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


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

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

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Chemist
Job Opening ID 512067
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: April 1, 2020

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


Chief Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 511912
Salary: $21.88-$35.31/hour
Deadline: March 30, 2020
Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. or Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. This is technical, supervisory work in directing an assigned shift in operation of wastewater treatment facilities. Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of major treatment facilities and multiple pumping stations throughout the city. Establishes operating procedures on an assigned shift. Supervises and participates in the operation and troubleshooting of problems associated with processes and equipment. Ensures that operational records are accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Interviews candidates for hire and promotion. Enforces city policies and work rules. Performs related duties as required. REQUIRES high school graduation and 1 year of experience at the level of Senior Plant Operator. Must possess an A-level Operator Certificate in wastewater treatment issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 512070
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Several full time 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 and 3 years of public or private sector experience in customer service work; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given to applicants who successfully complete and pass the Customer Service Assessment, as well as applicants who are bilingual.


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 512054
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Responsible instrumentation and controls trade work in maintenance, inspection, testing, calibration, troubleshooting, and repairing a wide variety of industrial facility instrumentation and process control equipment/systems. Sets up and uses Instrumentation control equipment, including PLC’s, laptop computers, process controllers, communication systems, level control systems, telemetry/SCADA systems, remote sensing devices, digital multi-meters, pressure/current/voltage calibrators, oscilloscopes, hand held programming terminals for radios, pressure/flow transmitters, and RF power meters. Exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative identifying and diagnosing instrumentation and control malfunctions to determine correction. Works with voltages up to and including 480 volts 3 phase AC and 700 volts DC. If working with Electricians, may work with higher AC voltage. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience as an electronics technician or telecommunications technician; OR an Associate’s degree or its equivalent in electronics and 1 year of related experience. May be required to possess valid state-issued drivers’ license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in industrial electronics, including troubleshooting, diagnosis, and problem resolution, and/or a certificate in Industrial Electronics, and/or Instrumentation and Control, or Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience and programming, and/or experience working with CAD software.


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

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


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512104
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Collection Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Avenue. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Installs, repairs, replaces, cleans, and/or maintains wastewater mains and lines. Transports materials to designated work sites. Drives a truck with a flatbed trailer for hauling construction equipment, and drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation. Plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Makes field repairs to equipment and as necessary, assists machinist and mechanics on major repairs. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. Operates equipment for snow plowing and snow removal. REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


GIS Technical Specialist
IT Senior Specialist
Job Opening ID 512278
Salary: $4,945-$8,883/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water GIS Division located 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Manages large, GIS Technical Specialist 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. Coaches, leads, motivates, and supervises 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. Assesses 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.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 512273
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Two full-time positions available with the 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. Includes general project management responsibilities, including establishing and recommending project scope, budget, and schedule. Provides construction phase representation, including coordination between contractor and operations and maintenance staff, alter proposal recommendations when necessary, and assists with start-up of new or reconstructed facilities. Frequently consults and collaborates 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. Provides 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. Reviews 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.


Human Resources Generalist
Job Opening ID 512081
Senior Administrative Assistant $19.34-$33.88/hour
Municipal Management Trainee $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Full-time position available with KC Water Human Resources Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This is highly responsible administrative work requiring strong analytical and communication skills, as well as excellent attention to detail, adaptability, and efficient multitasking skills working in a fast-paced environment. This position is consistently called upon to consult with associates in both management and non-management positions to resolve a wide range of Human Resources issues. Work is performed under general supervision, however, the associate must regularly exercise broad discretion and independent judgment. Work generally involves the analysis of information and working with KC Water associates to address and resolve a variety of concerns. Specifically, this position will assist in a multitude of human resources functions, but will primarily assist in talent acquisition and employee relations activities for assigned divisions within KC Water. Senior Administrative Assistant REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, liberal arts or a related field and at least 3 years professional experience in governmental administration or in private sector administration of a progressive nature at the level of Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Municipal Management Trainee REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to applicants with PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP, or IPMA-HR certification; and/or an accredited Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources; and/or demonstrated experience in talent selection/recruitment; and/or experience working with Oracle/PeopleSoft HRIS 9.2 particularly related to recruitment activities; and/or demonstrated experience researching and addressing employee relation issues. 


IT Senior Analyst
Job Opening ID 512013
Salary: $4,350-$6,886/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Information Technology Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This position will assist with the development of new software applications and interfaces, in addition to the enhancement of existing applications. This position will assist with requirements gathering and all aspects of software-related projects, including deployment and training of software. This position will also provide oversight and maintenance of systems assigned for ongoing maintenance. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of technology experience OR an equivalent combination of education and technology experience. Preference given to applicants with 2+ years of experience working in C#, SQL Server, Oracle, ASP, .Net, Web Services APIs, Bootstrap, JQuery, Javascript, HTML 5, Python Object Oriented software design.


