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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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Plant Operator 
Job Opening ID 511214
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: July 8, 2019

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 3:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and 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 preforms 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. Preference given to applicants with MDNR Wastewater certification.


Water Servicer Inspector
Job Opening ID 511190
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: July 9, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Investigations and Inspections Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Investigates all 311 water leak complaints and assigns priority codes to the severity of the leak. Operates and maintains expensive technical equipment used to locate water lines and pinpoint leaks for Pipeline crews in order to minimize excessive excavations. Inspects and documents all plumbers’ work that involves both repair and new installation of water service lines over 1 inch in size. Responds to and advises contractors on any new commercial installations in regards to all external aspects of proposed water lines and taps into our city mains. Leaves Customer Service Notices (CSN’s) with citizens, sometimes requiring them to hire licensed master plumbers to make costly repairs. Follows up on these notices which may lead to discontinuation of services. Responds to requests from the Engineering Department and Permit Desk in regards to location and mapping of water services throughout Kansas City; provides drawings and representation of new services and correction of old services for drafting engineers to put into our current mapping system. Handles complaints of low pressure, high pressure, leaks of all types, high usage, legal investigations, and water quality. Retrieves water samples for the Lab to analyze and report to consumer regarding our findings. Locates and operates water main valves in order to shut off due to major main breaks and for assisting of plumbers installing new services. REQUIRES high school graduation and 2 years of experience in the installation or reading of water meters, or construction and maintenance of water mains and services. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with 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 prior water service experience and knowledge of the city.


Water Servicer
Job Opening ID 511230
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: July 11, 2019

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Meter Field Services Division located at 1720 Wabash Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. or Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. or Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 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 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.


Supervisor of Security
Job Opening ID 511213
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Security Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This position will be responsible for supervising and leading the security division in developing security functions and implementing procedures and measures to secure the safety of the organization, employees, and visitors. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of moderate-sized staff of security specialists & contract security guards. Able to handle frequent change, delays, and unexpected events. Performs investigations including collecting and reviewing video footage and conducting interviews. Establishes procedures to ensure security of vital areas. Investigates security violations, accidents, emergencies, and disturbances. Visits work sites in which subordinate security officers have been assigned; observes and evaluates work performance. Evaluates reports submitted by various employees relating to security matters; determines a course of action to prevent crime and injury to employees and city property. Conducts security audits and assessments and assists in implementing recommendations contained in the audits and assessments. Develops and conducts security training programs for security staff. Must have thorough knowledge of methods and practices of security work and applicable state laws and city ordinances, as well as operating procedures including: emergency plans and inter-agency coordination, buildings and grounds under security, rules and regulations pertaining to admissions and exits of security areas. Must react quickly and calmly in emergency situations, and determine an effective course of action. Responds after hours to emergency security situations that require immediate attention of a supervisor. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of a moderately large number of subordinate security officers. Maintains satisfactory relationships with administrative officials, other employees, law enforcement officials, and the general public. REQUIRES high school graduation and possession of certificate of completion of a recognized police academy at the federal, state, county or municipal level; and 5 years experience as a fully commissioned police officer or in the corporate security field Or Accredited Bachelor’s degree in the administration of justice or business or public administration or a related field and 2 years of experience in law enforcement or security work Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a special police commission as issued by the Kansas City Police Department. Preference given to applicants with 7 years of supervisory experience.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 511123
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: June 17, 2019

Several full-time positions 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. 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. Enters excavations 4-15 feet deep or deeper to install, repair, and replace water mains, water lines, and other water service structures. Participates in the installation of water mains, valves, and hydrants. Repairs leaks and breaks in existing pressured mains. Locates and manipulates valves and keys to regulate the water system. Operates tapping machines to make water main line taps. Lays pipe by hand or using a backhoe, hoist, or crane. Hand digs excavations to locate underground utilities and repair water services. Uses hand tools and hydraulic saws to cut pipe. Uses jackhammer to uncover shutoff valves and isolate breaks and performs valve and hydrant shutoffs. Disassembles and reassembles hydrants for replacement, repair, or overhaul. Operates valve turning trucks. Participates in the restoration of work site locations including backfilling excavations, dirt work restorations, seeding or sodding, setup of erosion control measures, tear down and replacement of fences or landscaping. Utilizes proper techniques to minimize damage to existing utilities. REQUIRES 6 months of experience in the operation of trucks and other specialized automotive equipment. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of probationary period. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. 


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 511231
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: August 5, 2019

