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KC Water is investing in the future of our team and our community so we may continue a legacy of providing quality water services for generations to come. If you would like to join our team, please consider applying for one of the open positions listed on this page.


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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Engineering Technician
Job Opening ID 511345
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: August 12, 2019

Two full-time positions available with KC Water Preventative Maintenance Investigations and Inspections Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Responsible for maintaining and operating all equipment utilized in the CCTV investigations and inspections of the sewer system. This position will implement proper set up and take down of the CCTV equipment on the vehicle and will gather data from the CCTV inspection and enter it into the WinCan software followed up with data entry into Hansen (Infor). Position will televise all sanitary sewers to identify potential pipe failures in the sewer systems in accordance with the Federal Consent Decree and MDNR sewer overflow response plan, rating sewer pipes and defects according to NASSCO coding. Performs confined space entry into manholes and excavations. Daily data entry in the form of work orders and service requests will be completed for investigations, inspections, and non-contract slant inspections into Hansen 8 (Infor). Records time and vehicle usage. Utilizes GIS mapping for locations of sewer mains and manholes. Investigates sink holes and surface defects by dye testing with water and traceable dye(s). Investigates and resolves customer service calls from 311 Action Center, other city departments, and from management. Investigates dry and wet weather sewer overflows. Communicates with co-workers and management regarding all investigations and inspections performed daily by phone calls, texts, e-mails, and in person. REQUIRES high school graduation. 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 who possess a valid state Missouri driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies, high school graduate, NASSCO certified (National Association of Sewer Service Companies), in Pipeline Assessment Certification and Manhole Assessment Certifications or able to obtain this certification within 6 months or as classes form, able to lift 75 pounds or greater, have a working knowledge of sanitary and storm sewer systems, and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


Engineering Technician
Job Opening ID 511394
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: August 12, 2019

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Systems Engineering Division located at 4700 E. 63rd Street or 3805 North Oak Traffic Way, Suite Q. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Reviews all submittals and shop drawings to assure the City that the contractor is installing the proper materials and equipment as required by the contract documents for the project. Receives contractors’ Request for Information (RFI) and works with the Project Manager to address contractors questions. Observes construction work of the contractor to assure work is constructed in accordance with the project plans and specifications. Attends all progress meetings or special meetings related to the project when requested. Reviews all contractors progress estimates for payments. Reviews contractor’s schedule for the work and keeps the Project Manager and others informed if deviations from the schedule are occurring. Works with survey crew(s) to locate all values and other important points on the work so a record can be made of this information. Keeps a record of all changes and deviations from the contract documents. Sets up the Substantial Completion Inspection. Sets up Final Completion Inspection. Prepares punch list items for both Substantial and Final Inspections. Prepares a set of record drawings for submittal at the conclusion of the project. REQUIRES high school graduation. 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 underground utility construction or design experience, survey work of any kind, and inspections of new or existing construction sites.


Senior Administrative Assistant
Job Opening ID 511346
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: August 20, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Revenue Protection Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Facilitates office efficiency by participating in and supervising the performance of routine operational tasks, identifying administrative needs and proposing solutions, directing services such as computer and office equipment maintenance and repair, and maintaining records and making reports. Communicates and coordinates with outside parties by acting as a lead contact to provide information to legal counsel on collection-related legal issues as well as for outside collection agencies to receive and provide information on bad debt charge offs; assists in the administration of agency operations and coordinating specialized programs as directed. Assists in the collection of debt by reviewing outbound call roster on a weekly basis and assigning calls to staff members, surveying delinquent account activity and determining the appropriate action needed, monitoring accounts for theft, legal action, bankruptcies, etc., and preparing a variety of debt collection-related reports. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, liberal arts or a related field and at least 3 years professional experience in governmental administration or in private sector administration of a progressive nature at the level of Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given to applicants with 2 years of customer service and/or collections experience in the utility industry and/or 2 years supervisory experience in customer service/collections in the utility industry.


Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 511457
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: August 26, 2019

Several full-time and part-time positions available with KC Call Center Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Communicates with customers by phone or in person in a professional and courteous manner. Investigates and resolves general customer inquiries, requests, complaints, and account billing issues timely and accurately through research, account analysis, and referencing ordinances, policies, and procedures. Clearly and accurately records all customer interactions and changes to accounts, including billing complaints, service rendered or service failures, and routes information to appropriate departments for investigation or follow-up. Processes orders for installation, turn-ons, discontinuation, or change in service. Maintains and promotes positive customer relations and goodwill. 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 who successfully complete and pass the Customer Service Assessment, as well as applicants who are bilingual.


Dispatcher
Job Opening ID 511396
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: August 26, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 4:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. 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, Parks & 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.


