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City of Charlottesville Gas Maintenance Worker in Charlottesville, Virginia

Gas Maintenance Worker



Gas Maintenance Worker


$30,139.20 - $45,208.80 Annually


Charlottesville, VA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Public Utilities

Job Number




  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

General Summary

Support the Charlottesville Department of Utilities in fulfilling its service to provide efficient and safe utilities to all in our community. The Charlottesville Department of Utilities - Gas Division is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a Gas Maintenance Worker who is highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

The starting amount will be between $14.49 to $17.39 an hour.

Performs responsible semi-skilled work assisting in the construction, repair and maintenance of gas utility lines and related fixtures involving the use of specialized tools; frequently operates specialized and other equipment in connection with the work; does related work as required. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is under general supervision, with related functional areas and more advanced applications.

(Application deadline has been update to Continuous/Open Until Filled)

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists in the repair, replacement and installation of gas utility lines, meters, regulators and related facilities;

  • Fits taps and fuses pipe, assists with pipe welding;

  • Responds to and investigates gas leaks;

  • Digs trenches by hand or machine;

  • Stocks truck with materials and supplies;

  • Makes minor repairs to tools and equipment;

  • Loads and unloads trucks;

  • Performs a variety of routine maintenance tasks such as grass mowing, painting, general cleaning, etc.;

  • Operates a variety of construction and specialized equipment including front-end loader, dump truck, utility truck, ditch witch, boring machines, jackhammers, tamper and related equipment;

  • Performs related tasks as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. (If no diploma or GED is obtained, must have a minimum of 2 years of direct work experience in the field.)

  • Requires a minimum of 1 year experience in a position such as a skilled worker in maintenance, repair and/or construction activity and some prior experience in the operation of related equipment.

Special Requirements:

  • Position is subject to standby and emergency call and reside within 40 minutes response time to the City Yard.

  • Possession of a valid, appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia is required by date of hire. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, go to the 'About City Jobs' section of our FAQs on the HR webpage)

  • Must be able to obtain appropriate Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 6 months of employment.

  • Position is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.

  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions.

Skills: General knowledge of the maintenance, repair and manual tasks of in gas utility work; general knowledge of the use of common hand and specialized power tools required in the work; general knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment required in the work; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned. Basic computer skills preferred.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

Performs manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions.

This position in the Public Utilities Department is subject to emergency and stand by call and is subject to federal DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.


Updated July 13, 2017

Benefits cited represent those for regular, 40-hour employees and may differ for Management Level, Part-Time, and/or Library positions. Long-term temporary employees are eligible for all benefits except retirement. Interns, temporary and relief employees are not eligible for benefits.

  1. LEAVE:
  • Vacation:

  • 3.09 hours accrued biweekly -- 0 - <3 years

  • 3.85 hours accrued biweekly -- 3 - <5 years

  • 4.62 hours accrued biweekly -- 5 - <10 years

  • 5.40 hours accrued biweekly -- 10 - <15 years

  • 6.16 hours accrued biweekly -- 15 - <20 years

  • 6.93 hours accrued biweekly -- 20 - <25 years

  • 7.70 hours accrued biweekly -- 25+ years

  • Sick:

  • 4.62 hours per biweekly pay period, approximately 120 hours a years, no limit on accumulation

  • Holidays:

  • 11 paid holidays per year

  • Aetna Medical –

  • Choose from three options with different premiums and levels of coverage:

  • HMO: $0 premium for employee only coverage

  • POS 1: Employee-only premium of $36.29 per biweekly pay

  • POS 2: Employee-only premium of $13.01 per biweekly pay

  • Prescription Card ($10 generic, $30 lower cost name brand, $55 higher cost name brand)

  • Mail Order Maintenance Prescription Drug Program ($20 generic, $60 lower cost name brand, $110 higher cost brand)

  • Dental (Delta Dental)

  • Diagnosis and Preventive -- 100% of allowable charge; Basic Dental Care - 80%; Major Dental Care - 50%

  • Primary -- $50 deductible, 80/20

  • Prosthetic & Complex Restorative -- $50 deductible, 50/50

  • $1,500 maximum annual benefit

  • $1,000 Orthodontic Benefit

  • MetLife Vision Plan: Optional

  • Employee only coverage: $2.49 bi-weekly; Dependent coverage also available at differing rates.

