Wastewater Certification Board − Announcement of Term Expirations

The Certification and Licensing Branch wants to make you aware that the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators has two board member positions whose terms are set to expire August 31, 2015.

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators serves in an advisory capacity to the Cabinet on all aspects of wastewater 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 eight (8) members.  KRS 224-110, the Board’s authorizing statute, requires that the Board be composed of individuals with professional backgrounds as follows: one (1) member employed by a municipality who holds the position of either city manager, city engineer, director of public works, or the equivalent thereof; one (1) member who is a faculty member of a college, university, or professional school whose major field is related to wastewater treatment; one (1) non-voting ex officio member representing the Energy and Environment Cabinet; and five (5) members currently employed as operators holding valid certificates where one (1) of these five (5) shall be an operator of an industrial wastewater system .  Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and shall serve a four (4) 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.

The two positions that will expire August 31, 2015 are the 1) Industrial Operator Representative and 2) a Certified Operator Representative.

Please feel free to share this announcement with members of your organization.  If anyone is interested in applying for one of the two positions on the board, they shall submit the application, disclosure statement and a current resume by COB, July 31, 2015.

The cabinet is responsible for making recommendations to the Governor’s Office so in order to facilitate the process and to make sure our office is able to base recommendations on all applicants; I am requesting that all applications, disclosure statements and resumes be submitted directly to me.  On August 1st, I will send all applications/resumes to the Governor’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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