Full-time position available with KC Water Building Maintenance Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Work involves the performance of a variety of relatively routine and limited skilled tasks in assisting the installation, alteration, repair, maintenance, or construction of electrical, mechanical, wood, or metal parts, tools, and equipment or plumbing facilities. Requires independent judgment and the ability to follow instructions from the supervisor or lead person. Properly performs and assists in the maintenance, repair, and operation of various cleaning equipment on site. Ability to assist in a variety of issues that come up in the function of building operations, such as set up of conference rooms and protection of structures and equipment. Assists with customer needs whether internal/external customer requests. Responds to emergency request and needs that may arise in the daily operations of several facilities. REQUIRES completion of a trade school or a shop training program; OR 6 months experience in general maintenance and repair work. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A,B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Analyst
Job Opening ID 510770
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water, Water Supply Treatment Division located at 1 N.W. Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Gathers and interprets relevant data (historical performance, back log, costs, productivity, rotating and fixed asset historical deterioration trends, aging reports, etc.). Uses statistical techniques, interprets findings from data, identifies trends and significant deviations, and recommends corrective action. Analyzes deficiencies in areas such as equipment performance, material consumption, scheduling, management, and resources, as well as their impact on the maintenance mission and results of corrective actions. Reports findings to managers with recommendations. Informs managers of significant factors affecting the mission. Maintains and creates new documentation as needed for all standard operating procedures and safety processes. Works with various divisions to ensure accurate and timely processing of data. Runs PeopleSoft/Hansen queries and other reports to analyze data and make recommendations. Develops functional guidance for Hansen. Trains staff on Hansen, other software skills, and continuous improvement concepts and principles such as LEAN, 5S, 6 Sigma, Kaizen and others. Performs operational analyses of complex programs and major problems associated with maintenance in water supply & treatment rotating and fixed assets. Analyzes business processes through the use of fact-finding and makes recommendations. Develops presentations for quarterly meetings, tracks KPIs, creates weekly, monthly, and annual reports for the three utilities, and provides data for annual budget exercises. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree in public or business administration, economics, accounting, finance or a related field; OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field. Preference given to applicants with a Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, mathematics, statistics, economics, or other related to the utility business, as well as a minimum of 3 years experience in managing continuous improvement projects and/or experience in: industrial system maintenance, capital expenditure and continuous improvement, or experience with SSRS reporting, understanding of various statistical software/tools or CMMS, such as Hansen, and/or certificate in continuous improvement tools and methodologies, such as LEAN, 5S, Kaizen, and Certified Maintenance & Reliability (CMRT) or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) certification.


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.


Landscape Technician
Job Opening ID 510817
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with KC Water Smart Sewer Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Planning tasks and reporting progress to supervisor, educating others regarding plant identification, care techniques, etc.; preparing and maintaining detailed maintenance documentation; using  computer software to track maintenance work and inspections; communicating effectively; inspecting and maintaining landscapes such as rain gardens, bio retention basins, and slopes; working with contractors and other crews to ensure work is completed; applying herbicides and/or pesticides; operating landscaping equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, sprayers, etc. Must be able to perform physically demanding, repetitive job tasks involving frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling in all kinds of weather throughout Kansas City, Missouri and provide positive customer service.  REQUIRES an Accredited Bachelor’s degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 1 year of related experience; OR Accredited Associate’s degree in turf management and associated landscaping and 3 years of related experience; OR high school graduation and 5 years related experience, 2 years of which must be at the Labor Leader level. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with 3 years’ experience in landscape management, forestry, horticulture, or a related field. Native vegetation maintenance experience and demonstration of plant species identification skills is highly preferred. 


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: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal work days/hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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.


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.


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. 


Backhoe Operator
(Senior Equipment Operator)
Job Opening ID 511124
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Pipeline Division located at 2409 E. 18th St. 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. Operation of heavy-duty, complex and specialized automotive construction equipment in the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution mains and lines, hydrants and valves. Operates assigned heavy equipment and other equipment as needed. In absence of or in addition to equipment operation duties, performs labor duties related to the installation, repair, replacement and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants and valves. Operates heavy excavator in excavating deep trenches for the installation of water mains. Operates backhoe for excavating deep ditches for the repair, installation and replacement of water lines and mains. Operates heavy tractor trailer to transport heavy equipment on heavy duty transport trailer. Operates valve turning trucks and participates in valve turning for main shuts to assist contractors, engineers or a district, or for routine maintenance. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with extensive backhoe experience and a high school diploma or GED.


Senior 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.


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.


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 Smart Sewer Team and subcontractors and 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 an accredited Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering with a minimum of 10 years of 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 federally funded programs, as well as working with the Environmental Protection Agency.


Senior Analyst
Water Services, City of Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Duties: Identify process improvement opportunities and analyze them for efficiency (waste, complexity, cost), effectiveness (achieve desired outcome), and quality. Manage design, development, implementation and ongoing continuous improvement of process, tools, training, and metrics across business units. Develop strategies for improving performance and maximizing the effectiveness of the organization by collaborating with Support teams to define requirements, document workflows, processes, identify gaps, make improvement recommendations, drive consensus and facilitate change. Develop and utilize metrics to measure impact of development activities and measure current program. Develop insightful dashboards and tools that management can use to produce informed business decisions. Leverage reporting/metrics dashboards, presentations, graphics & reports to give visual representation to key KC Water business data. Communicate findings and complex analytical solutions effectively to leadership. Address and respond to organizational development issues by bringing key stakeholders together to assess root causes and performance gap. Initiate and design appropriate organization development interventions consistent with organization’s approaches to strategic planning, leadership development, change management, workflow redesign, organizational realignment, performance management, coaching, and team building. Coordinate executive onboarding and provide executive coaching; coordinate and evaluate content, outcome, and facilitation of executive workshops; and present training specific to strategic planning, change management and organizational culture.

Requires: Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Organizational Development, Organizational Dynamics, or related field and 3 years of related professional experience. Alternatively, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Organizational Development, Organizational Dynamics, or related field and 5 years of related professional experience. Related experience must include: Demonstrated experience in data analysis including advanced excel (pivot tables, Conditional Formatting, Advanced Charting, power query, creating dashboard) and Power BI. Demonstrated experience in leading strategic improvement projects supported by specific certifications related to change management (such as Prosci, CCMP) and work process improvement (such as SixSigma, Lean). Demonstrated experience developing and implementing leadership development initiatives including the creation of organization specific competencies models (such as Lominger, DDI, Center for Creative Leadership), using appropriate personality models to facilitate personal development. This experience should be grounded in specific certifications related to multi-rated feedback tool(s) and personality assessment models (such as MBTI, Disc, Hogan). Residency in the City of Kansas City, Missouri is required of all employees.

To Apply: Email resume to water.careers@kcmo.org.


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