Area Superintendent (OLIO-Specialist)

City of Atlanta, GA

Date: 1 week ago
City: Atlanta, GA
Contract type: Full time
City of Atlanta, GA


Posted until filled

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.

General Description and Classification Standards

Plans, organizes and directs water distribution operations and maintenance activities of two or more distinct operations and maintenance crews. Coordinates activities with other divisions within the Office of Linear Infrastructure Operations (OLIO or other offices with the Department of Watershed Management); and provides highly responsible field support as needed. This is a highly experienced skilled position who routinely works with the most challenging water distribution system corrective maintenance and preventative maintenance assignments; provides guidance and expertise regarding operation and maintenance of buried water distribution infrastructure and guides the work of others.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision of a manager. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.

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.

  • Directs operations and maintenance activities of two or more crews, monitors work execution and ensures effective safe completion incompliance with established rules, regulations and policy guidelines, addresses challenges by securing resources and resolving issues.

  • Collaborates with Directors, Managers, Master Schedulers, and Crew Supervisors to obtain, schedule and complete required work assignments.

  • Maintains compliance with local, state and federal regulations; reviews and provides input on proposed and existing water City specifications.

  • Plans and schedules maintenance programs for repair and maintenance of water distribution system infrastructure and related distribution system appurtenances.

  • Answers questions and provides general information to customers; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

  • Performs personnel management responsibilities, including ongoing coaching and annual employee evaluations.

  • Prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for staff, materials, and supplies; monitors and controls expenditures.

  • Recognizes common hazards and unsafe conditions that occur at work, their risks, and appropriate controls to address them.

  • Resolves conflicts and addresses work challenges in a timely and effective manner in coordination with assigned manager and director.

  • Adept to responding to utility emergencies and provide communications as needed to both internal and external stakeholders.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. May use initiative to solve field challenges.

Leadership Provided

Under the Watershed Manager’s direction, has immediate supervisory authority over assigned crew supervisors and broad responsibility for work completion. Recommends actions regarding employees training, development and discipline. Promotes team cohesiveness.

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 the operating processes and practices involved in the management, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems; knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment involved in the maintenance, construction, and repair of sanitary sewer systems.

  • Skilled in operating computers and computer applications for distribution system monitoring of flows, maintenance, database and related records keeping systems.

  • Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations and policies and to make decisions in accordance with established precedent as it pertains to distribution management system.

  • Ability to analyze administrative and operational problems and situations and to present appropriate facts and recommendations concisely in written or oral form.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of subordinate supervisory personnel.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare clear and comprehensive written technical and administrative reports.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, contractors and the public.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to resolve conflict in an effective manner.

  • Ability to communicate diplomatically with customers to successfully address concerns.

  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment.


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related major (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).

  • 5 years of work experience in water distribution or related area.

  • 2 years of Supervisory experience.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience in a large water distribution system.

  • 4 or more years of supervisory experience.

  • Class A CDL License

Licensures and Certifications

  • State Issued Driver’s License required

  • Water Distribution Operator License required

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical lifting up to 100 lbs, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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