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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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Administrative Assistant
Job Opening ID 512442
Salary: $15.06-$24.31/hour
Deadline: June 15, 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. Assists KC Water Human Resources Division with day-to-day operations. Assists applicants with completing applications; explains recruitment process to candidates and answers questions regarding the hiring process. Updates tracking spreadsheets to ensure proper filling of vacancies. Also responsible for scheduling pre-employment drug screens and physicals. Responsible for completing new hire paperwork. Interprets policies and procedures for KC Water employees, including contacting managers and supervisors on random drug and alcohol screenings. Maintains confidential personnel, medical, and drug & alcohol files for all KC Water employees. Schedules conference rooms and responds to requests when needed. Distributes job postings. Processes all training, travel requests, and updates tracker. Schedules all mandatory City training and updates tracker. Other clerical duties as assigned. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years increasingly responsible secretarial and/or clerical experience; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience.


Environmental Inspector
Job Opening ID 512403
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Several full-time positions available with KC Water Regulatory Compliance Division located at 4700 E 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Inspects food service establishments, advises owners and/or operators as to deficiencies, and re-inspects as necessary. Inspects sewer systems, manholes, storm drains, and appurtenances for adherence to construction, maintenance, or operational standards. Reports findings and prepares work orders for needed repairs. Conducts sanitary and storm sewer investigations to locate and stop unusual/prohibited discharges to the sewer system, as well as conducts investigations of complaints. Assists with the MS4 compliance program. Assists with High-Risk Inspections and Outfall Inspections. REQUIRES high school graduation and 1 year of applicable experience in a related technical construction, environmental health, hazardous materials or engineering field. Must possess of a valid state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in the water and wastewater utility field.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512415
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Full-time position available with the 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. Operates heavy equipment and drives trucks in transporting personnel and materials to designated work sites. Drives truck engaged in street cleaning activities; participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. Drives refuse or flat-bed trucks on established route in picking up garbage and trash; operates packing and dumping controls. Drives a truck with a flat-bed trailer for hauling construction equipment, drives construction equipment on and off lo-boy units, and operates roll-off truck. Operates front-end loader up to 2-2 1/2 cubic yards in loading sweeper piles, broken pipe, dirt, rocks, and debris; leads helper who assists in loading operations. Operates a backhoe in trenching, filling, or other minor excavation; carefully plans and executes work to avoid damage to underground pipes and cables. Performs related duties as required. 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.


Chief Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 512416
Salary: $21.88-$35.31/hour
Deadline: June 16, 2020
Several full-time positions available with the 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.


Maintenance Repairer
Job Opening ID 512465
Salary: $14.35-$23.16/hour
Deadline: June 22, 2020
Full-time position available with the 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. Assists in a variety of issues that come up in the function of building operations, such as setting up conference rooms and protection of structures and equipment. Assists with both internal/external customer needs and requests. Responds to emergency requests 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.


Plant Operator
Job Opening ID 512421
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: June 29, 2020
Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Treatment Plant Division located at 7300 Hawthorne Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. This is an entry level to semi-skilled position in the operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping facilities. Responsible for inspecting 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. This position is part of a 24/7 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation. Working conditions include outdoors in all weather conditions, heights, and below ground. REQUIRES high school graduation. Six months after date of hire, must obtain D-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Three years after date of hire, must obtain C-level operator certification in water/wastewater issued by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with MDNR Wastewater Certification.


GIS Senior Analyst
Job Opening ID 512473
Salary: $4,945-$8,822/month
Deadline: July 6, 2020
Full-time position with the KC Water GIS Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The GIS Senior Analyst is a leadership position in the GIS Division of the Asset Management Section in the utility. As a direct report to the GIS Manager, this person is charged with leading the analytics group of Kansas City Water’s GIS Division as well as formulating GIS policies and practices, developing solutions for recording and presenting Water’s spatial asset information and acting as a key interface between the division and a host of technical and non-technical customers and stakeholders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advanced technical work, supervisory and leadership responsibilities and direct engagement with vendors, internal technical and non-technical staff. The Senior Analyst will help improve GIS group productivity trough the development of standards for GIS data governance, capture and assurance, work process mapping, and technology implementation and maintenance based on current GIS and Asset Management best practices. Will help lead efforts to improve integration between multiple asset management, work management (CMMS), customer information (CIS) and decision-support (DSS) systems and GIS. Will develop, manage and maintain applications and technology tools supporting business needs for data collection, data management and reporting. Will produce reports and provide analytics of both tabular and spatial data for consumption by multiple internal and external customers, including executive teams. REQUIRES an accredited Master’s degree in public or business administration, urban or regional planning, economics, accounting, finance or a related field and 3 (OR an accredited Bachelor’s degree in the listed fields and 5) years of progressively responsible, professional experience in public or business administration, corporate or municipal finance, budget, research, accounting or a related field, including 2 years of experience at the Analyst level. Preference given to applicants with an accredited Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Technology or a related field and 5+ years’ experience implementing GIS solutions, with experience developing on non-ESRI geospatial platforms (such as Google, Bing maps, open source tools, etc.), understanding of Asset Management concepts and practices, IT project management experience, knowledge of Python within ArcGIS Technology stack and WCF services (SOAP, REST), experience with JavaScript Python database programming, Oracle, ArcGIS server data management or experience with one or more of the following programs: ArcGIS Server, ESRI JavaScript, API ArcMap/Arc Editor, ESRI thick client customization, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016 or higher, Windows 7 and 10,C#, XAML.


