Utility Service Worker II -
Meter Reader

Notice of Job Opening

Date: September 11, 2019

Department: Utility Service Center

Exp. Date: Until Filled

Job Summary

An employee in this position is responsible for connecting, disconnecting, and reading the electric, gas and water meters of the City. This action is accomplished by utilizing a handheld computer or workorder. Standard procedures are set by City ordinance, department policy and Federal/State regulations.

Occasional lifting of objects in excess of forty (40) pounds and working outside in inclement weather is required. The employee has daily contact with the public, often in difficult situations.

Examples of Work

The following examples of duties and associated tasks are typically performed by an employee in this position. No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

  • Verifies address and meter number(s) at location with information on the computer or workorders.
  • Enters meter readings in the computer and/or reason the meter(s) couldn’t be read. Also enters comments if necessary, i.e., suspected theft, broken glass, vicious animal, etc.
  • Operates the computer to locate meters, customers, addresses, and to resolve high/low readings.
  • Clears and/or cleans meters as necessary to obtain reading.
  • Reports water and gas leaks.
  • Locks gas meters which have leaks.
  • Writes comments on workorders, if necessary, or reasons why workorders could not be worked, (i.e., gas open, safety hazard, etc.); follows up to ensure problem is resolved.
  • Maintains vehicle if assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to walk five miles per day.
  • Knowledge of City and County streets.
  • Skill in personal and customer relations.
  • Skill in reading utility meters.
  • Skill in computer data entry.
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems.

Necessary Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Dependable mode of transportation (50 miles per day) if needed.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Have neat and legible handwriting.

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037, hr@lagrangega.org