Water Meter Technician II

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 11/18/2022

Water Meter Technician II
SALARY: $18.66 - $27.13 Hourly

STATUS: Full-Time Regular
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 11/17/22
CLOSING DATE: 12/11/22 11:59 PM


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

About The Position:

This position works in the field performing water meter installations and replacements, recording water meter readings, locating and uncovering water meters, cleaning out debris and any accumulated water from meter boxes and correcting meter-related problems. Will also be assigned meter investigative and testing work. 

Selection Process:

The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database

  • Criminal Background screening · Drug Screen

  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience. 



Education and Experience:

  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Any experience in the metering practices of water distribution, including meter change-outs and meter reading.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must possess upon hire or promotion and maintain Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Distribution.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.


  • Changes out water meters independently of all sizes in various conditions, including testing and flushing water lines.
  • Restores disturbed excavated landscaped areas to prior conditions.
  • Operates a truck-mounted vacuum for meter box cleaning or excavation.
  • Cleans meter boxes; adjusts, resets, or replaces them as necessary.
  • Complies with all pertinent OSHA safety standards, including Confined Space Entry.
  • Reads meters and records water meter readings and meter condition codes in a hand-held computer.
  • Locates and corrects accessibility issues for buried or flooded meters.
  • Investigates meters for potential misreads, leaks, or failures.
  • Trouble-shoots and corrects meter recording, communication, and transmission problems.
  • Turns water meters on or off.


  • Perform manual work that requires standing and moving continuously.
  • Lifting, bending, and especially stooping repeatedly and sometimes lifting arms above shoulder level.
  • Digging soil or other heavy material from meter boxes.
  • Work in cramped spaces that may be muddy or in standing water.
  • Lift and carry or drag heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) both short and long distances.
  • Walk for long distances, bend and stoop repeatedly, use hand tool to lift and remove and replace meter box lid, walk to next box or vehicle, drive from meter location to meter location and exit and enter the vehicle repeatedly.
  • Traverse moderately rough terrain.
  • Work in adverse conditions including extreme heat and cold, wind, rain, and loud noise.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, pollen, and traffic hazards.
  • Work flexible hours to meet department needs, including overtime; 8- or 10-hour days are normal.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


Water Meter Technician II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. A High School diploma or GED is required for this position. Do you have a High School diploma or GED? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Education" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 2. Do you have a valid driver's license (not expired or suspended/revoked)?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 3. If you have a valid driver's license, do you have any of the following restrictions on your driver's license? Please note that this does not include vision correction.
  Checkbox Interlock device
Checkbox Court Mandated Restricted Hours
Checkbox Other Non-Medical Restriction(s)
Checkbox None of the above
* 4. Do you have any experience in the metering practices of water distribution, including meter change-outs and meter reading? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this in the "Education" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 5. If you answered yes to question #4 above, briefly describe this experience, including the years of experience and employer(s). NOTE: Do not state "See Resume" in lieu of answering this question. Any experience listed here must be stated in the "Work Experience" section of your application.

* 6. This position requires upon hire or promotion a Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Distribution. Do you have or can you obtain upon hire or promotion an active Grade 1 operator certification within the discipline of Water Distribution? NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 7. If you answered yes to question # above, indicate the grade(s) of your operator license(s), the state(s) of issue and the expiration date(s).

* Required Question
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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