Senior Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512481
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: July 6, 2020
Full-time position available with the KC Water Stormwater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Avenue. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Operates trucks, tractors, and other heavy-duty specialized automotive constructions and cleaning equipment used in the installation, repair, replacement, cleaning, and/or maintenance of stormwater inlets, channels and levees, and other related stormwater structures. Operates combination jet- vacuum cleaning units in cleaning stormwater pipes. Removes heavy debris from stormwater catch basin boxes. Hauls debris to landfill to properly dispose of materials. Participates in snow plowing and snow removal operations. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Human Resources Generalist
Job Opening ID 512441
Senior Administrative Assistant Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Municipal Management Trainee Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: July 7,2020
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 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.

Learning & Development Specialist (Senior Administrative Assistant)
Job Opening ID 512447
Salary: $19.34-$33.88/hour
Deadline: July 7,2020
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. KC Water is seeking a Learning and Development Specialist for their Human Resources Division. This position will be responsible for coordinating administrative functions necessary to register, deliver and document training programs. This position will also develop training curricula for in-person and e-learning and assist in the selection of vendor programs to meet instructional goals and objectives. The candidate must be willing to grow within the professional sphere of Learning and Development: demonstrate an ongoing willingness to learn about innovative learning solutions, delivery methods and content. This position will be assigned to a wide array of projects depending on skill level including: collaborating with subject matter experts in the planning, design and development of courses and training materials, as well as facilitating training sessions, tracking employee training metrics and coordinating learning development activities. Position will utilize MS Office Suite to create deliverables including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. This position occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. 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. Preference given to applicants with prior corporate training experience in a classroom environment and experience with e-learning authoring tools, e.g. Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, and/or Captivate and/or completed Association for Talent Developments Instruction Design certificate course.


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


Electronics Technician
Job Opening ID 512374
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Full-time position available with the KC Water, Water Supply Division located at 1 NW Briarcliff Road. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Installs, maintains, upgrades, and repairs complex electronic devices including: Programmable Logic Controllers, radio communication equipment, pressure transmitters, flow transmitters, and online process analyzers for PH, chlorine, turbidity, and iron, as well as gas monitoring devices for safety of employees. Also works on automatic access gates and intrusion alarms to provide safety for Water Supply facilities. REQUIRES high school graduation and 3 years of experience as an electronics technician or telecommunications technician; OR an Associate’s degree or its equivalent in electronics and 1 year of related experience. May be required to possess valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 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.


Graduate Engineer
Job Opening ID 512363
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Full-time position available with KC Water Engineering Smart Sewer Program located 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 assist 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.


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 Mechanic
Job Opening ID 512380
Salary: $16.64-$26.86/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

(Job Opening ID 512380)
Full-time position available with KC Water Building Operations Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. This position will be responsible for completing a variety of trades at various locations. This will involve electrical and plumbing repairs, help with office reconfigurations and auditorium set ups, and minor carpet and tile repairs. Must have strong knowledge of HVAC and controls. Will assist with call backs as needed, as well as door and hardware repairs. Must be able to complete asphalt and some concrete repairs. Assists with snow removal as needed and other exterior tasks that may arise. There will be time when sheetrock repairs are needed and painting. Assists with any maintenance issues that come up that involves building operations. 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. Preference given to applicants with strong electrical, plumbing, and HVAC background.


