Public Utilities is seeking a conscientious Damage Prevention Team member to locate City utility systems using a combination of records, measurements and locating tools to provide accurate marks. Mark City water, sewer and communication systems in accordance with the Damage Prevention Act standards using locating equipment. Liaison with excavators to dig responsibly. Respond to Miss Utility Tickets within the required time frame and prescribed marking standards. Investigate damages due to excavation using knowledge of SCC regulations as pertaining to the Damage Protection Act. Must have a strong work ethic and sense of ownership of City utility systems. Perform testing of new systems for acceptance. Communications skills shall be proficient to utilize GIS, image repositories and response software. Must be able to discern whether excavation near City systems may cause damage and actively partner with the excavator to prevent damage. Must be able to accomplish locating tasks without assistance. Use electronic equipment to gather GPS Coordinates. This position works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.
Requires high school diploma or GED and any combination of education and experience equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education.
In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of six months of full-time equivalent experience.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards.
Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.
NULCA Certification, VDOT Flagging Certification