Meter Reader - Temporary

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking experienced workers for the Customer Billing Division's Meter Reading Work Group. This position is responsible for collecting reads and facilitating accurate billing for SPU's 180,000 accounts. This position reports to a Meter Reader Supervisor.

SPU has an on-going need for temporary Meter Readers. We are currently seeking 2 temporary Meter Readers but will use this advertisement to establish a temporary pool for qualified applicants for future temporary assignments. The duration of the assignments may be between three (3) to eleven (11) months, depending on need.

This posting will be open for application continuously, but first consideration will be given to applicants who apply by 10/27/20.

About Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community-Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across three major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.

SPU commits to Our City Values and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable to this commitment by eliminating barriers to access and providing employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking experienced workers for the Customer Billing Division's Meter Reading Work Group. This position is responsible for collecting reads and facilitating accurate billing for SPU's 180,000 accounts. This position reports to a Meter Reader Supervisor.

SPU has an on-going need for temporary Meter Readers. We are currently seeking 2 temporary Meter Readers but will use this advertisement to establish a temporary pool for qualified applicants for future temporary assignments. The duration of the assignments may be between three (3) to eleven (11) months, depending on need.

This posting will be open for application continuously, but first consideration will be given to applicants who apply by 10/27/20.

About Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community-Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.

SPU commits to Our City Values and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable to this commitment by eliminating barriers to access and providing employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive a City-issued or personal vehicle to travel to residential and commercial sites to collect, on average, 500 water and sewer meter readings daily;

  • Locate, read and record readings of water and sewer meters for residential and commercial customers on assigned routes using a hand-held electronic meter reading device;

  • Check and report unsafe or improper conditions in and surrounding meter boxes. Report on defective meters;

  • Notify customers when meter is inaccessible for reading. Check for and report vacant premises;

  • Perform minor maintenance on water meter enclosures to assure lids are safely sealed and clear obstructions from meter boxes when necessary to access meters to obtain accurate readings;

  • Sequence new meters and instructions into routes and re-sequence routes when necessary;

  • Receive and report complaints from customers concerning utility reading, costs or consumption;

  • Assist in training new meter readers in reading routes, meter access, and proper recording of meter readings.

Qualifications:Ability to:

  • Walk up to 10 miles per day, 5 days per week;

  • Work independently in potentially hazardous environments, such as near high voltage equipment, construction areas, dark basements, remote areas or industrial compounds;

  • Crawl, climb, or stand for extended periods of time;

  • Work outdoors in inclement weather;

  • Lift up to 75 pounds;

  • Work on all kinds of terrain.

Current Driver's License is required

A complete Driving Record will be required from the most competitive candidates.

A job offer is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination.

Additional Information: At Seattle Public Utilities, our job is to protect the area's quality of life. We pledge to meet community and environmental needs by:

  • Maintaining some of the nation's best drinking water

  • Preventing sewer backups, flooding, and landslides

  • Helping Seattle residents and businesses be recycling leaders

  • Protecting local waterways and the Sound from sewage overflows and polluted stormwater runoff.

We do this while always keeping in mind that we need to spend customers' money wisely.

We are also making sure that as Seattle grows, it's even better for future generations. A place where:

  • Less garbage is shipped to the landfill

  • The drinking water is protected

  • Utility infrastructure is well-built and maintained

And where salmon thrive in healthy waterways.

Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation, and the environment.

As an employer, the City of Seattle is a leading local government in environmental stewardship, green building and social justice, making our City what it is today and shaping our future. Our employees play an important role in making this possible.

Learn more about Seattle Public Utilities at our web page www.seattle.gov/util/

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Meter Reader - Temporary

City Of Seattle, WA