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Thank you for your interest in a career with Ute Water Conservancy District.  As the largest domestic water provider on the Western Slope, the District takes much pride in their organization, their employees, and their involvement in the community. 


The District has a variety of projects in raw to finished water resources which requires a variety of technical and professional career opportunities.  For these opportunities, we strive to promote from within and will recruit externally for a broad range of positions. 


The District values professionalism, personal ethical integrity, and collaborative and proactive leadership. The goal of the District is to hire the best qualified candidates for open positions.  Again, thank you for your interest in a career with Ute Water Conservancy District.   


Meter Reader

Ute Water Conservancy District (“District”) is recruiting for one (1) full-time Meter Reader who can work independently, shows initiative, is detail oriented and organized. Position is responsible for recording residential and commercial meter readings and meter maintenance by performing the following summarized* list of essential duties and responsibilities:


  • Uses a handheld device to accurately record residential and commercial meter readings by walking and/or driving established routes.

  • Submits readings for billing.

  • Notes problems with meters or system facilities and reports to supervisor.

  • Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections.

  • Collaborates and communicates with Customer Service and Billing departments regarding service work orders, customer accounts and routes.

  • Works directly with customers to solve meter and/or water consumption problems.

  • Complete assigned tasks in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule.

  • Operates motor vehicle and right-side steering vehicle daily.

  • Heavy physical activity, work in extreme weather conditions, work in confined spaces, works near traffic, problem solving, and excellent verbal communication skills required. 


This position requires:

  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Six (6) months of work experience directly related to the position such as construction, plumbing, electrical, concrete, etc.

  • A valid Colorado driver license and insurability under District insurance standards.  Must complete required driver training and obtain a Class A CDL with air brakes within one (1) year of being hired into position. 

  • Working on-call shifts as needed.

  • Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities of the position.


Preferred skills and experience:

  • Class A CDL with air brakes

  • Veteran status, trade skills, or Bachelor’s degree

  • A valid State of Colorado Distribution I, II, III, or IV Certification


Pay and Benefits

This is a non-exempt position and the pay range for this position is $21.21 - $27.52 per hour with a competitive benefits package.  Benefits package includes the choice of three health insurance plans, dental, vision, mandatory retirement contribution with generous match, voluntary retirement plans, company paid and supplemental life insurances, flexible benefits plan, statutory and other paid leaves, tuition reimbursement, bonus, supplemental insurance options, department specific allowances and reimbursements, wellness and employee assistance programs, and on-the-job training.  


If qualified, submit the following documents to be considered for the Meter Reader position:

  1. The employment application.

  2. The Meter Reader supplemental questionnaire.


Applicant must pass a drug screen, physical, background check and possess a valid CO driver’s license with insurability under District insurance standards. Visit to obtain the employment application & supporting documents.


Submit the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire by Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5:00pm to Human Resources at P.O. Box 460, Grand Junction, CO 81502, or via email to  EOE.



* This job advertisement lists summarized essential duties and responsibilities.  Refer to the job description for complete information regarding the position details.












Project Engineer

The deadline to apply is 6.30.2023 at 5 PM.

If qualified, please submit the following documents to be considered for the Project Engineer position: 

1. Employment Application

2. Supplemental Questionnaire 

3. Cover Letter

4. Resume

MAIL: P.O. Box 460, Grand Junction, CO 81502

IN-PERSON: 2190 H ¼ Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505

Applicant must pass a drug screen, physical, background and reference checks, and possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License with insurability under the District’s insurance standards.

The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Questions regarding pay, benefits, the position, or recruitment process may be directed to: 
Human Resources or 970-242-7491

Updated: June 2, 2023


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