Contact Center Manager (Utility Manager)
Job Opening ID 511365
Salary: $4,945-$10,581/month
Deadline: August 26, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Consumer Services Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. KC Water provides water, wastewater, and stormwater services for approximately 170,000 households in Kansas City. This position is responsible for directing and overseeing all contact center operational activities ensuring adherence to established ordinances, policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement while ensuring timely and accurate service delivery to our customers. Provides oversight of all contact center systems, including the Customer Information System, Interactive Voice Response, and phone system and workforce management tool. Oversees the hiring, onboarding, and performance management of the contact center staff. Ensures necessary changes in staffing are made based on day of week, other anticipated events, and call volume data. Monitors productivity of customer service representatives and generates reports. Reviews system data to monitor key performance indicators against targets such as the call abandonment rate, average speed to answer, quality scores, and service level. Routinely monitors service calls to observe employee demeanor, technical accuracy, and conformity to company policies. Answers questions and recommends corrective actions to address customer issues and handles escalated customer complaints when necessary. Ensures information is entered into call center system to compile work volume statistics for accounting purposes and to keep records of customer service requests and complaints. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow. Studies and standardizes procedures to improve operational efficiency. Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances. Prepares composite reports from individual reports by subordinates. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible, professional experience in business or public sector administration, with a least 3 years at the management level; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants with comprehension customer service industry knowledge, as well as 5-7 years of progressive management responsibilities in a contact center environment. Experience in the utility industry is highly desirable.


Senior Environmental Officer
Job Opening ID 511431
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: August 26, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Regulatory Compliance Division located at 1001 Harrison. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Manage the administration of Industrial Pretreatment Program including but not limited to: writing discharge permits, reviewing self-monitoring reports, reviewing lab analyses and scheduling inspections and sample collection events. Acts as a point of contact for industries to deal with day-to-day issues that may arise with wastewater discharge permits. Prepare Wastewater Treatment Division environmental compliance reports including but not limited to: Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR’s), annual Pretreatment reports and performance awards, and assists with annual Bio-solids reporting to the State and Federal Government. Provides assistance to WWTD with respect to Federal and State Permits and other environmental concerns. Contributes to management of Household Hazardous Waste Program including on-site management support mobile HHW collection events, and report preparation. Administers the Sewer Allowance Credit (SAC) Program. Distributes information to potential commercial customers, reviews applications, conducts inspections, and prepare reports. Manages the administration of inspections conducted including but not limited to: Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) for Food Service Establishments (FSEs), Sampling Manholes, Grease Traps, and Grease Interceptors. May supervise Senior Environmental Inspectors, Engineering Technicians, and Environmental Inspectors. Provides information to FSEs, business, and citizens. Assists in administration of the MS4 compliance program by conducting investigations of illicit stormwater discharge and illicit connections, inspections of commercial, industrial, and construction sites, preparation of site inspection reports, and overall program reporting. REQUIRES an 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 specializations; 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. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in the water and wastewater utility field.


Utility Repairer
Job Opening ID 511456
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: September 9, 2019

Full-time position available with KC 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.


Crafts Person
Job Opening ID 511458
Salary: $17.19-$26.86/hour
Deadline: September 16, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. This is skilled work at the journeyman level. Performs general carpentry work, installs flooring, builds concrete forms, walls, and ceilings; repairs and maintains buildings and structures and performs related tasks; maintains and repairs facilities, fabricates, rebuilds, manufactures, repairs, and modifies parts and equipment; maintains tools needed to accomplish assigned tasks; installs and maintains plumbing facilities; cleans drain lines in buildings and structures; makes new plumbing installations, valves, faucets, and toilets; rebuilds and performs related repairs on light equipment; fabricates and modifies structures and 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 education and experience. 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.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 511093
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, 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 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. Preference given to applicants with experience in industrial electronics, including troubleshooting, diagnosis, and problem resolution, and/or a certificate in Industrial Electronics, and/or Instrumentation and Control and/or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience and programming, and/or experience working with CAD software.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 511283
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Construction Repair and Preventative Maintenance, Stormwater Repair and Preventative Maintenance Divisions located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. 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. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment as necessary. Assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. STORMWATER REPAIR: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans, and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels, levees, and other related Stormwater structures. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy unites. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Operates a front-end loader up to 1/2 cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Operates rodding and bucket machines in cleaning and sanitary sewers. Installs, repairs, and maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Operates flusher truck for cleaning and flushing streets and thoroughfares. Drives truck with flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. STORMWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Assists in the process of preventative maintenance of Kansas City Water Utility Green Infrastructure. This includes the landscape maintenance of BMP’s, including rain gardens, retention/detention basins, and pervious surfaces. Must have knowledge of maintenance of plant species, erosion control, invasive weed management, and other landscape maintenance. Must operate small hand tools specialized for maintenance in horticulture. May be required to drive heavy equipment and participate in snow removal operations. Other responsibilities include the setup of work zones and jobsite restoration. 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. Preference given to applicants with high school diploma/GED.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 510251
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 N.W. 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 KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen post-offer physical examination as required by the City. 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.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 510319
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 Mechanic
Job Opening ID 510926
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 N.W. 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.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 510121
Salary: $4,531-$7,534/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. in the following Engineering Divisions: Systems Engineering (water distribution and sewer), or Facilities and Plants. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Registered Engineer positions are responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the water and/or wastewater 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. KC Water is undertaking a significant capital improvements program with a considerable volume of work. Professional engineers with experience and interest in becoming part of a larger infrastructure engineering team are needed. 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 water, wastewater or facility assets. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others 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 Quality Assurance and Quality Control of  contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. As a Registered Engineer you will be expected to manage multiple projects at the same time and in different stages of development from planning, budgeting and conceptual stages to construction, asset management and final close out. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (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, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, hydraulic modeling, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards 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 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 an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 6 years of experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater or linear asset and infrastructure projects.


