Water Meter Reader

City of Edmonds

Aug 4th, 2022
$ 4138 - 5129 / Month

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be provided to current City of Edmonds employees who are qualified bargaining unit members and apply by Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 4:30 PM. If no internal candidate is selected, the first review date for all other applications received will be Thursday August 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM.

About the position:
Under general supervision, collects accurate and timely readings of the City’s water meters by reading, recording and inputting water consumption data from residential and commercial meters into system to determine water consumption; finds unaccounted water by locating leaks in water systems and meters and notifies the supervisor; notifies customers of leaks past the point of City connection; assists department as needed with other projects such as main shutdowns and
hydrant installations.

About the Department
Public Works & Utilities serves a growing population of over 40,000 residents and businesses. The Department is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure maintenance,operations, and civil engineering services to our citizens involving street transportation and traffic control, storm runoff and surface water management, drinking water distribution,sewage collection and conveyance, and wastewater treatment. The Water Division is responsible for the maintenance and operation of constant and safe delivery of potable water to over 10,000 customer accounts through 138 miles of distribution mains, 18 pressure reducing stations, three 1.5 million gallon reservoirs, and one three-million gallon reservoir and pumping station.

About the City of Edmonds
The City of Edmonds is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound waterfront with a population of 42,470 and is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a full range of services, including contracted fire services, police services, a municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing arts facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater treatment facility, along with parks and recreation community events and services. Six department directors report directly to the Mayor and oversee approximately 241 full-time equivalent employees.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Reads, records and inputs water consumption data from residential and commercial water meters to determine consumption.
  • Operates, uploads and downloads a hand-held portable computer; monitors readings to detect abnormal or fluctuating consumption patterns.
  • Notes irregularities for billing department; walks and drives a vehicle to various meter locations and removes meter covers; trims grass, removes leaves, debris and other obstructions as necessary; prunes shrubs and remove or adds dirt to meter boxes.
  • Maintains access to meters and inspects meters during readings for damage and unauthorized connections.
  • Replace meter and boxes.
  • Reports new sprinkler systems or repair broken, damaged and leaking meters.
  • Maintains a variety of records and reports including upload and download sheets and others.
  • Reroutes meters as needed and submits to data processing for accurate reading times.
  • Investigates and responds to customer complaints regarding meters or water problems and refers complaints or problems to supervisor or appropriate personnel as necessary.
  • Locks off meters for non-payment or service termination.
  • Tests meters, collects meter readings in a predetermined amount of time; assists the Department with other related duties such as flushing, flagging and hydrant installations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED Certificate and a combination of training and/or experience, including customer service and/or clerical office experience, that provides the appropriate background and knowledge to perform the required duties and responsibilities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License required at time of hire. WA State Driver’s License required within 30 days of hire-date.
  • Must be able to provide a driver’s abstract for all states a license was held in the preceding 5 years.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Cards within 2 years of date of hire.
  • Flagging certification within 3 years of date of hire.
  • Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check.
  • Mandatory drug test subject to conditional job offer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $4,138.00 – $5,129.00 per month

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 Notice: This position has been approved to be filled and recruitments efforts are ongoing. Please be conscious of possible delays in the process related to COVID-19.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edmonds, WA 98020: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach City of Edmonds directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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