Watershed Construction Maintenance Worker I (Collections – OLIO)

at City of Atlanta, GA
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


General Description and Classification Standards

Performs semi-skilled construction and/or maintenance work in support of the wastewater collection system and/or the water distribution system for the Department of Watershed Management in the division of Linear Infrastructure Operations. Operates hand and power tools, light to medium construction equipment, etc. Generally works as a part of a work crew. Work is performed frequently in cooperation with skilled trade employees, experienced equipment operators, technicians, or crew supervisors.

Supervision Received

Works under direct supervision and follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks usually as part of a work crew.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Completes assigned work orders in an efficient and effective manner; works with supervisor to prioritize work orders; works in a safe and organized manner to ensure safety for self, crew and the public and to complete assignments correctly and on time.
Works as part of a crew to inspect and repair water mains; places flags or cones to control traffic in case of water main break, makes water tap on water mains, installs tailpiece on water mains, install water meters, unstops sewers and house connections, cleans catch basins, repairs cave-ins, locates water service connections and water main lines; marks service connections, water mains and sewer lines.
Checks utility truck to assure that proper equipment and tools are present and in working order; requests approval for necessary materials to complete assigned work orders.
Maintains a safe and organized work area; stores tools; collects scrap and leftover materials; blows debris from sidewalks.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple standardized procedures, written instructions and methods to accomplish assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of department policies and procedures: Knowledge of general site safety as it pertains to water/wastewater operations and maintenance. methods, products, tools and equipment used in water/wastewater maintenance and construction work; of basic mathematical principles.
Skill: in operating a variety of light to heavy power equipment (jack hammer); in maintenance of tools and equipment (pumping equipment, hydraulic excavator, concrete socket).
Ability: to understand and apply pertinent policies, procedures and regulations; to perform maintenance activities involving skills in the functional fields to which assigned; Ability to communicate diplomatically with crew members successfully address concerns. Ability adapt to changes in work environment.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
No prior experience required.

Preferred Education & Experience

6 months of experience in construction and/or maintenance in a water distribution or wastewater collection system.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting up to 100lbs, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job. Ability to stand, crawl, function in a confined or restricted space.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

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