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Utility Maintenance Crew Chief

Cobb County Government

Listing Summary

This position is located in the Cobb County Water System, Maintenance Division.

Salary: $18.47 - $29.55 per hour

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of water distribution and/or wastewater collection infrastructure.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

License and Certifications

  • Must possess and maintain a Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection System Operator license, or have specialized training/experience in large water meter maintenance and repair.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), including appropriate endorsements.

Essential Functions

Leads and coordinates daily work activities of and assigned crew: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes and assigns tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers; assists with complex and problem situations and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment; and assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.

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.

Ensures crew members maintain appropriate inventory of material and equipment; ensures assigned equipment is adequately maintained; 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 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.

To view a complete listing of the job duties, please visit Cobb County Water System - Utility Maintenance Crew Chief at

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