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Engineering Technician

Hiring Agency: Paulding County
Ends: December 2, 2020
Full Time

Engineering Technician                                                                                    WS/16

Water System                                                                   




This position performs technical duties in the inspection and locating of water and sewer lines.




  • Inspects water and sewer system construction to ensure compliance with codes and regulations.


  • Locates PCWS water and sewer infrastructure for the Positive Response Information System (PRIS) of GA-811 by monitoring incoming requests for locates and maintaining proper records of daily locates.


  • Researches and locates leaks and infiltrations.


  • Coordinates and implements the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) program; performs inspections and prepares related reports.


  • Coordinates and implements the Backflow Prevention program; performs inspections and prepares related reports.


  • Writes and maintains proper records of Daily Inspection Reports.


  • Gathers and updates geographic information system (GIS) data related to utility system infrastructure.


  • Assists PCWS Engineering staff with lift station draw-down testing under the direction of the Engineering Division Manager.


  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles, including those related to the construction and operation of sewer collection and water distribution systems.


  • Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal regulations.


  • Knowledge of underground utility locating principles and practices including, GA-811 policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of GIS principles.


  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.


  • Skill in conducting a variety of field inspections.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Engineering Division Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of related technical duties. Strict regulations and the unique nature of each project contribute to the complexity of the work.


  • The purpose of this position is conduct inspections of water system construction. Successful performance contributes to compliance with codes, ordinances, and engineering best practices.




  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, developers, contractors, builders, emergency response personnel, business owners, home owners, and members of the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate persons, and provide services.




  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tool or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.


  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to machinery with moving parts, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious disease, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.








  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.


  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.



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