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.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 512361
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Laboratory Division located at 2 N.E. 32nd Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Performs a wide variety of duties in a division comprised of scientific, technical, and administrative professionals providing water/wastewater testing services and drinking water quality complaint resolutions for the Water Services Department and its customers. This is supervisory and professional laboratory work performing complex chemical and microbiology tests. Supervises chemists and field sampling personnel, working in conjunction with them performing chemical and microbiological sampling and analyses of surface waters, drinking water, wastewater, and water treatment chemical samples. Delivers analytical services at the level of Chemist while assuming additional supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Manages a laboratory section, ensuring that all work in the section is conducted in a safe, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Reviews, evaluates, and verifies laboratory test results. Work involves the set up and operation of specialized scientific instrumentation and the development, review and modification of standard operating procedures and methods. Troubleshoots and repairs instrumentation problems and keeps detailed maintenance logbooks on all equipment. Oversees thorough, scientifically valid QA/QC processes for all analysis performed in the lab section. Compiles, prepares, and certifies analytical reports and electronic data deliverables. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment in assigning tasks to subordinates, interpreting test results, preparing reports, and establishing sample workload priorities. Performs related duties as required. 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 Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512379
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until filled

Several full-time positions available with KC Water Wastewater Preventative Maintenance Division located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Responsible for the operation of sewer cleaning equipment, jet rodders, power rodders, and other equipment used in the cleaning of sanitary sewers. Must be able to read sewer atlas maps to locate sewer lines, manholes, and locations. Will be required to respond to all emergencies. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid Missouri Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Backhoe Operator
Job Opening ID 512390
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. or Weekend Nights: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. Operation of heavy-duty, complex, and specialized automotive construction equipment in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants, and valves. Operates assigned heavy equipment and other equipment as needed. In absence of or in addition to equipment operation duties, performs labor duties related to the installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of water distribution mains, lines, hydrants and valves. Operates heavy excavator in excavating deep trenches for the installation of water mains. Operates backhoe for excavating deep ditches for the repair, installation, and replacement of water lines and mains. Operates heavy tractor trailer to transport heavy equipment on heavy duty transport trailer. Operates valve turning trucks and participates in valve turning for main shuts to assist contractors, engineers, or a district, or for routine maintenance. REQUIRES 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation of heavy and complex construction and maintenance equipment, including 1 year at the level of Equipment Operator. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B, or C CDL prior to the end of the employee’s probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with extensive backhoe experience and a high school diploma or GED.


Utility Repairer
Job Opening ID 512412
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E. 18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5:00 P.M. to 3:30 A.M. Works as a skilled crew member 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 pressured mains. Locates and manipulates valves and keys to regulate the water system. Operates tapping machines to make major water main line taps. Lays pipe by hand or by guiding the activities of a backhoe, hoist or crane operation. Participates in the restoration of work site locations and street surfaces. 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 workplace. 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 uniloader 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.


Facilities Division Manager
Job Opening ID 512408
Salary: $7,374-$14,422/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Facilities and Plants Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This position directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering projects by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors: Directly supervises 7 to 10 employees and is responsible for approximately 20 staff members; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws including interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigs, and directs work; appraises performance; coordinates workload with other engineering units, rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems. Manages the technical aspects of the engineering Facilities and Plants Division by coordinating activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems; directs integration of technical activities and products; evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases; reviews designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications; oversees project public participation and ordinance review process for Facilities and Plants projects; manages risk evaluation and asset management assessment processes for Facilities and Plant assets, and manages KC Water facilities maintenance personnel. Responsible for defining the communication plan for Facilities and Plants Engineering by preparing interim and completion project status reports; interfacing with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met; providing status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management. Defines business and financial processes by controlling expenditures within limitations of project budget, adhering to and preparing annual budget, overseeing the development and maintenance of a schedule and CIP budgets for engineering projects. Responsible for defining and improving engineering business processes for planning and implements engineering program, including defining the project philosophy, objectives, performance indicators, activities, milestones, and staff requirements, per customer requirements; developing, improving, and coordinating facilities asset risk assessment processes within Engineering and Department; overseeing schedule, budget and project status reports for the Facilities and Plants Division engineering projects; assigning and overseeing project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans. REQUIRES 10 years progressively responsible experience as a Registered Engineer. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the MO Board of Professional Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. Preference given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, or Engineering; and/or 15 years of experience managing design and construction projects in water and/or wastewater utilities or consulting firms; and/or experience with water/wastewater equipment selection, processor or hydraulic/pumping; and/or multidisciplinary water/wastewater facility design and staff management experience.


Smart Sewer Division Head
Job Opening ID 512362
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 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 establishes responsibilities and procedures for attaining set objectives. Develops, implements, and monitors work plans 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.REQUIRES10 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.


URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

IF THE SAME POSITION TITLE IS POSTED FOR A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE OTHER DEPARTMENT.

  • The evaluation of applications is based on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.
  • The requirement of “high school graduation” includes the state-issued GED
  • For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of “an accredited” degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U.S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD- 214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.
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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.