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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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Chemist
Job Opening ID 512616
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: September 5, 2020

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


Dispatcher
Job Opening ID 512650
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: September 14, 2020

Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. or Monday-Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sunday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. This position is responsible for dispatching work orders and requests for services 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 essential duties: Relay work orders, messages, and information to or from work crews, supervisors, and field inspectors. Demonstrate working knowledge of other city department procedures in regards to after-hour’s services for Animal Control, Park & Recreation-Tree service, Health Department, Public Works-Street & Traffic, Tow Lot, and Solid Waste operations. Maintains daily log of work orders, messages, and reports received and relayed. Other duties may be assigned. REQUIRES high school graduation and 2 years experience in the operation of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City.


Security Specialist
Job Opening ID 512637
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: September 14, 2020

Full-time position available with the KC Water Security Operations Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Responsible for security functions and implementation of procedures and measures to secure the safety and protection of employees, visitors, and municipal properties. Manages the Access Control Systems under the direction of the Security Supervisor. Creates and tracks employee identification cards and provides security-level access to staff. Manages and maintains the CCTV systems throughout professional office buildings and Water process facilities. Assists in managing a moderate size group of private security contractors including; site visits, training, review of contract invoices, and supplies. Assists with security policies and procedures. Conducts site investigations, reviews accidents, damages, losses/thefts, and responds to job sites during incidents. Participates in delivering staff security training and New Employee Orientation. REQUIRES high school graduation and possession of certificate of completion of a recognized police academy at the state, county or municipal level and 3 years of experience as a fully commissioned police officer; OR an accredited Associate’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related area and 1 year of responsible security and/or law enforcement experience; OR high school graduation and 5 years of responsible security and/or law enforcement experience. Must be eligible to obtain a special police commission as issued by the KCMO Police Department. Must pass a pre -employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


General Supervisor
Job Opening ID 512054
Salary: $19.50-$29.44/hour
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Collection Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M. Supervises field crews and is responsible for training. Organizes and oversees sewer repair jobs. Oversees and completes Daily Labor, Material, and Equipment Reports and Repair work orders. Works with crews repairing manholes and sewer lines in inclement weather and all types of environments. Maintains vehicles, equipment, and tools. Assists in processing associates’ Performance Appraisals. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years experience of a progressively responsible nature in construction or maintenance work, including 1 year leading the work of general laboring or maintenance crews. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in repair and maintenance of sewer systems, as well as knowledge of the Consent Decree, safety policies, and regulations, including OSHA and sewer atlas maps.


Water Service Inspector
Job Opening ID 512651
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Full-time position available with the KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This is a highly responsible field position that involves the maintenance of large and small water meters, including encoder meters and meter reading equipment. This position is specifically responsible for installing, repairing, and exchanging meters and associated equipment, operating a water services truck and using small hand tools to perform meter maintenance. Investigates billing complaints and vacant properties by visiting locations and obtaining reads, checking for leaks, and interacting with customers. Additional duties include: using maps to locate and read remote and out-of-the-way meters, inspecting work performed by licensed plumbers, performing rechecks on original reads, and locating and/or digging up and cleaning out curb boxes and meter vaults. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the municipal water main network and the various connections between that network and points of residential, commercial, and industrial usage, as well as the mechanical design, parts, and operation of water meters and service components. Candidates must also have an understanding of the metering and billing processes and basic plumbing principles and repair techniques. REQUIREShigh school graduation and 2 years experience in the installation or 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. Preference given to applicants with at least 2 years experience in the maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting of automatic meter reading equipment, and a proven history of good customer service skills.


