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Position InformationFunctional TitleMeter Reader - Hyattsville (Pool)Recruitment Category TypeContinuous HireFunctional CategoryUtility ServicesGradeUO.05FLSA StatusNon-ExemptRequisition Number24-0005Number of VacanciesContinuousJob LevelNon-ManagementJob CodeN/AJob Description SummaryOrganization NameMeter ServicesReports toSupervisor, Meter ReadingFull or Part TimeFull TimeIf Part Time how many hours per weekRegular or TemporaryRegularPosition End Date (if temporary)Work ScheduleMonday – Friday7:30am – 4:00pmPosition LocationHyattsvillePosition Summary InformationGeneral SummaryTheMeter Readeris responsible for reading residential, commercial, and multi-dial water meters records meter readings, and reports problems as required.Essential Functions

Walks 6 to 10 miles per day

Lifts heavy objects, up to 90 pounds, on a frequent basis

Reads commercial maps to identify locations of businesses and residences

Completes quarterly residential and commercial, rural, and difficult meter reading routes and records meter readings maintaining a high degree of accuracy and daily route completion

Checks to see that meters are functioning properly and reports broken glass, lids, and other defects by use of a published two-digit code

Reports leaks and malfunctions in connection with the meter

Locates and reads covered or submerged meters

Uses small equipment such as hand-held computer, hand-powered bilge pumps, gas powered pumps and blowers, and gas analyzers as necessary

Hears and reports complaints of customers and refers difficult complaints to immediate supervisor

Drives car, truck, or van, with responsibility for ensuring that it is in good condition and adequately equipped

Utilizes simple electronic microprocessor for recording meter readings

Ensures that microprocessor, small tools and safety equipment on vehicle are accounted for and in safe operating condition

Responsible for the security and maintenance of the microprocessor while in the field

Ensures compliance with all OSHA , MOSHA and WSSC safety procedures and documentation

Other FunctionsPerforms other related duties as assigned.Work Environment And Physical Demands

Must be capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 90 pounds) on a frequent basis, climb into vaults and read meters in confined spaces

Work in an environment where there are routine risks of exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, and air pollution

Must be capable of walking six to ten miles per day under all weather conditions; possess high degree of accuracy; and good customer relations skills

Employees are required to work in inclement weather

Physical and environmental requirements are outlined in the attached document

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

Ability to walk 6 to 10 miles per day

Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 90 pounds, on a frequent basis

Ability to read commercial maps

Some knowledge of the geography and street locations of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

Ability to write legibly and to accurately transfer meter reading numbers

Ability to write basic reports

Ability to follow oral and written instructions or directions

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public

Ability to perform meter reading duties under adverse traffic and weather conditions

Ability to overcome physical obstacles preventing access to the meter

Minimum Education, Experience RequirementsHigh School diploma or equivalentAdditional Requirements

Possession of a valid driver’s license with no more than 4 points against current license

Ability to obtain a WSSC driver’s permit

Employees may be required to work mandatory overtime

Employees are required to work in inclement weather


Prior experience reading meters

Prior experience working with the public in a demanding physical environment

Salary$22.00 per hourPosting Detail InformationEEO StatementAN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsAdditional InformationThis is a Union position represented by the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters.All applicants selected will be subject to drug screening and background check/verification.Additional Reminders:

This posting is an ongoing pool for those interested in the Meter Reader position in Hyattsville, Maryland. The department will review applications when a vacancy becomes available.

Candidates may be subject to an assessment.

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?



Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?



Do you have a learner's permit or provisional license?



Are you able to read commercial maps?



Employees in this position will be required to work in inclement weather. Would you be able to meet this requirement?



Are you willing and able to lift heavy objects up to 90 lbs on a frequent basis?



Are you willing and able to walk 6 to 10 miles daily?



Do you have prior meter reading experience?



Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?



Are you an eligible veteran of any branch of the armed forces who has received an honorable discharge or Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Military Service, the spouse of an eligible veteran who has a service-connected disability or the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible veteran?



Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents


Optional Documents

Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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