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The work of KC Water is important, because people cannot live without clean water to drink.

It takes more than 800 Kansas Citians with a wide variety of  talents, skills, and backgrounds to turn muddy Missouri River water into fresh, tasty drinking water, deliver it to homes and businesses, and then clean used water and return it to the river.  We manage rainwater where it falls, too.

Watch this video to see some of the work we do.  If you would like to join our team, please apply for one of the open positions listed below.


KC Water
4800 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: 816.513.1903
Interested in one of the positions below? Apply online now »


Water Servicer 
Job Opening ID 515313
Salary: $16.05-$23.31/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Several full-time positions available with the Water Department, Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash.
Normal workdays/hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Performs turning water service valves on or off at designated addresses, installing or exchanging water meters and related appurtenances, and checking water meters and appurtenances for leaks and/or malfunctions, as directed. Uses maps and drawings to locate and dig up and/or clean out curb boxes or meter vaults. Written work assignments are received, in advance, from a central office or orally by an assigned radio dispatcher. Performs considerable tact and courtesy in dealing with utility customers and complaints, as well as general knowledge of utility operations, policies and practices. Work is performed independently, but subject to occasional inspection by a technical supervisor.

REQUIRES: high school graduation and 6 months experience in general construction, maintenance, or repair work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Safety Manager
Job Opening ID 515314
Salary: $4,230-$7,534/month
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Provides applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the areas of industrial safety, hazardous waste handling, storage and disposal and acceptable air emissions levels and other environmental risks affecting employees and the general public. Monitors all aspects of a department’s processes and procedures in accordance with the City’s consensus occupational safety and health standards and relevant regulatory requirements. Identifies hazards and unsafe practices and procedures in the work environment and assign investigation of these to subordinate safety officers. Reviews studies and recommendations of staff and advise managers of cost-effective solutions to bring facilities and processes into compliance with applicable regulations. Assigns the work of and supervise subordinate safety officer. Trains officers on developing safety education programs, methods of inspecting unsafe or hazardous equipment, and facilities or work environments. Performs applicable safety regulations and the interpretation and application of safety regulations. Prepares clear and concise statistical reports and maintain adequate records in a computer database. Maintains database of vehicular or industrial accidents, assess causes of accidents, determine if accidents were preventable and perform trend studies. Serve on department’s safety review committee. Recognizes safety hazards and prescribe corrective action. Develops and present safety and accident prevention programs for department’s employees focusing on reducing the incidence of accidents. Evaluates effectiveness of current safety programs. Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive safety program and demonstrate effectively the need and potential rewards from a municipal safety and accident program. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with federal, state, and other local safety officials, the public, subordinates, department managers and representatives from other departments. Presents ideas concisely and effectively, orally and in writing. Makes recommendations and implements program modifications and corrective action. Monitors department’s construction inspection program to assess the safety practices of contractors’ employees. Coordinates with the City’s Office of Environmental Quality for proper handling of hazardous materials. Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRES: an accredited bachelor’s degree in industrial safety or related field; OR high school graduation and 4 years of experience managing a safety program. May be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City.

Preference given for credentials or ability to obtain industry related credentials (e.g., ASP, CSP or CIH).


Senior Acquisition Specialist
Job Opening ID 515319
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Secures property deeds, easements, franchises, and agreements necessary for procuring right-of-way or total property takings by direct negotiations or by condemnation. Conducts interviews with displaces to determine eligibility for relocation benefits under applicable state and federal guidelines. Utilizes considerable initiative, independent judgement and tact in negotiating with property owners and the public. Utilizes a working knowledge of legal and departmental practices applied in the preparation of maps, case files and similar documents involving right-of-way and relocation work. Demonstrates knowledge of basic real estate principles, applicable state and federal regulations governing property acquisition and relocation. Reads construction and location plans and legal property descriptions and explains and discusses land acquisition problems with attorneys, engineers, property owners and other interested parties and advise them in the solution of these problems. Manages considerable caseload in an effective and timely manner and maintains effective working relationships with property owners, associates, municipal officials, and the general public. Keeps records and reports.

