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Posted on: March 14, 2019

The Town of Oliver Springs is hiring a full time Water Distribution Supervisor.

The Town of Oliver Springs is hiring a full time Water Distribution Supervisor.

The schedule is generally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and may involve overtime which could include evenings, weekends, holidays and on-call.


This employee is responsible for directing and supervising the entire fieldwork of the Water Distribution Department and is supervised by the Utilities Director. The employee supervises and participates in the daily duties of the department. The employee may receive general instruction for the work to be performed, but must use their own judgment some of the time. The employee must occasionally modify existing work methods and develop new techniques for accomplishing the work within established limits or policies. The employee will routinely operate a light duty vehicle, a generator, leak detector, pipe and valve locators, and hand tools such as shovel, hoe, rake, wrenches, etc. 


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of water mains and service lines;
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety precautions;
  • Ability to guide, direct and motivate employees;
  • Ability to operate and maintain various equipment used in water maintenance and repair such as backhoe, dump trucks and jetting machines;
  • Ability to organize and supervise the activities of various crews performing construction and maintenance work;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow both verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to read water meters and maps;
  • Ability to perform pipefitting and maintenance of waterline;
  • Ability to work under extreme weather conditions and for extended periods of time; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and customers.



  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • 2 years of experience relating to the construction, repair and maintenance of water supply and distribution systems including the operation of related maintenance equipment;
  • 2 years of supervisory experience preferred;
  • Must have a Tennessee Grade II Distribution System Operator Certification;
  • Have a good work and attendance record.



  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Tennessee Grade II Distribution System Operator Certification required;
  • CDL license preferred license.



To apply complete an online
application at the Town of Oliver Springs web site.


Please fill out an online application and send all resumes with cover letters to: Thomas McCormick/ City Manager

Or mail to:

Thomas McCormick/ City Manager

717 Main St.
Oliver Springs, TN. 37840 

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Town of Oliver Springs
717 Main St.
Oliver Springs, TN 37841
Ph: 865-435-7722
Fx: 865-435-4881