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Utility Worker IV

Company: Government jobs
Location: Marietta
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information

These positions are located in the Cobb County Water System, System Maintenance Division.

These positions will work four 10-hour shifts a week and will be required to be on a scheduled on-call status. The schedule will be as followed:

Day Shift
Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday (6:30am - 5:00pm)


Night Shift
Monday - Thursday (1:30pm - 12:00am)

Please note, the actual schedule will depend on area of assignment and night shift includes shift differential pay.

Essential Functions

Takes the lead with the more technical aspects of the crew's work: confers with co-workers to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment.

Installs, maintains, repairs, and replaces water and sewer lines and related system components: locates manholes, service connections, valves and other utilities, assists with the installation of new 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.

Travels to site; reads maps; utilizes global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) maps; enters and updates department database with location details; and maintains related documentation. Receives and completes work orders.

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 pre-construction 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 utility truck, 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.

Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes checking all fluid levels, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use.

Provides emergency coverage as directed or required; works on standby status per established departmental schedules.

May be required to operate bobcat, backhoe-mounted loader, or loaders of similar size to load and/or move gravel, dirt, sand, and other materials for smaller projects and amounts; utilizes bobcat to clear land or debris.

May be required to operate backhoe to perform basic digging, trenching, and clearing of land or materials for maintenance and upkeep projects for public utilities and other infrastructure; controls placement of equipment and determines optimum approach to each digging scenario to minimize destruction of property and avoid electric, water, sewer, and other public utility lines.

Operates a track or rubber-tired loader with large volume and weight capacities to load materials into trucks or move them over short distances; positions equipment and controls height, angle, and position of scoop for optimum delivery of payload; controls amount and weight of materials being lifted to avoid exceeding equipment capacity.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required; supplemented by two years of experience in installation, maintenance, and repair of water and or sewer utilities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Must possess or obtain the following certifications within six months of assignment: Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Excavation, and Flagger. Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, odors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, extreme temperatures, extreme noises, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, falling objects, electric currents, traffic hazards, animal/wildlife attacks, animal bites, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances or explosive environments.

EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer. Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Visit Cobb County's Employee Benefits page to learn more.

01 I understand that all answers to these supplemental questions must be verifiable in the 'Educational History' and 'Employment History' sections of the application. Failure to provide sufficient information in these sections may result in my disqualification from the hiring process. Yes

02 Are you a current Cobb County Government employee? Yes

03 If yes, in what department of Cobb County Government are you currently employed? (Enter N/A if not applicable - This does not include Cobb County School District employees).

04 Can you, after employment, submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States? Yes

05 Are you 18 years of age or older? Yes

06 I have read the Minimum Qualifications required for this position and understand I must demonstrate those qualifications on the application in order to be considered for this position. Furthermore, a failure to adequately demonstrate all qualifications may result in my removal from consideration. Lastly, I understand indicating "see resume" on the application and/or in a supplemental question response, may not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Yes

07 Do you have a high school diploma or GED; supplemented by at least two years of experience in installation, maintenance, and repair of water and/or sewer utilities? Yes

08 If you answered 'no' to the above question, please explain why you feel you have the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Enter N/A if this does not apply. "See resume" will not be accepted.

09 Do you have two years skilled experience in medium to heavy equipment operations in public infrastructure development and maintenance and repair? Yes

10 Educational Background: Mark the highest level of education you have completed. Some High School
High School Diploma or GED
Vocational/Technical Diploma
Some College
Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Advanced Degree

11 Do you have a Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Excavation, and Flagger certifications? If not, are you willing to obtain the certifications within six months of assignment to this position? I am Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Excavation, and Flagger certified.
I am not certified but I am willing to obtain the certification within six months.
I am NOT willing to obtain the certification.

12 Do you have a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License? Yes

13 If selected for this position, please select which scheduled hours you are available to work. Day shift: Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday (6:30am - 5:00pm)
Night shift: Monday - Thursday (1:30pm - 12:00am)
No preference

14 The work shift for this position will be 4 days a week with 10 hour shifts and will require to be on scheduled on-call status. Do you understand and agree to these requirements? Yes, I understand and agree to these requirements
No, I do not agree with these requirements

15 The starting salary for this position is $19.32 per hour. Are you willing to accept this rate of pay? Yes

16 If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to satisfactorily complete the following elements: a criminal background check, a Motor Vehicle Report check (MVR), a physical, and a drug screen. Please note that a criminal conviction may not disqualify you from consideration. Are you willing to accept these terms? Yes

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