REQUIRES: an accredited bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social sciences or engineering and 3 years or progressively responsible experience in real estate appraisal, title examination, the sale or acquisition of real estate, or administration of relocation benefits at the level of the City’s Acquisition Specialist; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies.


Senior Engineering Technician
Job Opening ID 515315
Salary: $21.88-$35.31/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Two positions available with the Water Department, Engineering Investigations & Inspections Division located at 1001 Harrison Street

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Performs field and office work in all aspects of construction inspection of all water main and sewer main projects and other construction related projects with contractors. Reviews submittals and shop drawings to ensure that the contractor is installing the proper materials and equipment as required by the contract documents for the project. Receives contractor’s Request for Information (RFI) and works with the Project Manager to address the contractor’s questions. Observes construction work of the contractor to ensure work is performed in accordance with the project plans and specifications. Attends all progress meetings or special meetings related to the project. Reviews contractor’s progress pay estimates for payments. Reviews contractor’s schedule for the project and keeps the Projects Manager and others informed of deviations from the schedule. Works with survey crew(s) to locate all valves, manholes and other important points on the work so a records can be made. Keeps a record of all deviations from the contract documents. Sets up Substantial Completion and Final Completion inspections and generates a punch list of deficient items from both inspections. Prepares a set of Field Marked record drawings for submittal at the conclusion of the project.

REQUIRES: high school graduation and 9 years of related and increasingly responsible experience in engineering drawing, mapping, automated mapping, geographical information systems (GIS) and equipment or computer aided drafting and design (CADD), engineering, land survey, construction inspection and related field; OR an acceptable combination of qualifying education and experience; OR high school graduation and possession of the Level III Certification as Engineering Technician (ET) as issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) or a Registered Land Surveyor’s License as issued by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must possess a valid state–issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.

Preference given to applicants with underground utility design, construction, inspection experience, survey work of any kind or inspections of new or existing construction sites.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 515235
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Normal work days/hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Two full-time positions available with the Water Department, Smart Sewer Division located at 4800 East 63rd Street

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

KC Water is undertaking a significant capital improvements program and seeking Graduate Engineers with an interest in managing multiple projects related to improvements within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program. Assists in various aspects of project management processes from project initiation through project close-out of the project delivery life cycle for multiple projects related to improvements to the wastewater system and/or stormwater infrastructure. Interprets and applies technical specifications, city ordinances, state and federal regulations, and related standards to projects. Coordinates with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the city, and the public. Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, engineering plans, hydrological characteristics, and geologic data to plan and design projects. Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects. Directs construction and maintenance activities at project sites throughout Kansas City. Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensures conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. Assists in preparing bidding documents, memos, and plans for construction projects. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by Design Professionals, submit Project Status Reports (PSR’s) on the progress of projects, reviews submittals for materials used and related data. Responds to complaints and provides general guidance on projects. Performs limited design as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of final plans and specifications for projects. Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.

REQUIRES an ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in any professionally recognized architectural/engineering discipline as required by the hiring authority. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with an ABET accredited bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and successfully passing FE exam and experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater or linear asset infrastructure projects.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 515200
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Normal work days/hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Works as team leader directing engineering and other technical activities involving project management for the planning, development, design, construction, implementation and maintenance of wastewater treatment and pumping facilities. Assists with short and long-term planning for wastewater capital improvement and maintenance programs. Serves as assistant to the Wastewater Treatment Division Manager and liaison with Water Services Facilities Engineering Division and Kansas City General Services Department. Frequently consults with division head, section heads, consultants, contractors and other Associates for specific projects as required in the planning, design, review of plans and specifications and inspection of construction for compliance of capital and maintenance projects with design and construction contracts. Assignments received in conference with a professional superior and employees of this class are expected to exercise judgement and resolve technical problems. Work is reviewed by a professional superior through observation, conferences and evaluation of written reports and plans for technical quality and adherence to project goals and contract documents. Possesses a good understanding of construction estimating procedures, good communication skills and a working knowledge of computer-aided drafting and proficiency in most Microsoft computer programs. Must be able and willing to handle multiple tasks at the same time and be available and willing to handle emergencies.

