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Water & Sewer Superintendent

Hiring Agency: City of Fairburn
Ends: April 21, 2019
Full Time

                                     Water & Sewer Superintendent
                                         $54,080.00 - $58,531.20

DEPARTMENT:            Water & Sewer
REPORTS TO:              Utilities Director 
This is an exempt supervisory position that schedules, assigns, and monitors work of all water & sewer department personnel; ensures the maintenance of City’s distribution and collection systems; and manages the water & sewer department budget.

  • Understands the extents and limits of the water distribution and sewer collection systems.
  • Understands the inter-connected nature of the water and sewer systems with wholesale service providers.
  • Maintains and updates a map of all valve locations.
  • Ensures an inventory of department equipment and tools is conducted and properly maintained.
  • Ensures all pumping stations are maintained in proper operating condition.
  • Supervises and enforces safe work practices within the department.
  • Facilitates training of department personnel.
  • Reviews and writes vehicle and equipment specifications.
  • Be available on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week when not on leave.
  • Ensures supplies and materials for the water and sewer department are ordered.
  • Coordinates department work with other City departments as necessary.
  • Ensures monthly EPD City water samples are collected from 30 sites for delivery to the City of

Atlanta or other entities when required.

  • Ensures the collection of water lead & cooper samples from 10 sites are provided to EPD.
  • Ensures the annual collection of storm water samples are provided to the Atlanta Regional Commission.
  • Ensures the inspection of all newly-installed water and sewer lines.
  • Ensures department personnel’s compliance with City personnel policy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or possession of a GED. 
  • Five (5) years of experience managing a water & sewer department of comparable size.
  • State of Georgia Water Distribution License (or equivalent).
  • State of Georgia Wastewater Collection System License (or equivalent). 


  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of water & sewer line construction, maintenance, & repair procedures.
  • Knowledge of City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Skill to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office software.
  • Skill to perform routine arithmetic calculations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in supervision, prioritizing and organizing work.
  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of equipment.
  • Ability to read water & sewer construction plans.
  • Ability to interact effectively with contractors and builders.
  • Ability to understand, follow and give oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to provide and superior personnel providing customer service to the citizens and customers of the City of Fairburn. 

    The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
    The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, where the employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, moving parts, inclement weather and hazardous material.  The work requires use of protective devices, such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
    This position has direct supervision over the water and sewer personnel.
  • Please go to our website to apply for this position. Should you have any questions please contact Abril Montano in the HR Department 770 964-2244 x111.
  • Please note this position will close on 04/21/2019
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