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Gas Construction Supervisor


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Qualified applicants may apply on our website by downloading an application packet at, or may apply in person at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position supervises and participates in the work of the construction crews and personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the natural gas distribution system.

An employee in this class is responsible for scheduling and supervising the work of skilled and semi-skilled personnel working in multiple crews in the construction and maintenance of pipelines and service lines, regulators and meters.  Employee is responsible for the safety of personnel and equipment and for assuring that work is performed in an efficient and workman like manner and in compliance with Federal and State regulation codes and ordinances.  Work involves ability to deal effectively with the public in regard to customer needs.  Independent judgement must be exercised in day-to-day activities.  Detecting trouble and making necessary adjustments, often under hazardous conditions involving close spaces and possibility of fire or explosion.  Work is performed under the general instructions from the Gas Director and may be inspected for performance and over-all workmanship.


Prioritizes daily work assignments; ensures the availability of tools and equipment.

  • Oversees construction and maintenance projects; directs the work of crew members.
  • Prepares daily schedules for crews; prepares weekly on-call schedules; assigns work orders.
  • Coordinates gas line installations with builders, homeowners, contractors, and city crews; prepares related spreadsheets and schedules.
  • Maintains repairs in leak survey books, spreadsheets, logs, and weekly status reports.
  • Enters, updates, and retrieves data from a computerized record system; composes reports, correspondence, and notices.
  • Communicates and coordinates with customers, contractors, and representatives of state and federal authorities.
  • Ensures compliance with safety policies and procedures; ensures safety equipment is operable and well-maintained.
  • Maintains daily time and work records.
  • Recommends personnel actions.
  • Inspects and measures completed work.
  • Participates in safety and incident investigations.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs problems.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs system components as needed.
  • Requests quotes for replacement equipment, distribution supplies, and office supplies; maintains inventory and makes purchases.
  • Maintains a variety of files and records.
  • Other task as needed


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; and
  • At least five (5) years of prior natural gas construction and operating experience, a minimum of two (2) years of which shall be with a municipal or other public gas system.  Shall have met OPS qualification requirements of employer; and
  • Considerable experience in pipeline construction and maintenance, including supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of department safety policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of gas utility system installation, maintenance and repair principles.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of area streets and roads.
  • Knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance principles.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies and work overtime if required.
  • Preferably, possession of appropriate DOT welder certification.

Additional Knowledge Required By the Position

  • Knowledge of natural gas appliances.
  • Knowledge of the principals and practices related to the handling of natural gas emergencies.
  • Knowledge of meters and regulators.
  • Knowledge of cathodic protection installation, maintenance, and repair principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software.
  • Skill in the calibration and operation of gas detection equipment.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and cheerfully with the public


Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class A or B Commercial driver’s license.  Must be insurable by the City’s insurance company.


Motorized vehicles and equipment, including trucks, forklift, tractor, tamper, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, welders, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices.


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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in the proximity of live gas lines, vehicular traffic and in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the environment is usually loud.

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