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Hours: M–F 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Township Employment Opportunities


Utility Line Locator – Damage Prevention Technician

(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)


Do you like working outdoors in any weather? 

Does a busy fast-paced work day appeal to you?

Are you detail-oriented and organized?

Do you enjoy working independently as well as being part of a team?

Want to learn plan sheet interpretation and use of Geographic Information System Software?


Genoa Township Utility Department is excited to announce an opening for a Utility Line Locator.  We offer paid comprehensive training, use of a municipal truck, and an excellent benefit package.  The Utility Line Locator will work under the supervision of the Distribution Supervisor and will also learn skills for water distribution and collection. 


Starting Salary:  $16.00/hr


About Us:

The Genoa Township Utility Department is responsible for overall management, planning, and operation of the municipal water and sewer systems for Marion, Howell, Oceola, and Genoa Townships.  The department oversees two (2) wastewater treatment plants, a sanitary collection system with over 500,000 linear feet of pipe and 56 pump stations, two (2) water treatment plants, and a water distribution system with over 750,000 linear feet of pipe, eight (8) water towers, and five (5) booster stations.  Today, the Utility Department has 25 employees located amongst the Township Hall, Marion-Howell-Oceola-Genoa Water facility, and the Genoa-Oceola Wastewater treatment plant. 


Though we will provide training for your day-to-day activities, we need you to step into the roll with a polished, professional demeanor, acute attention to detail, and exceptional customer service.  Our residents are are number one priority!

Primary Function: 

Under direction of the Deputy Director, the Utility Line Locator performs field location and marking of underground sewer and water utilities as part of the MISS DIG system, as well as documentation and positive response duties.  The following duties are illustrative and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Receives, logs, sorts, and prioritizes MISS DIG staking requests received via e-mail for all existing sewer and water utilities.
  2. Utilize computerized Geographic Information System (GIS) base maps to locate utilities and obtain as-built drawings.
  3. Scale measurements from plan sheets and interpret plans to physically locate utilities in the field.
  4. Mark utilities in the field using a combination of measurments, physical markers, and electronic locating equipment.
  5. Photodocument staking requests and maintain a well documented electronic file for all completed staking activities.
  6. Document all staking requests, denoting areas marked or clear through the MISS DIG positive response system.
  7. Maintain an inventory of staking equipment and supplies, and keeping all staking equipment and tools in proper working order.
  8. Work with the Engineer to document any observed field changes from plan sheets and generate lead sheets as necessary.
  9. Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with contractors and underground construction companies.
  10. Work with Collection and Distribution system personnel to notify them of observed required corrective actions in the field including leaks, manhole structures, valve boxes, and curb stops.
  11. Perform distrubtion duties and assist with water distribution tasks when not involved with MISS DIG assignments.
  12. Respond to after hour emergency calls.
  13. Must work weekends during on-call rotation.
  14. Perform all related work as required.


Minimum Level of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. MUST have a valid Michigan driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
  2. MUST have an acceptable driving record with no DUIs within the past six years.
  3. Familiarity with computers and software such as, but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, etc. is required. 
  4. Completion of high school or its equivalent.  Post high school attendance at workshops or courses for water and wastewater highly desired.
  5. Ability to read and interpret plan sheets and construction drawings is desired.
  6. Mechanical aptitude with some knowledge of mechanical, electrical equipment is desired.
  7. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs is required. 
  8. Ideal candidate must be able to successfully pass a drug and physical exam.
  9. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and pay explicit attention to detail. Clear and concise written and verbal communication is extremely important.
  10. Situational awareness of surroundings is a must while working in or around operating machinery.
  11. No pending felony or misdemeanor cases.

Working Conditions:

Environmental aspects (weather, dust, noise, odor, etc.) play an important role in this job.  Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions and will perform duties at several treatment plant, collection system or distribution system locations.

Primary functions require sufficient physical mobility to work in the field environment to walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement.  Must climb unusual heights on ladders, lift, carry, push, and/or pull heavy amounts of weight.

Statements on all job descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification.  Job descriptions are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills. The employer reserves the right to change the job at any time. Genoa Charter Township is an equal opportunity employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply:  https://app.hiremojo.com/mojo/ce/472137215/Genoa-Township/Michigan/Brighton/Utility-Line-Locator


GCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.


Area Employment Opportunities

Paid-on-call Firefighter

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is accepting applications for the position of paid-on-call Firefighter at all five of our stations. The department is looking for community minded residents that are interested in helping serve the community in which they live.

No training is required to apply, although applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Michigan Driver's license and live within Brighton Township, Genoa Township or the City of Brighton.

How to Apply

Applications are available at Station 31 at 615 W. Grand River avenue or can be downloaded at www.brightonareafire.com. The Brighton Area Fire Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information call Anne Campbell at Brighton Area Fire Department at 810 229-6640 ext 24.

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