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Field Engineer, Sr. (OLIO)

Hiring Agency: City of Atlanta
Ends: January 4, 2018
Full Time

General Description and Classification Standards

Installs, troubleshoots and maintains an extensive variety of products and equipment. Trains employees, identifies, analyzes, and repairs product failures, orders and replaces parts as needed. Determines and recommends which products or services best fit the customers’ needs. This is an experienced, professional level capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the profession 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.  Could be the only professional in this specialty in a work group.

Supervision Received

Performs work under general supervision with review and advice from manager or a senior level professional.

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.

  • Manages the Diverted Water and Septic Hauler Permitting program in accordance with the City code of ordinances section 154-277 which allows for a reduction in the water/sewer bill rate for the water customers.
  • Initiates permits, initiates enforcement actions, and processes septic haulers manifest.  Answers all questions of sewer availability in accordance with City code of ordinances section 154-277.  
  • Maintains group equipment including, but not limited to water/sewer meters (of all types), group vehicles, gas detectors, and office equipment (such as office computers). Prepares all group instrumentation test/repair (send off for repair), gas detector calibration, equipment return and vehicle repair/maintenance. Assists with keeping in inventory of equipment.      
  • Monitors the flows in all sewers entering or leaving the City; monitors flows at crucial points within the sewer system of the City. Installs and maintains a network of rain gauges for rain fall measurements throughout the City as well as water quality monitoring in streams and rivers.
  • Provides assistance to the project manager and division manager on daily operations pertaining to the Assessment Program as well as manage two field inspectors assigned to monitor the contractor and their activities. Provides technical advice and supervision to daily field activities and assists in the timely completion of assigned projects.   
  • Directs and monitors Field Inspectors on daily tasks pertaining to the Valve and Hydrant Assessment Program.
  • Processes monthly septic manifest processes, completes reports, initiates and reviews City septic dump permits, perform spot checks (inspections) at the City septic dump site.  
  • Advises contractor crews and area supervisors in the water system's distribution record interpretation and system operation. Attends regular staff meetings with the Technical Services Division as well as Water Distribution Maintenance on project status, department news and team discussions.  
  • Requests the generation of work orders for repair new leaks.  Communicates with the fire hydrant supervisor concerning the repair of fire hydrants needed for the deployment of the digital static pressure gauges.   
  • Prepares and files reports for contractor materials, field inspector performance/issues and other job related documentation. Assists the group as whole as needed with field work or data review during events when our group is severely short staffed. Ensures security and safety oversight in traffic control situation and confined space entry for field operations.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks.

Leadership Provided

Routinely provides training and/or project leadership to less experienced professionals or support staff. May supervise clerical or support staff.

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 moderate engineering terminology; knowledge of terms associated with water distribution; knowledge of Mechanical and related processes; knowledge of city ordinances, state and federal regulations; knowledge of basic engineering of building and HVAC systems; knowledge of basic statistical review and preparation of reports.   
  • Good organizational and communication skills; advanced computer software skills basic hand tools; skill in operating basic survey tools.
  • Ability to operate Hand Power Tools used for installation of instrumentation at various sites; ability to operate P / H Meters used for water quality monitoring; ability to operate company vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Associate's degree ( AA) in Electronic, Civil or related Engineering study.  
  • 3 years' of related field engineering experience
  • 1 year in a lead worker/supervisory role.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelors degree (BA) in Electronic, Civil or related Engineering study
  • 5 year's of related field engineering experience
  • 1 year of leadership/supervisory experience.

Licensures and Certifications

Water Distribution Operator license obtained from the Water/Wastewater Board of the State of Georgia 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.



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