Job Opportunity ~ Meter Reader

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Meter Reader with the Water department.   This position is responsible for reading water meters and records volume used by residential and commercial customers and reports readings to designated staff.  Also, assists in the maintenance and repairs to meters, registers, water lines and other appurtenant parts.  Performs other duties as assigned by department supervisors

Duties may include, but not limited to:  (Complete job description available upon request)

Must have the ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with employees and the general public.

Walks or drives truck over established routes and records readings of meter dials; inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, leaks, and unauthorized connections; sets and retrieves meters and registers; turns service off (cut-offs) for non-payment of charges or as directed, and on (reconnects) for new service or as directed.

Assists in keeping buildings, grounds, and areas around office, shop, tanks and wells, mowed, clean and maintained; performs maintenance and upkeep of routes, meter boxes and area around meters.

Assists Well Operators, office staff and service crew as directed.

Follows safety rules; safeguards city property, vehicles, tools, equipment and supplies

Work hours are as directed and some weekend work may be required.

Requirements:  Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama Driver’s License.  May hold a CDL license, but not required; must be familiar with I-pad and other computer/telecommunication devices to retrieve, complete and transmit service orders; must be able to responsibly work alone; May hold a Grade II Water Operator Certification;.

Salary and benefits beginning at $30,000.00 depending on experience, education, credentials and certifications.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.  Applications are available on this website and can be downloaded.  Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to or mailed to the City of Pelham, Human Resources, ATTN; Janis Parks at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL  35124 or dropped off at Pelham City Hall.  Final date to submit applications and resumes is Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.