Environmental Services Manager

May 13, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Additional Job Description

Olathe, KS

The City of Olathe is the fourth largest city in Kansas and sits 22 miles outside of Kansas City. With a population of more than 150,000 people, Olathe is one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas.

About The City of Olathe

The City of Olathe is Future Ready, using the City's 2040 Strategic Plan as a roadmap to successfully address tomorrow's challenges in resilient, innovative, and collaborative ways. Olathe's Infrastructure Department is a national and regional leader in the delivery of innovative public works services and assets.

At the City of Olathe, we're "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service," both for our residents and our employees. It's at the Core of our Vision, Values, and Mission and is the basis of our organizational culture. We're looking for employees who share our values of integrity, learning, customer service, and more. As one of the fastest growing cities in the region, we strive to find innovative, engaged employees who are excited to help shape the future of our great City. To learn more about our Vision, Values, and Mission, as well as, our Leadership Philosophy, visit the Employment page on our website and click on Vision, Values, and Mission.

We are currently accepting applications for the City of Olathe's Environmental Services Division Manager position within the Infrastructure Department.

Pay Range

$98,240 to $152,272

Additional Information:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Job will be posted until filled.

For more information about the City of Olathe's benefits visit the Employment page on our website and click on the Benefits link.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

The Environmental Services Manager plans, leads, organizes and manages the activities and operations of the City's Environmental Services Division, including laboratory services, water production, plant maintenance, and wastewater treatment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, prioritize, supervise, train, and review the work of assigned employees and work groups. Coach/lead, motivate, engage, develop and evaluate assigned personnel. Model the City's Leadership Philosophy to promote a positive work culture.
  • Oversee and manage the Environmental Services Division's portions of the Infrastructure Department business plan, including assigned projects and programmatic areas.
  • Ensure that the water and wastewater treatment plant operations and required laboratory analysis comply with all state and federal regulations under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Prepare and administer the Environmental Services annual operating budget, including oversight of all the individual section budgets; support the Engineering group in the development of the Capital Improvement plan for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Represent assigned section areas to all internal and external stakeholders, including City Council, regulators and as the City representative on the board for the Kansas River Water Assurance District.
  • Ensure all customer service requests are resolved; respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner, resolve complaints in an effective and timely manner.


Experience : 6-8 years of municipal services experience with water, wastewater treatment, and sewer systems is required, including 3-5 years administrative and management experience. 10 years of experience in a related engineering function, including 6 years in an engineering management role is preferred.

Education : Bachelor's degree in field related to utilities management (water, wastewater, sewer systems) or environmental services is required and Civil or Environmental Engineering Master's degree is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates: A valid Driver's License and good driving record is required. Professional Engineering license and a Class IV KDHE operators license for either drinking Water or Wastewater treatment are also required.

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