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Gas Project Technician


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Qualified applicants MUST 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 is responsible for assisting the Gas Department’s Project Coordinator with industrial metering, telemetry/remote monitoring, regulator stations/operating pressures, GIS data collections in the field, emergency valve maintenance program, and GIS collection data for construction projects assigned to construction crews and contractors. The work consists of varied technical and administrative duties. The unique nature of each customer combined with strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position.


•    Provides department support and updates for GIS mapping/data collection.
•    Responds to emergencies involving damage to gas facilities, gas mains, service lines, regulator stations, and other emergencies.
•    Field contact for residential, commercial, and industrial metering.
•    Installs, monitors, and maintains telemetry devices.
•    Downloads audit trials from pressure recorders and metering sites for key accounts billing.
•    Repairs or assists in the repairs of commercial metering and regulator stations.
•    Monitors regulator stations and relief devices to assure correct system operating pressures.
•    Monitors and inspects regulator stations on a routine basis and submits requests for painting and maintenance of grounds if needed.
•    Maintains regulator and large metering stations including atmospheric corrosion prevention, signage, and appearance.
•    Assist with annul regulator station inspection and relief valve testing and assists contractor if needed.
•    Performs or assists with repairs, replacements, and routine maintenance of regulator stations.
•    Performs ERT programming and replacements on commercial meters and check stopped meters.
•    Completes sketches and reports.
•    Meets with customers to discuss complaints of pressure problems, gas outages, etc. and makes necessary adjustments and repairs.
•    Prioritizes daily work assignments in the pressure control area.
•    Performs the annual emergency valve inspections and assists in report.
•    Performs technical maintenance tasks.
•    Troubleshoots and repairs system malfunctions.
•    Assures all departmental equipment is calibrated per manufacturers recommendations or is sent off for proper calibrations within the manufacturer’s recommended time constraints.
•    Enters, updates, and retrieves data from a computerized record system; composes reports, correspondence, and notices.

•    Meets with new customers, builders, and developers to measure for new services and schedule crews/contractors for installations.
•    Performs related duties as assigned.


•    Knowledge of GIS/ESRI software and systems
•    Knowledge of over-pressure protection devices.
•    Knowledge of natural gas meters.
•    Knowledge of self and pilot operated regulators.
•    Knowledge of pressure and temperature compensation.
•    Knowledge of telemetry devices and related software.
•    Knowledge of natural gas appliances.
•    Knowledge of the methods and practices involved in the locating, maintenance, and repair of natural gas pipelines, regulator stations, and support systems.
•    Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city codes, and department policies and procedures.
•    Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
•    Skill in the operation of SCADA telemetry equipment
•    Skill in the calibration and operation of gas detection equipment.
•    Skill in the preparation of project drawings and cost estimates.
•    Skill in problem solving.
•    Skill in prioritizing and planning.
•    Skill in interpersonal relations.
•    Skill in oral and written communication.


Education and Experience:

(A)    High school diploma or GED equivalent; and
(B)    Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
(C)    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 and five years of experience in GIS, regulator station operations/monitoring, proficient computer skills, valve operations, and large metering systems.
(D)    Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years of experience or service.
(E)    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.


The Gas Projects Coordinator assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The Regulatory Compliance Coordinator spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include the State of Georgia Code Title 46, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Natural Gas Fuel Code, city and county ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, 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, or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


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.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.

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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