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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Meter Reader (#SRMRRDAFSH) AFSH
$12.72-$20.19 Hourly / $2,204.80-$3,499.60 Monthly / $26,457.60-$41,995.20 Yearly


Performs field and clerical duties reading meters and recording water consumption data.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and
Six months of experience as a meter reader;

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of meter reading practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of water meter installation practices.
  • Working knowledge of microprocessor meter reading and recording procedures.
  • Working knowledge of department services and policies.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools.
  • Ability to design maps.
  • Ability to perform minor meter repairs.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to accurately enter alpha and numeric data.
  • Ability to work outside in a subtropical climate and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk extended distances.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel or crouch to ground level.
  • Ability to enter and exit a vehicle repeatedly during the work day.
  • Ability to safely drive a motor vehicle.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Reads water meters on an assigned walking route and records readings using a portable microprocessor unit
  • Updates automated utility billing system database by entering meter locations, maintenance codes and special account notes.
  • Rereads meters where improper readings were submitted for billing.
  • Initiates service orders for meter, meter box, and lid repair or replacement.
  • Locates and examines meters and connections for leaks and incorrect registration of consumption.
  • Makes minor repairs or replacement of damaged or defective meters or boxes.
  • Responds to citizen's questions while in the field.
  • Prepares schedule of daily meter assignments, weekly inventories and monthly vehicle inspections.
  • Designs maps for use in meter reading and assists in re-sequencing existing routes and new planned communities or subdivisions.
  • Assists in the training of new meter readers.
  • Performs clerical duties in the office by checking route books, assisting in billing and preparing form letters.
  • Assists in other areas of utilities operations and maintenance as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRMRRDAFSH; EST: 1/11/1999; REV: 11/15/2011;