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Posted: 9/11/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Three (3) years of data entry/clerical/administrative or bookkeeping experience. Three (3) years of customer service experience with professional experience in an administrative or customer service role. Prefer knowledge of cemetery practices and procedures. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 9/7/2018
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Sheriff's Office - Offender Registration Unit MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year of clerical experience or one (1) year of experience in the Office Assistant II classification. Three (3) semester hours of college course work from an accredited college or university or ninety (90) clock hours from an accredited vocational school in business, office administration or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience. At least 1 year of supervision experience or managing personnel or other activities. Required to type thirty-five (35) words per minute. Contact Topeka Workforce Center to Schedule Testing 785-235-5627 No felony convictions or diversions. Preferred - Two years experience in Kansas Offender Registration or other state criminal offender registration.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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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. Assistant to Campground Attendant: Must be at least 16, under direction of a Campground Attendant or Campground Security, performs routine tasks. Cleaning fire rings, cleaning and stocking restrooms and bathhouses as necessary, checking site occupancy, picking up litter at campground swim beach, use of weed eater and leaf blower requited. Other duties as assigned. March through Sept - $8.00 to $9.00/hr
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
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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: 9/8/2018
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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 Drivers License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
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: 9/7/2018
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(Court Administration.) Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year technical training and/or experience in the installation maintenance and repair of personal computer systems, network administration and equipment.
Posted: 9/11/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, Horticulture, or closely related field with course work in business, communications and marketing. Five (5) years’ experience in park and recreation management. A Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, and Horticulture or closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A Graduate Degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, Horticulture or related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Three (3) years’ supervisory experience. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 9/7/2018
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(Director of Public Works/Solid Waste and County Engineer) Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering. Must possess Professional Engineer’s License in the State of Kansas or be able to obtain within six months of appointment to the position. Seven (7) years’ experience, including two years managerial experience. Valid Driver’s License and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR-2005-7).
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: 9/8/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Four (4) years’ nursery or horticulture experience. A degree/certificate from an accredited college/university or vocational school in Horticulture or a closely related field may be substituted (only one may be chosen to substitute) for the years of experience as follows:(A) A certificate from a vocational school may be substituted for one (1) year of nursery or horticulture experience. In addition to a certificate, requires three (3) years additional nursery/horticulture experience. (B) An Associate Degree may be substituted for two (2) years of nursery or horticulture experience. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR-2013-2). For some Horticulturist positions, a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be required by the end of probation.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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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: 9/7/2018
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Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year of experience in law enforcement. Certification as a Kansas law enforcement officer. Must be at least 21 years of age. No felony or domestic violence convictions. Valid Driver's License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR-2013-2). 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.
Posted: 9/13/2018
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Intermittent Position. Performs variety of clerical duties which could consist of assisting with cash revenue balancing, entering invoices, data entry of department’s utilities and other fiscal and/or statistical records. Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (that includes Excel and Word). High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year of clerical experience. Valid Driver’s License and be able to drive county vehicle. Other duties as assigned. Avg. of 30-40 hrs a week not to exceed 1,560 hrs in a calendar year.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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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.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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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.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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Solid Waste. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. (These items need to be included on the Application). High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Two years experience in diesel and heavy truck repairs required. Two years related vocational training from an accredited vocational school may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis. ASE Certificate in heavy trucks required. Valid Kansas Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with airbrake certification, driving record and able to operate a County owned vehicle (HR 2005 7). Frequently required to lift up to 65 lbs. On an occasional basis, required to lift weight not exceeding 120 lbs. See complete posting and apply online at www.snco.us/jobs
Posted: 9/8/2018
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Typing Test Required. Works 8am to 5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Works 10am to 7pm on Tuesday. Requires a H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. One (1) year of clerical experience or/ three (3) semester hours of college course work from an accredited college or university or/ ninety (90) clock hours from an accredited vocational school in business, office administration or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience. Required to type thirty five (35) words per minute - please contact the Topeka Workforce Center to schedule a typing test at 785-235-5627. May require a valid Drivers License.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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HVAC High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Three (3) years experience in heating and cooling systems. Must be eighteen (18) years of age. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005 7). Driving record that shows: No misdemeanor or felony convictions for traffic/vehicular offenses (DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) at fault or chargeable accidents that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) traffic infractions (speeding, failure to yield right of way, etc.) that are less than one (1) year old.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to work in the heat. GROUND MAINTENANCE Maintain park grounds located in Shawnee County. Mow using a riding mower, use a weed eater, pick up trash, and other duties as assigned. Landscape & Horticulture Maintenance Maintain flower beds and landscape in Shawnee County parks. Duties include weeding, planting, using various power equipment, work in the greenhouse. Other duties as assigned. Natural Areas/Forestry Maintenance Assist forestry crew doing roundwork. Operate chainsaw, mower, weed eater, skid steer, use hand tools, drive pickup with trailer. Trail maintenance, prairie and woodland restoration. Golf Course Grounds Maintenance Maintain golf courses ran by Shawnee County. Duties include mowing, weed eating, leaf blowing/pickup, sand trap work, tree trimming, trash removal and other duties as assigned.
