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Lineman - Electric Department

City of Washington

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Electric Lineman                                                                                               

Job Class: 14-D
Pay Range: $16.05/hr or higher, depending on experience


This position is responsible for the installation, maintenance, alteration and repair of overhead electrical lines, underground cables, electrical substations, and related electrical equipment.


  • Constructs and maintains overhead electrical lines; repairs sagging wires and removes tree limbs in contact with electrical lines.
  • Operates and maintains electrical substations, including breakers, regulators, and switches.
  • Installs three-phase and single-phase transformers, meters, and switches to provide commercial and residential electrical services, including temporary services.
  • Responds to customer service calls related to power outages, accidents, fires, and weather conditions.
  • Performs safety inspections of trucks and equipment.
  • Remains on call as required.
  • Installs and maintains streetlights, including overhead and underground lighting and residential and commercial security lights.
  • Assists with the duties of other city utility crews as needed.
  • Reads electrical and water meter for billing purposes as needed.
  • Attends training and school as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of electrical construction, maintenance and repair practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures of the electrical trade.
  • Skill in the use of such tools and equipment as chippers, chainsaws, backhoes, trenchers, and compression tools.
  • Skill in working with high voltage electrical wires.
  • Skill in operating bucket and line trucks.
  • Skill in climbing utility poles.
  • Skill in utilizing line locator, fault locator, recording voltage meter, and other specialized tools and equipment of the electrical trade.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • 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 of experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


Submit completed application to or mail to City of Washington at the address below. Application for Employment can be downloaded from OR picked up at City Hall located at 102 E. Liberty Street, Washington, GA 30673. Call 706-678-3277 for more information about this or other job openings with the City of Washington. Business Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Position will remain posted until filled.

City of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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