Details for The City of Hemphill hiring Utility and Parks Laborer/Meter Reader

The City of Hemphill

Is taking applications for the following position:

Utility and Parks Laborer/Meter Reader


❖ Please note that this is one position which handles multiple duties.

❖ Reads Water, Electric, and Gas Meters and records a reading of consumption via a handheld entry device on a monthly basis and as needed.  

❖ Maintains City Parks and Streets.  

❖ Mows and Trims City Parks, Facilities, Cemetery and Right-Of-Ways.  

❖ Works on City Utility Water, Sewer, Gas Lines as directed by supervisor.  

❖ Assists with Animal Control when needed.  

❖ The successful applicant will most likely begin employment between August 1-September 15, 2019.  

❖ A motivated employee has the ability to move up in the organization with further training and experience.  


❖ $10.00/hr. to $11.50/hr.—Dependent on Qualifications.


❖ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance paid at 100% for employee and 50% for Dependents.  

❖ Retirement/Pension Plan-2 to 1 match.  

❖ Sick, Vacation, Birthday, & Holiday Leave.  

❖ Incentive Pay.  

REQUIREMENTS: The successful applicant must meet the following:

❖ Must be willing to work in all kinds of weather, inside and outside.

❖ Must be able to lift up to 65 lbs.

❖ Must be able to operate landscaping tools such as riding lawn mower and weed eater and others as needed.  

❖ Must work well with animals and have no fear of animals.  

❖ Must be able to follow directions closely, to multitask and to learn new tasks easily.  

❖ Must be self-motivated and recognize tasks that need to be completed without direction.  

❖ Must be willing to work overtime when required.

❖ Must possess valid Texas drivers’ license.  

❖ Must possess a high school diploma or GED.  

❖ Must submit to pre-employment physical and random drug screens.

SKILLS/EDUCATION PREFERRED:  Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:

❖ Prior experience as a meter reader.

❖ Prior experience using a handheld meter reading device.  

❖ Prior experience in animal control or parks maintenance.

❖ Prior employment experience with a municipal or county government or other utility provider in a related field.

❖ Prior water or sewer training or certifications.  

Please note that all references and prior job experience will be verified prior to interview.  This is an hourlyposition.  All employment with the City of Hemphill is at-will.  Applicants may obtain an application and full list of job duties at City Hall located at 211 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas, on City Website, or may contact Laure Morgan, City Manager at (409) 787-2251 or e-mail: to have an application sent to you or to ask further questions. The City of Hemphill’s Application for Employment may be downloaded at .   A resume detailing all job experience, skills and listing references may be attached to the application.  This position is open until filled.  The City of Hemphill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  



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