Watershed Inspector, Sr. (Tech Services – Valve Assessment and Operations

November 2, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Posting expires: December 12, 2023

Salary commensurate with experience

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

The Department of Watershed Management is a regional public water and wastewater utility serving 1.2 million people each day. The Department's core services include treatment and distribution of safe drinking water; collection and treatment of wastewater to a high standard; management of watersheds within the City of Atlanta; and customer care and billing services for 164,000 accounts. The Department's vision of being a leader in innovation, service and value is supported by eight strategic priorities including: Service Delivery, Infrastructure Reliability, Workforce Development, Operational Efficiency, Financial Resilience, Compliance, Smart Utility Transformation; and Safety, Security and Emergency Management.

General Description:

The Watershed Inspector Senior (Valve Assessment and Operations) performs skilled inspections of linear water and wastewater related infrastructure construction projects and operations and maintenance work.

Contributes as part of a team to inspect, maintain, and operate water mains and associated appurtenances and/or sewer conveyance systems and appurtenances; assists with traffic control in public rights-of-way in certain instances. Performs work in coordination with skilled and unskilled trade employees, construction contractors, technicians, and/or fi eld engineers.

May provide direction or supervise a small team of junior-level employees under supervision of the Area Superintendent, manager, or other senior-level professional.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures and applicable industry standards
  • General knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of construction techniques for buried water/wastewater infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods, products, tools, and equipment used in water/wastewater maintenance and construction work
  • Experience using construction and maintenance tools and equipment to inspect, investigate, and troubleshoot infrastructure issues
  • Experience preparing written and computer daily logs, activity sheets, project sketches, reports, and other documentation
  • Communicates diplomatically and effectively verbally and written
  • Manages conflict and concerns of the public
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment

Minimum Qualification:

  • Associate's degree in Engineering or Building Construction
  • Three (3) years in surveying, construction, or engineering; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Water Distribution Operator License (Required)
  • State-issued driver's license (Required)

Closing Date/Time: 2023-12-12

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