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The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Water/Wastewater Systems Operator I, II, or III.  Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications.  The City is willing to train the right individual. Application review will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The City is an EOE with an excellent benefit package. 

Additional information or application forms can be obtained online at or from the office of the City Manager, 585 N. Franklin Avenue, Colby, Kansas 67701 (785-460-4410).

Employment Opportunities / City of Frankfort - Public Works Superintendent
« Last post by Greg on July 23, 2019, 02:14:17 pm »
Wage $16-$25/hour based on experience… no residency requirement!!

The City of Frankfort is accepting applications for a public works superintendent.
The employee manages, supervises personnel and performs all aspects of public works related to the management/maintenance of streets, alleys, curbs, gutters; street sweeping, ice and snow control; management of vehicles and equipment; pool prep, building and grounds facility maintenance; water/waste water/storm water infrastructure maintenance, (etc.). Applicant should possess or be willing to obtain Water/Wastewater Operator Certifications and a valid driver’s license. High School diploma or GED required. Offering wage between $16-$25/hour based on experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits include family health and dental insurance, KPERS, sick and vacation leave. No in town residency required. For information contact City Clerk, 109 North Kansas, Frankfort, KS  66427, 785-292-4240. Applications and resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
How to apply/contact City Clerk, 109 North Kansas, Frankfort, KS  66427. 785-292-4240.
The City of Columbus, Kansas (pop. 3,200) has an opening for a City Superintendent. Responsible for operations of the public works department including water & sewer utilities, wastewater, garbage collection, public properties (street, alleys, parks), cemetery, parks, equipment repair/maintenance. Administrative duties include budget oversight, record keeping, preparing bid specifications, overseeing equipment use & maintenance, reporting, mapping, communicating with contracted firms and agencies. Reports to the City Administrator.

Five years of previous public works experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with municipal construction and ArcGIS Platform a plus.   This is a salaried exempt position with an annual salary up to $72,050 DOQ/E. Benefit package includes health, dental and life insurance, KPERS, sick and vacation leave and relocation benefit.

Submit cover letter and resume to Office of the City Clerk, City of Columbus, 300 East Maple, Columbus Kansas 66725 or  EOE. Position open until filled.

Employment Opportunities / City of Cunningham - City Superintendent
« Last post by Greg on June 17, 2019, 04:19:38 pm »
City Superintendent
City of Cunningham (pop. 454) is accepting applications for a City Superintendent.  This position is responsible for all aspects of city maintenance including water, wastewater, streets, parks, city-owned vehicles, buildings, and other property. Applicant must have or be able to obtain Kansas Water Supply Small System Operator certification and Kansas Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class I certification. A high school diploma or GED is required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to operate tractor, backhoe, skid steer and other equipment as needed.  Must be able to read, understand, and maintain maps and records of water and sewer system. Computer skills are required. Successful candidate must possess good written and verbal communication skills, as well as good organizational and interpersonal skills.  Residency within five miles of the City of Cunningham is required within six months of employment. Employment is subject to background check, drug screen and physical exam. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is based on qualifications and experience.
Application and a job description are available at City Hall, 119 N. Main Street in Cunningham or email or on city website at
 Send completed application to the City of Cunningham, PO Box 188, Cunningham, Kansas 67035.  The City of Cunningham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position remains open until filled.
Employment Opportunities / City of Carbondale - Maintenance 2 Position
« Last post by Greg on June 10, 2019, 12:58:30 pm »
The City of Carbondale, KS is accepting applications for a Maintenance 2 Position.

The duties include but are not limited to overall operations of the Public Works Department including:
Assist the Supervisor and other Maintenance Department employees in the performance of their duties, perform the duties of Maintenance Supervisor during an absence or vacancy of the position. 
Maintenance of the City Streets, ditches & culverts, snow removal, and install & maintain street and traffic signs and maintenance of City owned equipment.

Certification by the State of Kansas as a “Class 2” water operator and “Class 1” Wastewater operator, preferred. Certifications must be obtained within a reasonable length of time after the first year of service.
Must have, or obtain, a CDL driver’s license within 90 days of start date.

Perform other duties as assigned by Mayor and/or City Council.

