2019-04-02 2019-04-30

Meter Reader I

Rowland Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Rowland Heights, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 50704
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Rowland Heights, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 50704
  • Organization Website
Deadline to file applications: April 30, 2019

SALARY RANGE: $4,860 to $5,907 per month

Benefit Package:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plans paid 100% by the District for employee and dependents
  • CalPERS Retirement: Classic members 2.5% at 55; PEPRA 2% at 62
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 10 paid vacation days per year with increases to a maximum of 20 days per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • Deferred Compensation Programs Available
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $7,500 per year, and not more than $37,500 in total
  • $400.00 per year boot allowance
  • 9-80 Alternative work week (every other Friday off)

Under general direction of the Field Operations Supervisor, Accounting/Customer Service Manager or the Distribution Superintendent, the Meter Reader I position performs the assigned tasks and activities related to reading, repairing and installing commercial, industrial and residential water meters and related water service connections. This position performs or assists in skilled field testing and/or repairs on meters; performs field customer service assignments; investigates and addresses customer complaints regarding water quality, delivery pressures and water service billing. Performs related water system maintenance duties as required.

Examples of Duties – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Collects consumption data on assigned reading routes from commercial, industrial and residential water meters.
  • Independently operates automated meter reading system or records water consumption in computerized readers.
  • Checks operation and repairs or replaces faulty water meters or meter boxes.
  • Repairs/replaces leaking angle stop valves.
  • Removes weeds or similar growth around water meter boxes or related appurtenances.
  • Installs new water meters and meter boxes.
  • As directed, responds to customer complaints regarding water supply, water quality or water delivery pressures.
  • Responds to damaged fire hydrants or similar appurtenances.
  • As directed, turns delinquent water service connections on or off, physically locks off water service connections, or removes water meters.
  • Distributes pertinent customer notifications.
  • After an extended training period, assigned to regularly scheduled seven-day stand-by duty watch and can be required to perform related duties during any shift.
  • Responds to emergency situations on an “as needed” basis.

Typical Physical Duties:

  • Operate various types of District vehicles.
  • Stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls and climbs during field maintenance and repair work.
  • Work in inclement weather and in confined environments exposed to heat dust, noise and dirt.
  • Use office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers and fax machines.
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time

Special Requirements:

  • Certification as State of California, Division of Drinking Water, Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (Class C) issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Proof of a good driving record, free of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District’s automobile liability insurance rates. Hearing and vision corrected to within normal ranges
  • Required to pass a physical examination which includes an initial drug screening with subsequent random fit-to-work evaluations. The District will also conduct a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.
  • In order to respond to emergencies in a reasonable time period, this position requires that the employee must be capable of responding and reporting to the District service area boundaries within thirty (30) minutes, given moderate traffic conditions, to any call to service. Travel time from employee’s residence shall be estimated by Google Maps or some equivalent software and approved by employee’s supervisor.

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent. One (1) year of responsible work experience with reading, installing, maintaining or repairing water meters or any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Overtime Assignments:
The purveyance of water is vital service to the community and as such requires the availability of District personnel at all times. Consequently, employees will be required to respond to emergency calls, accept periodic overtime assignments, and perform any and all duties deemed necessary by the District. Lacking a bona fide excuse satisfactory to the District, a failure to report when called could result in termination.

This position serves a mandatory six-month probation period.

Application Process
Visit www.rowlandwater.com for a complete job description. Applications can be submitted online at www.rowlandwater.com/job-application or completed application and resume (desirable) should be sent to:

Rowland Water District
Human Resources
3021 Fullerton Road
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.