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Posted: 2/25/2019
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Degree from an accredited college or university in Parks and Recreation Management (administration), Recreation or a related field with course work in park administration, budgeting, child development, public speaking, business, recreation programming, education, psychology and sociology. Three (3) years’ experience in the recreation field. A Graduate Degree in the areas listed above may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. Two (2) years’ supervisory experience. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013 2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
Posted: 11/26/2018
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, this position has limited law enforcement powers pertaining to animal control ordinances. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the Operations Chain of Command. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Certified High School transcripts or GED Certificate. Certified College Transcripts (if applicable) Military Form DD 214 (if applicable) Must be 21 years of age. Valid Driver’s License. No Felony or Domestic Violence Convictions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a background investigation, polygraph testing, pre employment physical and drug screen. Required to lift 60 pounds and occasionally must be able to drag up to 125 pounds. A Credit Report Disclosure and Consent form and Authorization for Release of Personal Information must be completed. Good health and height/weight proportional. Annual completion of in-service training.
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Concessions Cashiers: Must be at least 16 years of age. Under general direction, cashier performs work of routine difficulty in directing and controlling the internal concession operation of all aquatic facilities. Staff will handle customer service in a professional manner. All concession staff will be required to take part in all training sessions before the season opens. April – September $7.25 - $10.00 Operation hours: 12-8pm, Hours/Days Vary
Posted: 2/1/2019
Closes: 12/31/2019
Lifeguard Must be at least 16 years of age, acquire Lifeguard certification prior to working. Under direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in the lifeguarding duties at the aquatics facility. Performs related work duties as required. Swim Lesson Instructor Must be at least 16 years of age, current Lifeguard, and Swim Lesson Instruction class. Under less general direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in instructing lessons and lifeguarding. Performs related work duties as required. Management Must be at least 16 years of age. Under general direction, performs work of considerable difficulty in directing, scheduling, cash reports and internal operations of the aquatic facilities. Performs related work duties as required. April – September $8.00 - $12.00 Operation hours: Oakland and Hillcrest Pools 12-5pm, Midwest, Blaisdell, Shawnee North- 12pm-7 Hours/Days Vary
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Campground Attendants: Must be at least 18 years of age. Will be responsible for registering campers at the campground in person and over the phone, informing campers of availability of sites, giving campsite information. Other duties as assigned. Campground Security: Campground Security will be responsible for enforcing campground rules and regulations, and other duties as assigned. Informs Park Police of any problems at the campground. Other duties as assigned. March through September - $8.00 to $12.00/hr Hours/Days vary on reservations at the campground.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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Minimum Requirements. H.S. Diploma or GED. Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment. No felony convictions or diversions. No misdemeanor convictions or diversions related to domestic violence. Must be a U.S. citizen. Valid Drivers License, driving record and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005-7).
Posted: 9/7/2018
Open Until Filled
Sheriff's Office-Communications Center--35 wpm required. Typing test must be completed at the Topeka Workforce Center by appointment (call 235-5627 to schedule) before application will be forwarded to hiring department or you will be disqualified from the hiring process. This position receives requests for services of a public safety nature (incl. fire, medical emergency and law enforcement) and relays them to the appropriate agencies for response. Required to work some holidays, weekends and hours other than regular daytime schedule, and work a rotating day off schedule. Requires HS Diploma/Ged. No felony convictions. Go to www.snco.us/jobs to read a complete Job Posting and to apply.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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Department of Corrections. This position supervises/controls the activities of adult/juvenile inmates. Requires High School Diploma/Ged. Must be 21. No felony convictions. Valid Driver's License information must be provided on application. Go to www.snco.us/jobs to read a complete job posting and to apply.
Posted: 3/19/2019
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the maintenance and the cleaning of the facility buildings and grounds. This position will utilize cleaning chemicals and equipment as required. Performs other duties as assigned. This position is supervised by the Safety Line Supervisor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Completion of the eighth grade. Must be 21 years old. No felony convictions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Required to lift eighty (80) pounds on a frequent basis.
