Drinking Water Certification Board – Announcement of Vacancy

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators has a vacancy for one of the two certified operator representatives to fill.

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators serves in an advisory capacity to the cabinet on all aspects of drinking water operator training and certification. The Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Compliance Assistance is responsible for providing the administrative support to this board.

The board consists of five members. KRS 223-170, the board’s authorizing statute, requires that the board be composed of individuals with professional background as follows: two members who are currently employed as waterworks operators holding valid certificates; one member employed by a municipality who holds the position of either city manager, city engineer, director of public works or the equivalent thereof; one member who is a faculty member of a college, university or professional school whose major field is related to water supply; and one  ex officio member representing the Energy and Environment Cabinet. The cabinet secretary makes appointments to the board, and board members shall serve a four-year term.

Board members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred while discharging their official duties. The board has regularly scheduled monthly meetings, which are primarily held in Frankfort.

Please feel free to share this announcement with members of your organization or interested parties. For anyone interested in applying for the vacant certified operator representative on the board, submit the application, disclosure statement and a current resume by COB June 15, 2015. 

The cabinet is responsible for making recommendations to the secretary’s office, so in order to facilitate the process and make sure our office is able to base recommendations on all applicants, we are requesting that all applications, disclosure statements and resumes be submitted directly to our office by June 15. We will send all applications/resumes received by DCA to the secretary’s office for review and consideration. Applicants may email PDF or Word files to Jessica.Wilhoite@ky.gov or fax them to 502-564-9720, Attention: Jessica Wilhoite.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Wilhoite at 502-564-0323, extension 3376.

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