Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Meter Reader I (Pool) in All Depots, Maryland
Functional TitleMeter Reader I (Pool)
Recruitment Category TypeContinuous Hire
Functional CategoryUtility Services
Number of VacanciesContinuous
Job Description Summary
Reads residential, commercial, and multi-dial water meters records meter readings, and reports problems as required.
Organization NameMeter Services
Reports toSupervisor, Meter Reading
Full or Part TimeFull Time
If Part Time how many hours per week
Regular or TemporaryRegular
Position End Date (if temporary)
Monday – Friday7:30am – 4:00pm
Position LocationAll Depots
The Meter Reader I is an entry-level role responsible for reading residential, commercial, and multi-dial water meters, recording meter readings, and reporting problems as required.
Walks 6 to 10 miles per day
Lifts heavy objects, up to 90 Ibs, on a frequent basis
Reads commercial maps to identify locations of businesses and residences
Completes quarterly residential and commercial, rural, and difficult meter reading routes
Record meter readings maintaining a high degree of accuracy and daily route completion
Checks to see that meters are functioning properly
Reports broken glass, lids, and other defects by use of a published two-digit code
Reports leaks and malfunctions in connection with the meter
Locates and reads covered or submerged meters
Uses small equipment such as hand-held computer, hand-powered bilge pumps, gas powered pumps and blowers, and gas analyzers as necessary
Hears and reports complaints of customers and refers difficult complaints to immediate supervisor
Drives car, truck, or van, with responsibility for ensuring that it is in good condition and adequately equipped
Utilizes simple electronic microprocessor for recording meter readings
Ensures that microprocessor, small tools and safety equipment on vehicle are accounted for and in safe operating condition
Responsible for the security and maintenance of the microprocessor while in the field
Ensures compliance with allOSHA,MOSHAandWSSCsafety procedures and documentation
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
Lift heavy objects (up to 90 Ibs) on a frequent basis, climb into vaults and read meters in confined spaces
Work in an environment where there are routine risks of exposure to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, and air pollution
Walk 6 to 10 miles per day under all weather conditions
Work in inclement weather
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Ability to walk 6 to 10 miles per day
Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 90 lbs, on a frequent basis
Ability to read commercial maps
Some knowledge of the geography and street locations of Prince George’s and Montgomery County
Ability to write legibly and accurately transfer meter reading numbers
Ability to write basic reports
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions or directions
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public
Ability to perform meter reading duties under adverse traffic and weather conditions
Ability to overcome physical obstacles preventing access to the meters
Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent
Must possess a valid driver’s license with no more than 4 points against current license ( A provisional license or learner’s permit isNOTacceptable)
Must be able to obtain aWSSCWater driver’s permit
Must be available to work mandatory overtime if required
Must be willing and able to work in inclement weather
Prior experience reading meters
Prior experience working with the public in a physically demanding environment
Salary$16.02 per hour
It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This posting is an ongoing pool for those interested in the Meter Reader I position. The department will review applications when a vacancy becomes available.
Candidates selected for hire may be placed at one of the following locations where an opening is available: Hyattsville, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Gaithersburg.
Candidates may be subject to an assessment for this position.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
*Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?
*Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?
*Do you have a provisional license or a driver’s license with driving restrictions?
*Are you able to read commercial maps?
*Employees in this position will be required to work in inclement weather. Would you be able to meet this requirement?
*Are you willing and able to lift heavy objects up to 90 lbs on a frequent basis?
*Are you willing and able to walk 6 to 10 miles daily?
*Do you have prior meter reading experience?
*Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?
Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application