Starting Salary is $15.50 per hour and is negotiable, depending on qualifications, 3% increase for each certification acquired. Raise after 90 day probation period. Health insurance is available, 8 paid holidays, sick leave and vacation leave, and KPERS retirement.

Application is available on the website or in the City Hall Office @ 234 Main, Carbondale, KS. 66414.  Phone number 785-836-7108.
The City of Wellington is searching for qualified applicants to fill a position in our Water Distribution Department.  Candidates can be either qualified or willing the to learn the skills of a Machinery Operator or a State of Kansas Water Operator.  Best qualified candidate would possess both.  Willing to negotiate salary based on experience but range will most likely be from $13.18 to $22.38.  SEE  JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW.  Serious applicants may inquire to Jason Newberry, Director of Utilities or City of Wellington Human Resources at 620-326-3631.  You may apply at, a link to which can be found on our Website at  You can also request an application at the above phone number.  The City of Wellington is a EOE and Drug-Free Workplace.

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Water Distribution Supervisor, the Apprentice/Machinery Operator position performs skilled and semi-skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of a water distribution and transmission system, including elevated water towers.  Work involves performing manual tasks and operating various mechanical and power tools, and heavy equipment.  Must have and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License, and within one (1) year of employment,, obtain and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License.  The position is under the overall supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities.

Essential Functions
●   Installs and maintains water distribution system including pipes, fire hydrants and valves, meters, meter pits and service connections;
●   Performs maintenance and care of the elevated water towers;
●   Responds to complaints (i.e. leaks, pressure loss, no water, odor), evaluates situation and completes remediation;
●   Performs minor electrical and mechanical maintenance;
●   Read meters, gauges, charts, etc… to maintain accurate records;
●   Take and analyze water samples;
●   Performs permit required confined space entries;
●   Determines the location of all utility lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation;
●   Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards
●   Performs GPS data acquisition pertinent to the City’s water distribution system;
●   Set-up and take-down appropriate traffic control signs and barricades;
●   Maintains legible, accurate records of maintenance operations and daily assignments;
●   Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and repair to department vehicles and equipment;
●   Operates a dump truck, backhoe, and other heavy equipment;
●   Operates a jackhammer, tamper, pumps, air compressor, thawing machine, pipe saw and various other equipment in the construction and repair of water distribution systems;
●   Respond to frequent call-backs and serves periods of on call status.

Marginal Functions
●   Performs custodial work such as cleaning, painting, lawn mowing and snow removal;
●   Assists other City departments as needed;
●   Attends training, professional development and seminars related to essential job functions or future job functions as required;
●   Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required and/or assigned.


Position Requirements

Experience:  Public utility maintenance or plumbing experience desirable.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.

Education/Licenses: High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  Must have and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License, and within one (1) year of employment, obtain and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License.  Required to obtain a State of Kansas Water Operator Certification for promotion to Water Operator positions
Technical Skills:  Ability to proficiently and safely operate various pieces of mechanical and power tools and heavy equipment.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to deal tactfully with other persons and to communicate effectively and clearly in the English language, both orally and in writing.  Ability to meet deadlines and work under some stressful conditions.  Knowledge of and understanding of basic principles of water hydraulics.
Problem Solving: Frequent problem solving exists in this position.  Typical problems include the locating of existing services, accomplishing the most efficient valving in the distribution system to produce desired results, and the correct measuring of pipes and fittings to accomplish necessary repairs.   

Decision-Making:  Limited decision making exists in this position.  The Apprentice/Machinery Operator position follows the direction of experienced staff and/or follows standard procedures and guidelines.
Supervision:  Works under the supervisor of the Water Distribution Supervisor and the overall supervision of the Assistant City Manager of Utilities.
Accountability: Employee is responsible for the efficient use of time and materials.  Employee is expected to use equipment and materials properly to prevent unwarranted damage or excessive consumption.  He/she is responsible for reporting any problems immediately to supervisory personnel.  Employee is not responsible for budgetary control and does not directly participate in the annual budget process.

