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Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician

Charlottesville

Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician

  • R0041410
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Trades & Engineering
  • The University of Virginia
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician. This position is a safety-oriented position responsible for the locating and marking of university owned utilities. Additionally, the technician assists with geographic information systems data maintenance to ensure accurate records. The Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician works closely with project teams in the field to promote safe excavation practices, to prevent damages to infrastructure, to prevent disruption of services, and to support a safe work environment.

Responsibilities:
  • P erform locating and marking of underground utilities (i.e; electrical power lines, cables, conduits and lighting cables, gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials, communications, alarm or signal lines, potable water, reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines, sewer and drain lines)
  • U se a variety of locating equipment, including a Ground Penetrating Radar device
  • V iew and respond to VA811 web ticket management system
  • Make timely response to emergency requests
  • Conduct Damage Prevention Awareness Training Classes
  • Use ArcGIS to access utility maps/records and document corrections
  • Investigate damages to underground facilities to determine cause of damage and provide training to remediate the safety concern
  • Review drawings provided during construction project documentation review phases for the placement of RFID Marker technology
  • Collect GPS data on utility and underground infrastructure locations
  • Assist in the design and testing of geospatial applications as part of a collaborative design team
  • Collaborate with project teams to meet locate request schedules and utility investigation project support
  • Providing training to customers across university departments on VA811 laws and procedures
  • Respond to Emergency locate requests during evenings, weekends and holidays
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience locating utilities, utilizing GIS data, and collecting GPS data
  • Ability to obtain a valid Virginia Driver's License
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal staff and external contractors
  • Ability to utilize locating equipment (i.e; a transmitter, a receiver; ground stake and conductive (direct-connect) clips)


Required Computer Applications:
  • Familiar with geospatial software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, or other similar software
  • Microsoft Word


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in a geospatial or technical filed
  • Experience presenting to small groups
  • Locator Certification (by Staking University or other similar provider)
  • Understanding of Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Locator and Excavator responsibilities
  • Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA


Preferred Computer Applications:
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software
  • Trimble GPS software and hardware
  • Experience with drone technology


Compensation:

The Anticipated Hiring Range for this position is $28.85 - $31.25 per hour ($60,000 - $65,000 Annually) . This is a full-time position with UVA benefits . Employee benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year


To Apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition R0041410. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following Required materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter


***Please note that you MUST upload ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS into the CV/Resume box, into which multiple documents can be uploaded. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration .***

This position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter, at hjv5vm@virginia.edu.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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