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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.

Come join us!


KC Water
4800 E. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133

Phone: 816.513.0253
Fax: 816.513.0481
Email: water.careers@kcmo.org

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Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 514403
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: January 10, 2022

Full-time position available with KC Water Finance Division located 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Greet and acknowledge each customer in a professional manner. Input customer payments into iNovah cashier system; receive cash, check, money order, and credit card payment and issue receipt. Process night drop mail in payments and balance drawer. Run audit tape to balance bills for the day and reconcile checks and credit card receipts received to the daily cash reports. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of public or private sector experience in customer service work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given to applicants with cashier experience, high volume or in person contact and high volume payment processing.


Chemist
Job Opening ID 514364
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Full-time position available with KC Water, Laboratory Division located 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This position will perform a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing drinking water, wastewater, and surface water testing services for the KC Water and its customers. Performs routine analysis of water and wastewater samples using standardized chemical and/or microbiological testing methods. Operates specialized laboratory equipment. Documents test results, reviews data, and generates reports from the Laboratory Information Management System. Calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments. Orders laboratory supplies, and shares responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Prepares solutions and standards by using accurate and precise measurement techniques. Responsible for collecting samples at designated locations at the Water Treatment Plant. Keeps detailed documentation on testing. Maintains a clean and safe work environment and complies with all safety and waste disposal policies. Complies with all quality systems policies, follows Standard Operating Procedures and takes corrective action as needed. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelors degree with major course work in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to an individual that has a Microbiology or biology degree, experience using microbiological techniques, understand and experience using a laboratory information management system (LIMS), work experience in an environmental laboratory, experience working with complex instrumentation, quality assurance experience.


Chemis
Job Opening ID 514366
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Full-time position available with KC Water, Laboratory Division located 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This position will performs a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing drinking water, wastewater, and surface water testing services for the Water Services Department and its customers. Performs routine analysis of water and wastewater samples using standardized chemical and/or microbiological testing methods. Operates specialized laboratory equipment. Documents test results, reviews data, and generates reports from the Laboratory Information Management System. Calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments. Orders laboratory supplies, and shares responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. Prepares solutions and standards by using accurate and precise measurement techniques. Responsible for collecting samples at designated locations at the Water Treatment Plant. Keeps detailed documentation on testing. Maintains a clean and safe work environment and complies with all safety and waste disposal policies. Complies with all quality systems policies, follows Standard Operating Procedures and takes corrective action as needed. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelors degree with major course work in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with complex instrumentation, laboratory software experience and/or testing water and wastewater.


Water Servicer Inspector
Job Opening ID 514362
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: February 7, 2022

Full-time position available with KC Water Meter Field Services Division located 1720 Wabash Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This is a highly responsible field position that involves the maintenance of large and small water meters, including encoder meters, and meter reading equipment. This position is specifically responsible for installing, repairing, and exchanging meters and associated equipment, operating a water services truck and using small hand tools to perform meter maintenance, investigating billing complaints and vacant properties by visiting locations and obtaining reads, checking for leaks and interacting with customers. Additional duties include using maps to locate and read remote and out-of-the-way meters, inspecting work performed by licensed plumbers, performing rechecks on original reads, and locating and/or digging up, and cleaning out curb boxes and meter vaults. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the municipal water main network and the various connections between that network and points of residential, commercial and industrial usage as well as the mechanical design, parts and operation of water meters and service components. Candidates must also have an understanding of the metering and billing processes and basic plumbing principles and repair techniques. REQUIRES high school graduation and 2 years experience in installation or reading of water meters, or construction and maintenance of water mains and service. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a background check as prescribed by the City. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Human Resources Generalist (Municipal Management Trainee)
Job Opening ID 514449
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: February 14, 2022

Full-time position available with KC Water Human Resources Division located 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This is highly responsible administrative work requiring strong analytical and communication skills, as well as excellent attention to detail, adaptability, and efficient multitasking skills working in a fast-paced environment. This position is consistently called upon to consult with associates in both management and non-management positions to resolve a wide range of Human Resources issues. Work is performed under general supervision, however, the associate must regularly exercise broad discretion and independent judgment. Work generally involves the analysis of information and working with KC Water associates to address and resolve a variety of concerns. Specifically, this position will assist in a multitude of human resources functions, but will primarily assist in talent acquisition and employee relations activities for assigned divisions within KC Water. REQUIRES accredited Bachelor’s degree. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related degree: and/or applicants with PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP, or IPMA-HR certification; and/or demonstrated experience in human resources.


