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Water Department Utility Worker II

Bartow County Government


Listing Summary

Position:

Reporting to the Water Director, this position performs manual work functions associated with the construction, repair and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

Salary: $33,904.00 to $51,397.00/ Annually DOQ/DOE

Posting: Until Filled

Submit resume to Bartow County HR via email to cogginsm@bartowga.org or via mail to Bartow County Human Resources, 135 West Cherokee Avenue, St. 256, Cartersville, Ga. 30120

MAJOR DUTIES

• Installs, maintains, repairs, and replaces water and sewer lines and related system components: • Locates manholes, service connections, valves and other utilities, • Clears debris from manholes, water and sewer lines, sewer stream crossings, easements, valve boxes, etc.; • Inspects and evaluates condition of systems; • Diagnoses leaks, blockages or other problems; • Excavates around water and sewer infrastructure; • Installs appropriate repair fittings; replaces service lines; performs confined space entries into permit required confined spaces as needed; • Cleans manholes and lines; and changes out sewer rings and lids on manholes, etc. • Gathers tools and equipment needed to complete work activities; picks up and transports materials, tools and supplies; cleans and washes equipment and tools; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs as needed; and notifies supervisor of needed equipment replacements and repairs. • Performs related activities: saw cuts driveways, sidewalks, curbs, and roads during repair; assist with the preparation and restoration of landscape, property, and other areas to preconstruction conditions that are disrupted as a result of repair work; installs sod, or applies seed, hay, pine straw, and lime where needed. • Operates and maintains a camera, shovels, sharpshooter, probing rod, jet hose, jackhammer, pipe saw, hand saw, chainsaw, pipe cutters, various hand tools, hatchets, machetes, post hole digger, trash pump, hand pump, or other equipment • Assists with the installation of new water and sewer taps; clears debris from manholes, water and sewer lines, sewer stream crossings, easements, valve boxes, etc.; • Inspects and evaluates condition of systems; diagnoses leaks, blockages or other problems; excavates around water and sewer infrastructure; • Installs appropriate repair fittings; replaces service lines; performs confined space entries into permit required confined spaces as needed; cleans manholes and lines; and changes out sewer rings and lids on manholes, etc. • Performs related activities: saw cuts driveways, sidewalks, curbs, and roads during repair; assist with the preparation and restoration of landscape, property, and other areas to preconstruction conditions that are disrupted as a result of repair work; installs sod, or applies seed, hay, pine straw, and lime where needed. • Operates and maintains a camera, shovels, sharpshooter, probing rod, jet hose, jackhammer, pipe saw, hand saw, chainsaw, pipe cutters, various hand tools, hatchets, machetes, post hole digger, trash pump, hand pump, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions. • Adheres to established safety procedures: monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees, other individuals, equipment, and property; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project or work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and wears personal protective equipment. • Provides emergency coverage as directed or required and works on standby status according to established departmental schedules. • Performs manual work functions associated with construction and maintenance of water and sewer infrastructure: installs and repairs pipe (laying and cutting pipes); cuts and repairs sewer taps; installs and repairs manholes, valve boxes, etc.; clears sewer pipe obstructions; • Assists equipment operators with site preparation and operation of jet-vac equipment; and performs related labor. • Assists in documenting locations of existing manholes using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.  • Assists in condition assessment of existing sewer infrastructure: takes visual and electronic measurements, performs smoke testing, enters manholes to place and remove flow meters and CCTV equipment. • Operates vehicles and is responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by the County’s driving policy • Performs related duties.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

• Knowledge of practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities • Knowledge of the materials and methods used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water lines. • Knowledge of departmental and safety policies and procedures. • Skill in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment. • Skill in the location of underground utilities. • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

The Water Maintenance Crew Leader 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 Guidelines include county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK

• The work consists of related maintenance duties. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the work. • The purpose of this position is to assist in the maintenance of the water distribution system. Successful performance helps ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of that system. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, and the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

• The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell. • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• One to two years of water distribution, pipeline construction and maintenance, plumbing, or related experience preferred. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, other staff members and employees. • Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations. • 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. • Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Georgia DOT Flagging certification within six (6) months of employment • Must complete Basic Pipeline Review and Advanced Pipeline Review classes within twelve (12) months of employment through GWWI or approved equivalent. • 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 possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain the following certifications: Confined Space Entry and Trenching and Excavation within twelve (12) months of employment • Must possess or have the ability to obtain one of the following certifications through GWWI or approved equivalent: (1) Collection System Operation & Maintenance or (2) Distribution Systems Operation & Maintenance within twelve (12) months. • 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 (minimum CDL-A).

Listing ends on:

7/22/2022