Water Service Inspector I / CAS

City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 5 days ago

POSITION OVERVIEW

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

DIVISION: CUSTOMER ACCOUNT SERVICES

SECTION: METER SERVICES

REPORTING LOCATION: 2700 DALTON*

Workdays & Hours: M F, 7:00 AM 3:30 PM OR 11:30 - 8:00 PM*

  • Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Automates services and installs and maintains meters and meter boxes. Enters data (i.e. billing reads, parts information, premise status) into hand-held computer and mobile data terminals (i.e. tablets/ laptops). Connects and disconnects water service for delinquent accounts and for tenants moving in and out.

Performs maintenance on meters (i.e. calibration of meters, meter change outs). Performs field investigations and inspections for water and sewer service related billing inquiries. Reads walking and riding meter reading routes as needed. Performs other related duties as requested.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. Long periods of driving, typically driving 5 6 hours a day.

This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier II Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a high school diploma or a GED.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Six months of experience in construction, maintenance and utility work is required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants with light plumbing experience and prior water utility work experience.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None

However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 11

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6026.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6026. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.



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