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The job duties of the Community Services Officer include but are not limited to interpreting and enforcing the zoning, health, nuisance, vehicle, environmental and animal control codes as incorporated within the Code of Ordinances of the City of Edwardsville, Kansas. The Community Services Officer shall receive, dispense, document and resolve citizen inquiries and complaints.

The job duties of this position also include inspection of public infrastructure projects for compliance with City standards and specifications; inspection of private commercial and residential projects to ensure stormwater Best Management Practices are being followed; and inspection and management of City right-of-way. 

The duties described below are indicative of what the Community Service Officer might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate the essential duties created for the position of Community Services Officer. This is not an exhaustive list of job responsibilities and therefore other duties may be assigned:
 
Essential Functions:
Reviews, interprets and enforces the planning, zoning, vehicular, health and environmental codes.  Work is performed with some latitude for the interpretation and application of policies and standards under supervision. 
Investigates and reviews complaints; documents the condition of the property inspected; maintains files on each active case which includes digital photographs; performs timely follow-up inspections; prepares reports; and brings complaints to a proper conclusion.
Resolves code enforcement violations by requesting information and evaluating data to determine the extent of the violation; prepares notices of violations and ensures proper and lawful service of notices through mailing or personal service.
Verifies complaints regarding abandoned and hazardous buildings; abandoned and inoperable vehicles and all other code violations.
Effectively communicates findings and enforcement actions verbally and in writing; providing community outreach in a positive manner.
Utilizes self-discipline, diplomacy and tact; makes sound reasonable decisions as set forth by city codes; and fosters a friendly environment between the city and its citizens.
Prepares presentations and presents effectively to the governing body.
When necessary, consults with the City Prosecutor, in preparing violation cases for the court and provides testimony when needed in both municipal and district court cases requiring litigation.
Performs animal control duties and works with other departments when needed.
Inspects and/or investigates public improvement projects as needed, to ensure compliance with City standards and specifications.
Inspects commercial and residential building sites to ensure stormwater Best Management Practices are being followed.
Inspects the work of contractors and/or utilities performing work within the right-of-way.
Public Works duties include performing snow removal operations during inclement weather; right-of-way and facility mowing as needed; and other duties as directed by the Public Works Director. 
Community Relations Functions:

Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential code violation problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.
Take an active role in the areas of public education relative to code enforcement and prevention measures, knowing available resources.
Maintain contact with contractors on projects to make certain erosion control measures are installed and maintained.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE • High school diploma or GED; Associate Degree preferred. • Prior experience in a closely related public contact position. • 1-3 years of code enforcement, construction inspection or related experience is required. • A valid Kansas motor vehicle operator’s license.
Special Requirements
REQUIRED ABILITIES • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and effective manner. • Ability to make responsible decisions in accordance with established ordinances, polices, and code enforcement procedures. • Perform time management skills in applying practical applications to code enforcement compliance. • Ability to research topics regarding ordinance violations through organized records management and activity files. SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public. • Ability to understand the constitutional rights of citizens and lawful search practices. • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply City, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. City ordinances, procedure manuals, etc. • Ability to show initiative and problem solving skills. • Show good attentive listening skills. • Ability to be diplomatic and assertive without being aggressive. EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and database software; police radio system, electronic cell phone and emails. • Ability to operate a digital camera, telephone, measuring device (ruler/yardstick/tape) and recording devices. • Ability to operate various types of public works equipment – vehicles, lawn mowers, snow removal equipment, and various hand tools. LANGUAGE SKILLS • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public. • Ability to communicate in written, verbal and electronic forms. • Ability to develop, interpret and implement City policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, City, and local regulations; MSDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. REASONING ABILITY • Ability to respond to citizen complaints posed by the public. • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations. • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control and adapt to stressful situations. • Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.
Miscellaneous Information
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. Physical Environment: • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or moving (up to 50 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: • Works both indoors and in outside weather conditions. • Ability to work safely in hazardous and dangerous situations that may arise in the enforcement of codes and other duties. • Ability to climb over difficult outdoor terrain and work in extreme weather conditions.
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The City of Newton invites you to join an organization focused on providing excellent service to our 19,000+ citizens and growing. The City seeks a creative professional for the executive team dedicated to serving others, with outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills. The person to fill this position should have strong accounting experience and be able to forecast, budget, perform analysis and balance million dollar accounts while following all appropriate budget laws. This position reports to the City Manager and works closely with all department heads, elected officials, and the public—our customers.
 Must have strong municipal government finance experience
 Must have experience at and be able to communicate finance issues well in layman’s terms in verbal, written, and presentation formats.
 Must have experience at and be able to establish cooperative working relationships, listen perceptively and assist and foster a stimulating, accepting learning environment for subordinate staff and other departments.
 Must perform effectively in environments with frequent workload changes and competing demands.
 Must perform with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
 Must be able and willing to perform financial calculations as this is a working director position.
 Must fit in with our work team and be a self-starter
Experience: Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in municipal finance including two years in supervisory/management position; other government finance experience may be considered on similarity of work tasks; experience as a Finance Director or Certified Public Finance Officer preferred; knowledge and/or experience in financial analysis, revenue projection, budget development and financial software. The employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after 6 months in the position.
Education: Equivalent of a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university and/or relevant work experience in municipal finance/budgeting field to equal 8 years minimum. Other government finance experience may be considered on similarity of work tasks. Prefer CPA certification.
The successful candidate must pass a background check, a physical and drug screen, a credit check and a driver’s license records check upon conditional offer of employment. They must also have a valid State of Kansas driver’s license with a good driving record.
The City of Newton offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits including health insurance plan, KPERS, life insurance plans, paid vacation and sick leave and 10.5 holidays.
For a copy of the complete job description please refer to the City’s website at www.newtonkansas.com Please make application at www.hrepartners.com.
The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAA employer.
To be considered as a finalist you must submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Human Resources Director, Debra Perbeck, postmarked, not later than June 5, 2017. The address is 201 E. 6th, PO Box 426 Newton, KS 67114-0426 or by email to dperbeck@newtonkansas.com
Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director, the Accountant performs professional work in budget/financial analysis. This position participates in the preparation of the annual budget and assists the Assistant Finance Director in the financial planning of the city. The successful employee will perform professional, technical and administrative functions. This position will have direct communication with all departments within the city.
Experience: Two years of professional level financial experience in city government preferred and exposure to departmental or organization-wide strategic or financial or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.
Education: Equivalent of a 4-year accounting degree or relevant work experience in the accounting field to equal at least 6 years minimum.
The successful candidate must pass a background check, physical and drug screen, and a credit check upon conditional offer of employment.
The City of Newton offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits including health insurance plan, life insurance plans, paid vacation sick leave and 10.5 holidays.
For a copy of the complete job description please refer to the City’s website at www.newtonkansas.com
Please make application at www.hrepartners.com
The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAA employer.
Under the immediate supervision of the Sanitation Services Supervisor, the Equipment Operator III is responsible for the collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclable material. The employee in this position operates a solid waste collection vehicle along scheduled pick-up routes and performs maintenance on related equipment. This position insures compliance with City ordinances on solid waste disposal at the pick-up point.
Experience: Three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to operate a heavy truck, hydraulic compactor and other related material. Problem solving skills, including machinery and equipment malfunctions, is a plus.
Education: High school diploma, or GED preferred. Must have a current class B commercial driver’s license with airbrake endorsement.
The successful candidate must pass a background check, physical and drug screen upon conditional offer of employment.
The City of Newton offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits including health insurance plan, life insurance plans, KPERS retirement, paid vacation/sick leave and 10.5 holidays.
For a copy of the complete job description please refer to the City’s website at www.newtonkansas.com
Please make application at www.hrepartners.com
The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAA employer.
The City of Merriam is seeking an experienced professional to develop and implement the City’s community engagement and communication plans to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed and involved. The successful individual will exercise independent judgment and discretion while conducting a wide variety of media, community relations and informational activities on behalf of the City; promote and assist with city/community events, to include, community initiatives, informational outreach, surveys and other activities that create greater engagement among citizens and employees. This position will also develop and maintain the City’s website and social media platforms; will serve as the Public Information Officer (PIO) during emergencies in the Incident Command System; and will work under the direction of the Assistant City Administrator.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in communications, journalism or a related field;
• Three (3) to five (5) years experience in the field of journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or related area;
• Two (2) to four (4) years municipal experience or similar preferred;
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job.

Qualified applicants may apply at Merriam City Hall (9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202) Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Resumes are acceptable in addition to the City’s employment application. Applications can be downloaded online at www.merriam.org. Applications may be submitted in person or by fax (913) 322-5505 or by mail to:
City of Merriam; Attn: Human Resources; 9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202.
A complete job description is available in Human Resources.
EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.

The City of Russell is accepting applications for a Power Plant Operator. The applicant must have a HS Diploma/GED; related technical training and/or college credit, prior experience in power plant operations, strong mechanical background, computer and mathematical skills are preferred. Responsibilities include maintaining continuous operation of the generating units, monitoring the City’s connection with other electric utility systems, and delivering the necessary electrical power to the City’s electrical system. This position requires rotating shift work, including weekends, and residency within Russell County.
Pre-employment drug screening and background check is required. Applications and a complete job description are available at the City of Russell or at www.russellcity.org ● 133 W. 8th St. ● P.O. Box 112 ● Phone 785.483.6311 ● Fax 785.483.4397. To be considered for this position, please submit a current application. This positon is open until filled. EEO/ADA

Director of Human Resources: This position is responsible for Human Resources and the administration of rules and regulations, which also includes employee benefits, pension, performance appraisals, wage and salary, record keeping and oversees payroll processing. This position serves as the Safety Officer and handles all Workers’ Compensation claims. Salary DOQ plus benefits.
Qualifications:
A. Education/Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Degree in Public Administration, Human Resources, Business Mgt or a closely related field. Also two years of practical experience in municipal HR or closely related field.
B. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and abilities: A. Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public personnel administration and personnel law; thorough knowledge of employee compensation, benefits, budgetary practices, risk management, and safety practices. B. Skill in preparing and administering municipal budgets; planning, directing, and administering personnel programs and systems; C. Ability to: prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; carry out assigned projects to their completion; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, labor unions and the general public; and efficiently and effectively administer a personnel system
This position requires a valid driver’s license, must pass an extensive background check and strive in providing excellent service to the public.
APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Application link available at www.junctioncity-ks.gov on the
“How Do I?” page or at www.hrepartners.com
Questions?
Please contact Human Resources @ 785.238.3103

The City of Junction City is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

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