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

It takes more than 850 Kansas Citians with a wide variety of  talents, skills, and backgrounds to turn muddy Missouri River water into fresh, tasty drinking water, deliver it to homes and businesses, and then clean used water and return it to the river.  We manage rainwater where it falls, too.

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

Come join us!


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

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

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GIS Analyst
Job Opening ID 513353
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water GIS Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Performs spatial and data analysis to ensure the integrity of KC water’s GIS asset records. Working under the Senior Analyst, assist in developing requirements and policies for GIS technology implementations, developing solutions for recording and presenting Water’s spatial asset information and acting as a key interface between the division and a host of technical and non-technical customers and stakeholders. Deliver custom analysis, assist with software implementation, monitor and improve process to continue to promote data integrity. Develop and monitor GIS applications and data integration processes while troubleshooting and resolving issues. Proficiency in installing and supporting ArcGIS software applications. Generate custom maps, data analysis, reports, charts and data extracts in various digital formats for organizational requests and consumption by leadership teams. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree, supplemented by the completion of a master’s degree in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field OR accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field. Preference given to applicants with 3 years of demonstrated experience in MS Office 2016/365 Applications, HTML5, JavaScript; Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or higher; Windows 10 OS; Python for ArcGIS, FME, HTML5, or JavaScript; ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Portal; ArcGIS Pro 2.x, ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Enterprise Server, web applications development , and/or 2 years’ experience analyzing, troubleshooting, and administering business applications and/or 2 years’ experience analyzing troubleshooting, and administering servers (operating systems, monitoring and system software).


Project Management System Analyst (Senior Analyst)
Job Opening ID 513277
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Asset Management Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Project Management System Analyst is located in the Asset Management Division at KC Water in the utility. The individual selected for this job will work closely with both the Business Analytics Section and Applications Development Section within the Division and the department’s Engineering Division. This person will primarily manage the department’s Project Management Information System (eBuilder) and support efforts to improve integration between multiple asset management, customer information (CIS) and decision-support (DSS) systems. They will collaborate and coordinate with project management staff from throughout the department as well as outside entities who are assisting the department in project delivery. Duties include review and assessment of current project procedures and processes; development of recommendations to improve those processes; and implementation of project delivery solutions. Other duties include representing the department as the main technician liaison with the management of the citywide eBuilder solution (workflow recommendations, data warehouse management, etc.). Will also inform and assist in the development, integration´s and management of applications and technology tools that support other business needs for data collection, data management and reporting. Must be a strong communicator and the ability to design and implement solutions from various stakeholder groups. 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 demonstrated experience with PMIS or similar systems; Agile project management; Business Intelligence software tools (Microsoft Power BI, Tableau); Python, R and WCF services (SOAP, REST); FME or other ETL tools; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016 or higher; Windows 10; C#; VB; Business Process Mapping Software (Signavio, Visio); Water Industry experience.


Maintenance System Analyst (Senior Analyst)
Job Opening ID 513268
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Asset Management Division located at 1 N.E. Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Maintenance Systems Senior Analyst works in the Asset Management Division at KC Water in the utility. The individual selected for this job will work closely with both the Operational Application and Data and Business Analytics Manager Sections within the Division and work closely with the department’s Water and Wastewater Treatment divisions managing the department’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) at those locations. Work will include designing or updating work order types for inclusion in the CMMS, management and design of data resources, developing and implementing reports on multiple platforms, and assuring better management of asset inventories and life cycle cost analysis. The position will help support efforts to improve integration between multiple asset management, customer information (CIS) and decision-support (DSS) systems and the CMMS. They will inform and assist in the development and management of applications and technology tools supporting business needs for data collection, data management and reporting. These reports will be consumed by multiple internal and external customers, including executive teams. 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 any experience developing solutions for CMMS or similar systems; Agile project management; Business Intelligence software tools (Microsoft Power BI, Tableau); Python, R and WCF services (SOAP, REST); FME or other ETL tools; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016 or higher; Windows 10; C#; VB; Water Industry experience; knowledge of Laboratory Information System (LIMS) and/or System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.