Crafts Person
Job Opening ID 513116
Salary: $17.19-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of specialized compacting, sweeping. Digging, hauling, hoisting, loading and oil spreading units. The operation of this equipment entails considerable manipulative difficulty and employees of this class are frequently responsible for the safety of other workers who assist with work performed by use of the equipment. In the absence of equipment operating duties, employees of this class participate in manual laboring activities. Performs a variety of manual labor and semi-skilled tasks in the constructions, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants and related system facilities and equipment by performing the following duties: dig trenches, install shoring, set-up concrete forms, and backfill open trenches; operate washers, sandblasters, and other maintenance equipment. 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.


Dispatcher (Analyst)
Job Opening ID 514973
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Two full-time positions available with KC Water Meter Field Service Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 12:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. or Saturday-Wednesday, 4:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. This position is responsible for dispatching work orders and requests for service to field crews by radio and telephone that are reported through the dispatch office and assuring that all emergencies are reported to the proper personnel by performing the following duties: Relays work orders, messages, and information to or from work crews, supervisors, and field inspectors. Demonstrates working knowledge of other City department procedures in regards 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. REQUIRES high school graduation and 2 years experience in the operation of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 513691
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Responsible instrumentation and controls trade work in maintenance, inspection, testing, calibration, troubleshooting and repairing a wide variety of industrial facility instrumentation and process control equipment/systems. Sets up and uses instrumentation control equipment including PLC’s, laptop computers, process controllers, communication systems, level control systems, telemetry/SCADA systems, and emergency and any other on-line computers, remote sensing devices, digital multi-meters, pressure/current/voltage calibrators, oscilloscopes, hand held programming terminals for radios, pressure/flow transmitters, and RF power meters. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative identifying and diagnosing instrumentation and control malfunctions to determine correction. Works with voltages including up to and including 480 volts 3 phase AC and 700 volts DC. If working with Electricians, may work with higher AC voltage. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience as an electronics technician or telecommunications technician; OR an Associate’s degree or its equivalent in electronics and 1 year of related experience. May be required to possess valid state-issued drivers 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.


Engineer Section Head
Job Opening ID 513823
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time positions available with the KC Water Facilities and Plants Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This position oversees capital improvement projects at treatment plants, pump stations, and other water/wastewater facilities. Responsible for coordinating and implementing engineering business processes by: Planning and assigning specific projects or areas of work to professional and technical subordinates; assisting with resource needs and assignment of engineers within engineering division to meet project demands and provide diversity of assignments and project experience. Manages the technical aspects of the engineering Facilities unit by: reviewing and approving RFQ/P scopes of work, engineering fee submittals, completed plans, specifications, drawings and estimates; reviewing vouchers and supporting field data for partial payments for work completed; approves payment per contractual requirements; prepares specifications for materials and products; performs necessary research for satisfactory substitutes; investigates material failures; inspecting construction work in progress for compliance with plans and specifications; approves and authorizes changes as necessary; interprets plans and specifications for inspectors and contractors. Defines business and financial process by: controlling expenditures within limitations of project budget; adhering to and assisting preparation of annual budget; overseeing the development and maintenance of a schedule for Facility CIP projects. Responsible for defining the communication plan for Facilities Engineering projects by: preparing interim and completion project status reports; interfacing with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met; providing status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management. Directly supervises 7-10 employees. Works closely with the Facilities Division Manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 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 the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects.Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering and 4 years of project management experience in water, wastewater, or stormwater.


