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Water Superintendent

Talbot County Board of Commissioners

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This position is responsible for directing all water collection and distribution operations for the County. 




  • Directs, manages, and supervises the operation of the County water system including the collection, treatment, and distribution of water.
  • Schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates personnel; hires new personnel.
  • Develops department policies and procedures.
  • Operates a variety of equipment and oversees distribution system maintenance.
  • Ensures daily tests are performed, completes related lab work; prepares and submits reports to State and Federal agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety standards and requirements.
  • Processes County work orders and requests.
  • Responds to customer inquiries and addresses issues.
  • Prepares and administers department budget.
  • Purchases department equipment and materials.
  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of water treatment methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of water distribution and sanitation systems and operations.
  • Knowledge of chemical use and storage procedures.
  • Knowledge of related local and state laws.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental protection laws and requirements.
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in developing precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in operating required light and heavy equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.






The County Manager and Assistant County Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The completed work is reviewed through reports, and observation of department activities.





Guidelines include County and department policies and procedures, County codes and ordinances, and related federal, state, and local laws. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.   This position develops department guidelines.




  • The work consists of varied duties in the management and supervision of water and services for the County.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the provision of water collection and processing services. Success in this position ensures clean and safe water for Talbot County.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other County employees and agencies, State agencies and employees, vendors, customers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.




  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light objects and occasionally lifts heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color and utilizes sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and on jobsites and exposes the employee to noise, dirt, dust, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, the outdoors, and occasional inclement weather.  Work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
  • This position may require work performed after normal business hours and/or weekends.




This position has direct supervision over Water Maintenance Workers and Utility Billing Clerk.




  • 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.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • 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.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate.


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