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911, where is your emergency? For many, these are the first words one hears after witnessing or being a victim of a tragic or violent situation
Wouldn’t you want to be the one on the other end to help with the situation? Well maybe you can.

Currently this position performs Emergency 9-1-1 and administrative non-emergency dispatching to public safety units in the field and reports of routine and emergency events to countywide law enforcement, emergency medical, and fire services. Pay Range $12.63/hr. – $17.41/hr.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: Shall be at least 18 years of age, possess a High School diploma or acceptable equivalent, no criminal record and be of good moral character.

The successful applicant must pass a post-offer typing & assessment testing along with a hearing test and a background check. Once hired, the employee must live within 45 minutes of the Cowley County Courthouse.

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s office, downloaded from our website at www.cowleycounty.org. Please e-mail to kimel@cowleycounty.org or mail applications by Monday, July 31, 2017 to Cowley County Att: Kristi Imel, 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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.


• 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.

Lyons, Kansas (pop. 3,725; $12.1 million budget; 33 FTE’s), known as “an unexpected pleasure” is the county seat of Rice County. A dynamic, community located in the heart of Kansas, with a prosperous business climate and first-rate public schools plus access to higher education. The city operates gas, water, and wastewater utilities, along with a growing municipal airport. The City Administrator reports to a progressive nine-member council, and oversees all departments. For more information about the community, visit http:www.lyonsks.org.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in public administration or a related field and at least five years of management experience. The successful candidate will have a history of sound decision-making ability, excellent administrative and organizational skills and experience facilitating economic development. Candidates must also display the communication skills and openness needed to collaborate with the city council and staff.

Salary $60,000 – 70,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Lyons@lkm.org or LEAPS-Lyons, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin July 31. EOE.

Girard, Kansas (pop. 2,760; $10.7 million budget, 32 FTE’s), the county seat of Crawford County, is located at the intersection of Kansas Highways 47 and 7, about one and a half hours south of the Kansas City metro area. The city is home to a thriving public library, a high-quality medical center, an excellent education system, and numerous historic attractions. For more information on Girard, visit http://www.girardkansas.gov/.

The City operates under a council-administrator form of government. The governing body is composed of four council members elected by district, along with a mayor who is elected at-large. The City Administrator facilitates the day-to-day operations of the municipality, and oversees all operations and departments based on guidance from the governing body. Girard operates electric and water/wastewater utilities.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of local government experience, a reputation for problem solving and dependability. Candidates must showcase and be able to cite examples of strong leadership skills, budgetary experience, and have an eye for details.

Competitive benefits; Salary $60,000-$75,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Girard@lkm.org or LEAPS-Girard, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin July 31. EOE.

The City of Morland, KS is looking for a full-time Operations Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to, natural gas, water and sewer operations; street, park and general city maintenance. Wage is dependent on experience, qualifications and certification levels. Contact the City of Morland at 785-627-3075 or email morland@ruraltel.net. EOE
Barton County, Kansas, is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Director until filled. The Public Works Director manages the resources and personnel in the Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed Departments as well as at the County-owned Memorial Parks. Work involves the maintenance and construction of County infrastructure, staff supervision, fleet and asset control, budget management. Requires a minimum of five years practical experience in administrative and / or supervisory work in engineering, public works or equivalent field. Four year degree in related field preferred. The starting salary is $60,000 per year. Residency, valid Kansas driver’s license, pass drug screen and physical capacity testing is required. Please submit an application, with detailed resume, to Barton County Operations, 1400 Main, Room 107, Great Bend, Kansas, 67530. Applications are available at www.bartoncounty.org. (620) 793-1800. EOE.
The City of Merriam is seeking a Code Compliance Officer to oversee the Landlord License and Rental Inspection program. This position’s primary responsibility is the annual licensing of landlords and the inspection of rental units for compliance with property and building codes. Additionally, the Code Compliance Officer will perform a variety of work in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes, rules, and regulations in areas including, but not limited to, nuisances, property maintenance, tall vegetation, etc. Responsibilities will include patrol and/or inspections to monitor for violations of local codes; investigation of complaints received; gathering of evidence regarding violations; meeting with citizens to review and explain code requirements; corresponding with the public and providing information in response to requests; and providing assistance with code enforcement related matters. The Code Compliance Officer will coordinate efforts with police, planning, building and related departments, the prosecuting attorney, and other staff or agencies as needed. May exercise supervision over contractual workers (i.e. mowing contractors) as needed.


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and two years experience related to inspection, law enforcement, building inspection, land use, public administration or a related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Must possess a valid driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

• Knowledge of code enforcement principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; working knowledge of applicable laws standards and regulations relating to various land use, nuisance and public safety codes; working knowledge of inspection techniques
• Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field data, reports and systems; ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions; ability to comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail and to summarize and write clearly, concisely and legibly, and to testify in court.

Resumes are acceptable in addition to the City’s employment application.

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. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail to: City of Merriam; Attn: Human Resources; 9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202, or by fax (913) 322-5505. A complete job description is available in Human Resources. EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.

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.

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 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