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 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: $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. 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 512652
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Wastewater Collection Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, or Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Participates in the installation and replacement of wastewater sewer cuts, laying new line to grade and reconnecting sewer lines. Participates in the restoration of work sites, locations, backfilling excavations, dirt work restorations, seeding or sodding, setup of erosion control measures, concrete placement and finishing, tear down and replacement of fences, replacement of landscaping or other structures located on the worksite property while utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Participates in construction of shoring devices to be utilized in excavations. Participates in traffic control setup in work zones and participates in snow removal activities. 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.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512532
Salary: $4,531-$7,531/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-$7,531/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-$7,531/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.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 512661
Salary: $3,957-$6,759/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Performs a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing water/wastewater testing services and drinking water quality complaint resolutions for the Water Services Department and its customers. This is supervisory and professional laboratory work performing complex chemical and microbiology tests. Supervises chemists and field sampling personnel, working in conjunction with them performing chemical and microbiological sampling and analyses of surface waters, drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment chemical samples. Delivers analytical services at the level of Chemist while assuming additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Manages a laboratory section, ensuring that all work in the section is conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Reviews, evaluates, and verifies laboratory test results. Work involves the set up and operation of specialized scientific instrumentation and the development, review and modification of standard operating procedures and methods. Troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation problems and keeps detailed maintenance logbooks on all equipment. Oversees thorough, scientifically valid QA/QC processes for all analysis performed in the lab section. Compiles, prepares, and certifies analytical reports and electronic data deliverables. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment in assigning tasks to subordinates, interpreting test results, preparing reports, and establishing sample workload priorities. Performs related duties as required. REQUIRESan accredited Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences and 3 years progressively responsible experience at the level of Chemist. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with the ability to troubleshoot and maintain computer instrumentation and ancillary equipment, experience writing and using SQL Queries related to Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) databases, ability to create and maintain reports developed in Crystal Reports, strong technical writing skills to document processes, and strong knowledge of laboratory quality assurance.


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 512497
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Facilities and Plants Engineering 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/or 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 two (2) years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Preference given to applicants with Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree (BS) from ABET accredited University OR Master’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (MS) from ABET accredited university, as well as 4 years of experience as a Registered Engineer. Must obtain Missouri Professional Engineer License (PE) within 6 months of hire date.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512533
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/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 Senior Registered Engineer is responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for projects within KC Water’s 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, asset management and related projects. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides technical review, for the Program Consultant Team, Smart Sewer Division Head and Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Inflow/Infiltration Reduction Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Reviews regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. 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 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 wastewater and stormwater collection systems project management, infrastructure design, construction oversight related to combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow control program projects, as well as a minimum of 6 years of combined experience with a minimum of 3 years in a project management role.


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.


Utility Crew Leader
Job Opening ID 512500
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until filled

Two full-time positions available with KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E.18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Works as a skilled crewmember 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, seed or sods, sets up erosion control measures, tears down, and replaces fences. Replaces landscaping, utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Assists in digging trenches and other excavations. Shores deep 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 from work site. Drives dump truck for hauling construction material. Operates a front-end loader up to 2-1/2 cubic yards in loading pipe or other materials for construction and maintenance work. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance work. Must possess a valid state-issued 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 employee’s probationary period. If moving from a non-safety sensitive position, must pass a pre-placement drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in making repairs to a water distribution system.


Chief Financial Officer (Utility Officer)
Job Opening ID 512633
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the 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. The Chief Financial Officer for KC Water is responsible for all department financial activities. This includes financial modeling and forecasting, cash flow analyses and management, water revenue bond sales timelines, development of rates, fees, and charges to support the department’s operating and capital programs, development of the department’s annual budget and capital improvement program, identifying, developing, and submittal of grants to support implementation of capital projects, providing fiscal analyses and inputs for a full range of internal and external work products, working collaboratively with the City Finance Department executive team, management, and other staff, and the KC Water staff to effectively manage the department’s financial planning and management activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing subject matter expertise to the Department’s executive team on financial planning and analyses and organizational administration and management and proactively addressing long-term needs by evaluating rate structures, including water, wastewater, and stormwater rates, service fees, and debt -financing and refinancing; representing the City in meetings with local, state, and federal agencies, business and community groups, and members of the public regarding financial matters; as well as other related duties that may be reasonably expected as part of this classification. REQUIRES Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business, or public administration or a closely related field and 10 years of increasingly responsible, advanced level financial management experience which includes 4 years of experience in municipal finance, and 4 years supervisory experience. Preference given to applicants with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field, and/or finance/accounting experience in a utility or water or wastewater agency, and/or a Certified Public Accountant.

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.