Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Concordia, Kansas Utility Department is seeking to fill the position of full-time wastewater treatment plant manager. Interested applicants must meet the following minimum requirements.

Possess, or be able to obtain a valid Class C Kansas Drivers License; Possess or be able to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License; and an established personal driving history that is acceptable for coverage by the City’s insurance carrier. KDHE Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification at the Class III Level required.  Two years experience as a WWTF operator or equivalent. Physical examination and drug screening tests will follow all conditional offers of employment.
This position is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Facility and is responsible for preparing reports for the KDHE, USEPA and any other regulatory agency as necessary. Must collect wastewater and biosolids samples at different stages of processing and conduct analyses.

Deadline:  City of Concordia will accept applications until filled.   Resume may be included with completed city application form.

Apply at:  The City of Concordia City Clerk’s Office, 701 Washington, P.O. Box 603, Concordia, Kansas  66901, (785) 243-2670.  Reasonable accommodations are available for persons needing assistance.  Requests for accommodations should be made at the time of application.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Employment Opportunities / Public Wholesale 12 - Melvern, Plant Operator Position
« Last post by Greg on November 07, 2019, 09:52:43 am »
Public Wholesale Water Supply District #12 (Melvern) is accepting applications for a full-time Plant Operator.
Position Summary: Under general direction, the operator will perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work and tasks involving the operation and maintenance of the water plant, grounds and distribution system.
Education and Experience: (combination of education, training and experience will be considered)
·   High School diploma or GED
·   One year minimum in operation and/or maintenance of water facilities and equipment, or equivalent job experience in mechanical/electrical or other associated fields.
·   Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (not all inclusive)
·   Basic knowledge of water systems
·   Ability to operate equipment, hand tools, pumps and other related equipment
·   Ability to respond to emergency alarms and calls as required, after hours.
·   Ability to operate computer software such as Microsoft Excel, MS Word and other basic systems
·   Establish and maintain a successful, professional and respectful working relationship with other employees, customers and contractors
·   Ability to effectively organize and prioritize workload
·   Ability to exercise independent and sound judgement in the field with minimal management oversight.
Compensation based on qualifications: excellent benefits included.
How to apply: send cover letter and resume to Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled. Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to PWWSD#12 office at 620-256-6977.

Maintenance Worker I – Utilities

Under the direct supervision of the Utilities Superintendent, the Maintenance Worker position is a non-exempt position under FLSA, which performs skilled and unskilled work. This employee is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation for assigned utility operations. This position will likely be designated primarily to either water or wastewater but may include some responsibilities for both. This employee may report to the Utilities Foreman or the Utilities Superintendent as directed.

Essential Duties
    • Serve as crew member for providing assistance in the Utilities operations.
    • 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.
    • At direction of Superintendent, may oversee certain utility program activity operations and tasks.
    • Perform wastewater or water tests to ensure standards are being met.
    • Service and repair pumps, motors, hydrants and meters.
    • Read, install, repair water meters and appurtenances.
    • Operates and maintains department equipment and vehicles.
    • Enters and records information into database and filing systems.
    • Assist with snow removal in inclement weather.
    • Assist other City departments as assigned.
    • Follow department safety procedures and practices along with department policies and procedures.
    • On-call and overtime as assigned.
Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Education and Experience
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • One to three months similar or related experience

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A thorough knowledge of mechanics, welding, water and wastewater system maintenance, and equipment maintenance, and a working knowledge of mathematics are required. This employee must be able to operate lab equipment and perform lab tests, operate wastewater plant equipment and machinery with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy, turbidity meter, PH meter, chlorinators, backhoe, dump truck, tractor, uni-loader, diagnostic equipment, pumps, generators, and other department equipment. The ability to read and interpret laboratory results, reports, understand and anticipate problems, to follow department policies, and to interpret written and verbal instruction, blueprints, schematics, and manuals is required. This employee should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, and effective public relations, oral and written communication skills. Ability to operate a computer; Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word Document is required
Salary range is $15.95 to $21.53 for Maintenance Worker, dependent on qualifications. Position open until filled. The City of Spring Hill offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as paid leave and KPERS retirement.
To apply
Complete our online application and upload your cover letter and resume via our website at [/b]]
Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to: 
Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison St.
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083
[b] [/b]
Street Superintendent

Under the supervision of the Public Works Director, the Street Superintendent is a non-exempt position under FLSA which performs supervisory activities and manual labor for the department.  This employee is responsible for scheduling street maintenance and construction activities as well as maintaining department equipment and records.  This employee has supervisory duties over the department personnel and should possess excellent communication, organizational, public relations and supervisory skills.

