FLSA: Hourly

printer friendly  


(015) $11.79 - $16.78 an hour     $24,523.20 - $34,902.40 a year

JOBCODE: 370100


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected individual will be responsible for performing beginning-level meter reading work.


  • Employee is responsible for reading water, sewer and private well meters to determine and record consumption amounts.

  • Using probing rod, meter hook and shovel to locate and uncover meters.

  • Recording consumption figures on hand-held computer.

  • Checking for and reporting water leakage and broken meters.

  • Reporting any illegal use of water found on route.

  • Compiling daily report forms.

  • Answering questions from the public concerning meter reading complaints and service activities

  • Working independently and having extensive contact with the public, requiring the exercise of tact and courtesy.

  • Operating a city issued cell phone to report problems/receive instructions.

  • Driving a light-weight motor vehicle.

  • Ensuring upkeep and proper use of vehicles, tools, and equipment.

  • Performing related work as required.


  • Knowledge of the city, its geography, and street locations.

  • Ability to learn processes and procedures employed in reading meters.

  • Ability to communicate with the public tactfully and courteously.

  • Ability to learn skills in the use and care of meter reading tools and equipment.

  • Ability to learn two-way radio operating procedures.

  • Ability to drive a light motor vehicle skillfully and safely in municipal traffic.

  • Ability to perform work requiring physical exertion.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.


    High-school graduation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience involving meter reading or servicing.


    Possession of a valid Driver's License.


    Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment medical processing.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of January 16, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    1-9-14 (370100)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 1/16/2014 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.