Job Description

Reads water meter routes maintaining reading schedule for on-time customer billings; assist with Field Customer Service Representative II duties when needed and does related work as required.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Reads water meters regularly and accurately records findings.

2.  Does minor meter repair in field, such as replacing meters, replacing meter lids, boxes.

3.  Keeps meter boxes cleaned out and cuts brush as needed.

4.  Codes meters into existing meter reading routes.

5.  Maintains a positive, team-oriented working relationship with Water Board staff; maintains a professional appearance; and maintains a courteous attitude toward customers and the general public.

6.  Follows all federal and Oregon OSHA safety rules and procedures for work areas.

7.  Must possess a valid driver’s license upon hire; obtain valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire and have acceptable driving record.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION – Graduation from a senior high school or GED.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES –  Considerable knowledge of the geography and street locations of the area served by the Water Board; ability to develop and maintain positive, cooperative, team‑oriented working relationships with supervisors and co-workers; ability to maintain a professional appearance and a positive, courteous, and helpful attitude toward customers and the general public; ability to write legibly; ability to make simple arithmetical computations; ability to walk for long periods of time and work out-of-doors under varying weather conditions; ability to bend frequently and lift heavy meter lids

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES – Must possess a valid driver’s license upon hire; obtain valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire and have acceptable driving record

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS – Experience in utility customer service operations and/or meter reading

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements of Position – While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to drive a vehicle and frequently get in and out of the vehicle, stand, sit, bend, stoop, walk long distances, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls.  The position requires mobility.  Some duties are physically demanding, requiring the occasional moving/lifting of materials weighing up to 50 pounds.  Repetitive movement/lifting of materials weighing 20 pounds may consume up to 80 percent or more of the work period.  Activity and types of duties performed require manual dexterity and coordination.

Work Environment

Working Conditions – The majority of duties take place outside buildings with exposure to all types of weather conditions on a year‑round basis, including exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise, and chemicals.  Requires mobility on varying terrains.  Entry into confined spaces is required on an infrequent basis.  Position is subject to emergency on‑call response after normal duty hours on a rotational and as-needed basis.  May require working on weekends and holidays. 

Hiring Process


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Applications, resumes and additional information should be emailed to

Applications can be faxed to us at 541-269-5370

Blank Applications can be obtained by contacting Karen Parker at 541-267-3128 or

First consideration of applications:  October 7, 2022 - Position is open until filled


Eligible for 5% increase after satisfactory completion of 6 months trial period

Overtime – 1 1/2 times pay

Oregon Public Employees Union – SEIU Local 503

Vacation – 90 hours (Less than 5 years) accrue upon hire at prorated rate

Sick leave – 8 hours per month

Holidays – 12 paid

Health/vision/dental insurance through City County Insurance Services – Blue Cross/VSP/Delta Dental (minimal employee contribution)

Retirement plan – 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan

Life insurance - $30,000 term policy company-paid

Short term disability option – available to employees

Life flight/ambulatory insurance – available to employees

457 Deferred compensation plan through Nationwide – available to employees