St. James Parish is hiring a Meter Reader I for our Public Utilities Division under the Operations
This position is responsible for physically reading and recording current
gas and water meter readings for the
Public Utility System. This position is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural
disasters. This is a nonexempt position,
forty hours per week. This position is
“Safety Sensitive” and subject to random drug testing as per the St. James
Parish Council Employee Handbook.
Individuals in this class are able to complete the majority of their
work with a minimum amount of supervision.
Essential duties and responsibilities include any combination of the following but not limited to:
and records current usage data from gas/water meters
equipment or visually checks for gas and water leaks
assist with the installation of wet taps on water and gas lines
codes, and posts various information and data into computer systems
duties as assigned
Other skills and abilities:
· Knowledge of the operating procedures and maintenance of equipment operated.
· Ability to clean and perform minor maintenance and repair of equipment operated.
· Ability to perform physical labor as required of the position.
· Operate various types of office equipment (e.g. copy machine, calculator, word processor, computer terminal, etc.)
· Have excellent public relations skills.
· General knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations in vehicle and equipment operation.
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential job satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School diploma or general
education diploma (GED) required with 1 year of Public Utility experience. Must successfully complete all training
requirements as per the Operations & Maintenance Plan and the Emergency
Plan for natural gas systems.
Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s
License, (class “E”) and have an acceptable driving record.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use
hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, controls, and climb or
balance. The employee is occasionally
required to sit, stand, walk, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100
pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may
from time to time work in conditions of extreme heat and cold, near moving
mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee frequently works in high,
precarious places and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions,
fumes, and airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is usually very
St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.