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Meter Reader

High School diploma or equivalent. Experience involving public contact or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record. City of Norman geography and street locations. Skills in reading a City map. Ability to read, record, and accurately enter water meter readings. To view entire job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents below, please print all documents and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Department: 
Finance - Meter Services
Location: 
201-C West Gray
Shift: 
Monday through Friday, Flexible Daytime Schedule (Overtime, including Saturdays, may be required)
Salary: 
$14.35 per hour
Date Posted: 
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:00am
Closing Date: 
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Accurately reads water meters on assigned routes and records readings on digital hand-held registers; walks long distances (approximately 7 to 10 miles/day) to meter locations in various weather conditions carrying necessary gear; bends and lifts water meter lid in order to read meter. Cleans out meter boxes; cuts grass around lids; bails water out of meter box and uses shovel to remove dirt as needed. Checks to ensure that meters are functioning properly and reports defects. Hangs informational notice tags on customer’s doors. Performs re-reads of meters from weekly assignments as needed. Operates a City vehicle; refuels and maintains cleanliness and upkeep of vehicle. Follows safety guidelines and regulations. Answers customer’s questions when necessary. Refers unusual questions or occurrences to supervisor. Makes changes in routes as necessary. Assists in compiling and completing information for work reports, studies, safety meetings, etc. Assists meter service representatives in performing their duties when necessary. Perform other related work as required.
Working Conditions: 
Frequent exposure up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, and extreme temperatures. Frequent exposure to poisonous insects, snakes, weeds, or plants. Lifting meter lids weighing up to 50 pounds.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
High School diploma or equivalent. Experience involving public contact or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge: 
City of Norman geography and street locations.
Skills: 
Map reading. Reading, recording, and accurately entering water meter readings. Basic mathematical calculations. Understanding and communicating policies, procedures and services of the department and referring customers to other department services as needed. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
License and/or Certification: 
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to read meters at expected standard rate. Deal with unfriendly pets. Work requires physical effort associated with brisk walking for extensive periods of time (approximately 7 to 10 miles/day) under varying weather conditions and standing, kneeling or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting or operating a vehicle. Ability to crouch, bend, unlock/twist, remove/replace meter lids several hundred times daily. Good vision is required, either uncorrected or corrected. Ability to lift and carry light (15-25 lbs.) meter lids frequently and moderately heavy meter lids (25-50 lb.) occasionally. Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Excellent work history and attendance record required. Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.