About Us

Home / About Us / Careers
Careers

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

Interested in one of the positions below? Apply online now »


Senior Environmental Officer
Job Opening ID 512969
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located at 4700
E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This is varied technical and supervisory work within the Regulatory Compliance Division supervising staff and coordinating the Industrial Pretreatment and Fats, Oils and Grease inspections, including reviewing and submission of required compliance documentation to appropriate agencies. Assists with conducting and reviewing surveys of commercial and industrial business accounts in regard to wastewater discharges. Supervises collection and evaluation of sampling results. Supervises and conducts inspections (including SAC program and other relevant construction and installation inspections) and monitoring of appropriate commercial and industrial wastewater dischargers. Analyzes industrial processes to identify waste streams, chemicals used, wastes involved, waste storage and disposal methods. Conducts Plan Reviews, explains and enforces City standards, specifications, plans and ordinances, provides inspection services and evaluates performance of temporary and permanent water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs). REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an environmentally related field such as environmental science, a related physical or life sciences, environmental engineering, and related engineering specialization’s, environmental law and related legal specialization’s; environmental studies and related management and public administration specialization’s; and 2 years of experience as an environmental professional OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in water or wastewater utility field and supervisory experience.


Labor Leader
Job Opening ID 512952
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: March 8, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Distribution Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Assigns, leads, and participates in the work of an assigned crew; determines needs and requisitions, tools, materials, and equipment for repair and maintenance work. Directs safety activities among employees and assigned crew; conducts safety training programs and meetings with a crew. Receives request for emergency and unscheduled work and makes arrangements for prompt performance of work. Instructs employees in new methods of work and in procedural changes. Maintains necessary reports such as completing time sheets, activity reports, accident, injury and equipment condition reports. Receives and resolves complaints from the general public regarding specific situations pertaining to area of assignment. REQUIRES 3 years experience of a progressively responsible nature in construction or maintenance work, including 1 year at the level of the City’s Maintenance Worker. Must possess a valid MO Class A, B, Or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Water Servicer Inspector
Job Opening ID 512971
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: March 8, 2021

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. Responsible technical work involving multitude of complex tasks and logistics with technical responsibility in general labor operations. This position includes fieldwork that involves the responsibility for turning water service valves on or off at designated addresses and installing or exchanging water meters and related appurtenances, checking water meters and appurtenances for leaks and/or malfunctions, as directed. Work involves the use of maps and drawings to locate and dig up, and/or clean out curb boxes or meter vaults. Work requires the operation of a water service truck and the use of various small hand tools, the ability to turn service off/on; the ability to install locking devices; the ability to make repairs as necessary and the ability to inspect piping; ability to use STAR software, which monitors meter readings; ability to operate and use a mobile tablet and computer system. Employees of this class must exercise some caution to be certain that they have correct locations and that no water damage will result from the installation or turning on of water service. 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 subject to occasional inspection by a technical manager; however, unusual or difficult problems encountered in the field are referred to a manager for solution. The inspector is expected to show initiative within established City/department guidelines and procedures in the resolution of a wide range of difficult problems. Work is reviewed through written reports, service reports, inspections and periodic conferences. REQUIRES high school graduation and 2 years experience in the installation of reading of water meters, or construction and maintenance of water mains and services. 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.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512951
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Full-time position 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. Operates trucks on road maintenance and drives trucks in transporting personnel and materials to designated work sites. Drives truck engaged in street cleaning activities, participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. Drives refuse or flat-bed trucks on established route in picking up garbage and trash; operates packing and dumping controls. Drives a truck with a flat-bed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units, and operates roll-off truck. Operates front-end loader up to 2-2 1/2 cubic yards in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks and debris; leads helper who assists in loading operations. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling or other minor excavation; carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Performs related duties as required. 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.


Stores Manager
Job Opening ID 513011
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Storeroom Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This position is a responsible supervisory and specialized stores work in the operation of several departmental storerooms. Work involves responsibility for the proper requisition, receipt, storage, issuance, and record keeping operations of several specialized and decentralized department storerooms handling a wide variety of valuable materials, supplies, tools, and equipment. Work is performed with considerable independence, but is reviewed through inspection of assigned storerooms and accounting controls. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years experience in the requisition, receipt, storage, control, and issuance of a large variety of materials, tools, parts, fuels, or other stock items. Such experience is to be of an increasingly responsible nature including 2 years at the level of Stock Clerk. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the city. Preference given to candidates with a valid driver’s license and 3 years of storeroom management experience or supervisory experience.


Account Manager (Senior Analyst)
Job Opening ID 513033
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: March 22, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water 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, and 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 less experienced 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 CAFR (Consolidated Annual Financial Reporting) experience.


Utility Repairer
Job Opening ID 513016
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: March 22, 2021

Full-time position available with 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.


