Utilities Maintenance Crew Leader
Anne Arundel County, MD - Maryland

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This posting will be used to fill a full-time, safety sensitive position in Utility Operations in the Department of Public Works. This position will be responsible for the unidirectional flushing of water lines, fire hydrant maintenance and repair. This is limited supervisory and skilled work in the general maintenance of water lines and related facilities in the Bureaus of Utility Operations.


Work involves responsibility for supervising and participating in the activities of water line maintenance crews in the Bureau of the Utility Operations. Work is performed with independence but according to established procedures; however, the more unusual or difficult work may be outlined by a superior. Work is subject to inspection by superior while in progress and upon completion.

Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential functions of all positions in the class.)

Supervises and participates in the work of crews engaged in making emergency repairs to water lines.

Conducts unidirectional flushing of water lines, as well as the maintenance and repair of fire hydrants.

Confers with superiors on new or revised work methods and procedures; interprets work methods and procedures to subordinates; maintains various work and employee records.

Performs related work as required.


Considerable knowledge of the practices, materials, tools, equipment, and processes of the area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the safe and efficient use of tools and equipment, and of the safety precautions applicable to the work.

Knowledge of maintenance and minor repair of equipment routinely used.

Ability to supervise the work of subordinate unskilled and semi-skilled employees performing various maintenance tasks and to appraise the employee's performance.

Ability to maintain effective public service with a minimum of interruption to public convenience.

Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions, grade and line stakes, and routine engineering drawings.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, other employees, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school; two (2) or more years experience in maintenance, repair, and construction of water and wastewater systems; six (6) or more months lead worker experience; a permanent Class I water distribution operator's license or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment to the position and a valid commercial Class B motor vehicle operator's license.

Note: This is a safety sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance and Alcohol Testing.