Environmental Inspector
Job Opening ID 514178
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located at 4700 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Varied Technical work within the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Work involves the performance of a variety of duties, independently or as a member of a crew, requiring the application of various skills, methods and procedures and/or the use of special sampling and measuring equipment, instruments and tolls in the investigations, inspections, evaluation and correction of program deficiencies or failures. Provides assistance relating to regulatory compliance to the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities. Work involves frequent contact with property owners, residents and the general public. Work in some instances may be hazardous and/or disagreeable. Work is assigned by a technical supervisor who provides work instructions and assistance on unusual or complex problems. Duties include: Inspects food service establishments, advises and/or operators as to deficiencies; re-inspects as necessary. Inspects sewer systems, storm drains an 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. Assists with MS4 compliance program. Assists with High-Risk Inspections, Outfall Inspections. 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 to individuals with experience in water and wastewater utility field.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 513937
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution Repair, Wastewater Repair and Wastewater/Stormwater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Avenue. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.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. WATEWATER 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. 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.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 514031
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time positions available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd
Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Exercises engineering judgment for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering projects within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection systems as part of the Smart Sewer Program by performing the following duties: Project Management – Projects can range from thousands to millions of dollars in size with multiple concurrent projects. Includes general project management responsibilities, including establishing and recommending project scopes, budget, and schedule. Provides construction phase representation, including coordination between contractor and operations and maintenance staff, alter proposal recommendations when necessary, and assist with start-up of new or reconstructed facilities. Frequently consults and collaborates with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparations of engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Provides technical review, for the Program Consultant Team and Smart Sewer Division Head and/or Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Private Inflow/Infiltration Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Reviews regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. 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 degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering and successfully passing the FE exam and/or experience working on the design of construction projects involving water, wastewater or linear asset infrastructure projects.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 514247
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time positions available with KC Water Stormwater Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Exercises engineering judgment for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering projects within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection systems as part of the Smart Sewer Program by performing the following duties: Project Management – Projects can range from thousands to millions of dollars in size with multiple concurrent projects. Includes general project management responsibilities, including establishing and recommending project scopes, budget, and schedule. Provides construction phase representation, including coordination between contractor and operations and maintenance staff, alter proposal recommendations when necessary, and assist with start-up of new or reconstructed facilities. Frequently consults and collaborates with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparations of engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Provides technical review, for the Program Consultant Team and Smart Sewer Division Head and/or Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Private Inflow/Infiltration Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Reviews regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. 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 degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering and successfully passing the FE exam and/or experience working on the design of construction projects involving water, wastewater or linear asset infrastructure projects.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 514189
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs electrical motors, motor controls, electrical switchgear, transformers and power substations. Electrical position works closely with Instrumentation and Control Technicians, Mechanics, and Contractors to perform repairs on a variety of electrical process and control systems. Successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with a wide range of test equipment and be proficient in working from and producing electrical drawings and schematics. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of progressively responsible experience performing routine and moderately complex electrical maintenance and repair work; 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 possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must successfully complete a 10-year FAA background check. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience working with medium voltage, motor controls, and trained on VFD and DC controls.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 513766
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This position will troubleshoot, evaluate and make repairs to electrical components within our system. This position will also be responsible for working with medium voltage apparatuses up to 13,000 volts, motor controls, PLC’s, VFD, switchgear and understanding the NEC codes. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of progressively responsible experience performing routine and moderately complex electrical maintenance and repair work; 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 possess 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. Preference given to applicants who are Master Journeyman.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 513765
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and services machinery and equipment including: pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, generators, chlorinators, chemical feed machines, lime systems, filters, mixing machines, gear reducers, order abatement equipment and other water treatment plant equipment. Performs preventative maintenance work on plant buildings and equipment by periodically inspecting and, where necessary, conducting repairs. Plumbing will be a large part of the assigned tasks. Must be able to troubleshoot and make 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.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 513764
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Inspects, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots equipment within the Wastewater Division. Operates various pumps, heating and air conditioning systems, and emergency power and transfer systems; operates multi-stage water system, multi-zone two pipe steam system and vacuum condensate system. Operates waste heat snow melt system. Repairs doors and locking mechanisms; repairs plumbing and drainage systems; performs snow removal. Utilizes various tools and equipment for snow removal at various facilities. Troubleshoots basic electrical issues. Uses knowledge of computers and possesses the ability to read blueprints. Understands the importance of proper safety habits and knowledge of “lock out & tag out”, and PPE. 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.


