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Staking Technician I II

City of Covington

Listing Summary

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for the position of Staking Technician I II in the Electric Department with a starting hourly rate of $27.81 to a maximum hourly rate of $45.08 depending upon qualifications. Applicants must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Qualified applicants may apply via our website by downloading an application packet at or may apply in person at the City of Covington, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00 PM on Friday July 12, 2024. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position supports the Distribution Design organization and is responsible for design and inspection of the Electrical Distribution System.  Responsibilities include field work, drawing, estimating, and designing for electrical system line extensions, improvements, and maintenance for new and existing facilities. 


Staking Technician, I 
•    Entry Level

Staking Technician II 
•    At least 5 years of Staking Tech or Line Design experience
•    Other trainings, skills and abilities as defined by the Electric Director


•    Communicate with developers, builders, inspectors, and contractors to determine power needs.  
•    Determine and design distribution line extension according to customer needs.   
•    Communicate and organize to effectively coordinate multiple projects to meet customer expectations.   
•    Recognize system operation needs and determine remedy or improvement action.   
•    Maintain Integrated Transmission System (ITS) Level II certification including SCADA operation.  
•    Write and perform switching operations on main power lines during emergency and non-emergency situations.  
•    Coordinates other utility joint construction, installation, and transfers. 
•    Determine system protection coordination needs and appropriate solution.
•    Creates cost estimates and invoice for customers
•    Creates material list and assess inventory availability with Inventory and Purchasing Tech
•    Creates and manages Ga 811 locate tickets
•    Manages field work for NJUNS tickets and coordinates with Electric Cities of Georgia
•    Works with ECG to assure telecommunication attachments are installed according to permits and NESC code.
•    Interaction with internal and external customers. 
•    Required to be available after hours for trouble response.
•    Working knowledge of all National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) work and safety practices
•    Able to read and interpret prints for installation of electric utility projects
•    Prepares job sites for construction by flagging/staking in accordance with job prints
•    Responds to customer complaints and services requests.
•    Serves as a member of various employee committees.


Education and Experience:

(A)    High School Diploma
(B)    B.S. Engineering Technology and/or Associate Engineering
(C)    Combination of education and experience of Five (5) years in Electric Distribution Operations.


•    Thorough knowledge and skill in the use of methods, materials, and tools used in medium voltage distribution construction and maintenance;
•    Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade;
•    Knowledge of electrical metering and components, electrical and house wiring.
•    Considerable knowledge of the principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical distribution design methods and practices and ability to apply this knowledge to work situations.
•    Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment;
•    Skill in the application of first aid methods including artificial respiration.
•    Ability to read, understand and interpret technical complex oral and written instructions
•    Ability to work under varying weather conditions
•    Ability to design various types of lighting projects.
•    Knowledge of computer programs: Outlook, Word, Excel, AutoCAD, GIS
•    Has the ability to distinguish shades of color

Valid State Driver’s License.


Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and other specialty software; calculator; phone; radio; fax and copy machine; motorized vehicles and equipment including pickup; other light and medium duty trucks and automobiles; wire cutters; heat sensors; electrical testing equipment; various meters; hot sticks; clamp sticks; generator; chain saw; line tracer; and various hand tools.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; Employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, the risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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