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Job Open: Gas Maintenance Worker, Charlottesville Department of Utilities, VA

By General Inquiries posted 03-11-2024 02:49 PM

Support the Charlottesville Department of Utilities in fulfilling its service to provide efficient and safe utilities to all in our community. The Charlottesville Department of Utilities - Gas Division is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a Gas Maintenance Worker who is highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

The preferred hiring amount is between $21.04 o $23.33 an hour ($43,763.20 to $48,526.40 annually). Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, non-exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities.

  • The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS; however, the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. If questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City's Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.
Performs responsible semi-skilled work assisting in the construction, repair and maintenance of gas utility lines and related fixtures involving the use of specialized tools; frequently operates specialized and other equipment in connection with the work; does related work as required. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is under general supervision, with related functional areas and more advanced applications.

Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications may no longer be considered once a reasonable number of applications has been received or once a candidate to fill the position is identified. Applications may be evaluated on a continuous basis and interviews may be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. This job announcement may close at any time after 7 calendar days.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists in the repair, replacement and installation of gas utility lines, meters, regulators and related facilities;
  • Fits taps and fuses pipe, assists with pipe welding;
  • Responds to and investigates gas leaks;
  • Digs trenches by hand or machine;
  • Stocks truck with materials and supplies;
  • Makes minor repairs to tools and equipment;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • Performs a variety of routine maintenance tasks such as grass mowing, painting, general cleaning, etc.;
  • Operates a variety of construction and specialized equipment including front-end loader, dump truck, utility truck, ditch witch, boring machines, jackhammers, tamper and related equipment;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. (If no diploma or GED is obtained, must have a minimum of 2 years of direct work experience in the field.);
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year experience in a position such as a skilled worker in maintenance, repair and/or construction activity and some prior experience in the operation of related equipment;
  • Position is subject to standby and emergency call; Must be able to be contacted by phone in case of emergency and reside within 40 minutes response time to the City Yard;
  • Possession of a valid driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required by date of hire. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit
  • Must be able to obtain appropriate Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 6 months of employment. Position is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions.

Skills: General knowledge of the maintenance, repair and manual tasks of in gas utility work; general knowledge of the use of common hand and specialized power tools required in the work; general knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment required in the work; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned. Basic computer skills preferred.

Physical Conditions & Additional Information

Performs manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions.

This position in the Public Utilities Department is subject to emergency and stand by call and is subject to federal DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.