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Lineworker - Journey

City of Acworth

Listing Summary

Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting in the construction, repair, and maintenance of electrical infrastructure as authorized.

Position Description

  • Constructs and maintains electrical overhead and underground lines and equipment as authorized.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical substation system equipment as authorized.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs transmission system infrastructure as authorized.
  • Performs duties in compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the training of Apprentice Lineworkers.
  • Responds to power outages, emergency situations, or customer concerns; responds to after-hours emergencies.
  • Troubleshoots transmission, substation, distribution, secondary service, and streetlight systems.
  • Operates a variety of construction equipment as needed.
  • Prepares daily activity and other reports as required.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, specifications, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials, and equipment involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of underground, overhead, and substation distribution design principles.
  • Knowledge of load management principles.
  • Knowledge of electrical metering.
  • Knowledge of city electrical specifications.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines as it relates to working with high voltage electrical lines. 
  • Skill in utilizing specialized tools and equipment related to the construction, repair, and maintenance of electrical infrastructure.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical papers, codes, and handbooks.
  • Skill in evaluating plans, policies, procedures, and products.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

The Power Supervisor assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines include Electric Cities of Georgia specifications, the American Public Power Association Safety Manual, NESC code, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied technical duties. The variety of work assignments, dangerous field conditions, and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the electrical utility system as authorized. Successful performance helps ensure the efficient and effective delivery of electric services to customers.


  • Contacts are typically with coworkers, vendors, consultants, contractors, electricians, representatives of other agencies, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services.


  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, stooping, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, warehouse, and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and occasional cold or inclement weather. Some of the work is performed on utility poles, in elevated buckets, and in the presence of electrified lines and high voltage areas. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


  • The position has functional supervision over assigned personnel. 


  • 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 work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years' experience or service. 
  • 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 knowledge and experience to be classified as a Journey Lineworker. 
  • Ability to respond to after-hours outages, emergencies, or other situations within (45) minutes.

The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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