City of Houston
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WATER SERVICE INSPECTOR I / CAS
at City of Houston
- POSITION OVERVIEW
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
DIVISION: CUSTOMER ACCOUNT SERVICES
SECTION: METER SERVICES
REPORTING LOCATION: 2700 DALTON*
Workdays & Hours: M – F, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM OR 11:30 - 8:00 PM*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Automates services and installs and maintains meters and meter boxes. Enters data (i.e. billing reads, parts information, premise status) into hand-held computer and mobile data terminals (i.e. tablets/ laptops). Connects and disconnects water service for delinquent accounts and for tenants moving in and out. Performs maintenance on meters (i.e. calibration of meters, meter change outs). Performs field investigations and inspections for water and sewer service related billing inquiries. Reads walking and riding meter reading routes as needed. Performs other related duties as requested.
This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. Long periods of driving, typically driving 5 – 6 hours a day.
This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier II Level.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or a GED.
Six months of experience in construction, maintenance and utility work is required.
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Preference will be given to applicants with light plumbing experience and prior water utility work experience.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
- GENERAL INFORMATION
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 11
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6026.
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6026. (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.