Utility Service Worker


Water Department

Close Date:



ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   January 12, 2022 - until filled

POSITION TITLE:     Utility Service Worker

# OF POSITIONS:     2                GRADE:     09

SALARY RANGE:     $32,240.00 ($15.50/hr) - $34923.20  ($16.79/hr)

SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT: Brian Jones/Utility Engineer/Riley Scarborough/Distribution Superintendent



The purpose of this classification is to perform routine semi-skilled/manual work functions associated with installation, construction, repair and maintenance of water utility lines and related systems/equipment.


Completion of tenth grade level education required; six months of experience in construction/maintenance work involving plumbing, water distribution or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver's License.  May be required to possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License Class A.


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, 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 and a criminal background check. The drug test/background check 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 many be required and assigned.

Assists in installing and repairing water mains, water service connections, hydrants and backflow devices.

Performs manual work functions associated with construction, maintenance and repair of water utility systems (e.g., digging holes or trenches; installing pipe; repairing leaks; hauling materials; loading and unloading trucks; etc.).

Check supply of equipment, tools and supplies for use at work sites.

Transports, loads and unloads various equipment and materials used in projects.

Operates a variety of equipment machinery and tools used in constructions, maintenance and repair of water utility systems (which may include a service truck, dump truck, tractor, front-end loading truck, electronic locator, metal probe, post hole digger, mechanic tools. etc.).

Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment/machinery in good working condition (e.g. inspecting equipment, checking condition of tires, checking/replacing fluids levels, greasing equipment, and washing/cleaning equipment).

Prepares and/or receives various forms, reports, work orders, or other documentation; completes, process, and/or forwards as appropriate; maintain records.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service.

Responds to routine requests for information from employees, officials, the public or other individuals.


Conducts various errands as assigned (e.g., picks up/delivers supplies and materials).

Performs general cleaning/housekeeping tasks associated with maintaining shop and grounds areas.

Assists other positions and other departments as needed

Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of tools, materials and equipment used in general constructions and maintenance work; knowledge of the general principles and techniques of water utility line installation, repair and maintenance; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety techniques; knowledge of departmental functions, organizations, and policies; knowledge of basic equipment and vehicle maintenance practices and procedures; and knowledge of basic mathematics.

Skill in operating basic construction-related machinery and equipment; skill in the care of common mechanic tools and hand tools; skill in performing basic equipment and vehicle maintenance tasks; and skill in operating a motor vehicle.

Ability to operate basic construction-related machinery and equipment; ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to read/interpret maps and diagrams; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; ability to perform basic equipment and vehicle maintenance tasks; ability to stoop, kneel, climb, or otherwise physically maneuver with equipment and on work sites; ability to safely lift and/or carry weights of up to 50 pounds; ability to perform manual work for extended periods often under adverse weather conditions; and ability to operate a motor vehicle.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of equipment and tools which may include a service truck, dump truck, tractor, front-end loading truck, electronic locator, metal probe, post hole digger, mechanic tools, two-way radio, and telephone.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for medium 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, reference materials and operational 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.

LANUAGE 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 basic 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 basic water utility, mechanical, and construction-related principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgements 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 add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; and determine time and weight.

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:  May require the ability to discern color.

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

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