Essential Duties
    • Responsible for supervising all Street Department personnel and activities
    • Prepares and manages all Street Department budgetary items including Capital Improvement Projects
    • Prepares long-range planning for Street Department operations
    • Schedules and assigns work of Street Department personnel
    • Responsible for snow removal operations for the City
    • Follows and enforces department policies and procedures
    • Follows and enforces safety procedures and policies
    • Prepares annual budget for the Street Department
    • Performs other duties as assigned or deemed necessary
Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Education and Experience
    • Technical Associate Degree or 60 hours of college training
    • Valid driver’s license and Class A CDL or ability to obtain such within 6 months of hire
    • Three years of similar or related experience

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A thorough knowledge of equipment maintenance and a working knowledge of mathematics are required. This employee must be able to maintain and operate loaders, trucks, rollers, backhoes, mowers, graders, and other department equipment.   This employee must have knowledge of street operations, maintenance and repair. The ability to understand and anticipate problems, to enforce department safety policies and procedures, to read and interpret written instructions, manuals, diagrams, and schematics is required.  Independent problem solving and decision-making skills are required.  This employee should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, excellent public relation, oral and written communication skills in addition to financial accountability.

Salary range begins at $29.93 per hour.  Position open until filled. The City of Spring Hill offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as paid leave and KPERS retirement.
To apply: Complete our online application and upload your cover letter and resume via our website at
Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to: 
Human Resources
City of Spring Hill
401 N. Madison St.
P.O. Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083 [/b]
Water Plant Operator I  -- Ottawa, KS

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is recruiting for a Water Plant Operator I.  Under the supervision of the Water Plant Superintendent, the Water Plant Operator I performs skilled and semi-skilled work in connection with water pumping and filtration in order to provide the City of Ottawa with safe potable water. The employee in this position is responsible for operating water treatment equipment on an assigned shift, collecting and testing water samples, recording data, adjusting chemical feed equipment for proper operation, and performing general maintenance of the Water Plant to meet all requirements of the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Certification is required.

Education and Experience: (Combination of education, training, and experience will be considered)

 High school diploma or equivalent required; technical degree or some college credit in a related field preferred.
    Some water plant operation experience preferred.
    Must progressively acquire Water Operator certification by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment up to and including Class II within 12 months of the first eligibility date for obtaining a given certification level. Class IV certification preferred by five-year employment anniversary.
    Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (not all inclusive)

    Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and plumbing systems.
    General knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, and chemical reactions in the treatment process.
    Ability to operate laboratory testing equipment, chemical feed pumps, hoists, small electrical tools, hand tools, and other related equipment.
    Knowledge of personal computer, data entry, and spreadsheets.
    Strong verbal communication skills.
    Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with other employees, City officials, businesses, and the public.
    Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
    Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
    Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

Range:  Grade 09 - $17.43 to $24.41
Date Open:  October 23, 2019
Date Closed:  November 20, 2019
Hours:  Noon to Midnight shift. 
Residency:     Regular full-time employees are required to establish and maintain residency within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall within one year from hire.

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail. If you have not received confirmation within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received. For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to a scheduled test or interview.

