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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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Senior Environmental Officer
Job Opening ID: 511810
Salary Range: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: 12/9/2019

Full-time position available with KC Regulatory Compliance Division located at 1001 Harrison. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Manage the administration of Industrial Pretreatment Program including but not limited to writing discharge permits, reviewing self-monitoring reports, reviewing lab analyses, scheduling inspections and sample collection events. Acts as a point of contact for industries to deal with day-to-day issues that may arise with wastewater discharge permits. Prepare Wastewater Treatment Division environmental compliance reports including but not limited to: Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR’s), annual Pretreatment reports and performance awards, and assist with annual Biosolids reporting to the State and Federal Government. Provides assistance to WWTD with respect to Federal and State Permits and other environmental concerns. Contributes to management of Household Hazardous Waste Program including on-site management support mobile HHW collection events, and report preparation. Administer the Sewer Allowance Credit (SAC) Program. Distribute information to potential commercial customers, review applications, conduct inspections, and prepare reports. Manage the administration of inspections conducted including but not limited to: Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) for Food Service Establishments (FSEs), Sampling Manholes, Grease Traps and Grease Interceptors. May supervise Senior Environmental Inspectors, Engineering Technicians and Environmental Inspectors. Provides information to FSEs, business and citizens. Assists in administration of the MS4 compliance program by conducting investigations of illicit stormwater discharge and illicit connections, inspections of commercial, industrial, and construction sites, preparation of site inspection reports and overall program reporting. REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an environmentally related field such as environmental science, and related physical and life sciences, environmental engineering, and related engineering specializations, environmental law and related legal specializations; environmental studies, and related management and public administration specializations; and 2 years of experience as an environmental professional OR An equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in water and wastewater utility field.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID: 511740
Salary Range: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: 12/16/2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs electrical motors, motor controls, electrical switchgear, transformers, and power substations which have voltages ranging from 480 volts to 13,200 volts. Orders repair parts and, when received, repairs the malfunctioning equipment. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of progressively responsible experience performing routine and moderately complex electrical maintenance and repair work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Preference given to applicants with experience working with medium voltage, motor controls, and are trained on VFD and DC controls. A Master Electrician license is highly desirable.


