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Leak Detection Technician 

Location City of Griffin  

Performs a variety of technical leak detection duties by locating leaks and other forms of non-revenue water as laid out in the AWWA M36 manual.

  • Performs a variety of leak detection activities; patrols the city and county to install and monitors survey data loggers.
  • Records water usage and leak information data; identifies leaks.
  • Generates work orders when leaks are identified.
  • Maintains logger inventory.
  • Locates and operates valves; raises valve boxes to grade; performs valve assessment and upgrades; replaces and installs new valves.
  • Performs water distribution system flushing; maintains knowledge of automatic flushing devices.
  • Identifies zero consumption water meters; locates and assesses the condition of meters; replaces meters as needed.
  • Completes a variety of required reports.
  • Performs related duties.
Position Requirements
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the installation, repair, testing and monitoring of water mains and service connections.
  • Knowledge of leak detection principles, including the use of survey data loggers.
  • Knowledge of valve installation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of meter installation and maintenance.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of job-related equipment and tools.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the interpretation of a variety of maps and graphs.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • 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, within 12 months, a valid Water Distribution Operator License and/or Certified Backflow Tester License issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.
  • Higsh school diploma or GED.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted activity or any other legally protected status.

The City of Griffin is also proud to have the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The City of Griffin is committed to a work environment that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Together, we strive to enrich our diversity and promote acceptance of the differences of others. We believe diversity strengthens our workforce and inclusion allows us to grow together. This growth will strengthen our work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our citizens.  
Hourly Rate of Pay $14.82, competitive benefits package with one of the best pension plans in the State!  
About the Organization The City of Griffin recognizes that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed. If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!

"The City of Griffin shall be a model of excellence in local government: a safe, well planned community with equal opportunity for all." ~ Vision Statement

"In partnership with our community, the mission of the City of Griffin is to protect and enhance the quality of life by providing a high level of service in an efficient and responsive manner for all the citizens." ~ Mission Statement  

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