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The City of Russell is seeking professional and community oriented individuals for a full-time police officer position.

The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Basic benefits include vacation, sick leave, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, and KPERS retirement program, with optional benefits packages available as well.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, with a high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, no felony or domestic violence convictions, drug or alcohol related convictions or diversions, pass a psychological test / medical and drug screening and background investigation. Applicants must also establish residency within the city of Russell 6 months from hire date.

Applications and a full job description may be obtained at www.russellcity.org or at The City of Russell, 133 W. 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications may be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to hr@russellcity.org. Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 6, 2017.

Position open until filled. EEO/ADA

The City of Russell is seeking professional and community oriented individuals for a full-time Electric Apprentice or Certified Journeyman Lineman position.

The City of Russell is situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. As a rural city, it is our vision to serve as the County’s regional center. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, uniforms, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, KPERS retirement program, and several other optional benefit programs.

This position includes the construction, repair, and maintenance of the City of Russell’s overhead and underground Electric Distribution and Transmission systems, which are vital to providing power to our community. Employees will be provided on-the-job training with opportunities for certification and continuing education. As an Apprentice, education in electrical wiring or completion of a lineman training degree program is preferred. As a Journeyman Lineman, five or more years of electrical distribution experience as well as a journeyman’s certification is required. Applicant for either positions must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid Driver’s License with the ability to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License within one month of employment. Applicants must also establish residency in Russell County 6 months from hire date. Pre-employment drug screening and job placement assessment are required.

Applications and a full job description may be obtained at www.russellcity.org or at The City of Russell, 133 W. 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications can be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to hr@russellcity.org. Applications will accepted until September 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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 McLouth is seeking highly motivated and ethical applicants for full-time employment. The City of McLouth owns and operates the water, wastewater and gas utilities. This position includes, but not limited to, utility maintenance, street maintenance, yard maintenance and city improvements, as necessary. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license. Preferred qualifications include: Natural Gas Pipeline Qualifications, KOHE Class II Water Certification, KOHE Class I Wastewater Certification and a Commercial Class B COL. Worker may have up to 6 months to obtain certifications for the Gas utility and COL. Worker may have up to 2 years to obtain certifications for Water and Wastewater. Wage is dependent on experience and qualifications.
City benefits include BC & BS health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and KPERS retirement plan.
To obtain an application form: print from the City of McLouth website – cityofmclouth.org – or from the
McLouth City Hall – 110 North Union Street, McLouth, Kansas 66054; 913-796-6411. Completed applications with resumes will be accepted by the City Administrator/Clerk until the position is filled. The City of McLouth is an E.O.E.
Job Title: Police Officer
Department: Police Department Reports To: Police Chief
Pay Range: Non-exempt $18.63-$25.21 Posted: June 23, 2017 Closes: Open until filled
The City of Newton is recruiting for a Police Officer(s) position. The Police Officer performs duties in the protection of life and property and the preservation of order in the City of Newton. The employee in this position enforces all federal, state and local laws in accordance with departmental rules and regulations. Patrol duties include enforcing traffic laws, investigation of crimes and accidents, and providing public assistance. This employee will be required to exercise initiative and discretion when faced with emergency conditions. The Police Officer will be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends and special events as assigned. This work involves an element of personal danger.
Experience: Prior law enforcement experience and KLETC or recognized certification from another state is highly preferred but not required.
Education: High School diploma or GED. Possession of a valid driver’s license is mandatory.
Must be 21 years of age and able to pass a criminal background check and a polygraph. Upon conditional offer of employment must be able to pass a drug screen and a physical.
The City of Newton offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits including health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, 10.5 holidays, and this position has KP&F retirement. Applications accepted until filled.
HIRING INCENTIVE AND RETENTION BONUS!!! MOVING REIMBURSEMENT!!!
The new employee will be paid $500 at the time of hire and another $500 on the pay period of their 1-year anniversary.
Approval may be granted for the new employee to move within the required residency boundaries with the preference being Newton. Expenses will be paid 1 time by submitting receipts to not exceed $2000.
Submit application at www.hrepartners.com
The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAA employer
Job Title: Wastewater Plant Operator I
Department Public Works; Water and Wastewater Division
Reports To: Wastewater Plant Supervisor
Pay Range: Grade 9; Nonexempt; $14.88 per hour
Posted: August 8, 2017
Closes: Until filled
Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Wastewater Plant Supervisor, the Wastewater Plant
Operator I performs semi-skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of the
plant facilities. This employee handles the day-to-day operation of the
wastewater systems for the city, including checking equipment for proper
operation and making repairs when needed. Employee is subject to on-call
rotation.
Position Requirements:
 Minimum of a Class 1 certification in wastewater, ability to obtain a Class
3 within one year of employment.
 Possession of a valid CDL with airbrake and tanker endorsement within
six months of employment.
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 Must live within 20 miles of First and Main Streets
 Upon conditional offer of hire must be able to pass a criminal background,
physical and drug/alcohol test.
The City of Newton offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits including
health insurance plan, life insurance plans, paid vacation, sick leave, KPERS
retirement and 10.5 holidays. Applications accepted until filled.
Please make application at www.hrepartners.com To view the full job description
go to: www.newtonkansas.com
The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAAA employer.
The City of Merriam Public Works Department is seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker I. The qualified applicant will be responsible for performing a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work, and will operate a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City Street and storm drainage facilities and systems.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Inspect/repair streets, drainage systems and signs to ensure proper functioning; maintain records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, water supply and consumption; determine the location of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines prior to excavation; respond to complaints regarding traffic signals, street signs, drainage problems, sidewalks, curbs and gutter and explain findings to supervisor; drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of equipment, gravel, sand and salt in a variety of weather conditions. Will perform other related duties as necessary and assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• One (1) year of experience related to construction, maintenance or repair.
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities.
• Must have valid State Driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License certification; or the ability to obtain a CDL within 8 weeks from hire date.

City’s employment application is required to apply in addition to a resume.

Qualified applicants may apply at Merriam City Hall (9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202) Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Applications can be downloaded online at www.merriam.org or by calling 913-322-5500. Applications may be submitted in person or mail to: City of Merriam; Attn: Human Resources; 9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202, or by fax (913) 322-5505. EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.