Posted on Oct 31, 2022
The City of Newport News is currently seeking applicants for the position of Utility Crew Supervisor - Distribution in the Waterworks Department
What would a typical day on the job be like – what type of work would I do?
Do you enjoy managing projects and schedules while supervising a team?  Well, this may be the position for you! 
As a Utility Crew Supervisor, you will work in our Waterworks Department in the Distribution Division. The Utility Crew Supervisor Is responsible for supervising the installation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s water distribution system. This is a fast paced position with many moving parts that will require you to have excellent organization and communications skills!   
This position schedules and supervises a crew of skilled workers installing, maintaining, and repairing water mains, services, fire hydrants, and detector checks. You will also identify and resolve operating difficulties while ensuring materials and supplies are available. Coordination of work will be important, as you will coordinate requests for emergency or unscheduled work, inspect work to ensure conformance with instructions and regulations including the Occupational Safety and Health administration (OSHA) Standards, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) regulations, as well as city and departmental policies and procedures.
There is some administrative work that will need to be completed for supervision over the crews, like managing attendance, production records, performance management, employee relations, and assigning work. 
Safety is our top priority for all employees, so this position will also ensure the safety of City equipment, private property, and others by following proper safety procedures, watching for overhead utility lines, and checking for traffic and underground utilities; performs routine checks and preventive maintenance on equipment and  identify and report equipment malfunctions; clean equipment as needed.
How much money can I make?
The salary range for this position is $39k-$67k.  Salary ranges are competitive based on qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet all of our employee’s needs!
What does career advancement look like in this position?
As a Utility Crew Supervisor, you will have exposure to different positions within the Waterworks department to enhance your knowledge and skill set.  This position has the opportunity for career growth into management, plus lateral movement within Waterworks and other departments! We believe that long-term career growth is a key aspect of job satisfaction! 
What are the qualifications for this position?
This position requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of closely related experience with 1-2 year of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
This position will also require satisfactory results from a pre-employment medical evaluation; pre-employment substance abuse testing and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing. A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record, and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit must be obtained prior to employment and complete the  practical portion of the CDL test within 60 days of employment.
Other stuff that’s good to know:
The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a Virginia Retirement System defined benefit and defined contribution plan, medical, dental, vision, and a variety of wellness initiatives. We offer great training programs for new and current employees, competitive pay, and paid time off!  Come join a team that treats you like family and emphasizes open communication!
To Apply:
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