Posted: 4/8/2019
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This is a director-level position. Salary is dependant upon qualifications. Under administrative direction of the Board of County Commissioners, this professional level position manages the Solid Waste Department. Performs skilled technical, administrative and supervisory work in planning, managing, and overseeing the efficient operations of the Solid Waste Department. Personnel management, budgeting, long/short-term planning, oversight of the daily operations.
Posted: 4/10/2019
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Under general supervision, this position serves as the liaison between the Shawnee County Health Department and the local and/or regional community in preparing, coordinating and implementing the plans to respond to public health emergencies. Develops and/or coordinates training and exercises, special events and other varied programs within Shawnee County and the public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) region. Collaborates with community providers such as Shawnee County Emergency Management and local hospitals, as well as other local, regional, state and federal emergency response, health and medical, volunteer and community service agencies. Performs other duties as assigned. Please see Full Job Description for Minimum Qualifications to apply.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Completion of truck driving school or six (6) months’ experience in driving a truck of at least 64,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. Completion of the Rear-Load Training Program with the Solid Waste Department may be substituted for the Truck Driving School and six (6) months’ experience. Valid Kansas Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with airbrake certification and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005 7). Driving record that shows: Required to pass a pre employment/periodic CDL physical(s)/drug screen(s) and a review of driving record. Required to lift sixty-five (65) pounds on a routine basis. Required to do heavy and prolonged carrying and lifting. Required to work outside for prolonged periods in any weather conditions and walk 15 to 20 miles per day.
Posted: 9/26/2018
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Elections Office Intermittent Technical Specialist. Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of non clerical duties. A valid drivers license and reliable personal vehicle are mandatory for this position. Drives an assigned route on election day to monitor polling places, deliver supplies, and assist with voting equipment and questions. Participates in testing of equipment and other election related activities. High School Diploma or GED required.
Posted: 12/3/2018
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Solid Waste Dept. Intermittent Collector. H.S.Diploma.or.G.E.D. required. Required to lift 65lbs on a routine basis. Required to do heavy and prolonged carrying and lifting, work outside for prolonged periods in any weather conditions and walk 15-20 miles per day. Go to www.snco.us/jobs to read a complete job description and to apply.
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Required 18 yrs old minimum. Grounds Maintenance Maintain park grounds. Use a riding mower, weed eater, pick up trash. Landscape & Horticulture Maintenance Maintain flower beds & landscape. Duties include weeding, planting, using power equipment, work greenhouse. Natural Areas/Forestry Maintenance Assist forestry doing groundwork. Operate chainsaw, mower, weed eater, skid steer, hand tools, drive pickup with trailer. Golf Course Grounds Maintenance Maintain Shawnee County golf courses. Duties include mowing, weed eating, leaf blowing/pickup, sand trap work, tree trimming, trash removal. Outdoor Adventure- Park Maintenance Duties not limited to shelter house/bath room cleaning and maintenance, special event maintenance/set up, and general maint. Requires weekends & holiday hours. For all jobs - other duties as assigned. Ability to work in summer heat.
Posted: 2/1/2019
Open Until Filled
Must be at least 21 years of age. Kansas Law Enforcement certified. No criminal convictions. Officers will be involved in monitoring parks, assist in special events, provide education on laws and Shawnee County resolutions, and advise and enforce when needed. Open year round $15.00 - $20.00 Hours/Days vary
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Must be at least 16 years of age. Locations at Community Centers. Days and hours of work will vary. Wage will vary based on experience. Will assist in recreation programs with activities, registrations, answer phones, and other duties assigned. Open year round. $7.25 - $12.00. Hours/Days vary
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Must be at least 16 years of age. Supervised by Youth and Adult managers as well as Youth and Adult Seasonal Managers. The applicant will supervise both youth and adult sports programs at various facilities within Shawnee County. Sports Supervisors must be able to work with minimum supervision, interact in a professional and courteous manner with patrons, and act as a lead staff member at SCP+R facilities during various events. Open year round. $7.25 - $12.00. Hours/Days vary based on game schedules
Posted: 3/1/2019
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, this position performs work in welding fabrication and repair of equipment and motor vehicles. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the SW Fleet Supervisor. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Satisfactory completion of a welding training course from an accredited two year college, vocational technical school or equivalent OR six (6) months’ verifiable on the job training. Valid Kansas Drivers License and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013 2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment/periodic CDL physical(s)/drug screen(s) and a review of driving record. Frequently required to lift up to 65 pounds. On an occasional basis, required to lift weight not exceeding 120 pounds. Intermittent Positions are non-benefits eligible.
