City of Tampa

Water Meter Service Attendant II (#370200) 017

$17.80-$25.32 Hourly / $3,085.33-$4,388.80 Monthly / $37,024.00-$52,665.60 Yearly


This is meter reading work with some basic service work.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for reading water, sewer, and private well meters to determine and record consumption amounts. An employee is moved to this classification based on having at least one year of service in the lower class and having established a high level of performance and reading accuracy as well as having acquired the knowledge of how to remove and install a standard residential water meter, how to properly turn water service on and off, and to properly install and remove a curb-locking device. Work if of routine difficulty work and performed mostly out-of-doors. Under general supervision, employee usually works alone and has extensive contact with the public, requiring the exercise of tact and courtesy, though only limited initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed through periodic field visits and observation of employee recorded readings.

Examples of Duties

Reads meters on assigned routes; uses probing rod, meter hook, and shovel to locate and uncover meters; records consumption figures on hand-held computer; checks for and reports water leakage, broken boxes, broken meters, broken lids, and excessive dirt or trash in meter boxes; reports any illegal use of water found on route.

Compiles daily report forms showing number of meters read, number of repairs requested, assigned meters not read and reasons for same.

Answers questions from the public concerning meter reading complaints and service activities; resolves or refers complaints to supervisor.

May install and/or remove curb locking devices, install standard residential water meters, and turn water services on and off as necessary.

Operates a two-way radio to report problems and receive instructions; drives a light motor vehicle to and from work sites; fuels vehicles so they are ready for operation; ensures upkeep and proper use of vehicles, tools, and equipment; transports people, materials, tools, equipment, etc.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Some knowledge of: the city, its geography, and street locations.

Ability to: properly apply processes and procedures employed in reading meters; communicate with the public tactfully and courteously; apply skills in the use and care of meter reading tools and equipment; utilize two-way radio operating procedures; drive a light motor vehicle skillfully and safely in municipal traffic; perform work requiring physical exertion; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and one (1) year of service as a Water Meter Service Attendant I with the City of Tampa and compliance with competence levels established by Utility Accounting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience involving meter reading or servicing.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 370200;