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 Worker
Job Opening ID 511842
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Several full-time positions available with KC Water, Wastewater Collection Repair Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, or Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Participates in the installation and replacement of wastewater sewer cuts, laying new line to grade and reconnecting sewer lines. Participates in the restoration of work sites, locations, backfilling excavations, dirt work restorations, seeding or sodding, setup of erosion control measures, concrete placement and finishing, tear down and replacement of fences, replacement of landscaping or other structures located on the worksite property while utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Participates in construction of shoring devices to be utilized in excavations. Participates in traffic control setup in work zones and participates in snow removal activities. REQUIRES high school graduation or 6 months of experience in general labor. May be required to possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 512253
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: April 13, 2020

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


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 512254
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: April 13, 2020

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. or Thursday-Monday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. This is an entry level to semiskilled position in the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping facilities. Responsible for inspecting treatment facilities and pumping stations on designated routes; operates equipment used in treatment and pumping operations; collects samples and performs routine tests; operates line valves for in plant wastewater systems and performs routine maintenance such as lubrication, preventative maintenance, and general clean up. Working conditions include working outdoors in all weather conditions, height, and below ground. REQUIRES high school graduation. Six months after date of hire, must obtain D-level operator certification in wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Three years after date of hire, must obtain C-level operator certification in wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512062
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 Bachelor’s 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 512063
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.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 512282
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: May 4, 2020

Full-time position available with KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Saturday-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 KC Water and its customers. This is supervisory and professional laboratory work performing complex chemical and microbiology tests. Supervises chemists and field sampling personnel, working in conjunction with them performing chemical and microbiological sampling and analyses of surface waters, drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment chemical samples. Delivers analytical services at the level of Chemist while assuming additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Manages a laboratory section, ensuring that all work in the section is conducted in a safe, cost-effective. and efficient manner. Reviews, evaluates, and verifies laboratory test results. Work involves the set up and operation of specialized scientific instrumentation and the development, review, and modification of standard operating procedures and methods. Troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation problems and keeps detailed maintenance logbooks on all equipment. Oversees thorough, scientifically valid QA/QC processes for all analysis performed in the lab section. Compiles, prepares, and certifies analytical reports and electronic data deliverables. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment in assigning tasks to subordinates, interpreting test results, preparing reports, and establishing sample workload priorities. Performs related duties as required. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences. Must possess a valid state-issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with 3 years of progressively responsible experience as a laboratory analyst, including on the job experience demonstrating a mastery of GC, GC/MS, HPLC, ICP, or other advanced environmental laboratory instrumentation.


Senior Environmental Inspector
Job Opening ID 512276
Salary: $16.64-$26.86
Deadline: April 13, 2020

Full-time position available with the KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located at 4700 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This
position performs a range of technical field work to ensure regulatory assistance and compliance to the water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities. Duties include: inspecting sewer and storm sewer systems, including sewer manholes, stormwater catch basins, and sewer and/or stormwater components, assist with Industrial Pretreatment and/or stormwater compliance inspections of industrial and commercial facilities to determine state of compliance. Investigate complaints, including dumping to sanitary or stormwater systems, odor and other complaints. Conduct or assist with Sewer Allowance Credit inspections and Fuel, Oil, and Grease inspections. 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.


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512058
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, Professional 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 512061
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. REQUIRES 2 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. 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 512059
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. REQUIRES 2 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 Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Architects.. 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.