REQUIRES 2 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, minimum of 5 years managing design and construction projects in wastewater. Knowledge of construction contracts and their constituent components and working knowledge of plant facilities especially in the area of fixed and rotating assets.


Dispatcher
Job Opening ID 515107
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Normal work days/hours: 
Friday-Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.;
Friday-Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dispatches work orders and requests for service to field crews by radio and telephone that are reported through the dispatch office and assures that all emergencies are reported to the proper personnel. Relays work orders, messages, and information to or from work crews, supervisors, and field inspectors. Demonstrates working knowledge of other City department procedures in regard to after-hour services for Animal Control, Park & Recreation-Tree service, Health Department, Public Works-Street & Traffic, Tow Lot, and Solid Waste operations. Maintains daily log of work orders, messages, and reports received and relayed. Other duties may be assigned.


Senior Administrative Assistant
Job Opening ID 515272
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.. – 5:00 p.m.;
Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Responsible for evaluating workloads based on call volume and CRM case load, and uses data to forecast workload requirements. Using departmental statistics creates, maintains, and communicates the department’s work schedule. Analyzes call center volume patterns to manage work shifts, lunch and breaks, meetings, and training schedules. Monitors and measures KPIs to include Average Handle Time (AHT), Average Speed of Answer (ASA), Abandonment Rate, Agent Adherence, and Occupancy levels. Determines optimal agent levels to avoid burnout and or high turn-over. Manages department’s attendance recording and reports all leave and out-of-office requests. Makes recommendations to resolve service level issues. Establishes and maintains communication channels regarding events that impact call volumes. Identifies, tracks and maintains call volume trends and averages on a monthly and annual basis. Tracks and reports historical statistics and make recommendations when applicable. Develops and maintains business continuation/disaster recovery plans for call routing, alternate site location, and CRM access. Assists with Quality Assurance efforts, training, and other duties as assigned.

REQUIRES an accredited bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, liberal arts or a related field and at least 3 years progressively professional experience in governmental administration or in private sector administration at the level of Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience Preference given to candidates with conceptual understanding of traditional and (preferably Cisco) VoIP telephony technology. Call Center management experience (3+ years) and well-versed in Call Center technologies and corresponding systems (CTI, IVR, ACD). Proficient in Microsoft Office, expert skill level in Excel. Experience in or knowledge of Quality Assurance/Process Improvement.


Environmental Inspector
Job Opening ID 515077
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Inspects food service establishments, advises owners and/or operators as to deficiencies and re-inspects as necessary. Inspects sewer systems, manholes, storm drains and appurtenances for adherence to construction, maintenance or operational standards. Reports findings and prepares work orders for needed repairs. Conducts sanitary and storm sewer investigations to locate and stop unusual/prohibited discharges to either sewer system, as well as, conduct investigations of complaints. REQUIRES high school graduation and 1 year of applicable experience in a related technical construction, environmental health, hazardous materials or engineering field. Must possess of a valid state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for experience in the water and wastewater utility field.


 

Crafts Person
Job Opening ID 515303
Salary: $17.19-$26.86/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Performs fabrication of metals with both machine and hand tools, including but not limited to: Lathes, milling machines, saws, welders, shears, plasma cutting and oxy-fuel cutting equipment. Maintains using precision measuring tools, working to close tolerances and attention to detail. Performs work in a shop environment and under field conditions. Works in adverse weather conditions. Performs maintenance of equipment used for the treatment and pumping of drinking water. Performs repairs of damaged equipment and fabrication of new parts using blue prints, shop drawings and verbal instructions. Performs work in outer pump station locations. Performs both skilled and semi-skilled labor for general facilities maintenance. Repairs doors, chain link fencing, wooden structures, drywall and painting. Repairs/replacement of steam, condensate, water and air lines. Repairs/replaces air wheels, shafts and paddles.

REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience in a relevant trade (e.g., carpenter, machinist, painter, plumber or welder); OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Engineering Section Head
Job Opening ID 515247
Salary: $4,945-$8.833/month
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority over graduate engineers and assigned major engineering projects involving the operations management, modification, and updating of the City’s urban drainage and flood management system. Requires coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.

REQUIRES 4 years of progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with MO Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given for municipal experience in leading administration of urban drainage and flood improvements including: project development/planning, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, design and construction management, and knowledge of local, state and federal regulations for stormwater management.


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 515199
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Performs a variety of relatively routine and limited skilled tasks in assisting with the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance or construction of electrical, mechanical, wood or metal parts, tools and equipment or plumbing for facilities. Requires independent judgement and ability to follow instructions from the supervisor or lead person. Properly performs and assists in the maintenance, repair and operation of various cleaning equipment on site. Assists in a variety of issues that come up in the function of the building operations, such as setting up conference rooms and protection of structures and equipment. Assists in painting for interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, furniture and equipment. Assists with both internal/external customer maintenance needs and requests. Responds to emergency requests and needs that may arise in the daily operations of several facilities.

REQUIRES completion of a trade school or a shop training program; OR 6 months experience in general maintenance and repair work. Must possess a valid State-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A,B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 513236
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. or 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday-Monday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

WATER DISTRIBUTION REPAIR : Enters excavation 4-15 deep or deeper to install, repair, and replace water mains, water lines, and other water service structures,. Participates in the installation of water mains, valves, and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressured mains. Locates and manipulates valves and keys to regulate the water system. Operates tapping machines to make water line taps. Lays pipe by hand or using a backhoe, hoist, or crane. Hand digs excavations to locate underground utilities and repair water services. Uses hand tools and hydraulic saws to cut pipe. Uses jackhammers to uncover shutoff valves and isolate breaks and performs valve and hydrant shutoffs. Disassembles and reassembles hydrants for replacement, repair, or overhaul. Operates valve turning trucks. Participates in the restoration of work site locations including backfilling excavations, dirt work restorations, seeding or sodding, setup of erosion control measures, tear down and replacement of fences or landscaping. Utilizes proper techniques to minimize damage to existing utilities.

WASTEWATER REPAIR: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment and as necessary, assist machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water and grease. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal.

STORMWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans, and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels and levees, and other related stormwater structures. Operates rodding and bucket machines in cleaning stormwater inlets. Operates flusher truck cleaning and flushing streets and thoroughfares. Drives trucks for loading brush and in general cleanup of areas such as levees and creeks where dead trees and brush are removed. Operates medium grade tractors in the mowing of grass, and chainsaws in the cutting of tree branches and limbs around and near levee systems. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment; drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling or other minor excavations. Operates a front-end up to 1/2 cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Participates in emergency flood response duties which may include sand bagging and filling log-gaps in levees, as well as any other activities that aid in the prevention of flood wall and levees breaches. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal.

WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE : Operates rodding and bucket machine in cleaning and sanitary sewers. Installs, repairs, and maintains wastewater main and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Operates flusher truck for cleaning and flushing streets thoroughfares. Drives truck with flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations.

PIPELINE: Operates equipment to deliver safety devices and other needs to Water repair crews. Performs work independently as well as with a team. Uses water department software on a computer or tablet.

REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 515104
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: July 11, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Varies, 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Inspects treatment facilities and pumping stations on designated routes. Operates equipment used in treatment and pumping operations. Collects samples and perform routine tests. Operates line valves for in-plant wastewater systems and performs routine maintenance such as lubrication. Performs preventative maintenance and general clean up. This position is part of a 24/7 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation. Working conditions include working outdoors in all weather conditions, heights and below ground. REQUIRES high school graduation. Six months after date of hire, must obtain D-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Three years after date of hire, must obtain C-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for a MDNR Wastewater Certification.


Engineering Tech Lead
Job Opening ID 515306
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: 
1800 Prospect: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
1001 Harrison: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

1800 Prospect: Investigates and resolves all matters involving wastewater and or storm water requests received from the my KCMO Action Center / MyCivic, supervisors, and other departments. Maintains, utilizes, and operates all equipment utilized in the investigation process to include manhole picks, pole cameras, water hoses, and CCTV equipment. Investigates sink holes and surface defects by dye testing with water and traceable dye(s). Performs slant inspections on new or rehabilitated service lines on city mains, investigating dry and wet weather overflows, and reporting to the supervisor on the status and procedures taken to resolve the overflow. Utilizes GIS mapping for locations of sewer mains and manholes. Provides data to the supervisor and the GIS section with updated sewer asset information to ensure GIS mapping is accurate. Implements proper set up and take down of the CCTV equipment on the vehicle, gathering data from the CCTV inspection and entering it into the WinCan software followed up with data entry into Hansen (Infor). Investigates and/or televise the water departments assets to identify sewer failures and potential sewer failures, rating sewer pipes and defects according to NASSCO coding. Service requests assigned to the Engineering Technician Lead will be updated daily and resolved utilizing Hansen (Infor). Submits cleaning and repair work orders utilizing Hansen (Infor) to ensure that the Water department’s sewer assets are functioning as designed. Meets with contractors and property owners to discuss issues and resolve problems pertaining to Water department’s assets. Records time and vehicle usage. Communicates with co-workers and management of all investigations and inspections will be performed daily by phone calls, texts, emails, and in person. Engineering Technician Lead positions within the Investigations and Inspections section will understand and be able to perform all functions of the section to include CCTV, Investigations, Contract inspections, and private line locates.

1001 Harrison: Performs field and office work in all aspects of construction inspection of water main and sewer main projects of basic and intermediate size and complexity, and other construction related projects with contractors. Reviews submittals and shop drawings to ensure that the contractor is installing the proper materials and equipment as required by the contract documents for the project. Receives contractor’s Request for Information (RFI) and works with the Project Manager to address the contractor’s questions. Observes construction work of the contractor to ensure work is performed in accordance with the project plans and specifications. Attends all progress meetings or special meetings related to the project. Reviews contractor’s progress pay estimates for payments. Reviews contractor’s schedule for the project and keeps the Projects Manager and others informed of deviations from the schedule. Works with survey crew(s) to locate all valves, manholes and other important points on the work so a records can be made. Keeps a record of all deviations from the contract documents. Sets up Substantial Completion and Final Completion inspections and generates a punch list of deficient items from both inspections. Prepares a set of Field Marked record drawings for submittal at the conclusion of the project.

REQUIRES high school graduation and 5 years of related and increasingly responsible experience in engineering drawing, mapping, automated mapping, GIS and equipment, CADD, engineering, land survey, construction inspection and related fields; OR high school graduation and 2 years of experience at the level of Engineering Technician and possession of either the Level II Engineering Technology Certification in any Civil, Electrical or Mechanical discipline as issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET); the Land Surveyor in Training as issued by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects; OR the Class B Wastewater Collections System Certification from the Missouri Water Environmental Association; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City.

1001 Harrison: Preference given for underground utility design, construction, inspection experience, survey work of any kind, or inspections of new or existing construction sites. 

