Drinking Water Certification Board − Announcement of Term Expirations

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators is seeking applicants for two board member positions whose terms are set to expire Aug. 31, 2015.

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 backgrounds 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 Environmental and Public Protection 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 two positions that are  set to expire are for a 1) Public Works Director, City Manager, or Equivalent and 2) a Certified Operator Representative. Please feel free to share this announcement with members of your organization or interested parties. For anyone interested in applying for one of these positions on the board, submit the application, disclosure statement and a current resume by close of business on July 31, 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. On or about Aug. 1, we will send all applications/resumes 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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