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Employer: City of Paola
Job Title: Utility Superintendent
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

The City of Paola, Kansas (pop. 5,600) is seeking applicants for a full-time Utilities Superintendent. Under the supervision of the Public Works Director, this position directs the operation of staff of the water system and wastewater treatment and collection facilities; oversees the maintenance and repair of city pool;

Employment Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in water systems general construction, maintenance and repair work
  • Able to operate backhoes, loaders, skid steers
  • Able to read, understand, and maintain maps and records of water and sewer system
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Possession of a valid Class B CDL driver's license or ability to attain within six months
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, pre-employment physical, criminal background check and have a good driving record
  • Must have small systems water operator and wastewater certifications, and the ability to obtain higher certifications as needed

Special Requirements: Knowledge of sewer lift stations is preferred. Please note this is a working supervisory position. Successful candidate must live or be willing to relocate to within a 30-minute response time of the Paola city limits. A motor vehicle (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record.

Working Conditions:    This position requires the willingness and ability to work around raw sewage, chemicals and dusty environments, exposure to noise of plant machinery and other equipment; mechanical and electrical hazards of operating equipment; fumes and odors of sewage, chemicals, and gases; toxic substances such as chemicals, cleaners, solvents, and gases; all types of weather and temperature conditions. May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks and standby and requires working varying hours, overtime, weekends, and holidays. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed in both indoors in plant area and outdoors in field and collateral facilities.


Physical Requirements:    Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally; ability to stand, walk, climb, sit, bend, twist, crawl, pull, push, grasp, and perform similar body movements.  Hand/eye/foot coordination adequate for operation of equipment, using tools, and making repairs.  Ability to talk and hear in person, by two-way radio and telephone, and to detect malfunctions in equipment.  Ability to see for operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities, reading charts, and logging operational and treatment information.


Duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the city’s needs and requirements of the job change.  The state of Kansas and city of Paola are at-will employment jurisdictions.  The city is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants/employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position’s functions.  Requests should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.

Vacancy Number: PW-03-19

Open Date: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: