Applying To: Water Meter Worker

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  • Minimum: $27,924.00
  • Maximum: $43,654.00
Normal entry salary is $27,924.

Nature of Work

This is work reading water meters, operating computerized equipment, inspecting premises, collecting delinquent accounts and preparing detailed reports of defects found in the meters and lines. Responsibilities include: locating and exposing stop boxes at customer property; turning water service on and off; lifting and moving utility lids (minimum 50 lbs.); climbing stairs and ladders; and communicating with customers in a professional and courteous manner in stressful and sometimes hostile situations. For an additional description of this position, please refer to the Department of Personnel classification specification for Water Meter Worker at:

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience constructing or repairing water utility distribution systems;

OR, two years of paid experience in the repair of meters, gauges or similar small mechanical equipment;

OR, graduation from a recognized trade school or apprenticeship program in a related mechanical trade;

OR, two years of paid experience reading meters for a public utility;

OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Official proof, if applicable, of completion of a recognized trade school or apprenticeship program must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Performance Test.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the time of the Performance Test. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Performance Test based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application even if you submit a resume. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

The PERFORMANCE TEST consists of various physical tests, including lifting 50lbs.

CHARACTER INVESTIGATION: These positions require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment. The Director of Personnel may reject the application, or refuse to test and/or eliminate an applicant from an examination as otherwise permitted by law.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a “Drug Screen Test” as part of the medical examination.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Performance Test: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2266
March 02, 2015
Reopened 04/06/15
Reopened 10/17/16
3521-10G (No Wav)

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