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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.
Qualifications:

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.

Education/Experience:
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 www.greatbendks.net
You may call 620-793-4111 for more details.
The City of Great Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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

“THE FLINT HILLS LIFE”

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.

Requirements:

High school diploma or GED equivalent
Valid Kansas Driver’s License. Valid Class B CDL with air brakes is not required but recommended.
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Compensation:
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: www.cityofcouncilgrove.com 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.
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Employer: City of Haysville
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Certified Wastewater Operator/Trainee
Salary: $11.35 - $19.15 Hourly
“GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN HAYSVILLE”


Haysville Kansas is a growing community located just south of Wichita. Preserving its small town atmosphere, Haysville is a close knit community that has a lot to offer, such as top rated schools, affordable housing, dining, and lodging along with several fun festivals and events throughout the year. It’s a great place to live and raise a family.   
The City of Haysville is accepting applications for a Certified Wastewater Operator.

A Wastewater Operator Trainee position will be considered for those applicants who have past work experience in, and general knowledge of, mechanics, equipment maintenance or other relatable skills. Paid on the job training and classes will be offered by the City to satisfy the requirement of acquiring a Class I Wastewater Operator certification within 18 months from hire date.
Job Description:

Responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility, lift stations and sewer collection system. Duties include, daily collection and laboratory testing of wastewater samples. Adjustments to treatment process and equipment. Repair of pumps and motors. Operate tractor and tanker to land apply wastewater sludge. Operate sewer line cleaning equipment. Repair manholes and sewer lines. Identify and correctly mark sewer lines for Kansas One Call tickets. Assist other departments as deemed necessary or assigned. 

Exposure to blood-borne pathogens, raw sewage, odors, noise, gases, electrical and mechanical hazards is expected. Required to occasionally work in confined spaces such as manholes, pits, vaults and similar areas. Physical abilities include, but are not limited to, the ability 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 work days are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. This position is required to work a rotating, on call schedule, which will include some holidays, nights and weekends. Operator is subject to 24hr on call status for call outs.

Requirements:
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Valid Kansas Driver’s License
Residency - 30 minute response time
Compensation:
Salary 11.35-19.10 hr. based on experience. The City of Haysville offers a great benefit package including health insurance, KPERS, paid vacations, holidays and more.

How to Apply:
Those interested in this position can apply at www.hrepartners.com or applications can be picked up at the Public Works Office, located at 401 S. Jane Haysville, Kansas. If you have questions about the position call Haysville Public Works at 316-529-5940.  Position will remain open until filled.
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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.
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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.  
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Public Wholesale Water Supply District #13 is seeking responsible applicants with knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a surface water treatment plant and distribution system. Certification preferred but not required at the time of hire. Valid Kansas Driver’s License is required. Must be at least 18 years old and have a High School diploma or GED. The rate of pay will be based upon experience.

Application and full job description are available online at pwwsd13linncounty@yahoo.com. All offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of a post offer drug screening, background check including driving record and a physical ability test.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.

Ability to work in high-stress environments with little oversight or direction • Ability to handle office related material such as computer equipment, notebooks, tablet computers, other handheld and desktop devices.

Applications will be received and reviewed until 8 November 2019 or the position is filled.   

Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Disability/Vet Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

 

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The City of Garnett, Kansas is currently accepting applications for the position of Water Plant Operator.  Duties include the day to day operations of the water plant and may also include assisting in the operations of the wastewater treatment facility and power plant. Flexible scheduling is a possibility. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and a Class III Kansas Water License.  Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Class III Water Operator Certification through the State of Kansas within three (3) years if they don’t already have a certification. 

For a complete job description and application, stop by City Hall, 131 W. 5th Ave, Garnett, or visit www.HRePartners.com.  Competitive salary based upon qualifications and excellent benefits package.  The position will remain open until filled, with the first review of application occurring on October 18th.  EOE
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Employment Opportunities / Pittsburg Water Treatment Plant Operator 1 position
« Last post by Greg on September 27, 2019, 01:38:47 pm »
Do you have a passion for the environment and water quality? Serve our community as an “Aqua Man or Woman” as a Water Treatment Plant Operator with the City of Pittsburg. The primary function of the Water Treatment Plant Operator I is to perform monitoring, operating, and equipment adjustment for the water treatment process. Operate a wide variety of pumps, valves, pipes and reservoirs used in the water production system, impacting chemical water treatment systems. Monitor chemical dosage levels and operate chemical feed equipment to ensure proper functioning and application of chemicals. Perform light maintenance duties and facility upkeep tasks and other duties as assigned.
The primary duties of work are performed indoors and outdoors which may include working in extreme weather conditions. Work may involve 24-hour availability during emergency situations. This will include overtime and call back situations as required. Work in confined spaces and trench excavations as required.  Must be able to pass a physical, drug screen and background check.

Candidates must possess a G.E.D. or high school diploma and 3 years of relevant work experience; a current Kansas commercial driver’s license with a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record, Air Brake Endorsement, Tanker Endorsement, Automatic and Standard Transmission, and OSHA 10 hour certification.  Work is typically performed outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions. This position is a pay grade 7 with an hourly pay range of $12.93 - $20.99 DOE.  Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for an apprentice level position and provided with on the job training to meet required skills and certifications.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To view the full job description and required certifications and to apply, visit www.pittks.org/jobs.  Applications may be emailed to HR@pittks.org or faxed to 620-231-0964. Paper applications are available at City Hall located at 201 w. 4th Street in Pittsburg, KS. 

The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Recruitment Announcement
CITY SUPERINTENDENT


The City of Columbus Kansas (pop. 3,200) has an opening for a City Superintendent. Responsible for operations of the City public works department including water & sewer utilities, garbage collection, public properties, cemetery, equipment repair/maintenance. Supervises and directs personnel, including hiring recommendations, making/scheduling work assignments, evaluating performance, and providing training and corrective instruction. Regularly inspects city streets and right-of-ways, determining needs, preparing project plans and cost estimates. Works closely with other department personnel in coordinating maintenance and repair needs. Responds to public complaints and inquiries regarding street maintenance, city water/wastewater system and yard waste collection, by investigating complaints and providing information and resolving problems as needed. Assists City Administrator in assessing department needs and developing long-range goals and objectives, and assisting in preparing annual department budget, projecting project costs, ensuring cost-effective operations. Formulates department policies and procedures including training and development. Plans and supervises street construction, maintenance, and repair activities and ensures safety procedures are followed. Performs related duties as assigned. Ability to occasionally work extended, evening and/or weekend hours as needed and serves on 24-hour call for emergency situations including snow plowing. Performs related duties as assigned.
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. Excellent Benefit package includes health, dental and life insurance, KPERS, sick and vacation leave. Submit cover letter and resume to Office of the City Clerk, City of Columbus, 300 East Maple, Columbus Kansas 66725 or e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to cityclerk@columbusks.gov EOE. Position open until filled.
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Employment Opportunities / City of Hiawatha - Entry Level Position in Water Department
« Last post by Greg on September 24, 2019, 01:15:26 pm »
The City of Hiawatha, KS is accepting applications for an entry level position in the Water Department.

This position requires a valid driver's license and permanent phone service. Applicants shall be able to obtain a Kansas Class 1 Water Supply Certification within 18 months of employment.
Municipal water/utility and computer experience desired. On the job training provided. Drug screening and post offer/pre-employment physical required. Applications and full job description available at Hiawatha City Hall, 701 Oregon St., Hiawatha, KS 66434 (785) 742-7417. Position open until filled. The City of Hiawatha, KS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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