UTILITY TECHNICIAN- 40010101

Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: DURHAM, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

ENGINEERING

DATE POSTED:            

AUGUST 26, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SALARY MIN:  

$49,127

SALARY MAX:

$88,428

POSITION NUMBER:            

40010101

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time

 

***THIS POSTING IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE***

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 

The purpose of this job is to provide semi-technical work within the County owned Utilities service area including sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, and domestic water in Rougemont.
This position works under close supervision according to set procedures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Durham County Utilities Division is seeking a detail oriented and motivated individual to fill the position of Utility Technician to perform locates. This position is responsible for  identifying, locating, and marking the location of Durham County subsurface utilities to minimize accidental damage or disruption of service due to construction excavation activities; complying with all state and local regulations; ensuring NC811 locates are completed within the required timeframes and update the NC811 Positive Response system; prepare clear and concise written reports and forms; assist in other wastewater plant and collection system tasks such as inspections of new construction, rehabilitation projects of existing infrastructure, collection system inspections, gathering data for GIS mapping, and grounds maintenance at the TWWTP and other Durham County owned facilities; and perform related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Knowledge of utility construction techniques, processes, and materials.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to compare them with various aspects of construction in progress.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, engineers, owners, the public, and other employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and exercise tact and firmness in the enforcement of requirements.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and work independently.
  • Skilled at utility locate equipment operation.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

High school education or GED equivalent supplemented by one (1) year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

 

Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. 

 

PREFERRED TRAINING & CERTIFICATION(S):

 

Two years of utility locator experience with the use of Metrotech vLoc3-Pro, Metrotech VM-810, and CST/Berger magnetic locators and experience with GPR, and GPS equipment, and extensive knowledge of standards and processes of utility line construction is preferred.  Prefer Grade 1 Collections certification, GPR certificate, Utility locator training classes, or NASSCO Certification.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh