Sunday , February 5 2023


Website City of Columbia Government

Job Description:

This position monitors and inspects City Rehabilitation efforts in utility construction, renovation and installation projects for compliance with plans, specifications, regulations and standards of quality and safety; responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling preventive maintenance activities within the City of Columbia Water Distribution System; and performs related administrative and technical work as required.  The incumbent works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes Service Request and creates Work Orders via City Works;
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of responsibility;
  • Guides, mentors, and performs, if necessary, in field investigation of GIS mapping system for accuracy and completeness;
  • Attends meetings, training, seminars, etc., as necessary to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills;
  • Attends and participates in pre-construction meetings;
  • Provides direct support to the Water Distribution System Foreman/Supervisor and serves in his/her absence as the team leader for Water Distribution and Maintenance;
  • Guides, mentors, and performs, if necessary, in Hydrant Flow Testing, Pressure Testing, Testing to identify problems within our Water Distribution System
  • May be required to work during emergency conditions and adverse weather conditions;
  • Guides, mentors, and performs, if necessary, City Works Service Request and Work Order investigations; Water Distribution System Evaluation Surveys;
  • Performs general administrative work as required, including attending meetings, preparing records and reports, entering and retrieving computer data, etc.;
  • Guides Water Distribution and Maintenance Field crews on the location of projects by contractors that could impact daily work assignments;
  • Reviews construction plans and specifications for compliance with established codes, ordinances and standards; conducts site visits to determine potential drainage problems as appropriate;
  • Investigates reported utility problems; resolves complaints from property owners;
  • Assists in coordinating projects with local, state and federal agencies, as well as other city and county departments and other parties as necessary;
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for approval of contractors’ pay request and change orders
  • Inspects construction materials for compliance with specifications and regulations;
  • Schedules maintenance activities with Field crews for recurring tasks in the overall maintenance of the Water Distribution System;
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from customers and the general public regarding areas of responsibility;
  • Conforms to all COC/WDM policies and procedures; specific knowledge of COC/WDM policy and procedures;
  • Coordinates with Field crews and contractors to ensure all utility construction, installation and rehabilitation work are in accordance with plans, specifications and regulations;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to perform coordinating work involving guidelines and rules, with constant problem-solving.
  • Ability to gather, organize, analyze, examine or evaluate data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information;
  • Ability to provide information, guidance or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants;
    Knowledge of basic algebra involving variables and formulas and/or basic geometry involving plane and solid figures, circumferences, areas and volumes;
  • Ability to lead, operate or repair complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as public utility equipment and systems, heavy equipment and vehicles; may involve installation and testing. Involves operations of limited scope;
  • Knowledge of personal computer equipment with skill in the use of Microsoft Office preferred, utilizing Outlook and word processing software programs; skill in doing entry, spreadsheet and database software programs preferred;
  • Ability to read technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form;
  • Associates degree in related field preferred;
  • Four (4) years of construction experience
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License;
  • Utility construction experience preferred;

Job Details:

Company: City of Columbia Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Columbia, SC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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