Smart Sewer Division Head
(Utility Officer)
Job Opening ID 512265
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Smart Sewer Program located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Leads, manages, develops and delivers KC Water’s Smart Sewer Program and Wastewater Collection Systems Engineering functions and oversees the contract work of multiple Smart Sewer Division Head consulting and construction engineering service providers. Directly supervises 4 to 5 employees and is responsible for approximately 15 professional staff members. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws by managing resource planning; 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. Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the staff in the Smart Sewer and Wastewater Collection Engineering Section including the extended principal staff within the Smart Sewer Program management consulting team. Works with the Deputy Director, Smart Sewer Utility Officer, and the executive management team to plan business objectives, develop policies, coordinate functions and operations between the Chief Engineering Officer, the program management consulting team, design professionals and contractors, as well as establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining set objectives. Develops, implements and monitors work plan to achieve Division’s objectives and track key performance indicators in relation to risk at all levels. Performs frequent consultation and collaboration with internal divisions, city council members, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the preparation of program policies, standards, engineering reports, design plans, specifications, bidding documents for projects, and construction phase oversight, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Tracks and monitors Smart Sewer Program elements 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 all stakeholders; and regulatory compliance targets and coordinates this activity with Deputy Director, Smart Sewer Utility Officer, and legal teams. Consults and coordinates with representatives from Federal, State and County governments and interested organizations regarding the regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting. Oversees the work of multiple Smart Sewer Program and Wastewater Collection Systems Engineering projects in procuring, directing, managing, coordinating and engineering activities involving the planning, design and construction, as well as key support functions, such as hydraulic modeling, flow monitoring, condition assessment and other field services, data management, and communications with operation and maintenance. Sets strategy and direction for Green Infrastructure Program, as well as manages the public outreach and communication related to these programs and stakeholder collaborations. REQUIRES 10 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with MO Board of Professional Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Preference given to applicants who have at least 10 years of experience consulting or managing engineering divisions in delivering consent decree programs and wastewater collection systems goals.


Utility Repairer
Job Opening ID 511944
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: April 6, 2020
Full-time position available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Works as a skilled crewmember in the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains and lines, valves, and hydrants. Participates in the installation of water mains, valves, and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressurized mains. Locates and manipulates valves and keys to regulate the water system. Lays pipe by hand or by guiding the activities of a backhoe, hoist or crane operation. Participates in the preparation of preparing the job site for restoration. Backfills excavations, restores dirt work, seeds or sods, sets up erosion control measures, tears down and replaces fences. Replaces landscaping, utilizing proper techniques in minimizing damages to existing utilities. Assists in digging trenches and other excavations. Shores deep excavation. Follows all City policies concerning safety in the work place. Operates various types of motorized construction and maintenance equipment. Operates jackhammer in cutting and breaking concrete, asphalt or rock. Removes waste material from work site. Drives dump truck for hauling construction material. Drives crew trucks and pickup trucks in transporting personnel and materials to designated work sites. Operates a front-end loader up to 2 ½ cubic yard in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris. Operates crane trucks and forklifts for loading pipe or other materials. Operates tandem dump trucks to haul debris or rocks for backfill. Operates uni-loader for landscaping and grade and seed. Operates other equipment as needed. Services assigned equipment with fuel, oil, water, and grease. REQUIRES High School or GED and one year of utility maintenance and repair experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Possession of 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.


Water Quality Education and Outreach Coordinator
(Administrative Officer)
Job Opening ID 512256
Salary: $4,065-$6,769/month
Deadline: May 4, 2020

Full-time position available with the KC Water Community Outreach/Communications Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Oversees and audits educational and outreach programs by analyzing data from questionnaires, interviews, and group discussions and compiling reports and statistics to meet regulatory requirements including, but not limited to: the MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems) and Overflow Control Program. Works with the Curriculum Coordinator by assisting with presentations, preparing in-classroom water quality education, and reviewing and approving new water-related curriculum. Coordinates and leads indoor and outdoor water education programs, including green infrastructure tours, litter pickups, storm drain marking, and rain garden/rain barrel workshops. Provides outreach opportunities to the community by preparing and presenting water quality-related information for civic groups, coordinating participation with various environmental stakeholders, developing the website and social media content, and evaluating and responding to request for speakers and participation in tabling events. Participates in various local water quality education committees; engages with non-profits, boards, and other work groups. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of progressively responsible, professional experience in business or public sector administration, with at least 2 years at the level of Senior Administrative Assistant; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience, with at least 3 years at the level of Senior Administrative Assistant. Preference given to applicants with 5 years of progressively responsible experience as an environmental professional or educational program manager.


Water Servicer
Job Opening ID 512071
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: March 30, 2020
Several full-time positions available with KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. or Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Work involves turning water service valves on or off at designated addresses, installing or exchanging water meters and related appurtenances, and checking water meters and appurtenances, and checking water meters and appurtenances for leaks and/or malfunctions, as directed. Uses maps and drawings to locate and dig up and/or clean out curb boxes or meter vaults. 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, but subject to occasional inspection by a technical supervisor. REQUIRES high school graduation and 6 months’ experience in general construction, maintenance, or repair work. 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.


Eng. Water Distribution Manager
Job Opening ID 512057
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 the 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 processes by: controlling expenditures within limitations of project budget. Adhering to and preparing annual budget; and 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. 


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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.
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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.