$15.60-$24.44 Hourly / $32,448.00-$50,835.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 915
This classification is an entry-level position responsible for obtaining water meter readings and related data using hand-held and mobile computers; performs a wide variety of duties in activating, deactivating, installation, and servicing of residential and commercial water meters.
The class performs related duties as required
This position is trained on meter reading procedures, practices, and applicable Metering Services Guidebook rules, reads and interrogates residential, commercial, and industrial meters on varying assigned routes using hand-held computers and Automatic Meter Read (A.M.R.) equipment.
This position uses hand-held equipment to interrogate and read meters when Automatic Meter Read (A.M.R.)/Automated Meter Infrastructure (A.M.I.) readings are unable to be obtained. Records readings, reviews readings for historical consumption limits, verifies service information to ensure proper identification and billing information for customer accounts, keeps accurate records in conformance with department procedures.
Replaces meters, A.M.R. devices, and meter box lids; removes debris and cuts vegetation preventing access to water services per section rules.
Performs activation and deactivation of water service; disconnects services on unpaid or delinquent accounts; unlocks and locks meters; identifies and reports possible cases of tampering and unauthorized water use.
Notifies customers of commonly encountered service problems directly or by on-site notice; answers customer questions regarding service problems and leaks.
Completes start-up processes for meter reading and communications software on mobile devices; operates mobile work order system; creates and closes work orders.
Inspects motor vehicles and performs daily operator-level maintenance ensuring equipment and supplies necessary to complete assigned tasks; checks and service on assigned vehicles; requisitions essential tools, equipment, and supplies required for assigned work orders.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Knowledge of Equipment and machinery mechanics
Ability to develop skills in the use of tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution system or wastewater collection system
Follow oral instructions and read, comprehend, and interpret written material in the English language, such as operation manuals and Material Safety Data Sheets Work cooperatively with other City employees
Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements
Measure distance using a tape measure or other electronic measuring devices
Learn and practice safety regulations
Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation in an on-the-job training setting
Use standard hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, or similar devices
Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less)
Read electronic and non-electronic maps and documents such as quarter sections maps, and other documents
Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously
Travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces
Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
To follow traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation
EDUCATION LEVEL & TYPE: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year employment experience in an outdoor environment involving public contact
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENCY: Or any combination of knowledge, skills and abilities that demonstrate the ability to perform the functions of this position
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 25
Occupational Group Description: Water
EEO Job Category Code: G
EEO Job Category Description: Skilled Craft Workers
Organizational Level: First Level Employee
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Driving Level: Primary
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver’s License
CDL Endorsements: No
Safety Sensitive (driving requirement): No