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Water Meter Tech

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City Of Nampa, Idaho Nampa , ID 83651

Posted 4 months ago

Notice of Job Opening

Water Meter Technician OIT



October 4, 2018

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Waterworks Department has an opening for a full-time Water Meter Tech.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437.

TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1

Department: WATER

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Water Meter Technician Lead

Grade/Level:$14.40-$15.27 DOQ

Amount of Travel Required: None

Job Type: Regular

Class Code: 6280

Positions Supervised: None

Work Schedule: Generally 8:00 a.m.

  • 5:00 p.m.; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours.



Provides accurate readings and maintenance of water meters to ensure efficient operation; performs other duties as required or assigned.


The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide accurate readings and maintenance of water meters to ensure efficient operation. The work is performed under the direction and supervision of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed an outdoors environment in a variety of terrains and weather conditions.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

Reads meters and makes complete and accurate consumption records.

Ensures the efficient operation of meters in an assigned area, to include performing routine maintenance on meters and service sites as required, proofing previous readings, and checking for leaks as needed.

Monitors the conditions of the meters, and reports any problems or deficiencies to an assigned supervisor, including replacing water meters as well as damaged rings and lids

Responds to services orders, including turning meters on or off as requested due to residents moving or emergencies, in addition to shutting off water services due to non-payment and performing irrigation turn off when appropriate.

Performs on-call (after hours, evenings, holidays and weekends) duties as assigned.

Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned. Performs a variety of courier duties, including transporting mail in addition to delivering messages, materials, and supplies between the City and agencies or businesses. Serves as a general helper as needed, including arranging and delivering furniture, setting up chairs and tables, transporting boxes and other miscellaneous items, and removing snow from assigned areas upon request.

Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned, and attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.


Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.


Substantial knowledge of the geography and streets locations throughout the City.

Substantial knowledge of the practices, procedures and operations, including plumbing operations, involved with the installation and repair of water meters and related equipment.

Some knowledge of general mathematical computations.


Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools.

Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions.

Ability to work outdoors in physically demanding conditions.

Ability to make simple mathematical computations and accurate readings of meters.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


Competency Statement(s)


  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Analytical Thinking

  • Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situaiton, clarifying the situation, examing the facts, evaluating, interperting and intergrating solutions.

Commitment to Safety

  • Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.

Customer focus

  • Ability to take care of the customers" needs while following company procedures.

Detail Oriented

  • Ability to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task no matter how small or seemingly unimportant.


  • Ability to be structured and methodical in working skills. Having and using knowledge of systems, situations, procedures, and culture inside the organization to identify potential problems and opportunities; perceiving the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization.

Stress Tolerance

  • Performing well when faced with pressure due to time frame, workload, adversity, disappointment, or opposition.


  • Ability to work as a productive member of a cohesive group toward a common goal, and contributing to team development and effective team dynamics.

Technical Expertise and Usage

  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information. Acquiring and applying technical and functional knowledge in a technological area of specialty.

Time Management

  • Ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks.

Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required

1 plus years of experience in meter reading or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Computer Skills:

Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Certifications & Licenses:

Valid State of Idaho Driver's License.

Water Distribution license within 1 year of accepting the position.


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5

  • 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands

Stand C Walk C Sit O Manually Manipulate F Grasp C Reach Outward C Reach Above Shoulder O Speak F Climb N

Crawl O Squat or Kneel C Bend C

Lift/Carry 10 lbs or less C 11-20 lbs F 21-50 lbs F 51-100 lbs O Over 100 lbs O

Push/Pull 12 lbs or less O 13-25 lbs O 26-40 lbs O 41-100 lbs O


The principal duties of this class are performed an outdoors environment in a variety of terrains and weather conditions.



Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment and efficiently operate a two-way radio and use required meter reading devices.


Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.


Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to efficiently read water meters and accurately record all finding; and identify any meter problems or leaks; to make general observations of facilities and structures; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).


Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to lift objects weighing 50 to 100 lbs., and to access water meters in a variety of terrains and locations.

Heavy work exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently.

Special Conditions: The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).

Dates to Submit Application: Application and position information may be found online at:

Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close onOctober 19, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.

Position may close prior to closing date. The City of Nampa is an EE/AA Employer.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.

It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

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Nampa, ID 83651

Phone: (208) 468-5437

Fax: (208) 468-4435

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Water Meter Tech

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City Of Nampa, Idaho