Here is a link to the online application:

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Leavenworth Waterworks is accepting applications for the position of Water Treatment Operator. Work involves responsibility for the correct operation of a 6 MGD lime softening water treatment plant. The position checks operating conditions, registers and interprets meter and gauge readings, performs basic water testing at various stages of plant processes, makes equipment and chemical feed adjustments on the tests and interpretations of the process. Position is subject to shift and weekend work, as assigned.
Applicants must possess a valid drivers' license and high school diploma or GED. A background check, drug screen, and physical capacity profile are required of the selected applicant before a final job offer.
Salary range for entry level applicants is $30,000 - $32,500 plus excellent benefits.
Experience licensed operators may be hired at a range up to $42,000 - $58,000 DOQ
For complete job description, see our website under Career Opportunities.
Salary: $30,000.00 to $58,000.00 /year
Job Summary:
Under general supervision of the City Administrator, performs supervisory and administrative guidance related to the day-to-day operation of all facets of the Public Works Department, including street maintenance and construction, water utilities, wastewater treatment, code enforcement, storm water management, snow and ice removal, the compost site, flood control maintenance, and engineering. This position is FLSA exempt.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Under general supervision of the City Administrator, performs supervisory and administrative work related to the day-to-day operation of all facets of the department.
Assumes full responsibility for all Public Works Department services and activities.
Advises the City Administrator, Mayor, Council, and other Department Managers on all Public Works related issues.
Develops and implements Public Works Department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures and allocates resources accordingly.
Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates Public Works Department personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Public Works Department budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
Prepares and presents agenda items for Council meetings as needed. Provides staff assistance to the City Administrator; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public works administration.
Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Coordinates Public Works Department activities with other departments, outside agencies, and organizations.
Provides effective guidance during times of emergency to assist first responders in assessing damage and devising strategies to protect people and property.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, objectives, practices, and procedures of the Public Works Department.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governing body, city administration, department heads, employees and the public.
Ability to provide appropriate supervision to Public Works employees by providing effective feedback, dealing with problems assertively and quickly, creating a cooperative work environment, modeling appropriate behavior, promoting and initiating change, completing appropriate evaluations on a timely basis, etc.
Ability to efficiently and effectively organize and direct the work of subordinates toward the accomplishment of the department’s objectives.
Ability to use sound judgment and common sense, think logically, and make appropriate decisions.
Demonstrates knowledge of the laws and regulations related to employment practices and the supervision of employees.
Demonstrates working knowledge of computers and modern office practices.
Ability to understand and anticipate problems, develop department policies and procedures, prepare reports and budgets, interpret data, and understand manuals, articles, reports, and written instructions.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of issues related to streets, sewer, water, storm water and all other areas of public works management.
Requires a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a field related to public works administration, or at least seven years of equivalent education and experience providing the knowledge, abilities, and skills cited above.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed both inside and outside.  Involves heavy public contact.  Inside work will involve physical activity associated with working in an office setting.  Outside work is occasionally heavy and may involve physical activity such as lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying, and involves handling, seeing, hearing, listening, and talking. May involve after-hour calls and exposure to extreme weather conditions.

For more information visit
You may call 620-793-4111 for more details.
The City of Great Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employer: City of Council Grove

Division: Public Works Utilities Department

Job Title: Certified Water / Wastewater Operator and/or Apprentice Operator

Salary: $14.00 - $22.00 Hourly


Council Grove Kansas is a historical community located just south of Manhattan. Preserving its small-town atmosphere, Council Grove is a close-knit community that has a lot to offer, such as 2A schools, affordable housing, dining, and lodging. It’s a great place to live and raise a family.

The City of Council Grove is accepting applications for two Certified Water & Wastewater Operator positions.

A Water / Wastewater Operator position will be considered for those applicants who have past work experience in, and general knowledge of, mechanics, equipment maintenance or other relatable skills. An Apprentice Operator position will be considered for those with little to no experience.

Paid on the job training and classes will be offered by the City to satisfy the requirement of acquiring a Class I Water Operator certification within 18 months from hire date, and a Class II Water Operator certification within 36 months. Acquirement of a Class I Wastewater Operator certification is considered optional, but highly recommended. Backflow Technician Certification is also available for those interested.

Job Description:

Responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the water treatment facility, daily collection of chlorine samples in distribution, locating underground lines for dig safe tickets, repairing, replacing, or installation of new water mains and service lines, monthly meter reading, meter changes, work orders passed from City Hall, collecting routine samples, inspection, and maintenance of wastewater lagoons, lift stations and cleaning and video recording the sewer collection system. Heavy equipment used includes dump trucks, backhoe, skid steer, sewer truck.

