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Meter Reader & Repair Worker I
Marin Municipal Water District, Northern Bay Area


For more info contact:
(415) 945-1433
Close Date: Jan 25, 2013
Salary: $4,308.00 - $5,206.00 Monthly

Meter Reader & Repair Worker I

Open to all interested persons – Salary $4,308-$5,206


Applications, supplemental questionnaires, and driving histories, must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013. However, it is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible as we will only accept the first 100 applications for this position.  (See Application & Selection section for instructions on how to apply.)

Posted: 01/10/13

Filing Deadline: 01/25/13

Position Description

There is one full-time regular, and one full-time temporary (up to 24 months) Meter Reader & Repair Worker I position open in the Finance Division. Interested persons must submit a completed District application, supplemental questionnaire responses, and 10-year driving history to the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline.


Under supervision, reads and records readings of water meters; investigates and resolves meter maintenance and service problems and makes repairs; and to do related work as required. Incumbents are assigned a wide variety of duties under close supervision involving reading and basic repair of smaller water meters. The duties of the classification are divided between field and shop activities.

Examples of Duties

Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Learns to read water meters on assigned routes according to predetermined schedules using an electronic, hand held meter reading device;

  • learns to repair, replace, and test water meters 1" in size and smaller in field and shop situations;

  • learns to clean and replace meter boxes;

  • assists and learns District procedures when investigating and reviewing with consumers a variety of water service problems;

  • learns to perform flow and pressure tests as needed on consumer services;

  • learns to interpret and read maps, drawings, and sketches to locate services;

  • learns to maintain daily records of work performed, time, materials and equipment manually and learn to use computerized systems;

  • may operate water system valves and hydrants as required;

  • learns the District’s water system and how to operate water system valves and hydrants as required;

  • reports hazardous field conditions;

  • verifies and reports service information corrections;

  • uses a computer to input and retrieve data;

  • follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

Ideal Candidate:
Knowledge of:
  • Basic mathematics including fractions and decimal places;
  • basic repairs to plumbing, and hand tools used in the repair and maintenance of pipes and water lines;
  • methods used in pipe and water facility installation and repairs;
  • methods of routine recordkeeping;
  • relevant safety precautions and procedures.
 Ability to:
  • Record and enter numbers accurately and quickly on a repetitive basis;
  • learn to analyze meter service problems and make necessary repairs;
  • learn to perform meter maintenance functions such as riser installation, meter insulation, and box cleanout or replacement;
  • use tools and equipment necessary to maintain and repair water meters;
  • make arithmetic computations;
  • learn to read and interpret street maps;
  • maintain records;
  • understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
  • perform extensive walking, climbing, bending and stooping in all weather conditions;
  • write legibly and accurately;
  • use portable or desk top computers and other electronic office equipment;
  • interact effectively with those contacted in the course of work.
Training and Experience
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent;
  • some demonstrated experience necessary to be successful in mechanical repair and/or plumbing;
  • demonstrated ability to read and record numbers accurately and quickly.
Licenses and/or Certifications
  • Possession of an appropriate California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record.
Other Requirements
  • Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.” (Ref: California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Sections 3100 – 3109);
  • willingness to wear prescribed uniform; and
  • work overtime as required. 
To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.



The following provides a brief description of the Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) fringe benefit package for SEIU employees. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.

Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with MMWD:
For the first four (4) years of service -------------------- 3.08 hours/pay period
For the next five (5) years of service -------------------- 4.62 hours/pay period
For the next six (6) years of service --------------------- 6.16 hours/pay period
Sixteen (16) years of service ----------------------------- 6.47 hours/pay period
Seventeen (17) years of service ------------------------- 6.77 hours/pay period
Eighteen (18) years of service ----------------------------7.08 hours/pay period
Nineteen (19) years of service---------------------------- 7.39 hours/pay period
For Twenty (20) or more years of service ---------------7.70 hours/pay period
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vacation may be used by an employee, only after completion of six (6) months’ service.

MMWD grants 11 paid, set holidays each year and 1 or 2 paid floating holidays are granted dependent on hire date.  Positions that are part of 7-day operations are granted 13 set holidays, with no floating holidays.

Employees accrue 15 days per year and may accumulate paid sick leave with no limit, to be used for illness or other approved absences. A lump sum payout equal to 75% of the number of hours for unused sick leave (to a maximum payout of 750 hours) will be paid upon retirement. Annual incentive buy-back plan is available.

MMWD contracts with CalPERS health care which makes available a variety of medical plans. The premium contribution of MMWD, for an employee only or an employee plus one dependent shall be set at the rate of the plan that falls in the middle of the list of available plans. Coverage for additional dependents may be purchased by payroll deduction.

Dental insurance is available to employees and their families after three months of service through the Delta Dental Plan of California. MMWD pays the premium for the employee and dependents. Delta Dental Plan will pay 100% of the dentist’s usual, customary, and reasonable fees for services covered per the contract, to a maximum of $1,500 per eligible enrolled person per calendar year. Orthodontia coverage is provided for eligible dependent children, up to a lifetime maximum of $2,000.

After completion of one month of employment, for each full-time employee MMWD pays the premium for $25,000 of coverage. Through payroll deductions, according to a graduated scale, employees may purchase additional insurance in increments of $10,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 (without an underwriting requirement). The election of additional insurance must be made within 30 days of the initial hire date.

After completion of one month of employment, MMWD pays the premium for long term disability insurance for each full time, permanent employee. The insurance provides payment of up to 60% of salary up to a maximum of $5,600 per month for an employee who is disabled and cannot perform in his/her regular job functions. There is an eligibility waiting period of three months.

MMWD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The program is mandatory for all full-time employees.

 For new employees hired before December 31, 2012 the retirement formula is 2.7% @ 55. The employee’s contribution rate is 8% of salary. District employees currently pay 7% on a pre-tax basis and the District contributes 1%.  Early retirement is possible at age 50 if an individual has five years of service credit in CalPERS.

 NOTE: Due to recent Pension Reform Legislation; retirement benefits for those hired after January 1, 2013 may be subject to lower retirement formulas and higher contribution rates. Retirement formula eligibility will be reviewed on a case by case basis subject to CalPERS rules.


All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(b) deferred compensation plan pursuant to the "Deferred Compensation Plan" approved by the District Board of Directors on May 22, 1985 consistent with current IRS regulations and requirements.

MMWD participates in the Social Security System and payroll deductions are made each pay period in accordance with Federal law.

To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of MMWD's Workers' Compensation policy.

 MMWD will pay the difference between the employee’s regular salary and the amount paid by MMWD’s Workers’ Compensation carrier for a period of sixty (60) working days.

This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan. Reimbursable expenses are up to $200 for glasses and frames, lenses and contact lenses, or other necessary vision care expenses per calendar year. The employee may carry over any remaining monies for one year for an accumulated total of up to $400 to be used over a two year period. In the third year, the reimbursable amount returns to $200.

The District will reimburse tuition, books, laboratory fees and examination fees in the amount of up to $1,500 per employee per fiscal year in connection with educational courses taken by regular full-time or regular part-time non-probationary employees. In order to be reimbursed for educational costs, the employee must attain a grade of at least “C” or its equivalent, and class and study time must be outside the employee’s normal work hours.

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