Learning & Development Specialist (Administrative Officer)
Job Opening ID 512972
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Human Resources Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. KC Water
is looking for candidates with experience facilitating and developing curriculum content. In coordination with other members of the Learning Development team this position will play a significant role in developing content, implementing organization wide programs and work with the team to support KC Water HR and Business strategies. The person in this role will define and establish training evaluation methods to measure individual success and program effectiveness, and to continuously improve resources. They will manage external partner ships and vendor relationships, curate online content, and partner with the business on roll-out of courses and develop follow-up sessions focused on practical application of learning objectives. They will develop instructionally sound, creative and high quality learning solutions with high impact results that leave a lasting effect (e.g. curriculum design, storyboarding, self-study, e-learning, blended learning) and facilitate learning solutions in either a physical classroom or virtual setting, when required. Manage system releases including coordination with training initiatives, configuration, communication, and implementation. Document standard operating procedures and process flaws, including the creation and maintenance of FAQs, business processes on the LMS, SharePoint site, and/or other designated spaces. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of progressively responsible, professional experience in business or public sector administration, with at least 2 years at the level of Senior Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience, with at least 3 years at the level of Senior Administrative Assistant. Preference given to applicants with 5 years’ of corporate training experience in a classroom environment and experience with e-learning authoring tools, e.g. Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and/or Captivate and/or completed Association for Talent Development Instruction Design certificate course.


Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 512996
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water 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.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 512054
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions 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. 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, or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience and programming, and/or experience working with CAD software.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 512374
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water, Water Supply Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Installs, maintains, upgrades, and repairs complex electronic devices including: Programmable Logic Controllers, radio communication equipment, pressure transmitters, flow transmitters, and online process analyzers for PH, chlorine, turbidity, and iron, as well as gas monitoring devices for safety of employees. Also works on automatic access gates and intrusion alarms to provide safety for Water Supply facilities. 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 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.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 5126889
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/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, 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M., Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., or Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. Enters excavations 4-15 feet 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 main 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 jackhammer 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.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.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512653
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Collection Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Avenue. 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. 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, and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation. Plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment and as necessary, assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal. 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.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 512060
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 of 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 512055
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions 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. 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 512056
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.


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 512658
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. 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 Worker
Job Opening ID 512888
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Distribution Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Monday, 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M., Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., or Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. Assists in the installation and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, curb boxes, and restoration work. Cuts pipe, lays/joint pipe, removes/installs valves, hydrants and curb stops. Manually digs and cleans job site and replaces safety and traffic control devices as well as other duties as required. 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 512892
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, Wednesday-Sunday or Tuesday-Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., 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 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.


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 512542
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 positions are responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the Water Distribution Division. 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 projects associated with water distribution assets. 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 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 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, 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 professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board for Professional 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 or Mechanical Engineering Degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater, or stormwater 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.


Backhoe Operator (Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 512390
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several 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 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, 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 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.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512543
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering-Water Distribution Systems 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 is responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for the Water Distribution Division. 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 associated with water distribution 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 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 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, 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 Professional 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 water distribution asset infrastructure experience, Civil Engineering degree and a minimum of 6 years of combined experience with a minimum of 3 years in a project management role.


Facilities Division Manager
Job Opening ID 512408
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering 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 directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors: Directly supervises 7 to 10 employees and is responsible for approximately 20 staff members; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws including interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigs, and directs work; appraises performance; coordinates workload with other engineering units, rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems. Manages the technical aspects of the engineering Facilities and Plants Division by coordinating activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems; directs integration of technical activities and products; evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases; reviews designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications; oversees project public participation and ordinance review process for Facilities and Plants projects; manages risk evaluation and asset management assessment processes for Facilities and Plant assets, and manages KC Water facilities maintenance personnel. Responsible for defining the communication plan for Facilities and Plants Engineering 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. Defines business and financial processes by controlling expenditures within limitations of project budget, adhering to and preparing annual budget, overseeing the development and maintenance of a schedule and CIP budgets for engineering projects. Responsible for defining and improving engineering business processes for planning and implements engineering program, including defining the project philosophy, objectives, performance indicators, activities, milestones, and staff requirements, per customer requirements; developing, improving, and coordinating facilities asset risk assessment processes within Engineering and Department; overseeing schedule, budget and project status reports for the Facilities and Plants Division engineering projects; assigning and overseeing project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans. REQUIRES 10 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the MO Board of Professional Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Preference given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, or Engineering; and/or 15 years of experience managing design and construction projects in water and/or wastewater utilities or consulting firms; and/or experience with water/wastewater equipment selection, processor or hydraulic/pumping; and/or multidisciplinary water/wastewater facility design and staff management experience.


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.