This is a non-exempt, full-time classified position with full benefits. Expected hiring range is minimum of range 16; Hiring range: $16.28 per hour - $20.35 per hour. Full long term range of position is $16.28 per hour - $24.42 per hour.
DESCRIPTION: Under close to general supervision from the Utility Operations Superintendent, reads water meters and performs related customer service and potable water system maintenance and repair activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.
TASKS: Read water meters on assigned routes; record readings on hand held computers; calculate water consumption. Determine consistency of meter readings; report unusual readings to the supervisor. Ensure that meters are functioning properly; inspect visible plumbing for water leakage; report defects to supervisor; complete service orders for damaged or defective meters. Provide water utility customer service including rereading meters; ensure accurate meter operation by replacing domes or boxes, and removing mud or water as necessary. Perform water service turn-on and turn-offs, and repair/replacement of water meter valves and appurtenances. Assist in the repair and replacement of water meters as required. Ensure unrecorded meters are entered in to the utility billing system. Check wells and booster stations for proper operation as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work outdoors in varied climatic conditions.
Ability to correctly read and enter water meter readings.
Knowledge of basic plumbing and water hydraulics.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with customers.
Ability to kneel, bend and stoop repeatedly and walk long distances.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification involves work that requires the ability to traverse uneven terrain, climb ladders, perform repairs on equipment, lifting heavy objects up to 60 pounds, and ability to use potable water utility equipment.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a High School Diploma or GED. Previous meter reading or potable water system experience is desired. Possession of a State of Arizona water operator’s license is also desirable. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s license.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work overtime, holidays and weekends and be on-call 24 hours per day, per the departmental on-call policy. Must be able to respond to call out within twenty (20) minutes. Required to complete physical examination to ensure ability to perform work requirements.
This position will remain open until filled.
First review date: June 4, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
With an elevation of 3,300 feet, Cottonwood is a small but growing community situated in the heart of the Verde Valley, which is located 90 miles north of Phoenix and 50 miles south of Flagstaff, at the base of Mingus Mountain. We have convenient shopping, hotels, restaurants, and a picturesque Historic Old Town, bustling with activity. Visit the local vineyards and tasting rooms, ancient Indian ruins, historic parks, landmarks, and ghost towns. Explore the hiking trails, golf at our scenic courses, or kayak down the beautiful Verde River. Enjoy the perfect balance of job satisfaction and phenomenal quality of life the area has to offer!