Details for City of Pevely Chief Operator Water Dept.

The City of Pevely is currently accepting applications for
Chief Operator in the Water Department. The Chief Operator
is a non-exempt, hourly employee hired by the Board of Aldermen
who reports to the City Administrator.
The primary duties of the Chief Operator will be to coordinate and
direct all functions and activities of the Pevely Water Department.
This shall include planning daily operations, coordinating
maintenance and upgrades to the system, and responding to
emergencies. This position directly supervises all other employees
of the Water Department.
Additional duties of the Chief Operator will include being responsible
for collecting and submitting water samples as required by state or
federal agencies, managing the system’s supervisory control and
data acquisition (SCADA) system, and managing or controlling any
chlorine or other additives. This position works in coordination with
the Utility Department regarding matters of billing and frequently
interacts with the public.
The Chief Operator should be a self-starter, an effective leader,
and able to manage all components of a small utility department
including its staff, equipment, and other resources. This position is
required to submit monthly activity reports to the City Administrator,
assist the City Administrator in the creation and management of
the department’s budget, and conduct employee evaluations for
the other employees in the department. Normal working hours are
7:00 am – 3:30 pm; however, this position may be required to
attend evening meetings on occasion and be on call for after hour
Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent,
a valid Missouri Driver’s License, and a DS-II (or higher) public
drinking water distribution certification as issued by the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources. Additional skills to include:
computer proficiency, experience working for a public water utility,
as well as supervisory experience, and experience managing a
public water utility. An Associate’s degree or higher related to the
job description is a plus.
The City of Pevely offers a generous benefits package which
includes health, dental, and life insurance, bereavement, sick and
vacation leave, and membership in the Missouri Local Government
Employees Retirement System. Starting pay is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must be
able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
To apply, please submit a completed employment application to
Ashton Cooke, City Clerk, at 401 Main Street, Pevely MO 63070 or Please visit City Hall or the City’s website
at to obtain an employment
application. This position is open until filled but the first review of
applications will occur on Monday, December 13, 2021. The City of
Pevely is an Equal Opportunity Employer.