Meter Reader (Temporary) job vacancy in City of Tacoma (Tacoma, WA 98402)

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Company name : City of Tacoma
Location : Tacoma, WA 98402
Position : Meter Reader (Temporary)

Description :
Tacoma Public Utilities’ Customer Services is currently creating an eligible list to fill temporary Meter Reader vacancies as they occur for the next year. The temporary appointments are anticipated to last one year. Meter Readers are responsible for accurate and timely readings of electric, water and sewer meters. The City of Tacoma has approximately 560 routes including 65% residential walking routes and 35% commercial/rural driving routes. Residential walking routes require walking up to 6 hours (5-10 miles) per day; driving routes require sitting up to 6 hours per route. Daily meter routes include frequent public contact and complaint resolution. Meter Reader’s record consumption data in computerized handheld systems; report hazardous conditions, meter tampering and meter conditions; ensure data integrity; and provide excellent customer service.


Graduation from high school or equivalent;
1+ year of work experience involving customer contact;
Valid Washington State driver’s license;
Ability to walk for long periods of time;
Ability to work outdoors subject to adverse weather conditions;
Ability to work subject to potentially abusive and hostile customers, animals and environmental hazards.


Geography and street locations of Pierce County and South King County.
Methods, equipment and materials used in meter reading.
Operation of a motor vehicle, including all safety rules.
Applicable City laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Record-keeping techniques.
Applicable health and safety regulations.
Maintain good public relations.
Work outdoors in adverse weather.
Learn to accurately read electric, water, and sewer meters.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Learn to operate various equipment and machines including calculators, hand-held computers and small tools.
Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
Work independently with little direction.
Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment.
Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.


This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questions scored. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must earn a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a physical abilities test and background check which may include a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date.

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