Qualified applicants may apply on our website by downloading an application packet at cityofcovington.org, or may apply in person at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until 4:00 PM on Friday September 17, 2021. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position serves as a supervisor of the Electric Department’s project and system engineering activities. The employee in this class performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, skilled, technical and supervisory work in operating, expanding and designing of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems.
Works under the general supervision of the Electric Director.
Exercises supervision over the engineering and staking activity, engineering consultants and contractors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates the service activities of electrical contractors working on substation and electric service line projects.
- Works with project engineers and regulatory agencies (State, Federal, County, etc.) in the planning and design of proposed electrical service projects.
- Prepares drawings on CAD system for GDOT Permits for road, street crossings and easements as required; prepares drawings on CAD system for contractors and City crews.
- Conduct inspections of existing underground and overhead distribution facilities, equipment and operating systems, analyzes data obtained and recommends improvements.
- Conducts follow-up inspections of underground pad mounted transformers, electrical switch gear and overhead poles.
- Reviews infrared detection report provided by consulting contractor and initiates the repair of hot red spots noted.
- Reviews site data and identifies locations for proper service cut-in and poles; determines appropriate pole size needed for efficient installation.
- Coordinates circuit protection and fuse installation on primary and secondary power line system.
- Prepares requisitions to order the major materials and equipment for electrical projects.
- Designs, stakes and prepares rough maps of commercial, industrial and residential power distribution systems for underground and overhead electrical service. Coordinates electric service installation with builders, developers, other utilities and citizens.
- Submits documents, drawings, and other information to the City Attorney for preparation of utility easements as necessary.
- Utilizes substation SCADA Systems.
- Maintains current knowledge of field and electrical system through continuing education bot formal and informal.
- Calculates electrical loads for residential, industrial and commercial customer to size transformers and conductors.
- Assists in preparing required design concepts in pursuing customer choice loads.
- Maintains knowledge of current metering applications and size CT’s according to electrical loads.
- Attends project preconstruction meetings and reviews submitted drawings for approval as required.
- Works with budget; forecasts funds for assorted projects; monitors projects to insure they stay within budget.
- Initiates and oversees preventive maintenance programs on distribution electrical systems.
- Responds to customer service requests and complaints.
- Serves as a member of various employee committees.
- Attends meetings and represents the City on trade and utility associations as required.
- Represent the City of Covington at public events as required.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
- Associates degree in an engineering, drafting, CAD system operation or related field; and
- Four (4) years of experience in electric line service work including metering, line service installation and repair; or
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in electrical construction and maintenance work; 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 ability to apply this knowledge to work situations.
- Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment; Skill in the operation of first aid methods including artificial respiration and CPR.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret technical complex oral and written instructions; Ability to work under varying weather conditions; Ability to dispatch and operate SCADA system; Ability to design various types of lighting projects.
- Valid Georgia Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within one (1) year.
- Experience in operating CAD system.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motorized vehicles and equipment including pickup and other small trucks, electrical testing equipment, cable locator, various hand tools, computer, CAD system, SCADA, range finders, copy machine; fax machine and any other pertaining to nature of job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successful 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 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include good 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 a combination of indoor office and outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in active construction sites and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, toxic or caustic chemicals, 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.