Posted: 4/10/2019
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Under general supervision, this position works to control and eradicate noxious weed populations within Shawnee County borders. This position operates pesticide application equipment and uses cultural control methods in some locations. May be required to operate chemical sales counter. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS One (1) year experience in park maintenance, horticulture, or agriculture work. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013 2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical and drug screen. Required to lift sixty (60) pounds.
Posted: 2/19/2019
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Under immediate supervision, this position performs a variety of clerical duties. May operate a computer or other standard office equipment. Performs other duties as assigned. This position is a non-benefits eligible intermittent position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year of clerical experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Driver’s License SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to lift forty (40) pounds. Must be able to work mandatory overtime as needed
Posted: 9/7/2018
Open Until Filled
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Must be eighteen (18) years of age. Four (4) years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic within the past eight (8) years. Two (2) years related vocational training may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Valid Kansas Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005 7). If a valid Kansas Class B CDL is not available, a valid Driver’s License and proof of having passed the Kansas Class B Commercial Driver’s License examination. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Required to pass a pre-employment/periodic CDL physical(s)/drug screen(s) and a review of driving record. Frequently required to lift up to 60 pounds. A valid Kansas Class B Commercial Driver’s License 1 month of hire date (if not available at the time of hire).
Posted: 2/26/2019
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or GED certificate Two years experience in Data Entry and/or Data Analysis Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013 2). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, university or vocational school in Business Information Systems, Business Administration, Parks Management, or other related field. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical/drug screen and a review of driving record. Required to lift twenty (20) pounds.
Posted: 3/12/2019
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As a member of the Park Operations Division, this position works to control and eradicate noxious weed populations within Shawnee County borders. This position operates pesticide application equipment and uses cultural control methods to perform pesticide applications in various County locations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Three (3) years experience with chemical application equipment Must be eighteen (18) years of age. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical, drug screen and a review of driving record. Required to lift fifty (50) pounds. Private Pesticide Applicator’s Certification is required within ninety (90) days of hire (if not available at the time of hire).
Posted: 3/29/2019
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Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Park or Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Construction Science, or related field. A High School Diploma or GED Certificate and four (4) years’ experience in construction management, facilities maintenance management. Master-level Trades Certifications may be substituted for the required degree. Two (2) years’ experience in supervising employees engaged in the above activities. Valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A or B, and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). If no CDL is available, a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Required to pass a pre employment/periodic CDL physicals/drug screens and a review of driving record. A valid Kansas Class A or B CDL is required within 120 days of hire date (if not available at the time of hire). Required to be on call to respond to emergency situations.
Posted: 3/29/2019
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Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Facility Management, Hotel Management or related field. A High School Diploma or GED Certificate and four (4) years’ experience in Recreation, Facility Management, Hotel Management or related field may be substituted for the required degree. Two (2) years’ experience in supervising employees. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). Required to pass a pre employment physicals/drug screens and a review of driving record.
Posted: 3/29/2019
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Degree from an accredited college or university in Parks or Natural Resource management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design or related field. A High School Diploma or GED Certificate and four (4) year’s experience in park management, agriculture, construction or horticulture may be substituted for required degree. Two (2) years’ supervisory experience. Valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B, and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). If no CDL is available, a valid Kansas Driver’s License is required. Required to pass a pre employment/periodic CDL physicals/drug screens and a review of driving record. A valid Kansas Class B CDL is required within 120 days of hire date (if not available at the time of hire).
Posted: 4/5/2019
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This is a director level position. Salary is dependent on qualifications. POSITION DESCRIPTION Under administrative direction of the Board of County Commissioners, this position manages the Planning department including personnel management, budgeting, long/short term planning, and oversight of the daily operations. The position is responsible for administering and enforcing the planning, zoning and subdivision regulations of Shawnee County in addition to floodplain management, and building permit procedures. This employee is responsible for implementation and updating of the Shawnee County Comprehensive Plan and any revisions to zoning and subdivision regulations. Performs other duties as assigned. Please download and review the Full Position Description for Minimum Qualifications to Apply.
