Watershed Crew Supervisor II (DWM – OLIO – Distribution)

November 2, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


General Description and Classification Standards

Plans, organizes and supervises the activities of water distribution operations and maintenance activities for a water distribution system operations crew. Supervises crew duties to include corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance on water mains, fire hydrants, valves and associated appurtenances, making decisions on job sites, and supervising crew members.

This is an experienced professional capable of carrying out most assignments that will be typically assigned to the Operations and Maintenance crew with limited guidance or review. This level would be considered a promotional level and attainable by any incumbents in a work group who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, ability, and performance.

Supervision Received

Most of the work is completed under the direction of the Area Superintendent. Normally receives guidance regarding overall mission, scheduling, problem solving, unusual priorities, etc.

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.

• Supervises assigned crew in the completion of corrective maintenance and preventative maintenance activities associated with the water distribution system and other duties related to the Department of Watershed Management. Ensures effective, safe completion of jobs in compliance with established rules, regulations and policy guidelines.

• Trains, instructs, and coaches crew in performing repair and maintenance on other systems and structures as required. Jobs assignments typically include, but is not limited to, repairing broken water mains and service lines, installing water meters, valves, curb cocks, corporations, and hydrants. Implements appropriate control for traffic and pedestrian safety.

• Ensures daily job record documentation is properly entered into the Department's CMMS software program and submitted for record retention.

• Provides input for performance evaluations and disciplinary actions.

• Answers questions and provides information to the public. Demonstrates diplomatic customer service.

Decision Making

Ensures the safety of crew members and the public. Follows standard procedures and written instructions to accomplished assigned tasks. May use expertise to adjust methods to accommodate unforeseen site conditions.

Leadership Provided

Supervision is provided to crew members on a daily basis. At times, this position may assist with the training of staff and new hires as well as coaching of employees.

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: In-depth knowledge of department policies and procedures. Detailed knowledge of most concepts and methods related to water distribution and transmission systems, including methods, products, tools and equipment used in water maintenance and construction work. Knowledge of site safety requirements and related regulations and policies.

Skill: in performing all typical tasks associated with supervising the maintenance of construction activities. Ability to train and manage a group of unskilled and semi-skilled employees in carrying out job responsibilities.

Ability: to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate diplomatically with crew members and customers to successfully address concerns. Ability to maintain accurate records and activity sheets. Ability to manage conflict. Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

• High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

• Four (4) years of construction or maintenance experience in water distribution.

Preferred Education & Experience

Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Licensure and Certifications

Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A is required.

Water Distribution Operator License issued by the State of Georgia is required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

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

Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. Ability to stand, crawl, and function in a confined or restricted space.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-12-12

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