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens, raw sewage, odors, noise, gases, electrical and mechanical hazards is expected. Required to occasionally work in confined spaces such as manholes, ditches and excavation holes, pits, vaults, and similar areas. Physical abilities include, but are not limited to, the ability to climb and balance, kneel, crouch or crawl. The ability to lift or move up to 100 pounds. Working in all types of weather conditions can also be expected.

Regular workdays are Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. This position is required to work a rotating, on-call schedule, which will include some holidays, nights and weekends. The operator is subject to 24hr on-call status for call outs.


High school diploma or GED equivalent
Valid Kansas Driver’s License. Valid Class B CDL with air brakes is not required but recommended.
Residency - 20-minute response time[/li][/list]
Salary $14.00-$22.00 hr. based on experience. The City of Council Grove offers a great benefit package including health insurance, KPERS, paid vacations, holidays and more.

How to Apply:
Those interested in this position can pick up an application at the City Hall Office, located at 205 Union St. Council Grove, Kansas. Printable applications are available on the City website: go to the Residents menu and select “Forms and Permits”.

If you have questions about the position call Council Grove Utilities at 620-767-5321. Positions will remain open until filled.
Full-time City maintenance help wanted.

Pay based on experience. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Apply at the City Office at 119 W. Main St. Pretty Prairie, KS 67570.
City Public Works Employee

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor, the City Public Works Employee performs semi-skilled and skilled work in Water, Sewer, Streets, Storm Water and Parks within Public Works. 

This manual labor position is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s parks, streets, right of ways, water, sewer, storm water, and parks infrastructure. 

Essential Functions: water, sewer, storm water daily operations and maintenance; make repairs to parks and streets infrastructure including but not limited to pothole patching, crack sealing and asphalt street repairs; perform snow removal from City Streets,  and parking lots; operate heavy equipment including but not limited to trucks, dump truck, loader, backhoe and skid steer; perform lawn maintenance to City facilities, right of ways and parks; operate a variety of power and hand tools in a safe and efficient manner; perform routine building maintenance to City facilities; performs other duties as deemed necessary.

Marginal Functions: perform routine maintenance on City vehicles and equipment; assist other departments within Public Works.

Position Experience: one year of similar or related experience is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and information to perform the job within one year of employment. 

Education: a high school diploma or GED is required; the ability to obtain a water and wastewater Certification is required.

A valid Kansas Driver’s License is required, CDL is preferred. 

Technical Skills: ability to follow oral and written instructions is required. Ability to follow the City of Caldwell’s safety practices is required. General knowledge of maintenance and construction principles is preferred. Ability to operate heavy equipment is required. 

Working Conditions: while performing essential functions of this position, employee will encounter outdoor adverse weather and working conditions including but not limited to temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice and confined space. The employee may regularly be exposed to but not limited to blood borne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and fumes. Hearing protection is occasionally required. 

Physical Requirements: occasional maximum lift of 80 lbs. from floor to 62" high; occasional maximum lift of 40 lbs. floor to overhead; frequent maximum lift of 34 lbs. floor to shoulder; occasional maximum carry of 80 lbs.; occasional maximum carry 60 lbs; frequent maximum carry of 40 lbs.; occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 150 lbs.; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 65 lbs. at 58" high; occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs. at ground height; frequent push/pull force of 30 lbs;  frequent maximum grip force 65 lbs.; constant maximum grip force 10 lbs.; frequent climb up to 24" high; frequent forward reach; occasional overhead reach; frequent bend and crouch; occasional crouch/kneel/crawl; frequent balance; frequent neck rotation; frequent bilateral hand coordination; frequent exposure to whole body vibration; frequent sitting, standing and walking. 

Pre-Employment physical and drug testing is required. Applications can be picked up from the Caldwell City Office. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, work history and work-related references to the Caldwell City Office, 14 West Central Ave. Caldwell, KS.  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10