Applicants Sought for Certification BoardsVacancies

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater Operators and the Kentucky Board of Certification of Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators are seeking applicants to fill several positions whose terms are set to expire Aug. 31, 2017.

Both boards serve in an advisory capacity to the cabinet on all aspects of wastewater and drinking water operator training and certification. The Department for Environmental Protection’s Division of Compliance Assistance is responsible for providing the administrative support to both boards.

The drinking water 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 Energy and Environment Cabinet. The cabinet secretary makes appointments to the board, and board members shall serve a four-year term.

The wastewater board consists of eight members. KRS 224-110, the board’s authorizing statute, requires that the board be composed of individuals with professional backgrounds as follows: 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 wastewater treatment; one non-voting ex officio member representing the Energy and Environment Cabinet; and five members currently employed as operators holding valid certificates where one of these five shall be an operator of an industrial wastewater system. Members of the board are appointed by the governor and 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 boards have regularly scheduled monthly meetings, which are primarily held in Frankfort.

Please share this announcement with members of your organization or interested parties. For anyone interested in applying for one or both of these board positions, submit the application, disclosure statement and a current resume by close of business on Aug. 31, 2017.

The two drinking water board positions that will expire Aug. 31, 2017, are the university representative and a certified operator representative.

The five wastewater board positions that will expire Aug. 31, 2017, are the university representative, city manager representative and three certified operator representatives.

Drinking Water Board Application

Wastewater Board Application

Disclosure Statement

The Cabinet is responsible for making recommendations to the governor’s and Secretary’s offices, so in order to facilitate the process we are requesting that all applications, disclosure statements and resumes be submitted directly to our office. On or about Sept. 4, all applications/resumes will be sent 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 844-213-0549, Attention: Jessica Wilhoite.

If you have any questions, contact Jessica Wilhoite at 502-782-6477.

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