Utility Superintendent


Water Department

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ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:          January 14, 2020 – February 3, 2020


POSITION TITLE:     Utility Superintendent


 # OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:     25


SALARY RANGE:     $53,809.60 ($25.87/hr.) - $79,497.60 ($38.22/hr.)


SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT: Robbie Dunbar/Director of Operations





The purpose of this classification is to perform managerial/administrative work functions associated with county water systems operations, maintenance and business office.  Pay depending upon experience and qualifications.


Ability to effectively communicate oral and written mediums in business English.  Possession of a current valid Georgia Driver’s License.  At least (5) years supervisory experience in related field.  Proven ability to manage multi-task organization.  Demonstrated experience in maintaining public infrastructure systems.   Must have high school diploma or GED.  Possess Class 1 Georgia State Water Treatment License.  Possess Georgia State Water Lab License.


Attached is a copy of the job announcement. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available online at, the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates in order to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005.  As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test. The test will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.




The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  Reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Performs department level supervisory and technical work associated with the installation and maintenance of utility infrastructure including water mains, service taps, water treatment plants and systems, elevated tanks and production wells.

Prepares budget request for department and implements/monitors adopted budget

Ensures all staff provided opportunity for training.

Inspects for compliance with appropriate County development and standards.

Provides options/alternative for improving infrastructure and quality issues.

Reviews and develops specifications for supplies, materials and equipment used by department.

Plans and directs department work plan and future needs.

Coordinates activities with surrounding municipalities, state and federal agencies.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge in construction and maintenance of water system. 

Knowledge of department and County safety policies and procedures per best management practices.

Knowledge of geography of Houston County and other surrounding areas.

Skill in dealing with citizens and representing County to outside organizations.

Knowledge of personnel management, performance improvement, governmental organization and financial operations



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of equipment and tools which may include a computer, printer, typewriter, copy machine, calculator, two-way radio, telephone, truck, backhoe, trencher, boring equipment, wet tapping machine, welder, torch, air compressor, jackhammer, various saws, backflow prevention tester, multimeter, metal detector, shovel, and mechanic tools.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for heavy work.

DATA COMPREHENSION:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include forms, reports, maps, plats, engineering plans, legal code books, reference materials, operational manuals, and procedural manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange water utility, mechanical, and construction-related information, including giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants as well as communicating with the general public.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:  Requires ability to read a variety of water utility, mechanical and construction-related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  Requires the ability to complete forms and to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE:  Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex water utility, mechanical, and construction-related principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; determine time and weight; determine percentages; and interpret statistical data.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using job related equipment and to operate motor vehicles.

MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, job related equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.  Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:   Requires the ability to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.