1800 Prospect: Preferences given to applicants who have obtained and are currently NASSCO certified (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) in Pipeline Assessment Certification and Manhole Assessment Certifications, and/or able to obtain this certification within 6 months or as classes form, and/or the Missouri Water Environment Association Collection System Operators certification. Experience in private line locates, Engineering Contract inspections/documentation and MDNR sewer overflow reporting preferred. Able to lift 75 pounds or greater, have a working knowledge of sanitary and storm sewer systems, knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel, and proficient in Wincan and Hansen (INFOR).


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 515310
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal work days/hours:
Building Operations: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Water Supply: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p. m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Building Operations: Performs a variety of trades at various locations. Performs electrical and plumbing repairs. Assists with office reconfigurations and auditorium set ups, minor carpet and tile repairs. Maintains strong knowledge of HVAC and controls. Assists with call backs as needed, door and hardware repairs. Performs asphalt and some concrete repairs. Assists with snow removal as needed and other exterior tasks that may arise. Performs sheetrock repairs are needed and painting. Assists with any maintenance issues that come up that involves building operations.

Water Supply: Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and services machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, engines, lime systems, filters and chemical feed machines. Performs preventative maintenance work on plant buildings and equipment. Troubleshoots and makes repairs with little supervision.

REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in a variety of mechanical crafts; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Building Operations: Preferences given for a strong electrical, plumbing and HVAC background.


Environmental Officer
Job Opening ID 515194
Salary: $21.88-$35.31/hour
Deadline: July 5, 2022

Normal workdays/hours: Friday-Monday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Performs work involves the environmental field activities associated with sample collection and sample receiving for drinking water, NPDES, MS4, SSOs, Leaks, Main Breaks, Water Quality Monitoring, SIUs, and other environmental programs. Maintains laboratory storage and supplies area, and control of laboratory chemical waste. Maintains professional environmental skills and situations up to and including the most complex situations involving chemical handling, waste disposal, regulatory compliance, natural resource protection, and other environmental concerns that arise in the course of the City’s business. Coordinates sampling schedules with other divisions in the department, and outside customers. Coordinates sample collection schedules with sample-receiving and testing schedules at the laboratory. Performs maintenance and responsibility of the Laboratory Vehicle Fleet. Advises internal clients on environmental compliance issues. Researches applicable regulations and available technologies and participates in other work tasks requiring comparable professional knowledge and skills. Work assignments afford extensive opportunity for independent judgment in planning work, coordinating project teams and making technical decisions. Work is reviewed by a laboratory management through observation, conferences, and evaluation of written reports and plans for technical quality, effectiveness, adherence to City policies and procedures and compliance with laws and regulations.

REQUIRES an accredited bachelor’s degree in an environmentally related field, such as environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental law or environmental studies and related management and public administration specializations; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess of a valid state-issued driver license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in sample collection, field testing, basic laboratory testing, working with a LIMS system or database, excellent customer service skills and communication abilities in person, over the phone or via email. At least 5 years’ experience in an environmental field.


Maintenance Worker
Job Opening ID 514582
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Normal workdays/hours: Monday-Friday, Monday-Thursday or Friday-Monday, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Make repairs to Wastewater sewer mains and lateral connections. Repairs manholes and breaks in existing gravity sewers and lateral connections. Participates in construction of shoring devices to be utilized in excavations. Participates in traffic control setup in work zones. REQUIRES high school graduation; OR 6 months of general labor experience. May be required to possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must possess a valid Class A CDL issued by the State of Missouri prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.  


URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

IF THE SAME POSITION TITLE IS POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER DEPARTMENT.

  • The evaluation of applications is based on the information submitted by the application deadline. To have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed descriptions of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.
  • For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation.
  • The requirement of “high school graduation” includes receipt of a state-issued GED certificate.
  • For positions that allow for equivalency, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of “an accredited” degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U.S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check and is subject to employer approval.
  • Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo., within nine months.
  • The City of Kansas City, Mo., is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

The City of Kansas City, Mo., does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Talent Acquisition Division at (816) 513-1903.