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City of Greenville
City of Greenville



Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS

$43,721.60 - $65,582.40 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, plans, directs, and supervises a variety of technical and skilled duties in the restoration, rehabilitation, and rebuilding of the Citys wastewater system. Utilizes internal work order system to complete and assign tasks. Participates in after-hours on-call duty as an On-call Supervisor. Takes a lead role in the Citys operations during inclement weather.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Provide Staff Supervision: Supervise staff, including setting performance expectations and standards; prioritizing and assigning work; allocating staff; writing and conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; coaching, mentoring, and counseling employees; ensuring staff compliance with departmental and City policies and procedures; and maintaining safe work environment. In coordination with the Wastewater Operations Superintendent and Human Resources, review and update job descriptions; participate in the hiring and selection of staff for open positions; and ensure the timely documentation and disciplining of employees consistent with Human Resources policies. 45%

Administer Wastewater Repair Functions: Plan, schedule, supervise, direct, and perform the repair, rehabilitation, and restoration of the Citys wastewater system. Utilize work management system to create, complete, and close out work orders, as well as track and record daily work activities. Operate and supervise the operation of specialized equipment such as backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, air compressor jackhammers, and concrete saws. Perform above ground visual inspections as well as inspections using specialized and highly technical equipment such as ground-penetrating radar, camera systems, sonde units, smoke tests, and dye tests to determine current conditions and needed repairs to correct wastewater lines with dilapidated conditions below grades. Enter manholes and trenches with proper safety equipment to repair wastewater lines and manholes. Raise manholes to grade. Install new line segments and new manholes. Clear rights-of-ways for access to wastewater mains for maintenance or repairs. Perform creek crossing inspections and cleaning of creek crossings as needed. Proficient in confined space entry and trenching and shoring operations. Prepare and submit reports of work activities. Apply for and obtain South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) encroachment permits as required. Attend required meetings and trainings including taking a lead role in such meetings when necessary. 35%

Ensure Workplace Safety: Proactively identifies, removes and/or reports potential safety hazards. Takes steps to address, remove, or report hazardous conditions or items. Complies with City, State, and Federal safety procedures and protocols in the performance of job duties. Ensures equipment and property safety. Conduct weekly safety meetings with crew and submit a report of each meeting. 10%

Lead Inclement Weather Operations: Take a lead role in the Citys operations during inclement weather. May be responsible for providing supervision and direction to other departmental personnel. Operate sanders and snow plows. Clean up sidewalks. 5%

Participate During On-Call Hours: Participate in after-hours on-call duty as an On-call Supervisor requiring working after normal hours and holidays to resolve emergency situations. 5%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over four years of experience in wastewater repair and maintenance.
Must have/obtain trenching/shoring certification and confined space certification within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Over two years of experience in a lead worker capacity.

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License at hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire.
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL with air brake provision and tanker endorsement within 3 months of hire.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Workplace Safety Regulations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.
Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) relative to work activities.
SC 811 Utility locating services.
Principles and practices of effective supervision.
Wastewater main repairs on various pipe materials.
Traffic rules, regulations, laws, and procedures for the safe operation and setup in various traffic conditions.

Ability to:
Provide training, guidance and direction to subordinates; assign and monitor work for accuracy and completion.
Estimate cost and materials for assignments.
Read and understand maps in multiple formats, as well as orient locations.
Utilize a variety of communications and interpersonal skills to interact successfully with people at several levels inside and/or outside the organization.
Work in inclement weather conditions (e.g., cold, heat, rain, wind, snow, sleet, etc.).
Read technical journals and manuals, as well as regulations and policies.
Write reports and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.
Operate dump trucks, front end loader, tamp, concrete saw, jack hammer, chainsaw, gas detector, concrete mixer, pumps, and hand tools.
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, calculator, smart tablet, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.
Utilize specialized software and systems to include work management system and mapping system.

Working Conditions

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Vehicle and outdoors.

Protective Equipment Required: Hard hat, steel-toed shoes, gloves, safety vest, safety glasses, ear protection, rain suit, and rubber boots.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, physical hazards, and wetness and/or humidity. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, and communicable diseases.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires fine dexterity, lifting, vision, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, walking, carrying, reaching, kneeling, foot controls, and balancing. Occasionally requires handling, pushing/pulling, climbing, bending, crouching, twisting, and sitting. Medium strength demands include exerting 20-50 pounds occasionally, 10-25 pounds frequently, or up to 10 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, noisy/distracting environment, time pressures, emergency situations, and frequent change of tasks. Occasionally requires irregular schedule/overtime.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601




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Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.


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