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Utility Service Worker

City of Valdosta

Posted: Jul. 20, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018

Position Title:                        Utility Service Worker
Annual Minimum Salary:  $26,127.62
Hourly Rate:                          $12.56
Announcement Type:         Internal/External
Department:                          Finance
Division:                                Meter Reading
Facility:                                  Utilities Building
City/State:                              Valdosta, Georgia
Pay Grade:                            9
Closing Date:                        Open Until Filled
The City of Valdosta Finance Department is accepting applications for the position of Utility Service Worker. This position assists in the minor maintenance and reading of water utility meters, walks extended periods along an assigned route to read and record water usage for manual and touch read meters, operates a vehicle to read and record water usage data through the use of a radio read device, locates malfunctioning meters, troubleshoots and makes minor repairs, replaces and repairs meter lids, changes out meters and/or registers depending on the need, installs water meters for new accounts and removes meters on tampered accounts, turns off and locks meters for nonpayment and discontinued accounts, connects water service for new customers, re-reads meters as assigned, rechecks the billing routes for accuracy, and maintains assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Knowledge of utility meter operations and maintenance principles, area streets and roads, and vehicle maintenance principles, department safety policies and procedures
  • Skills in the use of handheld computers and job-related software, operation of assigned vehicles and equipment, use of hand and power tools, problem solving, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a related field or service
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid State driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical
All online applications must be processed through www.valdostacity.com. To be fully considered, applicants must submit a completed City of Valdosta Application Form to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com, or apply at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. A resume cannot be submitted as a substitute for the application form; it is for additional information only. No late applications accepted.
Please visit our website www.valdostacity.com for all open positions we currently accept applications for and for application instructions.