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$40,600 – $61,000 a year

Full Job Description


Posted expires: 02/23/21

Salary range: $40,600 – $61,000

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs skilled inspections of linear water and wastewater-related infrastructure construction projects, operations and maintenance work. Work is performed frequently in cooperation with skilled and/or unskilled trade employees, construction contractors, technicians, and/or field engineers.

Supervision Received

Performs work under general supervision with regular review and advice from a manager or senior-level professional. Follows standardized procedures and written/verbal instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Works with supervisor to perform skilled inspections of various types on water distribution infrastructure. May assess or inspect construction work performed by City operations and maintenance crews and/or contracted construction crews on buried water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Completes assigned work orders in an efficient and effective manner; works in a safe and organized manner to ensure safety for self, team members and the public.
  • Maintains records and logs, updates field notes, drawings and other documentation as necessary on a daily basis.
  • Reads, comprehends, and interprets construction plans, sketches, plat cards, GIS maps, engineering reports, and other written records to investigate and resolve infrastructure issues, construct buried water and wastewater infrastructure, resolve customer complaints. May observe construction and assist with the resolution of construction-related issues.
  • May utilize specialized equipment to collect data and diagnose issues pertaining to water distribution system and/or sewer collection and conveyance system infrastructure.
  • May work as part of a team to inspect, maintain and operate water mains and associated appurtenances and/or sewer conveyance systems and appurtenances; assist with the control traffic in public rights-of-way in certain instances.
  • Performs inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with federal, state, and city codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Prepares reports and supporting documentation, as needed; drafts resolutions for repairs.
  • Exercises good customer service skills and technical skills, along with the ability to keep managers and other stakeholders abreast of any changes in policies, methods, and operational protocols as they pertain to departmental construction operations.
  • May be responsible for providing direction and/or supervising a small team of junior-level employees or subordinates under the direct supervision of an Area Superintendent, Manager or other senior-level professional.
  • May assist with the control of traffic in public rights-of-way in certain instances.

Decision Making

Generally operates under the specific direction of manager, senior professional or higher ranking manager. Selects from multiple standardized procedures, written instructions and methods to accomplish assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list.

  • Must obtain knowledge of department policies and procedures of construction techniques as it pertains to buried water/wastewater-related infrastructure, general construction site safety. Detailed knowledge of the methods, products, tools and equipment used in water/wastewater maintenance and construction work; basic mathematical principles.
  • Skill in performing all typical tasks associated observation of construction activities and maintenance of buried water/wastewater infrastructure; Skill in utilizing construction and maintenance tools and equipment to inspect, investigate and troubleshoot various infrastructure issues.
  • Ability to understand and apply pertinent policies, procedures and regulations; ability to prepare written and computer based daily logs, activity sheets, project sketches, reports and other supporting documentation; ability to perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities involving skills in the functional fields to which assigned; Ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively both verbally and written. Ability to manage conflict and/or concerns of the general public. Ability adapt to changes in work environment.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in an Engineering or Building Construction or related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years in surveying, construction, or engineering; or, any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Five (5) years of construction inspection, field engineering and/or maintenance-related experience pertaining to the installation of underground infrastructure.

Licensure and Certifications

  • George Water Distribution Operator License required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting (up to 100 lbs), and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. Ability to stand, crawl, function in a confined or restricted space.