Yeah… apparently the ability to restart or shutdown your system using a normal user account from within KDE SC is not something that is installed by default. In order to accomplish this you need to compile and install the kde-misc/kshutdown package using the following command from a root terminal:
I also had to create a new file called /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords in order for this to work. Inside that file just put the following text
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