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 513495
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. This entry-level position involves the performance of a variety of maintenance jobs including pump repair, inspections, and installation. Must have basic tool knowledge, and assist maintenance mechanics in the installation of valves, blowers, pumps, basins, clarifiers, and all other necessary equipment. Maintenance and inspections of HVAC systems, ground maintenance. Requires the ability to be able to follow instructions from supervisor, mechanics, and other crew members. Can have automotive, contractor/labor experience, plumbing, gas engine, machine repair and general labor experience. REQUIRES completion of a trade school or a shop training program; OR 6 months experience in general maintenance and repair work. 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.


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 513118
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Performs a variety of manual labor and semiskilled tasks in the maintenance and electrical repair of water treatment plants related system facilities and equipment by performing the following duties: dig trenches, install shoring, set-up concrete forms, and backfill open trenches; operate washers, sandblasters, and other maintenance equipment; flush drains and pipes and perform inspections and preventative maintenance on all mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, and generators; 120 volt systems, lighting ballast, perform a wide variety of repairs to pumps, mechanical screens, de-gritting equipment, chlorine machines, sludge and grit conveyors, aerators, clarifiers, belt filter presses, chemical handling, and odor abatement equipment; assist in construction and repair of tanks and pump houses, working from blue prints and sketches; assist in the repair overhaul, and maintenance of all pumps, process and building equipment, power transmission devices at the plant stations, including hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; and perform other routine duties as assigned. REQUIRES completion of a trade school or a shop training program; OR 6 months experience in general maintenance and repair work. 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.


Maintenance Worker
Job Opening ID 513932
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Distribution Repair, Wastewater Repair and Wastewater/Stormwater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. DISTRIBUTION REPAIR: Assists in the installation and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, curb boxes and restoration work. Cuts pipe, lays/joints pipe, removes/installs valves, hydrants and curb stops. Manually digs and cleans job sites and replaces safety and traffic control devices as well as other duties as required. WASTEWATER REPAIR: 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. STORMWATER REPAIR: Repairs catch basins, field inlets, drop inlets, self-relief wells, and break in existing mains. Repairs stormwater structures. Performs high water flood fighting by sandbagging and filling log gaps in levee walls. WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Participates in cleaning the wastewater sewer collection system and combined sewer overflow structures through use of jetting, vacuum, mechanical reeling and bucket equipment. STORMWATER REVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels, levees, and other related stormwater structures. Perform concrete work. Must be able to form and pour, curbs, sidewalks, and driveways for restoration. REQUIRES high school graduation OR 6 months of experience in general labor. May be required to possess a valid state-issued driver’s 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.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 514342
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Thursday-Monday or Wednesday-Sunday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. or 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. This is an entry level to semi-skilled position in the operation of the Water Treatment Plant and Pumping Facilities. Work involves learning fundamental concepts and practices used in water treatment including equipment operation and minor maintenance. Progressively more responsible for routine inspections and maintenance for a variety of plant equipment and facilities. As skills develop, will be responsible for some process evaluations and process controls to achieve optimum performance. 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 have a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with city policy. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 513644
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. This is an entry level to semi-skilled position in the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping facilities. Responsible for inspecting treatment facilities and pumping stations on designated routes; operate equipment used in treatment and pumping operations; collect samples and perform routine tests; operate line valves for in-plant wastewater systems and perform routine maintenance such as lubrication, 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 to applicants with MDNR Wastewater certification.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512532
Salary: $4,531-$7,534/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd
Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Registered Engineer position is responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others assets is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for QA/QC of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualification (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials used and related data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, finalize plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with MO Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Civil, Environmental Engineering degree or Water Resource Engineering degree and/or with wastewater and stormwater collection systems project management, infrastructure design, construction oversight related to combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow control program projects.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512544
Salary: $4,531-$7,534/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Facilities Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities and plants. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and rehabilitation projects associated with water, wastewater and stormwater facilities and plants. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the analysis, design, preparation of bidding documents memos, plans for projects, review of plans/specifications, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional supervisor. QA/QC construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to City and Utility Rules and Regulations. Provide assistance in changes to the policy, Standard Operation Procedures (SOP). Write RFP/Qs for new projects. Perform design and computational duties in preparation of final plans and specifications for projects. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. 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. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree.


Accounting Manager (Senior Analyst)
Job Opening ID 514331
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Finance Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This is a highly responsible position involving the planning, directing, and coordinating of finance and accounting, managing operations, and administration and review of department programs. Work involves responsibility for directing staff, complex assignments requiring skills in financial management, accounting, quantitative and qualitative research, budget development and administration, and ensuring the compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statements, interpretations, technical bulletins, and concept statements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Duties include responsibility for planning procedures, gathering, organizing and analyzing data and reporting results, providing training and technical assistance to staff, and carrying out the assignments. Work involves responsibility for planning, establishing, monitoring, and enforcing financial and accounting policies and procedures for divisions under the Department Director and ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place. An employee in this class acts as primary Department contact with external auditor. An employee in this class is expected to carry out their assignments under general supervision. The employee must instruct subordinates in revised procedures or in new developments in the application of changing legal interpretations regarding the work performed. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and through evaluation of the adequacy with which desired results are obtained. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 3 (OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree in the listed fields and 5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field, including 2 years of experience at the Analyst level. Preference given to applicants with 5 years or more of accounting experience and/or AFR (Annual Financial Report) experience.


Scheduler/Planner (Senior Analyst)
Job Opening ID 514382
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Develop job plans (annual, monthly, and weekly plans) for proactive, preventative, and contingency plans for maintenance of Water Supply & Treatment Division and Wastewater Treatment Division system assets – utilizing asset and operations data (e.g., type of valve, pump, motor, process equipment, electrical equipment, control equipment, etc. last maintained, criticality) and based on available resources (staff, budget). Perform resource planning (annual, monthly, weekly plans) by defining the optimal work for proactive, preventative, and reactive work, with consideration for needs for safety, prioritization of work, identifying necessary tools, materials and availability of staff or contractor capacity with appropriately aligned skill sets, and assuring on-schedule availability of materials, assets and quality of work performed by staff or contractors, and budget. Prepare performance (by group, individual, section, activity), identify issues and evaluate solutions to issues and to develop plans for recommended solutions. Works with data management staff to optimize performance of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other relevant systems, including capturing data, data governance, and organizational changes in assets as they occur. Helps identify data needs and gaps (related to operations, maintenance, and assets), and helps develop and implement plans to recommend for implementation to address gaps in execution, reporting and/or productivity. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree with major coursework in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 3 (OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree in the listed fields and 5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field, including 2 years of experience at the Analyst level. Preference given to applicants with 5 years experience in operations and maintenance activities for drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, lift stations and pump stations and/or 5 years experience in using paperless records, CMMS systems’, optimization of maintenance work activities, work orders, electronic operation and maintenance manuals and integration into digital systems for day-to-day maintenance activities by electricians and maintenance staff members’.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 513335
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Performs a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing water/wastewater testing services and drinking water quality complaint resolutions for the Water Services Department and its customers. This is supervisory and professional laboratory work performing complex chemical and microbiology tests. Supervises chemists and field sampling personnel, working in conjunction with them performing chemical and microbiologic sampling and analyses of surface waters, drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment chemical samples. Delivers analytical services at the level of Chemist while assuming additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Manages a laboratory section, ensuring that all work in the section is conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Reviews, evaluates, and verifies laboratory test results. Work involves the set up and operation of specialized scientific instrumentation and the development, review and modification of standard operating procedures and methods. Troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation problems and keeps detailed maintenance logbooks on all equipment. Oversees thorough, scientifically valid QA/QC processes for all analysis performed in the lab section. Compiles, prepares, and certifies analytical reports and electronic data deliverables. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment in assigning tasks to subordinates, interpreting test results, preparing reports, and establishing sample workload priorities. Performs related duties as required. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences and 3 years progressively responsible experience at the level of Chemist. Must possess a valid state issued drivers 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 the bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry, 4 years of professional experience performing organic analyses in a water laboratory. In-depth knowledge and hands on experience with a wide range of organic extraction techniques, EPA procedures, GC/MS technology, instrument software and LIMS. Hands on experience performing method development and validation and the ability to interpret data generated by the instrument software. Experience testing taste and odor compounds by SPME-GC/MS is preferred. Excellent and effective oral and scientific/technical writing communication skills. Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team and maintain effective working relationships.


