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Job Title: Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Inspector I      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:188917
Agency:Corporation Commission
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) currently has a vacancy for an unclassified Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Inspector I for the KCC's Utilities Division. The KCC is the public utilities commission of the State of Kansas run by three Commissioners appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate. The Commission has the responsibility of ensuring that natural gas, electricity, telephone and transportation vendors provide safe, adequate and reliable services at reasonable rates. Significant in-state travel will be required for inspection duties.

The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Inspector primarily will conduct field inspections of pipeline operators for compliance with pipeline safety regulations. This position will also assist the Chief of Gas Operations and Pipeline Safety with:

  • Implementation of federal initiatives such as distribution integrity management and operator qualifications;
  • Inspector supervision, inspection scheduling, database management and analysis of inspection results;
  • Conduct routine inspections for compliance with the Kansas Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act;
  • Conduct investigations and prepare reports for determining causes of major catastrophic gas pipeline failures.

Qualifications: College degree or a combination of education and technical experience that includes a good understanding of the engineering sciences and their applications to the pipeline industry. Natural gas industry or regulatory experience is highly desirable. Well-developed technical writing skills are required.

Salary Range: $23.31 hourly/$48,484.40 annually - $25.00 hourly/$52,000 annually

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at and submit to the Corporation Commission

STEP 3: Email these additional required documents to Sandra Rak at Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

Cover Letter
Two Relevant Writing Examples
Tax Clearance Certificate
Three Professional References

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Sandra Rak
Phone: 785-271-3136
FAX: 785-271-3219
NOTE: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documentation upon hire.
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.
What To Expect Next: After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Corporation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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