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Recruitment #C1648-00-o22952


Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   


Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 


Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.



Performs field and clerical duties reading meters and recording water consumption data.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Reads water meters on an assigned walking route and records readings using a portable microprocessor unit.
  • Rereads meters where improper readings were submitted for billing.
  • Updates utility billing system by entering meter locations, maintenance codes and special account notes.
  • Initiates service orders for meter, meter box, and lid repair or replacement.
  • Locates and examines meters and connections for leaks and incorrect registration of water consumption.
  • Performs routine maintenance duties on meter boxes, such as removing sod, dirt and other debris.
  • Makes minor repairs or replacement of damaged or defective meters or boxes.
  • Responds to citizens questions while in the field.
  • Performs clerical duties in the office by checking route books, assisting in billing and preparing form letters.
  • Assists in other areas of utilities operations and maintenance, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Some knowledge of meter reading practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of water meter installation practices.
  • Some knowledge of microprocessor meter reading and recording procedures.
  • Some knowledge of department services and policies.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools.
  • Ability to perform minor meter repairs.
  • Ability to accurately enter alpha and numeric data.
  • Ability to read a street map.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to work outside in a subtropical climate and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk extended distances.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel or crouch to ground level.
  • Ability to enter and exit a vehicle repeatedly during the work day.
  • Ability to safely drive a motor vehicle.


Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
A passing score on a written test; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


Completion of the ninth grade; and
One year of meter reading or clerical experience;
A passing score on a written test; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.


OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.


DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.


NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.


NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.


EXAMINATION: Examination may be administered at the time of application, depending on qualifications. Test information is available at the Reception Branch, Hillsborough County Civil Service Office. This information must be obtained in person and it is the applicant's responsibility to obtain it, if desired.



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