Senior Environmental Officer
Job Opening ID 514190
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time positions available with the KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located at 4700 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday –Saturday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Professional environmental work performed in the office or field providing assistance relating to regulatory compliance to the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities. Assists with needs associated with the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Assists Environmental Manager with onsite management support, mobile event assistance. Customer service at facility and mobile events. Contract administration and report preparation. Assists with Wastewater Treatment Division environmental compliance needs, including but not limited to: Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) preparation, hazardous waste disposal assistance, inspection assistance. REQUIRES Accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an environmentally related field such as environmental science, and related physical and life sciences, environmental engineering, and related engineering specializations, environmental law and related legal specializations; environmental studies and related management and public administration specialization; and 2 years of experience as an environmental professional; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid-state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science and/or experience in the water and wastewater utility field.


Senior Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512609
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday -Thursday or Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Responsible for the operations of sewer cleaning equipment, jet rodders, power rodders, and other equipment used in the cleaning of sanitary sewers. Must be able to read sewer atlas maps to locate sewer lines, manholes, and locations. Will be required to respond to all emergencies. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Assistant Trainer (Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 514289
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Learning and Development Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Assist the heavy equipment trainer in preparing, developing and training KC Water employees on various heavy equipment. Experienced in operating heavy equipment with a strong background in safety and maintenance in a construction-oriented environment. Plans, prepare, and deliver instruction of assigned courses using a variety of teaching methods to facilitate the learning of students. Depending on program/discipline, courses may be taught in the classroom, lab/shop, outdoor locations, and/or Online. Responsible for the updating, revision, and maintenance of program, curriculum and instructional materials. Responsible for classroom management including maintaining accurate student attendance and grade reports. Contribute to the development of the training program. Set-up and maintain both theoretical and practical training areas including a focus on learner safety. Will also ensure that equipment is safe and properly maintained. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience operating multiple equipment like Backhoe, Excavator, Dump Truck, Jetter, or any other piece of heavy equipment. Also, any formal or informal experience teaching adults.


Backhoe Operator (Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 513639
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Monday or Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M. Operation of heavy-duty, complex, and specialized automotive construction equipment in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants, and valves. Operates assigned heavy equipment and other equipment as needed. In absence of or in addition to equipment operation duties, performs labor duties related to the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants and valves. Operates heavy excavator in excavating deep trenches for the installation of water mains. Operates backhoe for excavating deep ditches for the repair, installation, and replacement of water lines and mains. Operates heavy tractor trailer to transport heavy equipment on heavy duty transport trailer. Operates valve turning trucks and participates in valve turning for main shuts to assist contractors, engineers, or a district, or for routine maintenance.REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with extensive backhoe experience.


