Careers in Water/Wastewater

The following positions have been submitted to KWEA for posting. Please contact the organization for each listing with any questions or follow-up. If you would like to add an open position to our list, please send us an email.

Open Positions

Director of Operations and Maintenance, Wastewater

Johnson County Wastewater


Johnson County Wastewater is looking for a Director of Operations and Maintenance. This position reports to the General Manager and is responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance division of the department which operates six treatment facilities, thirty-two pumping stations, and over 2300 miles of sewer lines, serving a population of about 500,000. We offer excellent benefits, including competitive health insurance, wellness incentives and discounts, and two retirement savings programs, one including participation in KPERS. This position will work in a values and team-based environment with an emphasis on collaboration, empowerment, and continuous improvement. More information can be found in the link to apply!

Duties position include but not limited:

  • Manages operations and maintenance programs that oversee, operate, and maintain JCW's existing $3B infrastructure assets, with 160 staff and a budget of $60M
  • Oversees strategic workforce development program for the O&M division, including safety and technical work function training
  • Oversees regulatory monitoring and reporting in coordination with General Manager, Chief Engineer, and other stakeholders
  • Provides recommendations to support the budget development process


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or related field
  • 10 years of advanced secondary wastewater treatment
  • 5 years as supervisor
  • 3 years budget management

Pay Range

$96,387.20 – $144,580.80 (actual pay depends on qualifications)


Open until filled

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Utilities Maintenance Technician III

City of Edgerton


Come work with us! The City of Edgerton is seeking a motivated, self-starter for an opening in our utility department. The Utility Maintenance Technician III works under the direct supervision of the Utility Superintendent. This skilled position will perform various duties and tasks necessary for the operation of public utilities facilities and associated utility assets for the City of Edgerton. This position performs work for both water and wastewater utility departments, including daily, monthly, and annual water monitoring and testing as well as regular inspections and cleaning of infrastructure. Less experienced candidates are eligible for Utility Maintenance Technician I or II.

The City of Edgerton offers a competitive benefits package to include medical, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS); supplemental retirement, including a 457(b); paid leave benefits, in addition to other voluntary benefit programs. The anticipated wage depends on level of experience.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and must successfully pass pre-employment screenings, such as background check, physical, and drug check. Experience is not required for the Utility Maintenance Technician I level, and the City will provide appropriate training for the successful candidate(s). Experienced candidates should possess a Class II Water Operator or Wastewater Certification with the ability to obtain a Class III certification within one year.

Salary: $41,072 – $61,608 per year

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