Posted: 3/6/2019
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Must be at least 18 years of age and pass driver license check. Drive the Rec+Roll van to local parks and community events. Engaging participants of all ages in a variety of activities and interacting with the public at community events. Days and hours of work will vary. Wage will vary based on experience. $9.00 to $15.00/hr
Posted: 2/25/2019
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Four (4) year Degree from an accredited college, university or vocational school in a related field -OR- High school diploma or GED certificate with two (2) years progressively responsible work experience in a related field may be substituted for the Degree. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical/drug screen and a review of driving record. Required to lift twenty (20) pounds.
Posted: 2/19/2019
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. CPR Certification. Has a working car. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate County-owned vehicle (HR-2013-2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 and Incident Command System (ICS) 100 200 within six (6) months of employment. Required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Required to lift up to thirty (30) pounds. If CPR Certification has lapsed, will be required to renew their Certification within 120 days of employment. Out-of-state travel is required to obtain basic Nurse-Family Partnership training, and training for certification of competence to perform specific Nurse-Family Partnership evaluations.
Posted: 4/10/2019
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Under general supervision, this position operates a variety of construction equipment to repair and maintain roads and signs. Minimum Qualifications: H.S. Diploma Or G.E.D. Must have 1 yr experience in the use of tools, materials, equipment used in general construction or agriculture. Must be 21 years of age. Valid KS Class B CDL w/tanker endorsement, driving record and able to operate a County vehicle. If no CDL is available, a valid KS Drivers License is required. A valid KS Class B CDL w/tanker endorsement is required w/in 60 days of hire date (if not available at time of hire). Required to lift/carry 50 lbs and work additional hours (mandatory OT) and/or may be called to work based upon the immediate needs of the department, in a proven emergency situation, or as determined by appointing authority. View complete description and apply online at www.snco.us/jobs.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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You must provide high school diploma information as well as an explanation for any criminal convictions on your application. Once we receive you application you will be notified of the next test date, time and location. Please make sure that you provide an email address that you check frequently. Provided you pass this preliminary testing, the following is required: High School Transcripts or GED Certificate, College Transcripts (if applicable) and Military DD 214. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age, and pass a physical agility test and written exam. An in-depth background investigation will be conducted on selected candidates. After a conditional offer of employment, applicant must pass a polygraph test, pre-employment physical, drug screen and a psychological test. For questions, contact Justin Vest at 251-2264 or email justin.vest@snco.us
Posted: 9/17/2018
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Under general supervision, this position provides case management and clinical social work services including counseling, client/patient education and referral for health care and social services. Services are provided in client homes, community sites and satellite clinics. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the Maternal Child Health Outreach Services Team Leader. Minimum Qualifications: License to practice as a Social Worker at the Master's Level in the State of Kansas. Required to become licensed as a Master's Level Social Worker in the State of Kansas prior to employment. CPR Certification. Valid Driver's License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR-2013-2). Required to lift thirty (30) pounds. Required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 and ICS-100Hcb; Intro to ICS within six (6) months of employment.
Posted: 2/1/2019
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Must be at least 16 years of age. Supervised by Sports Facility Manager. The applicant will provide maintenance care at multiple Shawnee County sports facilities. Under general supervision, this employee will be responsible for various maintenance tasks. Day-to-day and seasonal tasks may differ. Open year round. $7.25 - $12.00. Hours/Days vary based on game schedules
Posted: 3/1/2019
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Assists road, bridge, engineering, and/ or survey staff in various duties as required including transporting materials, cleaning equipment, operating survey equipment and using hand tools in general maintenance work. May operate tractors and mowers. May act as a flag person or drive a pilot vehicle to direct traffic through or around a construction area. May conduct infrastructure facility inventory inspections. May assist with traffic sign repair/ replacement. Note: Intermittent Positions are non-benefits eligible positions. Position Runs: April - October Work Days: Monday - Friday Work Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Some overtime may be required.)