Safety Officer
Job Opening ID 510230
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Safety Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Safety Officer is a moderately complex technical position, responsible for planning and administering the Safety Education and Accident Prevention programs. Work includes the inspection of department treatment plants, facilities, equipment and work procedures for compliance to departmental policies, state and federal regulations. Conducts daily safety and health inspections. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk. Conducts mishap investigations and completes required reports. Closely works with supervisors and managers to maintain cooperation toward the principal objective of elimination unsafe working conditions and practices. Investigates accidents, injuries, property damage and potentially hazardous conditions. Analyzes data and formulates a plan and makes recommendations to prevent similar occurrences. Develops, plans, and implements training for employees in work site safety. Participates and provides leadership on safety committees to resolve safety issues and promote a positive and preventative work environment. Assists in and prepares safety data and reports. REQUIRES high school graduation and 6 years’ experience in occupational safety and health work; OR an accredited associate’s degree in business or  technical areas and 4 years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health work. The experience may be waived upon presentation of the “Certified Safety     Professional” certificate; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants who have considerable knowledge of safety engineering and accident prevention techniques, as well as applicable state and federal regulations. Must also have the ability to recognize hazards, prescribe corrective action, and communicate ideas and recommendations, both orally and in writing to managers, supervisors and field employees. 


Backhoe Operator
(Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 511124
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Multiple Shifts Available: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. Operation of heavy-duty, complex and specialized automotive construction equipment in the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution mains and 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. 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 extensive backhoe experience and a high school diploma or GED.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 510964
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Senior Registered Engineer is responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for wastewater collection systems. 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 collection system rehabilitation projects associated with 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 other 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 supervisor.  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: addressing emergency collection systems repairs; proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, hydraulic modeling and calculations and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues 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 of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects.  Preference given to applicants with water and/or wastewater asset infrastructure experience, Civil Engineering Degree (BS) from ABET accredited University or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (MS) from ABET accredited University, and a minimum of 6 years of combined experience with a minimum of 3 years in a project management role.


Utility Crew Leader
Job Opening ID 511126
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Multiple Shifts Available: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M, Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. Works as a skilled crew member in the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains and 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, seeds or sods, set up erosion control measures, and 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 excavation. 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 material 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. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. 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 driver’s license in accordance with 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.


Smart Sewer Utility Officer
(Utility Officer)
Job Opening ID 510183
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Smart Sewer Utility Officer will participate with the executive management team to plan business objectives, develop policies, coordinate functions and operations between Smart Sewer Team and subcontractors and establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives. Ensures all program elements are being tracked, including capital program costs and rates, analyses and funding consultations, so as to ensure that budgets and time commitments are maintained and changes in program status are effectively communicated to stakeholders. Consults and coordinates with representatives from Federal, State and County governments and interested organizations regarding the regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting. Establishes program administration procedures and QA/QC of Smart Sewer deliverables. Modifies the process and updates all relevant documentation when required. Directs, manages and coordinates construction programs to ensure critical issues are addressed and properly resolved. Manages the public outreach and communication related to these programs. Leads and coordinates project teams including: engineers, project managers, contractors, City Departments and other stakeholders for collaborations, site   management and date management. Oversees the Green Infrastructure Concept design and implementation. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Must be a professional engineer registered with the state of Missouri within six months of hire date. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience managing multiyear federally funded programs, as well as working with the Environmental Protection Agency.


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.