Water Distribution Team Lead

Arlington County Government ( ACG) | Arlington, VA

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Posted Date 11/22/2022

The water distribution staff will perform operation, maintenance, replacement, repairs, and new installations of water supply, pumping and distribution system. Additional duties may include water system inspections, preventive maintenance programs, pressure regulating valves, leak investigations, customer service, dispatching and snow removal support/assistance.

Salary: $71,593.00 - $109,408.00 (Yearly Salary)
 Major Job Duties: 

  • Schedule crew work and ensure the crew is able to complete work safely using appropriate technical equipment and following applicable County regulations, laws, and accident prevention measures; 
  • Provide training and monitoring employees in the use of a variety of specialized equipment, technical procedures, and safety methods;
  • Supervise Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to monitor water distribution;
  • Respond and mobilize the team in emergency situations and resolve site issues as they arise;  
  • Ensure resources, supplies, tools, materials, and equipment are available; 
  • Coordinate with engineering and technical staff in troubleshooting system operation and planning and supporting work efforts;
  • Collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions on water supply and backup operations;
  • Perform administrative functions such as time reporting, activity reports, billing coordination, and personal injury, accident, and vehicle reports; 
  • Interact with citizens, contractors, Miss Utility locators, engineers, and surveyors; and on-site facility maintenance staff; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



  • High School Diploma/equivalent; 
  • Three (3) years of experience in water distribution, water utility maintenance, water systems or related trades work; and
  • Experience providing leadership to trades workers and/or managing trades projects.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience operating maintenance management software, SCADA, and office administration software;
  • Providing maintenance and operation of water valves and fire hydrants; 
  • Performing applicable administrative functions;
  • Possession of a Virginia Water Works Operator Class 5 license; and
  • Possession of a CDL A or B.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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