Lab Operation Manager
Job Opening ID 511565
Salary: $4,230-$7,534/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Lab Operations Manager (Assistant Laboratory Manager) is a leadership position requiring a high degree of technical and scientific knowledge gained through direct laboratory experience and management skills related to personnel, budget, inventory, and environmental laboratory operations. The following list of duties will be completed along with and under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager: Creates a healthy, safe, and productive workplace by effectively and appropriately hiring, training, supporting, and evaluating laboratory personnel; Assists with the development and implementation of laboratory policies and procedures under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager; Assists with budget and inventory; Assists with the development and implementation of Quality Assurance policies and procedures compliant with The NELAC Institute standards, federal and state regulations; Assists with internal laboratory audits and management systems review; Maintains a system for controlled documents and records; Monitors the validity of the analyses performed and reviews data generated in the laboratory to assure completeness and accuracy; Performs technical reviews of analytical procedures and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements; Ensures the proper functioning of all laboratory equipment and assists with troubleshooting problems with equipment when they arise; Ensures laboratory facilities are properly maintained; Produces and sends reports to internal and external clients; Maintains accurate records of laboratory activities; Assists with the implementation and upkeep of the Laboratory Information System (LIMS); Establishes priorities and protocols by working with operations including: Water and Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater, and Regulatory Compliance Divisions; Implements new programs, tests, methods, laboratory instrumentation, and procedures by researching alternatives, preparing proposals, developing and performing parallel testing, and monitoring progress; Maintains laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods, and making operational or staffing adjustments; Maintains laboratory staff productivity by counseling and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring and appraising job results; Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies; Maintains security and confidentiality. Responsible for setting the example of appropriate professional behavior, attitude, and work ethic for laboratory employees. Must have excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities. Must have the ability to be flexible, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced and changing environment, as well as be a strong team player with the ability to both collaborate and to take initiative and work well independently. Must possess superior attention to detail and have the ability to meet stringent deadlines. Performs other duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager.REQUIRESan Accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an environmentally related field such as Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Studies or related sciences and 4 years performing environmental analyses with a minimum of 1 year at a supervisory level. Or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Must possess Wastewater Analyst Certification through Missouri Water Environment Association or equivalent state certification. Preference given to applicants with at least 8 years of experience as an analytical chemist or analytical laboratory manager or section supervisor with extensive knowledge of analytical and data review procedures, as well as water and wastewater treatment experience, or experience with the implementation of the NELAC Institute standards and the Drinking Water Laboratory certification program.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 511093
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Responsible instrumentation and controls trade work in maintenance, inspection, testing, calibration, troubleshooting, and repairing a wide variety of industrial facility instrumentation and process control equipment/systems. Sets up and uses instrumentation control equipment, including PLC’s, laptop computers, process controllers, communication systems, level control systems, telemetry/SCADA systems, remote sensing devices, digital multi-meters, pressure/current/voltage calibrators, oscilloscopes, hand held programming terminals for radios, pressure/flow transmitters, and RF power meters. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative identifying and diagnosing instrumentation and control malfunctions to determine correction. Works with voltages up to and including 480 volts 3 phase AC and 700 volts DC. If working with Electricians, may work with higher AC voltage. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience as an electronics technician or telecommunications technician; OR an Associate’s degree or its equivalent in electronics and 1 year of related experience. May be required to possess valid state-issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in industrial electronics, including troubleshooting, diagnosis, and problem resolution, and/or a certificate in Industrial Electronics, and/or Instrumentation and Control and/or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience and programming, and/or experience working with CAD software.


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

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Construction Repair and Preventative Maintenance, Stormwater Repair and Preventative Maintenance Divisions located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. WASTEWATER REPAIR: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment. Drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment as necessary. Assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. STORMWATER REPAIR: Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans, and/or maintains stormwater inlets, channels, levees, and other related Stormwater structures. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy unites. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavations. Carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Operates a front-end loader up to 1/2 cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal. WASTEWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Operates rodding and bucket machines in cleaning and sanitary sewers. Installs, repairs, and maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Operates flusher truck for cleaning and flushing streets and thoroughfares. Drives truck with flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. STORMWATER PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE: Assists in the process of preventative maintenance of Kansas City Water Utility Green Infrastructure. This includes the landscape maintenance of BMP’s, including rain gardens, retention/detention basins, and pervious surfaces. Must have knowledge of maintenance of plant species, erosion control, invasive weed management, and other landscape maintenance. Must operate small hand tools specialized for maintenance in horticulture. May be required to drive heavy equipment and participate in snow removal operations. Other responsibilities include the setup of work zones and jobsite restoration. REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with high school diploma/GED.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 511643
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. KC Water is undertaking a significant capital improvements program with a considerable volume of work. The Engineering Division is seeking engineers with an interest in becoming part of a larger infrastructure engineering team. The Graduate Engineer position is accountable for the following duties: Assists in the planning, designing, and direction of various engineering projects; Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, hydrological characteristics, and geologic data to plan and design projects; Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects; and Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensures conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. In the Graduate Engineer role, you will be responsible: Managing multiple projects at the same time and in different stages of development from planning, budgeting and conceptual stages to construction, asset management and final close out; Calculating cost and determining feasibility of projects based on analysis of collected data; Directing construction and maintenance activities at project sites; Using computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents; as well as Performing analysis and preparing reports in the Operations and Maintenance Divisions. REQUIRES an ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in any professionally recognized architectural/engineering discipline as required by the hiring authority. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to candidates with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, and who have successfully passed the FE exam, as well as possess specialized experience with performing stormwater hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and comprehensive knowledge of FEMA floodplain regulations.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 511774
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Smart Sewer Program located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Exercises engineering judgement for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering projects within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program by performing the following duties: Project Management-Projects can range from thousands to millions of dollars in size with multiple concurrent projects. General project management responsibilities, including establishing and recommending project scope, budget, and schedule. Provide construction phase representation including coordination between contractor and operations and maintenance staff, alter proposal recommendations when necessary, and assist with start-up of new or reconstructed facility. Frequent consultation and collaboration with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparations of engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Provide technical review, for the Program Consultant Team and Smart Sewer Division Head and/or Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Private Inflow/Infiltration Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Review of regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. May be selected for rotation to other KC Water Engineering or Operations Division assignments.REQUIRES an ABET accredited Bachelor’s degree in any professionally recognized architectural/engineering discipline as required by the hiring authority. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to candidates with Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Degree and/or candidates with Green Stormwater Infrastructure design, construction oversight, or implementation and/or project management of wastewater collection system and/or combined sewer overflow control program projects.


