Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Athens Utilities-Gas Department




Posting Date: 11/04/2019                                                      Closing Date:  11/13/2019 @ 4:30 pm

Position: Regulatory Compliance Coordinator                      Department: Gas Department

Classification: Classified, non-exempt, Grade 9                   Pay Range:  $18.82/hr. – $25.35/hr.

Job Summary: Assists Manager in ensuring completeness and accuracy of compliance activities.  Tracks and coordinates department’s Operator Qualification Program to include implementation of revisions, etc. as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  Responsibilities include tracking all employees’ test results, both CBT and Field training records regarding Operator Qualifications, administering tests, grading, recording, and other pertinent information. Tracks and records and makes revisions in the Gas department’s Operation Qualification Plan as required by CFR 192-801. Tracks, records and revises Gas Department’s Operation and Maintenance Plan as required by CFR 192-605. Tracks, records and revises Gas Department’s Emergency Response plan as required by CFR 192-615. Tracks, records, revise and helps implement the Gas Department’s Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP) as required by DOT.   Tracks, records, revises, and helps implement RP 1162 Public Awareness Plan.  Tracks, records and assists Gas Department Manager in maintaining, revising, and insuring compliance with all records pertaining to the US Department of Transportation Pipeline Safety Regulations CFR Title 49 Parts 190,191-192,199. Assist Gas Department Manager during yearly inspections of its system records by the DOT, APSC, and Implements and maintains B31Q standards as related to CFR 192.  Administers and coordinates the Leak City Training Program and maintains all related records.  Assists Operations Supervisor with the department’s construction and daily operations.   Assists with GIS technician information regarding Gas Departments GIS Mapping System.  Administers the Natural Gas Advantage financing program and water heater program.

Performs complex and confidential administrative and financial functions to insure department operations flow smoothly. Responsibilities include personnel and payroll support functions, cost tracking, bookkeeping, maintaining data bases, public relations, preparing proposals, bid requests, press releases, reports, legal documents, and general correspondence. The work includes critical and sensitive contacts with employees, city, county, state, and federal government officials, and the public. Employee must exercise confidentiality, initiative, independent judgment, and discretion to handle job functions.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to the following: (See job description for further details.)

Educational Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent work experience. AS/BS Degree in Business or Management or related field preferred.  Courses in bookkeeping and office management preferred. Valid Alabama Driver’s license. Master Evaluator Certification in Energy World Net Pro 2 Software and Industrial Training Services OnBoard Learning. Required to maintain membership and participation in Alabama Natural Gas Association (ANGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA).

Work Experience and Related Job Knowledge:  Minimum of one-year experience in handling regulatory records and significant knowledge in interpreting Federal codes and regulations as they relate to Gas Department operations.

Knowledge of Federal and State Regulations regarding inspections. Knowledge of DOT Regulations and Procedures.  Knowledge of basic concepts of accounting.  General knowledge of utility system including geographical locations. Significant administrative experience preferred.

Physical Requirements & General Abilities:  Physical strength and mobility to perform all essential job functions.

City Application Required.  Apply at City of Athens Human Resources Department, City Hall Municipal Offices, located 200 West Hobbs St., Athens.  Inquiries: 256-233-8737 or on website www.athensal.usThe City of Athens is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all facets of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   All reasonable accommodations will be considered for qualified applicants.  The City is a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. The City of Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, programs, or activities. 

Gas System Trainee, City of Calera, AL



Job Title:       Gas System Trainee

Department:  Public Works – Gas

Job Description Prepared:      March 2001

Note:  Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this job and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive.  The employee may be assigned other duties that are not specifically included.


Reports to:                        Gas Superintendent
Subordinate Staff:             None
Other Internal Contacts:     Other Department Employees
External Contacts:             Contractors; Homeowners


Job Summary
Under the immediate supervision of a more experienced worker, the employee assists gas operators with assigned tasks.  Is assigned  progressively more complex duties based on experience and certification levels.


Job Domains

A.   Assistance to Equipment Operators

  1. Spots for backhoe operator; warns when equipment approaches any type of utility lines.
  2. Locates gas lines using pipe horn.

B.   New Pipe Line Construction

  1. Cuts off existing caps and butt fuses new line to existing line.
  2. Lays new line as far as necessary.
  3. Welds fittings (saddles) electrofuses to main line.
  4. Caps end of line.
  5. Places line in ditch up to cap; tests for leaks and then backfills ditch.
  6. Uses stab fittings to connect customer service line to main line, sets risers and attaches to customer service line and riser; checks for leaks.
  7. Buries the service line and sets the meter and regulator.
  8. Checks flow of meter, uses PSI gauge and checks for leaks on the meter set.
  9. Uses CGI machine to detect leaks and reads gauge to determine highest concentrations.
  10. Uses flame pack to detect gas.

C.   Repairing Leaks

  1. Locates leaks using detector and locates valve to shut of gas.
  2. Locates line using pipe horn and uses CGI machine to detect leak.
  3. Locates point of highest gas concentration.
  4. Manually excavates service line.
  5. Squeezes off main line or turns off valve.
  6. Cuts off broken line, prepares surfaces and electrofuses cupplings.
  7. Cuts gas back on and checks for leaks.
  8. Backfills area if joining successful.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
(* Can be acquired on the job)

  1. Ability to communicate with supervisors and co-workers.
  2. Reading skills to understand operator manuals, directives, procedures and instructions.
  3. Skills in basic math to read equipment gauges.
  4. Working knowledge of practices applies in the use of tractors with attachments for right-of-way maintenance operations.
  5. Knowledge of traffic regulations.
  6. Defensive driving skills.
  7. Ability to maintain and service assigned equipment.


Other Characteristics

  1. Ability to work overtime and weekends in emergencies.
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  3. Certified in butt welding, electrofusion, mechanical fitting, stab cupplings and
    saddle fusion or the ability to become certified within required time period.


For anyone interested in this position, please follow up via email to or contact our city clerk at 205-668-3803 or .