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Utility Worker IV

Cobb County Government

Listing Summary

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.

Salary: $16.16 - $25.86 per hour

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 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.

License and Certifications

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Must possess and maintain the following certifications: Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Excavation, and Flagger.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To view a complete listing of the job duties, please visit Cobb County Water System - Utility Worker IV at

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