GIS Technical Specialist (IT Senior Specialist)
Job Opening ID 511811
Salary: $4,945-$8,8833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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. Manages large, complex or enterprise-wide projects in a computer fashion including appropriate resource allocation. Makes significant contributions to the success of projects by applying demonstrated knowledge. Coach, lead, motivate and supervise staff. Installs and maintains highly complex technical hardware and software in accordance with agreed upon standards and procedures. Recommends the introduction of new programming/coding technologies as appropriate. Assess the department’s current procedures and processes and recommends efforts designed to improve quality and timeliness with a reduction of system problems. Participates in defining and implementing technical direction of prescribed technologies. Provides the appropriate technical review of work performed by assigned project teams. Recommends the introduction of new design/analysis technologies and techniques as appropriate. Monitors changes regarding process and/or procedure standards and assures that all personnel receive training and are kept up-to-date on those changes. Anticipates customer needs and obtains regular customer feedback. Assures excellent communication with customers. Develops escalation procedures to resolve customer needs. REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of technology experience OR an equivalent combination of education and technology experience.
Preference given to applicants with 3 years of demonstrated experience in MS Office 2016/365 Applications, JavaScript; HRML, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher; Windows 7 or 10; Python for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online for Organizations Platform, ArcGIS Pro 2.x, ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Enterprise Server and/or 3 years experience analyzing, troubleshooting, and administering business applications and/or 3 years experience analyzing troubleshooting, and administering databases and servers (operating systems, monitoring and system software) and/or demonstrated experience with Agile project management methodology and tools.


Maintenance Electrician
Job Opening ID 510251
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position will troubleshoot, evaluate and make repairs to electrical components within our system. This position will also be responsible for working with medium voltage apparatuses up to 13,000 volts, motor controls, PLC’s, VFD, switchgear and understanding the NEC codes. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of progressively responsible experience performing routine and moderately complex electrical maintenance and repair work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen post-offer physical examination as required by the City. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID: 510319
Salary Range: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.

Inspects, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots equipment within the Wastewater Division. Operates various pumps, heating and air conditioning systems, and emergency power and transfer systems; operates multi-stage water system, multi-zone two pipe steam system and vacuum condensate system. Operates waste heat snow melt system. Repairs doors and locking mechanisms; repairs plumbing and drainage systems; performs snow removal. Utilizes various tools and equipment for snow removal at various facilities. Troubleshoots basic electrical issues. Uses knowledge of computers and possesses the ability to read blueprints. Understands the importance of proper safety habits and knowledge of “lock out & tag out”, and PPE.

REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in a variety of mechanical crafts; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opening ID 510926
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Plant Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Thursday,  or Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and services machinery and equipment, including: pumps, valves, motors, engines, compressors, generators, chlorinators, chemical feed machines, lime systems, filters, mixing machines, gear reducers, order abatement equipment, and other water treatment plant equipment. Performs preventative maintenance work on plant buildings and equipment by periodically inspecting and, where necessary, conducting repairs. Plumbing will be a large part of the assigned tasks. Must be able to troubleshoot and make repairs with little supervision. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in a variety of mechanical crafts; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Maintenance Worker
Job Opening ID 511496
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Weekend Nights: Friday and Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. Assists in the installation and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, curb boxes, and restoration work. Cuts pipe, lays/joints pipe, removes/installs valves, hydrants, and curb stops. Manually digs and cleans job site and replaces safety and traffic control devices as well as other duties as required. REQUIRES high school graduation or 6 months of experience in general labor. May be required to possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with high school diploma/GED.


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

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. in the following Engineering Divisions: Systems Engineering (water distribution and sewer), or Facilities and Plants. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Registered Engineer positions are responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the water and/or wastewater systems. These positions are responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. KC Water is undertaking a significant capital improvements program with a considerable volume of work. Professional engineers with experience and interest in becoming part of a larger infrastructure engineering team are needed. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and/or rehabilitation projects associated with water, wastewater or facility assets. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of  contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. As a Registered Engineer you will be expected to manage multiple projects at the same time and in different stages of development from planning, budgeting and conceptual stages to construction, asset management and final close out. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials used and related data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, hydraulic modeling, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 6 years of experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater or linear asset and infrastructure projects.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 511776
Salary: $4,531-$7,534/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Smart Sewer Program located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Exercises engineering judgement in planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering projects within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program by performing the following duties: Project Management of Smart Sewer Program projects. Projects can range from thousands to millions of dollars in size with multiple concurrent projects. Frequent consultation and collaboration with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparation of engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Provides assistance in changes to the policy, protocols, or Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) of KC Water and the Smart Sewer Program. Provides technical review, oversight, and direction to the Program Consultant Team and the Smart Sewer Division Head and/or Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Private Inflow/Infiltration Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Reviews regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. Technical QA/QC reviews of final technical memorandums, engineering reports, and design 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 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 candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and experience with one or more of the following: project management of wastewater collection system or combined sewer overflow control program projects; Green Stormwater Infrastructure design, construction oversight, or implementation; Sanitary Sewer Hydraulic Modeling and capacity evaluation and prioritization and/or EPA Consent Decree regulatory compliance or reporting experience.


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

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


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

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


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 511777
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Smart Sewer Program located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Exercises engineering judgement in planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing engineering projects within KC Water’s sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program by performing the following duties: Project Management-Manages Smart Sewer Programs projects. Projects can range from thousands to millions of dollars in size with multiple concurrent projects. Frequent consultation and collaboration with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparation of engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Provide assistance in changes to the policy, protocols, or Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of KC Water and the Smart Sewer Program. Provide technical review for the Program Consultant Team and the Smart Sewer Division Head and/or Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Project Delivery, Hydraulic Modeling, Private Inflow/Infiltration Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. REQUIRESProfessional Engineer Registration with at least 2 years of experience as a registered engineer.  Preference given to candidates with Civil Engineering Degree (BS) from ABET accredited University or experience in one or more of the following: Project management of wastewater collection system or combined sewer overflow control program projects; Green Stormwater Infrastructure design, construction oversight, or implementation; Sanitary Sewer Hydraulic Modeling and capacity evaluation and prioritization; EPA Consent Decree regulatory compliance or reporting experience.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 511741
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Facilities Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Responsible for the administrative and supervisory activities by managing multiple engineering projects related to improvements to the water, wastewater and/or stormwater facilities. This 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 stormwater, water, and wastewater assets. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides assistance in changes to policies and standard operating procedures. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other assets is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specifications, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for quality assurance and quality control of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to KC Water rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or quotations (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials 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.REQUIRES4 years of progressively responsible experience as a registered engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board of Professional Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree (BS) from ABET accredited University OR Master’s Degree in Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (MS) from ABET accredited university and/or experience with water and wastewater engi-neering processes.