Personal Relations:  Occasional contact with general public and frequent contact with other other city employees.
Working Conditions:  Some hazardous working conditions may exist in this position relating to the operation of equipment, working in traffic, and in the variety of maintenance and repair tasks performs.  Adverse weather conditions when performing outside work is a factor.  Work hours generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some overtime work and/or on-call time required.
Physical Requirements:  The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, kneel, stoop, sit, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls.  The position requires mobility, manual dexterity and ability to operate a motorized vehicle.  Ability to lift, carry and/or move an object up to one hundred (100) pounds occasionally, and/or up to fifty (50) pounds frequently, and/or twenty-five (25) pounds regularly.  Ability to distinguish colors and color changing in various water testing and treating procedures.   
The City of South Hutchinson is seeking to fill a Water and Street Maintenance position in Public Works. Preferably with CDL, heavy equipment, and water or wastewater certification, will train the right employee.  The pay range is $12.93-$23.77/hr. DOQ. Benefits offered are health, dental insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and uniforms. Interested applicants can pick up a full job description and application at the South Hutchinson City office at 2 South Main St. South Hutchinson Ks. South Hutchinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Water/Wastewater Operator Class 1
The City of Garden Plain is taking applications for a FT Water/Wastewater Operator. Must possess Certification level 1 in Water and/or Wastewater. Must be willing to obtain a Wastewater certification level 3 and training in the gas system operation. Heavy lifting, ability to run heavy equipment and CDL required. One to Three years experience preferred. Submit resume and references to City Clerk, PO Box 336, Garden Plain, KS 67050 or
Employment Opportunities / Osage RWD 8 - Water Operator
« Last post by Greg on May 07, 2019, 03:42:46 pm »
Rural Water District #8, located in Burlingame, Kansas, is seeking to fill a full-time position for water operator. RWD 8 offers a retirement plan, medical and dental insurance and vacation with sick leave.

Job Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to: Maintaining the continuous operation of the Distribution System by monitoring water meters, pressure gauges, check tower operation, operate and exercise valves, inspect and maintain water distribution facilities, pump and motor operation, motor controls, charts and graphs, problem solving and water testing, order parts and make recommendations for improvements. The Operator will respond to customer questions and complaints and be available for emergencies after hours, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications: Applicant must have and maintain a valid drivers license, have a high school diploma or GED, must be able to pass drug screening and a background check. Must have sense of vision, hearing, touch and smell to diagnose problems, lifting of items 75 lbs to waist high, exposure to sun, work in high and low temperatures and high humidity environment. Must be tolerant to airborne dust and pollen, bending, kneeling, frequent walking on uneven surfaces and in woody and high grass areas, work in confined spaces, ditches and usually partially filled with water and mud. Appropriate certification must be acquired and maintained. The Operator will attend training sessions as scheduled by Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Rural Water Association, among others, as deemed beneficial to the District's interests.

Pay scale will be based on experience and certification.

For further information contact:
Darla Garrett
Office/Finance Manager
Rural Water District #8, Osage County
The City of Spring Hill is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Foreman in the Utilities Division of the Public Works department under the supervision of the Utilities Superintendent.
Essential duties of the position include:
• Operates and maintains the wastewater treatment facility;
• Oversees work of divisional staff and assumes responsibilities of Division in absence of Superintendent;
• Assist in preparing long-term planning for operations, maintenance, capital improvement replacement and developments;
• Repair and operate water distribution mains, ground storage and elevated water towers, wastewater piping, manholes, sanitary sewer lift stations, haul de-watered sludge, booster stations, SCADA Telemetry, and stormwater systems;
• Oversee certain utility program activity operations and tasks;
• Perform wastewater or water tests to ensure standards are met;
• Service and repair pumps, motors, hydrants and meters;
• Read, install, repair water meters and appurtenance;
• Enters and records information into database and filing systems;
• Operate and maintain department equipment and vehicles;
• Assist with snow removal during inclement weather;
• Follow department safety procedures and practices, policies and procedures;
• Requires on-call and overtime hours.
Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid driver’s license and Class A CDL or ability to obtain such within six months of hire; KDHE certification as Class II Water Supply System (for water system responsibilities) or Class III Wastewater Collection System and Treatment Facility Operator (for wastewater treatment and collection facility operator responsibilities); NIMS training as designated; completed minimum of 24 hours training directly related to management or supervision; three years of similar or related experience in water or wastewater systems preferred.
Salary range for Utility Foreman begins at $22.54/hour. Position open until filled. To apply or view the complete job description, visit and click on “Employment.”
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