BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: Incumbent is responsible for managing the daily and long term operations of the wastewater treatment plant/collections system to ensure regulatory compliance in a cost-effective manner. Duties include: supervising personnel; managing treatment plant/collections system operations; working and meeting with outside vendors and contractors; enforcing safety rules; preparing various reports and memos; and, conducting public relations and educational activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or related field and five years of progressively responsible wastewater plant/collections system operations experience including two years of supervisory experience; or, any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Ability to obtain a Class IV Wastewater or ABC Collections System license within 6 months of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits - A complete list of benefits can be found on our website.
About Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City (often abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from its adjacent namesake, Kansas City, Missouri) is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independe...nt cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.
The Water Pollution Control Division is charged with helping to protect public health and the environment of the community by treating approximately 25-30 million gallons per day (MGD) of raw sewage, also called wastewater, with an overall capacity of 66 MGD.
The wastewater is generated by residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Division operates:
•83 wastewater pump stations,
•9 flood pump stations,
•5 wastewater treatment facilities,
Servicing an area of approximately 158 square miles, and a population of over 150,000 people. In order to meet all federal and state regulatory requirements and most to provide 24-hour per day wastewater service to our customers, the system is closely managed through our Water Pollution Control Division staff of approximately 115 employees. Since wastewater is 98% water and 2% pollutants, the Water Pollution Control Division must meet such stringent water quality standards that essentially they are removing over 95-99% of those 2% pollutants in the water
Included in those 115 employees is our Sewer Maintenance Division which is responsible for overseeing the sewer infrastructure that spans throughout the county and city. The Sewer Maintenance maintains over 800 miles of sanitary sewer and 400 miles of storm sewer, and cleans and inspects the sewer lines within a 3-5 year cycle.