Meter Reader

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has an opening for full-time meter reader in the Water Billing Office.

Applications will be accepted from July 29, 2019 - August 09, 2019 in the Human Resources Department (8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday). Applicants may take the Civil Service Test during normal business hours, no appointment needed.

What You'll Do:

  • Reads residential, commercial, and industrial water meters; enters readings into handheld data storage device; receives and responds to customer inquiries
  • Checks meters to ensure proper operation; makes basic repairs to defective meters; installs new and removes meters; orders necessary materials to make repairs
  • Collects delinquent accounts; shuts off water service to delinquent accounts
  • Prepares records of daily activities and repair work
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance
  • Cleans and maintains vehicles, equipment, maintenance shop, etc.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: hourly pay is $14.65; plus annual increases as negotiated by AFSCME
  • Eligible day one for insurances, there is no waiting period! Available insurances:
     -Health (80% of the monthly premium is paid for by The City!)
     -$20K term Life policy with the option to purchase more
     -Voluntary FSA
  • Paid Time off
     -10 paid holidays
     -Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus The City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
     -2 weeks of vacation prorated at 1 year anniversary, the 2 weeks every January 1 after;
     -2 personal days
  • Participation in OPERS (Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System) (with The City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages)
  • Available 457 Plan

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Has earned a high school diploma or a GED, plus 6 months semi-skilled work experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Has a valid OH driver license
  • Is eligible to drive City vehicles under our vehicle insurance policy
  • Can walk several miles per day
  • Likes to work to work as a team, but is able to work independently when needed
  • Will work in the various weather conditions found year round in Ohio
  • Can lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 80 pounds with assistance
  • Is available year round, no seasonal furloughs!
  • Is willing and able to learn and follow City policies and procedures. will always consider safety as the number one priority

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application and return it to Human Resources (HR) before 4:00pm on August 9, 2019. Applications may be downloaded here or are available from HR. Resumes are not required, but they are recommended
  • Participate in the Civil Service Exam during normal business hours or by appointment before 4:00pm on August 9, 2019.


 Equal Opportunity Employer