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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Operations - Water Utilities

 (posted on August 25, 2018 22:10)


Open until filled  


Hiring range is $61,212 to $101,307 plus an excellent benefit package.   



Lee’s Summit is a premier community located southeast of downtown Kansas City, MO.  With an estimated population just over 97,000 citizens and growing, residents enjoy the many attributes of a significant suburb within a major metropolitan area.  Lee’s Summit is home to great amenities including shopping, outstanding community health facilities, a national gold medal winning Parks and Recreation system, and award winning schools.  Lee’s Summit is proud to be voted one of Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” four times, ranked #5 of America’s 50 best cities to live in by USA Today and ranked #1 of the “Happiest Mid-Sized Cities in America” by Zippia.


The City of Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Department serves 35,000 accounts with three divisions (Operations, Engineering and Business Services) supported by a total of approximately 65 FTE’s. The Operations Division operates and maintains water distribution and wastewater collection systems comprised of approximately 1200 miles of pipeline, 35mg of water storage, numerous pumping facilities, Excess Flow Holding Facilities and a robust SCADA system.


This professional position is responsible for assisting the Director of Water Utilities in the management of the department by managing the overall operations of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.  This position is responsible for short and long-range planning, managing people, finances, equipment, technology and other resources related to the utility system and its infrastructure. The Assistant Director of Operations provides critical leadership; strategic planning and vision by assisting the department achieve its goals relative to maintaining customer confidence by providing efficient, safe and reliable water services. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, construction management or  related field required and
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience related to the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection and water distribution systems, 5 years of which being in management  and
  • Department of Natural Resources Water DS III  License required within 12 months of hire and
  • Valid State motor vehicle operator's license and acceptable driving record requried






How to apply

An application form must be completed (please include detailed resume).  Click here to download the Application Form.  You can also obtain an application from Human Resources.  The application can either be faxed, mailed, or submitted in person at City Hall.



Human Resources
City of Lee's Summit
220 SE Green
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Fax:(816) 969-1055

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