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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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Customer Service Representative
Job Opening ID 512797
Salary: $14.82-$23.16/hour
Deadline: December 1, 2020

Several full-time positions available with the 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.


Engineering Technician Lead
Job Opening ID 512841
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: December 21, 2020

Two full-time positions available with the KC Water Wastewater Preventative Maintenance Division, CCTV Investigations Section located at 1800 Prospect Ave. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Position is responsible for investigating and resolving all matters involving wastewater requests received from the 311 Action Center, supervisors and other departments. This position will be responsible for maintaining, utilizing and operating all equipment utilized in the investigation process to include manhole picks, pole cameras, water hoses and CCTV equipment. Position will investigate sinkholes and surface defects by dye testing with water and traceable dye(s), performing slant inspections on new or rehabilitated service lines on the city main, investigating dry and wet weather overflows and reporting to the supervisor on the status and procedures taken to resolve the overflow. Position will utilize GIS mapping for locations of Wastewater sewer mains and manholes. Position must submit data to the supervisor and the GIS section with updated Wastewater asset information to ensure GIS mapping is accurate. This position will implement proper set up and take down of the CCTV equipment on the vehicle, gathering data from the CCTV inspection and entering it into the WinCan software followed up with data entry into Hansen (Infor). Position will investigate and or televise the Wastewater utility to identify sewer failures and potential sewer failures, rating sewer pipes and defects according to NASSCO coding. Service requests assigned to the Engineering Technician Lead will be updated daily and resolved utilizing Hansen (Infor). Position will submit cleaning and repair work orders utilizing Hansen (Infor) to ensure that the wastewater sewer utility is functioning as designed. Position will meet with contractors and property owners to discuss issues and resolve problems pertaining to Wastewater sewers. Position will record time and vehicle usage. Communication with co-workers and management of all investigations and inspections will be performed daily by phone calls, texts, emails and in person. Engineering Technician Lead positions within the Wastewater Investigations section will understand and be able to perform all functions of the section to include CCTV, Investigations, Contract inspections, private line locates. REQUIRES high school graduation and 5 years of related and increasingly responsible experience in engineering drawing, mapping, automated mapping, GIS and equipment, CADD, engineering, land survey, construction inspection and related fields; OR high school graduation and 2 years of experience at the level of Engineering Technician and possession of either the Level II Certification as Associate Engineering Technician (AET) as issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) or the Land Surveyor in Training as issued by the Missouri Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; 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 as prescribed by the City. Preferences given to applicants with experience in private line locates, Engineering Contract Inspections/documentation, and MDNR sewer overflow reporting.


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 512653
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 512682
Salary: $3,957-$6,769/month
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Several full-time positions available with the KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Assists in the planning, designing, and direction of various engineering projects. Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, hydrological characteristics, and geologic data to plan and design projects. Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects. Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensures conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards. As a Graduate 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. Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data. Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site. Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Performs analysis and prepares reports in Operations and Maintenance Division. 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 applicants with an ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and successfully passing FE exam and experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater, or linear asset infrastructure 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 Repairer
Job Opening ID 512658
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. This entry-level position involves the performance of a variety of maintenance jobs including pump repair, inspections, and installation. Must have basic tool knowledge, and assist maintenance mechanics in the installation of valves, blowers, pumps, basins, clarifiers, and all other necessary equipment. Requires the ability to be able to follow instructions from supervisor, mechanics, and other crew members. Can have automotive, contractor/labor experience, plumbing, gas engine, machine repair and general labor experience. REQUIRES completion of a trade school or a shop training program; OR 6 months experience in general maintenance and repair work. May be required to obtain a valid MO Class A,B, or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City.


Maintenance Worker
Job Opening ID 512652
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.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512532
Salary: $4,531-$7,531/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd
Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Registered Engineer position is responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the sanitary sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others assets is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for QA/QC of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualification (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials used and related data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, finalize plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with MO Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Civil, Environmental Engineering degree or Water Resource Engineering degree and/or with wastewater and stormwater collection systems project management, infrastructure design, construction oversight related to combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow control program projects.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512542
Salary: $4,531-$7,531/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Registered Engineer positions are responsible for managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements to the Water Distribution Division. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design, development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction projects associated with water distribution assets. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and others assets is required in the analysis, design, review of plans/specification, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional superior. Employees of this class are expected to exercise good judgment to resolve technical problems, manage projects, and provide data for asset risk assessment criteria. Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control of contracts, construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to Water Services rules and regulations. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualification (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Verifies conformance of the plans and specifications prepared by design professionals, and submits Project Status Reports (PSRs). Reviews submittal materials used and related data. Performs limited design, as well as drafting and computational duties in the office in preparation of studies, final plans and specifications for projects. Additional activities include proposing changes to the standard specifications; interpreting and applying City ordinances, state and federal regulations, specifications, and related standards to projects; coordinating with multiple stakeholders and the public; and assisting operations staff when issues arise. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a professional engineer with Missouri Board for Professional Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Civil or Mechanical Engineering Degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience working on the design and/or construction of water, wastewater, or stormwater projects.


Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512544
Salary: $4,531-$7,531/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Facilities Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities and plants. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction and rehabilitation projects associated with water, wastewater and stormwater facilities and plants. Writes requests for proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (RFQs) for new projects, and prepares emergency response memos. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the analysis, design, preparation of bidding documents memos, plans for projects, review of plans/specifications, and inspection of construction work for compliance with prescribed engineering criteria. Assignments are received in conference with a professional supervisor. QA/QC construction plans, materials, and studies for adherence to City and Utility Rules and Regulations. Provide assistance in changes to the policy, Standard Operation Procedures (SOP). Write RFP/Qs for new projects. Perform design and computational duties in preparation of final plans and specifications for projects. REQUIRES professional engineer registration. Within 6 months of hire date, must be registered as a Professional Engineer with Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with a Civil, Environmental, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree.


Senior Chemist
Job Opening ID 512661
Salary: $3,957-$6,759/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position 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. REQUIRESan accredited Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or related sciences and 3 years progressively responsible experience at the level of Chemist. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license in accordance with the City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with the ability to troubleshoot and maintain computer instrumentation and ancillary equipment, experience writing and using SQL Queries related to Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) databases, ability to create and maintain reports developed in Crystal Reports, strong technical writing skills to document processes, and strong knowledge of laboratory quality assurance.


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

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


Senior Equipment Operator
Job Opening ID 512609
Salary: $16.05-$24.31/hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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


Senior Registered Engineer
Job Opening ID 512533
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Senior Registered Engineer is responsible for administrative and supervisory activities managing and engineering multiple projects related to improvements for projects within KC Water’s sanitary
sewer and combined sewer collection system as part of the Smart Sewer Program. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, asset management and related projects. Identifies and develops applications and work standards for improvements and efficiencies. Provides technical review, for the Program Consultant Team, Smart Sewer Division Head and Utility Officer in key focus areas, including: Hydraulic Modeling, Inflow/Infiltration Reduction Program, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and Regulatory Compliance. Reviews regulatory compliance reports and documentation to meet requirements of the Smart Sewer Program Federal Consent Decree. 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 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 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: 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. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with wastewater and stormwater collection systems project management, infrastructure design, construction oversight related to combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflow control program projects, as well as 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 512543
Salary: $4,945-$8,833/month
Deadline: Open Until filled

Full-time position available with the KC Water Engineering-Water Distribution Systems Division located at 4800 E. 63rd Street. 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 the Water Distribution Division. The position is responsible for professional engineering activities involving the planning, analysis, design development, construction, renovation, maintenance or operation of utilities, assets and related projects. Work involves activities such as analyzing infrastructure systems, overseeing planning activities, and managing engineering projects including development of construction associated with water distribution 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 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 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: 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 Professional Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, and Professional Landscape Architects. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with water distribution asset infrastructure experience, Civil Engineering degree 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 512500
Salary: $18.24-$29.44/hour
Deadline: Open Until filled

Two full-time positions available with KC Water Distribution System Repair Division located at 2409 E.18th Street. Normal Work Days/Hours: Friday-Saturday, 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M and Sunday, 5:00 P.M. to 5:30 A.M. or Friday-Monday, 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Works as a skilled crewmember 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, seed 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 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. REQUIRES high school graduation and 4 years of experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance work. Must possess a valid state-issued 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 employee’s probationary period. If moving from a non-safety sensitive position, must pass a pre-placement drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given to applicants with experience in making repairs to a water distribution system.


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.


URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

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

  • The evaluation of applications is based on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.
  • The requirement of “high school graduation” includes the state-issued GED
  • For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of “an accredited” degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U.S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD- 214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.
  • Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00 p.m., CT. Applications sent via FAX or online must be received by midnight, CT.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the KC Water Human Resources Division at (816) 513-0253.