Crew Leader

Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
April 26, 2022
400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC
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OWASA, 400 Jones Ferry Road
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Closing Date
May 16, 2022


Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is Carrboro-Chapel Hill’s not-for-profit public service agency delivering high-quality water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services. OWASA seeks a safety-minded individual to supervise the repair and maintenance of the water distribution, sewer collection, and reclaimed water lines as a Crew Leader in our Water Distribution and Sewer Collection departments.

This position is a member of the OWASA leadership team and should have demonstrated skills with coaching, training, motivating, and mentoring individuals for individual and team success.  Candidates should be self-motivated, have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to set, achieve and review goals and objectives. 

A Crew Leader is responsible for scheduling, planning, and monitoring the daily work activities of their assigned crew. Six Crew Leaders cover the following areas:  Sewer Maintenance and Easements, Valve Maintenance, Water Line Maintenance, Customer Service of Meters/Hydrants, and Construction.   Activities include mowing and maintaining easements and creek crossings, conducting point repairs and push patches, installing, maintaining, and repairing water and sewer lines, and administering the grease and cross connection program.  The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate heavy equipment; complete work orders; use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to locate, repair, maintain and inspect valves, hydrants, meters, manholes, water, and sewer lines.  Position requires experience using Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of Cityworks work order management system is preferred.

Candidates should have skills obtained with six-months to one year of advanced study or training past high school with three to five years of relevant experience.   Valid North Carolina driver’s license required.  Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Must have the ability to become certified in Water Distribution Grade A and/or Collection System Grade III. Position frequently exerts 50-100 pounds and occasionally exerting over 100 pounds. Candidates must have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and respond to after-hour situations, as necessary. 

OWASA is an equal opportunity employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity, and inclusion. OWASA does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, or employment decisions.

Salary range $51,515 - $79,320 with excellent benefits. 

To be considered, please apply on our website:  Closing date is May 16, 2022.

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Salary range $51,515 - $79,320 with excellent benefits.