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Utility Service Technician I
Type: Full Time
Compensation/Pay Rate: $12.16 - $17.93 per hour depending upon experience, plus excellent benefits
Posted Date: 7/12/2018 11:45 AM
Deadline to Apply: 7/27/2018 5:00 PM

The Utility Service Technician I performs responsible field clerical and technical work in collecting and recording meter readings and connecting and disconnecting utility services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Education equivalent to graduation from high school;
• Valid NC Driver’s license and good driving record;
• Ability to read, record and compare numbers accurately.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work regularly;
• First Aid and CPR certification within six months of employment;
• Some knowledge of GPS and maps;
• Some knowledge of standard office equipment including computer, fax, telephone and copier;
• Ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to connect and disconnect utility meters;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.

POSITION SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS
• Collect and record reading from utility meters;
• Connect and disconnect utility service;
• Communicate with internal and external customers;
• Investigates customer complaints concerning meters or meter readings;
• Replaces meters;
• Responds to customer inquiries, explains usage and instructs in the proper reading of meters;
• Check meters, visible plumbing and connections are correctly installed and functioning properly and reports defects and/or gas leaks;
• Picks up equipment, supplies, and mail.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires the ability to stand, balance and walk over uneven surfaces. Worker must be able to stoop, kneel or crouch, reach with the hands and arms in any direction, lift, push or pull with up to 25 pounds of force. Work requires grasping with the hand and palm, repetitive motions of the hands and fingers. Communicating is required for sharing information in person and by telephone. Visual acuity is required for reading and analyzing written and computer data, to operate vehicles and equipment. Worker must be able to adjust focus from near to far and to observe general surroundings. Requires depth perception; color perception is required to identify and distinguish colors in using the National Electrical Color Codes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The worker is exposed to outdoor weather including extremes of heat and cold; danger of electrical shock, moderate noise and hazards associated with working in proximity of moving parts and operating a motor vehicle. This position is subject to drug and alcohol tests under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. It also may be considered safety sensitive under the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Employee is required to rotate on-call responsibilities within the department which may result in working long hours in adverse weather conditions.

CLOSING DATE 

Application and instructions are available here. Submit City of Lexington Employment Application and resume to jobs@lexingtonnc.gov, by mail to City of Lexington, P.O. Box 1615, Lexington, NC 27293 or in person at 711 South Talbert Blvd., Lexington, NC. Deadline to apply is July 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Applications are also taken until 5:00pm at the NC Works Career Center, 220 E. 1st Ave., Ext, Lexington, NC 27295.

Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening as well as a pre-work physical abilities test.

The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, genetic information or non-disqualifying disability in employment or the provision of services.