Posted: 9/8/2018
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(OPEN ONLY TO CURRENT SHAWNEE COUNTY TEAMSTERS PARKS EMPLOYEES) High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age. Three (3) year experience in park maintenance, construction or agriculture, including some building trade experience OR two (2) years working in a Public Works and or Parks and Recreation. Vocational training from an accredited vocational school or college classes from an accredited college or university in a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience. Valid Kansas CDL Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 9/8/2018
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(OPEN TO CURRENT SNCO TEAMSTERS PARKS EMPLOYEES ONLY) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. Twenty-one (21) years of age. Two (2) years’ experience in general mechanical repair OR one (1) year experience in general mechanical repair working in a Public Parks and Recreation Program. Two (2) years related vocational training from an accredited vocational school may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis. Valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class A with Air Brake endorsement (CDL) and able to operate a County owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). If a valid Kansas CDL is not available, a valid Driver’s License is required. (CDL is required by the end of the probationary period if not available at the time of hire.)
Posted: 9/10/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Degree from an accredited college or university in Park Management, Leisure Studies or closely related field with course work in business, communications and marketing. Three (3) years’ experience in park management. A Graduate Degree in Park Management, Leisure Studies or related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Three (3) years’ supervisory experience. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 9/11/2018
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Posted: 9/11/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS H.S. / GED Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting or related field or/ Must have HS/GED with minimum Five (5) years experience in purchasing, accounts payable, business or a related field. Three (3) years experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar office software programs. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 9/8/2018
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. Six (6) months experience in leading or organizing activities in the recreation field. Valid Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005 7). Driving record that shows: No misdemeanor or felony convictions for traffic/vehicular offenses (DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run, etc.) that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) at fault or chargeable accidents that are less than five (5) years old; No more than two (2) traffic infractions (speeding, failure to yield right of way, etc.) that are less than one (1) year old. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical/drug screen and a review of driving record. Required to lift twenty (20) pounds.
Posted: 9/7/2018
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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. 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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Must be 18 to drive county vehicle with KS DL, 16 or 17 to assist. Will involve opening and closing, cleaning and stocking shelters and restroom in and around Gage Park, Garfield Shelter, Crestview Shelter and Lake Shawnee. Normally a three or four day work week with set hours which will include hours on at least one weekend day. Could be required to work some county holidays. Duties include cleaning sinks, counters, tables, chairs and floors, restrooms located inside shelters and free standing public restrooms. Other duties as assigned. Could lead to year round, part-time work limited to 1,560 hours per year. Schedules and hours required will be discussed with successful applicants during interviews. Open year round $8.00 - $12.00
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. A tentative testing date (subject to change) has been set for May 2018 time is TBA at a undetermined location. All applicants will be notified by phone with further instructions, including any changes to the test date and/or location. 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
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: 9/7/2018
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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.
Posted: 9/20/2018
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The person selected for this position provides legal research and drafting of documents needed by the Judges and other court departments when doing orders, opinions and other matters. Other responsibilities include serving as the point of contact for Washburn and KU Schools of Law, supervise and review the work of law clerks and legal interns and externs assigned to the 3rd Judicial District, recruit and interview law clerks and other legal staff and review and monitor contracts. Perform other duties as required. This position is supervised by the Chief Judge of the 3rd Judicial District. Minimum Qualifications: *Licensed to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. *Valid Drivers License. Special Requirements: *Cover letter, resume including references and writing sample are required with application.