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

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Multiple Shifts Available: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M, Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. Works as a skilled crew member in the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains and lines, valves, and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressured mains. Participates in the restoration of work site locations and street surfaces. Responsible for backfill excavations, restores dirt work, seeds or sods, set up erosion control measures, and tears down and replaces fences. Replaces landscaping utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Assists in digging trenches and other excavations. Shores deep excavation. Follows all City policies concerning safety in the work place. Operates various types of motorized construction and maintenance equipment. Operates jackhammer in cutting and breaking concrete, asphalt, or rock. Removes waste material from work site. Drives dump truck for hauling construction material. Operates a front-end loader up to 2-1/2 cubic yards in loading pipe or other materials for construction and maintenance work. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance work. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Possession of a valid Class A or B CDL prior to the end of the employees probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination. Preference given to applicants with experience in making repairs to a water distribution system.


GIS and Data Manager
(Utility Manager)
Job Opening ID 511698
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Asset Management and GIS Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. As a key member of the KC Water Asset Management Team, the GIS and Data Manager is responsible for integrating and managing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support the long term strategic goals of KC Water via the following: Enhancement and integration of GIS applications for use in project planning, Implementation, maintenance and measurement; Management of department GIS resources and overseeing records management; Analyzing industry trends and technologies to implement practical solutions for the improvement and maintenance of Kansas City’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure data; Integration of GIS applications with department-wide technologies and information systems to improve asset risk assessment activities; Maintenance of ESRI software products; Development activities including, analysis, design, integration, verification, configuration management, maintenance support and product documentation; Coordination with other city departments and offices, as needed, to successfully execute projects and to provide updates and reports to key stakeholders; Supervision of staff to successfully execute projects and achieve key performance indicators established by KC Water. The supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing approximately 20 employees, conducting performance evaluations and administering disciplinary actions, as well as interviewing, hiring and training employees and planning, assigning and directing work. REQUIRESaccredited Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Technology or a related field and 10 years of professional experience with SCRUM Master or other technical leadership projects. Preference given to applicants with experience developing on non-ESRI geospatial platforms (such as Google, Bing maps, open source tools, etc.), understanding of Asset Management concepts and practices, IT project management experience, knowledge of Python within ArcGIS Technology stack and WCF services (SOAP, REST), experience with JavaScript Python database programming, Oracle, ArcGIS server data management or experience with one or more of the following programs: ArcGIS Server, ESRI JavaScript, API ArcMap/Arc Editor, ESRI thick client customization, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016 or higher, Windows 7 and 10,C#, XAML.


Eng. Water Distribution Manager (Utility Officer)
Job Opening ID 511771
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Water Distribution Division located at 4800 E. 63rd St. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering water distribution projects. Responsible for defining and improving engineering business processes for the for the engineering program, including defining the project philosophy, objectives, performance indicators, activities, milestones, and staff requirements, per customer requirements. Responsible for coordinating and improving the development and asset risk assessment processes within Engineering and Department. Oversees the schedule, budget and project status reports for the Systems Water Distribution Section, Main Extension Program, and Engineering Field Services Section. Assigns and oversees project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans. Manages the technical aspects of the engineering Systems Water Distribution and Main Extension 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 design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications. Oversees project public participation and ordinance review process for systems projects. Manages water distribution and main extension personnel, and supervises engineering field servicers, inspectors and surveyors. Defines business and financial process 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 the engineering projects. Responsible for defining the communication plan for Systems Water Distribution, Main Extension Division, and Engineering Field Staff by: preparing interim and completion project status reports; interfacing with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met; providing status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management. Directly supervises 4 to 6 employees and is responsible for approximately 40 staff members. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; coordinating workload with other engineering units, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. REQUIRES Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Experience with water systems hydraulic modeling, or multidisciplinary water distribution designs and staff management. 10 years progressively responsible experience as a registered engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be a registered as a professional engineer with MO Board of Professional Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Preference given to applicants with 15 or more years managing design and construction projects in drinking water utilities.


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

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


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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.
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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.