Senior Environmental Inspector
Job Opening ID 513336
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located 4700 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This position will perform technical and supervisory work in the field requiring the application of various skills, methods, and procedures and/or the use of special sampling and measuring equipment, instruments and tools in the investigations, inspections, evaluation and correction of program deficiencies or failures. Provides assistance relating to regulatory compliance to the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities. Work involves frequent contact with property owners, residents and the general public and employee is expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the recording, answering and resolving complaints. Work in some instances may be hazardous and/or disagreeable. Duties include: Supervises and conducts inspections of sewer systems, manholes, storm drains and appurtenances for adherence to construction, maintenance or operational standards; reports findings and prepares work orders for needed repairs. Assists with inspections of industrial pretreatment users to determine their compliance with the requirements of wastewater discharge permits. Report preparation. Investigates complaints regarding, but not limited to, illegal dumping into the sanitary and or storm sewers, odor complaints, issues with sanitary sewers, streams and/or storm conveyance systems. Assist with the inspections relating to the Sewer Allowance Credit (SAC) Program. Distributes info to potential commercial customers, conducts inspections, and prepares reports. REQUIRES high school graduation and five (5) years experience in environmental health, hazardous materials, engineering or utilities construction or maintenance work affording a broad knowledge of environmental health engineering or utilities maintenance methods; OR accredited Associate’s degree with major course work in environmental health, hazardous materials, engineering, utilities maintenance or related areas, and three (3) years of applicable experience. Preference given to applicants with broad knowledge of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.


Water Servicer Inspector
Job Opening ID 513410
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: June 21, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Revenue Protection Division located 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.


Budget Analyst
Job Opening ID 513412
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: June 28, 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. Prepares and monitors $410 million budget for large enterprise department. Assist Division Managers with purchase requisitions, budget preparation and monitoring. Prepares reports including: monthly budget to actuals, revenue protections and cash projections. Assign project funding sources. Monitors and maintains budgets throughout the year including: budget transfers, payroll projections and posting charge in/outs. Monitors capital budgets including: bond funds and bond fund reconciliation´s. Reviews month end journals for correct coding. Distinguishes capital items from expense to ensure proper recording. Must be able to work independently. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree, supplemented by the completion of a Master’s degree in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field OR accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field. Preference given to applicants with a strong accounting background and at least 2 years of budget experience.


Scheduler/Planner (Analyst)
Job Opening ID 513361
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: June 28, 2021

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


Maintenance Worker
Job Opening ID 513446
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: June 28, 2021

Two seasonal positions available with KC Water Support Division located 4700 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. The function of this position would be to work on KC Water fire hydrant painting program. The Maintenance Worker will be identifying, cleaning, prepping and painting fire hydrants throughout the city. Scraping fire hydrants and painting hydrant caps the correct colors according to main size attached to it. Look for any damage or safety issues with the hydrants and report back to supervisor with findings. Knowledge of how to read and follow a map. Performs related 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.


Senior Laboratory Analyst
Job Opening ID 513409
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: July 6, 2021

Full-time position available with KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 NE 32nd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Senior Laboratory Analyst is a leadership position in the Regulatory and Operations Analytics section of the Asset and Data Management Division in the utility. The position will report to the Data Analytics Manager. This position will be involved in analyzing data for regulatory monitoring programs, improving laboratory performance, and improvement of treatment processes for public drinking water and environmental water quality. Work involves building tools and processes for planning, data review, and reporting of laboratory data used in the treatment and monitoring of public drinking water and environmental water quality. Work will be reviewed by the Laboratory Manager, the Managers of Water and Wastewater Treatment, Regulatory Compliance and Data Analytics. Duties include: Studies, develops, and adopts new and improved methods for the performance of chemical, bacteriological, and physical tests. Develops tools to use data for the documentation of regulatory criteria and measures. The Senior Analyst will help improve laboratory, treatment and regulatory compliance group productivity through the development of standards for data governance, capture and assurance, process mapping, and technology implementation and maintenance based on current GIS and Asset Management best practices. Cooperates with other municipal departments and divisions in the improvement of laboratory services and practices. Consults with representatives of the department and other municipal agencies concerning laboratory services data. Prepares comprehensive and detailed reports of the work of the laboratory, including reports required by state and federal agencies. Will help lead efforts to maintain and improve the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Will develop, manage and maintain applications and technology tools supporting business needs for data collection, data management and reporting. Will produce reports and provide analytics of both tabular and spatial data for consumption by multiple internal and external customers, including executive teams. These tasks will be completed utilizing MS Office 2016/365 Applications, Business Intelligence Aggregator, JavaScript; HTML, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher; Windows 7 or 10. This position will also utilize agile project management methodology and tools. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree with major coursework in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 3 years of professional experience of progressively responsible nature 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 or an accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 5 years of 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 candidates with 2 or more years of experience working with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and/or Experience analyzing, troubleshooting, and administering business processes and applications using laboratory management systems principles.


