Positions

Pay Range 14 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$35,409.35$53,114.03
Monthly$2,950.78$4,426.17
Bi-Weekly$1,361.90$2,042.85
Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.0237$25.5356
Hourly (42 hrs.)$16.2131$24.3196
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.1598$18.2397

Utility Locator

Range: $35,409.35 - $53,114.03 (14)
Position Number: 3277

JOB TITLE:  UTILITY LOCATOR
JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical duties in locating water, sewer, and storm lines.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Locates water and sewer mains and services prior to excavations.
Edits, reviews, and maintains water and sewer maps; makes notations, changes, diagrams, and sketches to update and maintain database and maps.
Provides information to the public, city engineers, and city officials relating to the construction of water and sewer projects.
Locates buried water and sewer service boxes.
Reads and interprets North Carolina One Call communications.
Inspects water lines damaged from digging; determines faults and issues citations.
Assists service and maintenance crews as necessary.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of the operation of underground utilities operating equipment.
Knowledge of all applicable city codes and ordinances.
Skill in the interpretation of maps, drawings, and GIS information.
Skill in the use of a metal detector.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Crew Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city policies and procedures, relevant, state, federal, and local regulations, North Carolina One Call regulations, OSHA regulations, and supervisory instructions.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties in the location of underground utilities.  Inclement weather and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to locate underground utilities.   Successful performance reduces the instance of damaged water lines.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed at work sites.  The employee is exposed to much noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  None.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.