interpersonal relations.


The Utilities Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.



Guidelines include the employee handbook and equipment manufacturers’ operating procedures. These

guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


· The work consists of related technical duties. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.

· The purpose of this position is to perform technical duties in the maintenance and repair of the water utility system. Successful performance provides for the efficient and effective delivery of utility services to the public.


· Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, and members of the general public.

· Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


· The work is typically performed while intermittently standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and utilizes the sense of smell.

· The work is performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.




· Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

· 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.

· 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.


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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