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Water Meter Technician Assistant Temporary - 4 positions

Company name
Law Department & City Attorney of Austin

$18.83 – $23.42 per hour

Austin, TX

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Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent

Three (3) years of experience in a field related to construction, maintenance, or operations, to include at least one (1) year of experience in repairing or maintaining water or related systems

Licenses or Certifications

Valid Class “C” Texas Driver License

Must obtain Class D Water License issued by


within 18 months of hire. Class C Water Distribution License from


required before expiration of Class D Water Distribution License.

Notes to Applicants

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for the position.

Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs included on the application. Please include contact information for previous employers. Your work history should include the duties you performed, any supervisory or lead responsibilities, and any equipment or computer software used.

A résumé must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Do not use the phrase, “see résumé” to complete your employment application. That will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are selected to interview:

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Skills and Competencies for this job will be assessed.

If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or


, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

Work Environment

This position is in a heavy industrial setting and requires performing all duties associated with operating heavy equipment outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and rain. This position will include cross training in operations of various equipment. Position will require adaptability and willingness to change or modify work load on demand and multitask. Requires working in environments which may have hazardous situations.

Confined Space Entry Requirements

Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered. Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where descending into confined spaces up to 20 feet deep is required. Safety equipment such as a harness is required for entering confined spaces. Candidates must be able to qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.

Driving Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a current applicable driver’s license, and have no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (


). Please review the

City of Austin Driving Standards

to assess your driving record.


will be verified through the Department of Public Safety. Job Offer is contingent on having a driving record that meets the City’s Driver Record Evaluation Standards.

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements

Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a physical exam.

Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment Functional (FC) strength/agility test (with or without accommodations) to be considered for this position. Candidates must be able to qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.

Technical Licensure

This position requires employees to obtain a Class “D” Water Distribution License from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (


) within 18 months of employment. Must obtain Class “C” Water Distribution License before expiration of Class “D”.


may restrict granting an occupational license to individuals with certain criminal convictions. To review TCEQ’s criminal conviction guidelines, go online to

All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free.

Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$18.83 – $23.42 per hour


Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

May be required to work extended hours, modified shift work, after hours emergency work, bad weather days, and holidays as required by business need.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Austin Water Utility


Temporary (No benefits)

Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




Glen Bell Service Center, 3907 S. Industrial Dr. 78744

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years water meter repair, exchange, testing or reading experience

Experience using the following equipment: air compressor, trash pump, hand/power tools

Experience with Computer Maintenance Management Systems and other computer software such as Microsoft Office,


or Internet based programs

Experience and ability to work in confined spaces using confined space entry equipment

Knowledge of customer service techniques and skills

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Repairs, installs, maintain, and tests water meters, fire hydrant meters, and water valves.

2. Checks, refills, changes fluids, belts, hoses, safety features, on trucks, pumps, equipment.

3. Reviews plans and specification of work assignments.

4. Operates and uses a variety of powered and unpowered equipment.

5. Conducts flow tests on water meters.

6. Reads and interprets meters, gauges, maps and profiles.

7. Records data and completes reports.

8. Determines methods, operations, sequences, and sets procedures for assigned work.

9. Evaluates quality of work in progress and upon completion, directs and assists in grounds maintenance activities, ensuring proper restoration of property and cleanup.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of water meter maintenance.

Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.

Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

Ability to operate power tools

Ability to read diagrams and technical drawings

Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. .

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Company info

Law Department & City Attorney of Austin
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Company Profile
The mission of the Law Department is to provide quality legal services to the City of Austin so that it can govern lawfully with the highest level of integrity and serve the community effectively. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the Law Department provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officers, City Manager, city departments, boards, and commissions of the City.

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