Posted on Jun 07, 2021
Water Resources Department is seeking Utility Line Technicians to repair and maintain water and sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines.  Successful candidates will perform routine and semiskilled work in a variety of construction, repair and maintenance assignments involving the use of various tools and equipment by performing the following duties. Normal starting pay for Utility Line Technician I is $14.10/hr.  After successful employees of one year as Utility Line Technician I employees are  eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician II - starting pay $15.51/hr.  After successful completion of one year as Utility Line Technician II employees are eligible for progression to Utility Line Technician III - starting pay $17.05/hr.  
Salary:  Depends on Qualifications
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Job Type:  Full-time
Department:  Water Resource
Closing:  July 31, 2021  11:59 PM Eastern
Essential Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

  • Performs manual labor associated with the repair and maintenance of water and sewer lines;
  • Operates jack hammers, tampers, saws, and other hand held tools both mechanical and manual;
  • Performs repair and maintenance on small equipment;
  • Operates CDL equipment such as dump trucks, dump truck trailer, CCTV truck units and combination jetting vacuum (jet-vac) trucks;
  • Operates heavy equipment such as backhoes, one ton dump trucks,combination hetting vacuum (jet-vac) trucks, and other medium and light duty vehicles as necessary;
  • Maintains time, material and work order records;
  • Performs assigned duties in response to emergencies such as utility related emergencies, and weather related emergencies - snow removal, and flooding;
  • Works various schedules as assigned;
  • Performs duties to demonstrate ability to move to Utility Line Technician I.  

  •  Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned;
  • When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Minimum Education and Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Additional Requirements


  • Possession of valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City's criteria;
  • Ability to obtain Commercial Driver's License Class A within 90 days of employment;
  • Ability to obtain certifications necessary for specific work unit, such as flagger certificate, basic first aid and CPR certification;
  • Relevant background checks must be completed and approved;
  • Must successfully complete IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of employment.  May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position;
  • Certification in NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program, or  PACP, preferred;
  • Experience operating heavy equipment preferred;
  • Experience with ArcMap or other GIS software preferred.
City of Lynchburg offers competitive benefits.

The City of Lynchburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.