City of Savannah - Savannah, GA

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This position performs technical duties in the location of underground utilities.

Essential Job Functions:

Locates water, sewer, and stormwater mains and service lines.

Oversees contractors and work crews to ensure compliance with the Georgia Underground Protection Act.

Verifies that new subdivision and private development facilities are readily locatable.

Reviews, sorts, separates, and stores as-built and construction drawings.

Separates and categorizes Underground Protection Center tickets into geographic working sections of the city and county and prioritizes.

Contacts contractors to verify and set-up meeting times and locations.

Meets contractors on job-sites.

Locates utilities in conflict with contractors excavation plans; operates electro-magnetic locator; traces metal pipes without direct contact; excavates small sites with shovel, post-hole diggers, or vacuum extractor; probes utilities with probing rod.

Oversees contractors in the excavation of water, sewer, or storm lines.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED; plus 2 years of utility operation work experience including one year of utility locating experience using a generally accepted electronic locating method; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license required..

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment. The final score on this examination will consist of a rating of education and experience, plus veterans’ preference points, if eligible. The names of all competitors rated eligible for appointment will be placed on the proper register according to their final scores.

Work Location: 704 Stiles Ave Work Schedule: 7AM- 4PM

Additional Information:

Knowledge of engineering drawings.

Knowledge of Underground Protection Center guidelines and Georgia Underground Facilities Protection Act.

Knowledge of city infrastructure.

Knowledge of computer applications related to the work.

Knowledge of surveying theories and practices.

Knowledge of computers and other modern office equipment.

Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.

Skill in the operation of computers and other modern office equipment.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

Skill in oral and written communication.

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