Senior Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 513907
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Construction Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Operates heavy construction equipment in excavating and repairing sewer main lines throughout the sewer collection system. Operates multiple pieces of complex Wastewater equipment such as heavy dozers, heavy excavators, heavy cranes, heavy tandem dump trucks, heavy duty backhoes, and heavy tractor trailers for transporting heavy equipment on oversized trailers. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Senior Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 514381
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Two full-time positions available with the KC Water, Water Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Saturday-Wednesday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. or 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. This is a skilled technical position in the day to day operations of a multi million gallon water treatment plant and it’s pumping facilities. Participates in sampling, process control testing, checking equipment, operating valves. Troubleshoots problems with equipment and the treatment process. Uses a SCADA system to operate and monitor remote pumping facilities to maintain PSI, flows and storage levels. Maintain accurate, complete, up to date operational records. Assist the shift Supervisor in training Plant Operators. Performs others duties as assigned. REQUIRES high school graduation. Possession of a B-level operator certification in water issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must possess a valid MO driver license. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 513673
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water, Water Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This position manages multiple engineering projects related to improvements to the water supply & treatment facilities, water transmission & distribution pumping and storage facilities. This position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, water supply & treatment facilities, water transmission & distribution pumping and storage facilities assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and/or rehabilitation projects associated with assets. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides assistance in changes to policies and standard operating procedures. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other assets is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specifications, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for quality assurance and quality control of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to KC Water rules and regulations. Writes request for proposals (RFPs) or quotations (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinance, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issue arise. 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 water. Knowledge of construction contracts and their constituent components and working knowledge of plant facilities especially in the area of fixed and rotating assets.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 513362
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Work 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. This position will be responsible for assisting with short and long-term planning for wastewater capital improvement and maintenance programs. Will serve as assistant to the Wastewater Treatment Division Manager and liaison with Water Services Facilities Engineering Division and Kansas City General Services Department. Frequent consultation with division head, section heads, consultants, contractors and other Associates for specific projects is 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 judgment 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. Necessary Skills: Have a good understanding of construction estimating procedures; good communication skills; have a working knowledge of computer-aided drafting and be proficient in most Microsoft computer programs; 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.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 513926
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Stormwater Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Senior Registered Engineer positions are responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the water, wastewater and/or stormwater systems. These positions are responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and/or rehabilitation projects associated with stormwater, water, and wastewater assets. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides assistance in changes to policies and standard operating procedures. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others stakeholders as required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or quotations (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials and related asset data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES 2 years of progressively responsible experience as a registered engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater and green infrastructure design, construction oversight of projects that include stormwater assets, as well as a minimum of 6 years of combined experience with a minimum of 3 years in a project management role.


Stock Clerk
Job Opening ID 514198
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Storeroom Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M. or Monday-Friday, 12:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Plan and participates in the requisition, receipt, and examination of materials, supplies, tools, and equipment. Participates in the filling of requisitions and disbursing of stock. Participates in the physical inventory of materials, supplies, hand tools, and equipment. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and learn new Hansen systems. Must be able to work in inclement weather. Must be able to run reports inside inventory systems. Knowledge of handheld scanner. Initiates requisitions for replenishing stock on the basis of quantity and quality on hand in relation to departmental usage; in order to prevent overstocking of materials with a low turnover rate. Inspects, leads, and participates in the cleaning of assigned storeroom. Must be able to operate forklift. Performs related duties as required. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 months experience in clerical or storeroom work. Must pass a post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Utility Crew Leader
Job Opening ID 513816
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M to 3:30 A.M, Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M. Works as a skilled crew member in the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, valves and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressured mains. Participates in the restoration of work site locations and street surfaces. Responsible for backfill excavations, restores dirt work, seed or sods, sets up erosion control measures, tears down, and replaces fences. Replaces landscaping, utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Assists in digging trenches and other excavations. Shores deep excavations. Follows all City policies concerning safety in the work place. Operates various types of motorized construction and maintenance equipment. Operates jackhammer in cutting and breaking concrete, asphalt or rock. Removes waste from work site. Drives dump truck for hauling construction material. Operates a front-end loader up to 2-1/2 cubic yards in loading pipe or other materials for construction and maintenance work. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Possession of a valid Class A or B CDL prior to the end of the employees probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination. Preference given to applicants with experience in making repairs to a water distribution system.


Utility Repairer
Job Opening ID 514359
Salary: $15.79-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M. Installs 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 major water main line taps. Lays pipe by hand or by guiding the activities of a backhoe, hoist or crane operation. Operates various types of motorized construction and maintenance equipment. Operates jackhammer in cutting and breaking concrete, asphalt or rock; removes waste material from work site. Drives dump truck for hauling construction material. Assists in the completion of water service turn-offs due to delinquent consumer accounts. Sets and repairs all inch and a half to ten-inch meters. Sets and programs MTUs (meter transferring units) for the AMR system; and responds to all meter leaks and issues for commercial accounts and wholesale customers City wide. REQUIRES high school diploma or GED and 1 year of utility maintenance and repair experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s 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.