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

Full-time position available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of specialized compacting, sweeping. Digging, hauling, hoisting, loading and oil spreading units. The operation of this equipment entails considerable manipulative difficulty and employees of this class are frequently responsible for the safety of other workers who assist with work performed by use of the equipment. In the absence of equipment operating duties, employees of this class participate in manual laboring activities. Performs a variety of manual labor and semi-skilled tasks in the constructions, maintenance, and repair of water treatment plants and related system facilities and equipment by performing the following duties: dig trenches, install shoring, set-up concrete forms, and backfill open trenches; operate washers, sandblasters, and other maintenance equipment. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience in a relevant trade (e.g., carpenter, machinist, painter, plumber or welder); OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 513449
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full and part-time positions available with 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 or GED and 1 year 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 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 513363
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution Repair, Wastewater Repair and Wastewater/Stormwater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Avenue. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or 4:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M. WATER DISTRIBUTION REPAIR: Enters excavation 4-15 deep or deeper to install, repair, and replace water mains, water lines, and other water service structures,. Participates in the installation of water mains, valves, and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressured mains. Locates and manipulates valves and keys to regulate the water system. Operates tapping machines to make water line taps. Lays pipe by hand or using a backhoe, hoist, or crane. Hand digs excavations to locate underground utilities and repair water services. Uses hand tools and hydraulic saws to cut pipe. Uses jackhammers to uncover shutoff valves and isolate breaks and performs valve and hydrant shutoffs. Disassembles and reassembles hydrants for replacement, repair, or overhaul. Operates valve turning trucks. Participates in the restoration of work site locations including backfilling excavations, dirt work restorations, seeding or sodding, setup of erosion control measures, tear down and replacement of fences or landscaping. Utilizes proper techniques to minimize damage to existing utilities. WATEWATER REPAIR: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment and as necessary, assist machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water and grease. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal. STORMWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans, and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels and levees, and other related stormwater structures. Operates rodding and bucket machines in cleaning stormwater inlets. Operates flusher truck cleaning and flushing streets and thoroughfares. Drives trucks for loading brush and in general cleanup of areas such as levees and creeks where dead trees and brush are removed. Operates medium grade tractors in the mowing of grass, and chainsaws in the cutting of tree branches and limbs around and near levee systems. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment; drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling or other minor excavations. Operates a front-end up to 1/2 cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Participates in emergency flood response duties which may include sand bagging and filling log-gaps in levees, as well as any other activities that aid in the prevention of flood wall and levees breaches. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal. WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Operates rodding and bucket machine in cleaning and sanitary sewers. Installs, repairs, and maintains wastewater main and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Operates flusher truck for cleaning and flushing streets thoroughfares. Drives truck with flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


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.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 513248
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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


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.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 512335
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

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


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 513362
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Work as team leader directing engineering and other technical activities involving project management for the planning, development, design, construction, implementation and maintenance of wastewater treatment and pumping facilities. This position will be responsible for assisting with short and long-term planning for wastewater capital improvement and maintenance programs. Will serve as assistant to the Wastewater Treatment Division Manager and liaison with Water Services Facilities Engineering Division and Kansas City General Services Department. Frequent consultation with division head, section heads, consultants, contractors and other Associates for specific projects is required in the planning, design, review of plans and specifications, and inspection of construction for compliance of capital and maintenance projects with design and construction contracts. Assignments received in conference with a professional superior and employees of this class are expected to exercise judgment and resolve technical problems. Work is reviewed by a professional superior through observation, conferences and evaluation of written reports, and plans for technical quality and adherence to project goals and contract documents. Necessary Skills: Have a good understanding of construction estimating procedures; good communication skills; have a working knowledge of computer-aided drafting and be proficient in most Microsoft computer programs; be able and willing to handle multiple tasks at the same time and be available and willing to handle emergencies. REQUIRES 2 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, minimum of 5 years managing design and construction projects in wastewater. Knowledge of construction contracts and their constituent components and working knowledge of plant facilities especially in the area of fixed and rotating assets.


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.