Meter Reader II - SR-12

County of Hawaii
Full Time
Hilo, HI+1 location
$38,004 a year
Posted 9 days ago
Job description
Duties Summary

Supervises and participates in reading and recording the readings of water meters; and performs other related duties as required.
One (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy with the Department of Water Supply - Finance Division in Hilo.

The eligible list may be used for other permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment.

Examples of Duties

  • Supervises and participates in reading water meters and records readings manually in meter books, or uses hand held or automatic meter reading devices to read meters.
  • Uploads assigned route data file to hand held device; downloads completed route data file.
  • Prints variance report from data file.
  • Compares water consumption figures with previous recordings and when significant discrepancy noted advises consumers of abnormal water consumption.
  • Advises and informs consumers of policies and regulations applicable to obstructions on or around water meters; may be required to trim shrubs or grass to read water meter.
  • Prepares and submits daily report of work required in the field.
  • Detects and reports evidences of water leakage, damaged meters, and outlets.
  • Receives complaints from consumers on service and main line leakages and reports same to main office.
  • Prepares applications for new water services and changes in water service.
  • Collects and receives cash payments for current and delinquent accounts.
  • Prepares daily cash reports and balances cash.
  • Instructs and directs substitute meter readers during sick leave or vacation of meter reader.
  • Prepares daily time sheet.
  • Changes broken meter boxes and/or covers when necessary.
  • Assists in posting of consumers' meter records after monthly meter schedule.
  • In rural districts may act as liaison with the central office involving submission of reports, follow up on delinquent collections, etc.
  • Operates vehicle to read meters on assigned routes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:

A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:

  • graduation from high school, and
  • two (2) years of meter reading experience, and
  • possession of valid State of Hawai'i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire).
Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application.

Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.

Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.

Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of supervision; urban and rural streets and roads in the County of Hawai`i; public relations; clerical practices; record keeping; grammar, spelling, and word usage; the purposes and uses of standard office machines.

Ability to: supervise and review the work of others; make accurate arithmetical computations; compare names and numbers accurately; keep records, summarize data, and prepare simple reports; understand and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, and policies pertinent to the department; operate standard office machines and equipment, including desktop computers and peripherals; operate a vehicle to read meters on assigned routes; understand and follow oral and written instructions; deal tactfully and effectively with the public; work harmoniously with others.

Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Light

Supplemental Information

Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required:

  • an official college transcript,
  • a valid driver's license,
  • a temporary assignment verification,
  • professional licenses, and/or
  • certificates.
Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application.

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Employee benefits are generally for full-time permanent employment and include the following from the date of hire:

  • sick leave and vacation earnings
  • paid holidays
  • social security
  • credit union membership
  • life, dental, medical, vision, and prescription
drug insurance plans
  • employee-employer paid retirement plan
  • flexible spending plan
  • tax-sheltered savings and investment program
  • mortgage loans through the State Employees'
Retirement System
  • career opportunity and mobility in a merit system for
civil service positions

Persons who are hired may be required to pay union dues/service fees.

Benefits for part-time employment is based on hours worked and type of appointment.

Benefits are subject to change due to legislative, collective bargaining negotiation, and other changes.

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