Electrical Maint. Superintendent (Utility Superintendent)
Job Opening ID 513645
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials. Supervises and works in maintaining, repairing, limited construction and modification of electrical power systems. Plans, supervises and participates in the maintenance of electrical power generation and distribution systems. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs electrical motors, motor controls, electrical switchers, transformers, power substations, which have voltages from 120 to 13,200 volts. Reviews job orders to determine work priorities; Schedules repairs, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations. Plan budget needs for all electrical preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, equipment, contract(s), and capital planning for large projects. Instructs skilled and semi-skilled subordinates in work methods, applications and procedures, tools and equipment use, schematic reading, electrical code compliance and work place safety. Develops preventative maintenance program in conjunction with engineering and maintenance staff. Exercises considerable independent judgement and discretion in work assignments as needed. REQUIRES high school graduation and 6 years experience in building or water/wastewater utility construction, maintenance, repair, alteration, and cleaning work, including 3 years supervisory experience. Must possess at least one of the certifications listed within two years of moving into this job classification: Distribution System Level III (DSIII) with the State of Missouri, Wastewater Collections system level A certification, Level A operator certification in water or wastewater issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Approved third party certification maintenance operations including: HVAC, welding, plumbing, electrical, machinist, mechanic etc., and/or Meter Testing or Repair Certification. If moving from a non-safety sensitive position, must pass a pre-placement drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given applicants with knowledge and experience working with voltages up to 13,000 volts, variable and adjustable frequency drives, motor control centers, transformers, breakers; pumps, valves, generators, and engines. Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings and one line diagrams and a minimum of a 24-hour HAZWOPER certification is a desirable.


Utility Superintendent
Job Opening ID 514445
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Monday, 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. This is skilled supervisory and administrative work in the management of the water distribution maintenance repair division. Work involves responsibility for planning, directing, assigning, creating, and ensuring all safety protocols are followed, and supervising the various technical, skilled and unskilled trades, and administrative support staff involved in a variety of operations and maintenance activities related to water distribution maintenance activities. Work assignments are frequently general in nature, affording opportunity for the use of considerable independent judgment in the accomplishment of work. Ensures equipment is replaced and purchases for new equipment is planned for properly. Reviews and approves all financial transactions for field and support operations within budget guidelines. Work is subject to periodic inspections to determine compliance with instruction and to assure that completed work conforms to maintenance needs. REQUIRES high school graduation and 6 year’s experience in building or water/wastewater utility construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and cleaning work including 3 years supervisory experience. Must possess at least one of the certifications: Distribution System Level III (DS-III) with the State of Missouri or Wastewater Collections system level A certification with the State of Missouri. 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 at least 5 years in a supervisory role in construction and possession of the Distribution System Level III certification.


Utility Supervisor
Job Opening ID 514263
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. or Friday-Monday, 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M. Provides field supervision for several Pipeline and Water Service crews engaged in maintenance and limited construction. Locates mains, valves, and curb boxes, as well as checks hydrants, valves, services, and mains for leaks. Receives requests for emergency and other unscheduled work and arranges for work completion. Instructs employees and crews in usual and new methods of work and equipment usage. Submits required reports and works with employees to resolve any complaints or grievances. Completes employees’ annual service ratings and coaches employees on a quarterly basis to ensure performance goals are met. Ensures that all crew members are following safety guidelines, i.e. confined spaces, excavation safety, and traffic control safety. REQUIRES high school graduation and 5 years in Water or Sewer Construction and maintenance work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Possession of a valid CDL issued by the state of MO prior to the end of the employees probationary period as determined by the department. Must possess the Distribution System Level II license with the state of Missouri within 6 months of moving into job classification. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical. Preference given to applicants who possess the Distribution System Level II and/or Distribution System Level III license with the state of Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


Water Servicer
Job Opening ID 513509
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Work involves 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. Work requires 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.


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. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, provide detailed description 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.
  • The requirement of “high school graduation” includes the state-issued GED
  • For positions that require an accredited degree, 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.
  • If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD- 214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.
  • Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00 p.m., CT. Applications sent via FAX or online must be received by midnight, CT.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

The City of KCMO 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 KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253.