Meter Reader & Repair Worker I

Marin Municipal Water District | Corte Madera, CA

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Posted Date 4/18/2019

Meter Reader & Repair Worker I 
2 Openings: 1 Regular Position and 1 Temporary Position 
Salary: $5,084 - $6,144/month
Posted: 04/16/2019           
Filing Deadline: Tuesday, 04/30/2019 by 4:30 p.m. for manual submissions; 5:00 p.m. for online submissions
There is one temporary full-time (up to 24 months) position and one regular full-time Meter Reader & Repair Worker I position open in the Administrative Services Division. Interested persons must submit a completed District application and supplemental questionnaire responses by the filing deadline.
This is an entry-level training classification.  Incumbents are assigned and will receive on-the-job training in a wide variety of duties under close supervision involving reading and basic repair of several styles of smaller water meters.  The duties of the classification are divided between field and shop activities. In addition, incumbents may be assigned the more skilled work for training purposes. Employees (in regular status) in this classification may advance to the next level of the job series by demonstrating competency and proficiency in the core duties and tasks.
?            Accurately read several styles of water meters on assigned routes according to predetermined schedules using various methods; manual (pulling meter box lid and reading from the meter display), electronic hand held device or other new and emerging technology;
?            Compares current reading with prior readings to determine accuracy and appropriateness of reading; e.g. high consumption, zero consumption, potential misread; 
?            Determines if there is readily apparent cause, and reports the reason for unusual conditions where consumption seems out of line with seasonal demand and rate of previous consumption.
?            Repair, replace, and test several styles of water meters 1" in size and smaller, in field and shop situations, to include new and emerging technology;
?            Clean, set and replace meter boxes and lids;
?            Assists and learns District procedures when investigating and reviewing with consumers a variety of water service problems;
?            May assist in the repair, replacement, and testing of several styles of meters 1-1/2" in size and larger, to include new and emerging technology;
?            Perform flow and pressure tests as needed on consumer services;
?            Interpret and read maps, drawings, and sketches to locate services utilizing manual and electronic methods;
?            Maintain daily records of work performed, time, materials and equipment (manually and electronically); 
?            May operate water system valves and hydrants as required;
?            Be knowledgeable of the District’s water system and how to operate water system valves and hydrants as required;
?            Reports hazardous field conditions;
?            Verifies and reports service information corrections and may update records as needed;
?            Uses a computer or other electronic device to input and retrieve data;
?            Follows applicable safety rules and regulations;
?            Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
    Knowledge of:
?            Basic mathematics, including fractions and decimal places;
?            Basic repairs to plumbing, and hand tools used in the repair and maintenance of pipes and water lines;
?            Methods used in pipe and water facility installation and repairs;
?            Methods of routine recordkeeping;
?            Relevant safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to:
?            Record and enter numbers accurately and quickly on a repetitive basis;
?            Learn to analyze meter service problems and make necessary repairs;
?            Learn to perform meter maintenance functions such as riser installation, meter insulation, and box cleanout or replacement;
?            Use tools and equipment necessary to maintain and repair various types of water meters;
?            Make arithmetic computations;
?            Read and interpret street maps (manual and electronic);
?            Maintain records (manual and electronic);
?            Understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
?            Perform extensive walking, climbing, bending and stooping in all weather conditions;
?            Write legibly and accurately;
?            Use portable or desk top computers and other electronic office and field equipment;
?            Deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work.
Training and Experience
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
?            Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; 
?            Some demonstrated experience necessary to be successful in mechanical repair and/or plumbing. 
?            Demonstrated ability to read and record numbers accurately and quickly.
?            Demonstrated ability to use tools and electronic equipment, including computers, both in office and field in the course of duty.
?            Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record.
?            Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.”  (Ref: California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Sections 3100 – 3109);
?            Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and a satisfactory driving record;
?            Willingness to wear prescribed uniform; and 
?            Work overtime as required.
To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.
To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement:
a.           Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.
b.           Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered.
c.            Resume.  Strongly recommended (see below).
A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.  It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement. 
NOTE:  Please do NOT assume the recruiter or panel members know what you do and what experience you have. It is strongly recommended that you include a resume and clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT put “see resume”.  
Screening decisions are based on the application materials submitted.  Personnel files, training records, etc. are NOT necessarily accessed and reviewed by Human Resources in determining which applicants will move forward in the process.
The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process.
The selected candidate, upon acceptance of a conditional offer for District employment, will undergo a background and conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test.  Additionally, depending upon job duty assignments, the selected candidate may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout (10-year history). Current employees are exempt from this requirement.
Do NOT submit the DMV H-6 until requested to do so.
Online applications ( are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date.
A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925.  The filing deadline time for in-person manual application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date. 
If application materials are faxed, the originals of the submissions must be mailed and post marked by the filing deadline date indicated in the job posting.  

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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