  • Eye health exam, dilatation, prescription and refraction of glasses covered after $10 co-pay;

  • $130 allowance for frames, after co-pay, plus additional discounts where accepted.

  • Life:

  • Two times annual salary (paid by the City)

  • Optional supplemental life available for employee, spouse, dependents (paid by employee)

  • AFLAC: Optional

  • Cancer/accident/short term disability/intensive care insurance (paid by employee)

  • Long Term Disability

  • Protection from income loss due to long-term illness or injury (paid by the City)

  • Pension:

  • Choose from two options:

  • A Defined Benefit Pension plan pays a monthly benefit in retirement using a defined formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service, and age. Our plan has a 5 year vesting period and an employee contribution of 5% of salary.

  • A Defined Contribution 401a plan in which fixed contributions are paid into an individual's account by the employer, the contributions are invested, returns (positive or negative) are credited to the account, and the account balance is used to provide retirement benefits. Our 401a plan has a 3 year vesting period and no required contribution from salary. (Note that: the Defined Contribution retirement plan is the only plan available for Library employees

  • Supplemental:

  • Deferred Compensation (457) - employee contribution

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • Health Care Expenses

  • Dependent Care Expenses

  • Parking/Mass Transit Expenses

  • Parking Subsidy of $50 per month

  • Wellness Programs:

  • Monthly On-Site Nurse and Annual Flu Shots

  • Health Screenings and Fairs, Education Sessions, & Weekly Fitness Classes

  • Weight Watchers at Work

  • Subsidized Physical Fitness Membership Programs

  • Bike Commuter Program:

  • Reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable bike commuting expenses

  • Employee Assistance Program:

  • A variety of confidential, personal professional services for you and your family available 24 hours a day.

  • Tuition Reimbursement:

  • Up to $1,200 for undergraduate OR Up to $2,000 for graduate level tuition per fiscal year per employee.


Do you have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED?

  • Yes

  • No


If you answered "no" to question #1, do you have a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the field?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have at least one year of experience in skilled maintenance, repair, or construction work?

  • Yes

  • No


Of the following options, please select those in which you have working knowledge or experience. (Check ALL that apply; must be verifiable with reference to your application)

  • Pipe Fusion

  • Flagging

  • Digging

  • Work Marking

  • Operating specialized equipment (such as front-end loader, ditch witch, jackhammer, etc.)

  • None of the above


Do you currently reside within a 40 minute response time to the City Yard, located on 4th Street NW in Charlottesville, VA?

  • Yes; I currently reside within a 40 minute response time

  • No; however, I am willing and able to reside within a 40 minute response time by employment start date, if hired.

  • No; nor am I willing or able to by employment start date.


This position requires driving to perform essential job duties and requires a valid driver's license. The candidate selected for this position must meet the driver eligibility requirements of the City and must provide a certified copy of their DMV driving record.

Do you possess a valid driver's license and are you willing to provide a certified copy of your DMV driving record, if selected as a finalist, for the City to confirm your driving eligibility?

  • Yes; I possess a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; However, I am willing and able to obtain a valid driver's license, by employment start date, and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; I do not have a valid driver's license, nor am I willing or able to obtain one, and/or am not willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.


Do you have, OR are you able to obtain within 6 months if hired, a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?

  • Yes; I currently possess a valid CDL

  • Yes; I can obtain a valid CDL within 6 months, if hired

  • No; I cannot obtain a valid CDL within 6 months, if hired


To be considered, qualifying education and experience, including City of Charlottesville employment, must be clearly documented in the education, work history, and additional information sections of the employment application. Resumes can be attached but are not a substitute for the required information on the application.

I understand that an attached resume will not be accepted in place of a completed employment application and that my qualifications must be stated on the employment application itself.

  • Yes

  • No


I certify that the information above is true and correct, and I certify that it can be verified with reference to the information in my basic application. I understand that my application may be rejected if the responses to supplemental questions do not match my basic application.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Charlottesville


P. O. Box 911

605 East Main Street

Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902


(434) 970-3490