City of McKee Water Superintendent

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The City of McKee is accepting applications for a water superintendent.


The Water Plant Superintendent is responsible for the supervision of all Water plant employee’s and the operation of the Water plant. The Superintendent is also responsible for a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and for performing manual activities as needed and/or required by the Public Works Department, and responsible for overseeing maintenance on all city dams. Workers in this position may be utilized in other departments as needed. This position requires that the superintendent follow all regulations and laws pertaining to the operation of the Water Plant and Water Distribution system.


Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Preparation of daily and monthly report of operations, and related records, in accordance with all state and federal reporting regulations. Assesses and monitors work load and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Maintains the daily operation of the plant. Supervises plant operators. Assists with planning for departmental budget. Responsible for building and grounds maintenance at the plant. Responsible for maintaining and overseeing distribution lines. Carrying out and/or overseeing City and flood retention dam maintenance.


Required Certifications/licensure:

Must be able to possess and maintain (or acquire within 90 days) a Class III Water Treatment Plant Operators License issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Must be able to possess and maintain (or acquire within 90 days) a Water Distribution License

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Valid Kentucky Driver’s license


Shift varies.

Starting salary: Negotiable based upon experience and licensure.

Competitive salary available upon proof of valid water operation license.

Benefits include employer paid health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, IRA Retirement account, and an employer paid life insurance policy. City of McKee employees also qualify for a tuition discount from EKU, and we are a qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer.


The City of McKee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any applicant who needs an ADA accommodation in the employment selection process shall request the accommodation from the City Clerk.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall at 526 Main Street S in McKee and must be returned to City Hall by no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2023. You may also request an application via email from

For any questions, contact City Hall at (606) 287-8305.