Meter Repair Technician I

City Of Hollywood, FL Hollywood , FL 33081

Posted 2 months ago

The Position


This is semi-skilled and skilled shop and field work in the repair and testing of water meters. An employee in this class is responsible for the cleaning, repairing and testing of meters. Work includes repairing residential and some commercial meters, refinishing dial faces, and placement and retrieval of meters. Duties include contact with the public in relation to the municipal water delivery system. Supervision is received from a skilled supervisor who communicates assignments orally and in writing.


  • Disassembles and repairs meters; replaces worn and defective parts; reassembles and adjusts meters to close specifications; replaces broken meter boxes.

  • Tests meters to determine accuracy of flow rate metering.

  • Engages in field repairs on water meters; cleans and replaces dials, washers and bonnets; salvages usable parts of meters.

  • Programs, records and repairs meter appurtenances related to an automated meter reading (AMR) billing system.

  • Responds to property-owner's questions.

  • Locates causes of low water pressure and leaks; locates causes of contaminated water in emergency situations.

  • Repairs water leaks.

  • Must effectively and positively represent the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.

  • Must establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.

  • Performs related work as required for this position description only.

The Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or GED equivalent, plus one (1) year experience in water distribution system maintenance or water meter repair and/or installation.


An Associate's degree, plus three (3) years' experience in water distribution system maintenance or water meter repair and/or installation.

Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.


  • Backflow Repair Technician Certification must be obtained by the end of the probationary period

  • Class 3 FDEP Water Distribution Operator's License must be obtained by the end of the probationary period

  • Must possess a valid State of Florida CDL Class "B" License within six months of hire.

  • Valid State of Florida Driver's License

  • Background Check: Must have an acceptable background record

  • Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record


  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques of the repair of small mechanical devices.

  • Knowledge of the placement of meter boxes.

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work.

  • Skill in the use and care of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to make close tolerance adjustments to meters.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees and the public.

  • Knowledge of low voltage electrical principles.

  • Ability to collect and record numerical data at a very high degree of accuracy.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.

The Examination

Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date

Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.

You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.

Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.

Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be cancelled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.

Veteran's Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.

Additional Information

All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:

  • The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;

  • The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;

  • The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.

As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications).

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

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