Stormwater Coordinator

Stormwater Coordinator

City of Shawnee, KS
Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
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Salary and Benefits
$71,000 to $85,000 annually (DOQ  
Post Date

The Stormwater Coordinator is a supervisory position responsible for coordination and administration of the Stormwater Collection System including cleaning, repair and replacement. This position works with technical and non-technical employees in both the Maintenance and Administration functions of the Stormwater Collection System. This position also facilitates the connection between management and front-line employees through mediation, influence and consensus-building. The position involves frequent internal and external contacts requiring considerable public relations skills. This position involves direct interaction with the public, contractors, vendors, other City departments, other jurisdictions and may require contact with elected officials.  The hiring range for this full-time exempt position is $71,000 to $85,000 annually (DOQ).

Position Responsibilities

  • Supervisory. Provides daily direction to Stormwater supervisory personnel.  Hires, schedules, trains, supervises, counsels, and reviews performance of employees as required. Observes, documents and evaluates the work of subordinates, inspecting work while in progress and upon completion to ensure proper performance. May supervise all division operations and programs in the absence of the Field Operations Manager. 
  • Project Management.  Works in conjunction with the Field Operations Manager and Stormwater Administration to plan annual and periodic work programs.  Ensures accurate estimation of costs and materials for Public Works projects.  Reads and interprets blueprints and construction plan drawings.    Ensures proper coordination of work with affected property owners, utility companies, public agencies, multiple work crews and other City departments and divisions. Inspects work while in progress and upon completion to ensure thoroughness and proper performance.    
  • Reviewing and Reporting.   Reviews, analyzes and recommends modifications to programs and specifications, and prepares manuals and reports.  Monitors, updates and prepares reports from citizen service requests, vehicle and equipment inspection, and monthly materials and supplies usage for budgeting and presentation purposes. Ensures proper entry of data in the Service Request System.  
  • Safety and Training.  Plans, schedules, coordinates and presents (where appropriate) training sessions for employee development, job skills development, health and safety, supervision and other subjects  that enhance  the Stormwater Operations Division's ability to meet its goals and fulfill its mission.   Ensures current CDL status for all Stormwater field operations employees and secures and/or provides appropriate training in the safe and effective operation of all vehicles and equipment. 
  • Contracts.   Prepares and/or directs the preparation of contract documents for site specific projects, services materials, and other bidding purposes.  Draws plans and sketches of proposed repairs or improvements to storm drainage systems for use by Stormwater Operations personnel.  Reviews submitted bids, retains contract forces and oversees project construction by site visits and working with contractors. 
  • Property Easements and Right of Way.  Coordinates the process for verifying that written permission, permits and easements when needed to perform work on private property or public right-of-way. 
  • Purchasing.  Oversees the purchase of authorized tools and materials in accordance with City policies and procedures and as provided for in the annual budget.  Prepares bid specifications for material and equipment purchases.
  • Records Management.  Ensures the development, maintenance and updating of files for Stormwater maintenance activities and programs.  Ensures electronic and paper documentation of time, materials, and equipment used in completing Stormwater maintenance projects.  
  • Emergency Operations.  Serves as a Snow Manager for snow removal and ice control operations. Assists in the planning and organization of operations in all other emergencies such as flooding and wind storms, and monitors the effectiveness of all operations through inspections of streets.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • High school diploma with a minimum of two (2) years of college or vocational studies in the area of engineering, construction technology or public works administration.  
  • A minimum of five (5) years public works experience with a strong knowledge of stormwater operations required.  
  • A minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience.  
  • Valid Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (or ability to obtain within 180 days of employment) with acceptable driving record. 

Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities listed in this job posting may also be considered.

Work Schedule

This position generally works eight hour days, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). This position is required to respond and participate in snow removal and ice control operations, as well as other emergencies, during off-duty times. Emergency response call-in can occur anytime, day or night, seven days per week including holidays. Typical emergency shifts are twelve hours on and twelve hours off.


The included statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. The City of Shawnee reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities of job descriptions to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. The job description is not a contract or guarantee of employment.

All applications should be submitted at

If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply or further information is needed, please contact: Human Resources, Shawnee City Hall
11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.

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