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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. $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
Open Until Filled
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
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
Open Until Filled
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: 5/28/2019
Open Until Filled
Under general supervision, this professional level position manages and supervises the administrative operations of the Public Works department.. Manages/administers all capital improvement projects associated with County roads, bridges, storm water pollution prevention, and wastewater system facility construction projects. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science or related field. Licensed in the State of Kansas as a Professional Civil Engineer. Five (5) years’ experience in an administrative and supervisory position. Valid Driver’s License and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2).
Posted: 4/10/2019
Open Until Filled
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: 5/28/2019
Closes: 7/5/2019
Under the direction of the Park Operation Director, serves as a member of the Park Operation Division. This position manages the physical maintenance of the department’s golf courses. Performs other duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Five (5) years’ experience in maintaining golf course greens, tees, fairways and other property associated with the golf course. Five (5) years’ of supervisory experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre-employment physicals, drug screen and a review of driving record. Required to lift fifty (50) pounds. Required to obtain certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator within thirty (30) days of hire. Required to work some weekends and assist at Shawnee County operated golf courses.
Posted: 5/11/2019
Open Until Filled
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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. Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Landscape Architecture, Park Administration, Horticulture or closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Three (3) years’ supervisory experience. Valid Driver’s License. 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.
Posted: 5/14/2019
Open Until Filled
Household Hazardous Waste (Solid Waste Department) POSITION DESCRIPTION Under direct supervision, this position performs duties which include Bulking, Unloading/Sorting, Lab packing Hazardous Materials in accordance with the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protective Agency regulations. Performs other duties as required. This position is supervised by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility Manager. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED Certificate. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to pass a pre employment physical and drug screen. Required to lift sixty five (65) pounds. Very physically demanding position requires standing, and or walking for long periods of time, in hot warehouse conditions. As well as repetitive lifting. Required to work outdoors in all weather conditions, as needed. Required to work at the HHW Facility on the first Sat of month, or as needed.
Posted: 9/26/2018
Open Until Filled
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: 2/1/2019
Open Until Filled
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. 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
Open Until Filled
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
Open Until Filled
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: 4/10/2019
Open Until Filled
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: 2/1/2019
Open Until Filled
Must be at least 18 yrs of age. Prefer KS DL and able to drive a county vehicle. Will involve opening and closing, cleaning and stocking shelters and restrooms in and around Gage Park and Lake Shawnee. Normally a three or four day work week with set hours which will include at least one weekend day or evening. Duties include cleaning sinks, counters, tables, chairs, and floors. Restrooms inside shelters and public restrooms. Other duties as assigned. Could lead to year-round part-time work limited to 1,560 hours per year. Schedules will be discussed with successful applicants during interviews. Open year round. $8.00 - $12.00. Hours/Days vary
Posted: 2/19/2019
Open Until Filled
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: 5/10/2019
Open Until Filled
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (THIS POSITION REQUIRES A 10-KEY TEST AND TYPING TEST WITH APPLICATION. SCHEDULE TEST AT THE TOPEKA WORKFORCE CENTER AT 785-235-5627.) High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year of clerical experience or one (1) year of experience in the Office Assistant I 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. Required to type thirty five (35) words per minute. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate County-owned vehicles (HR-2013-2).
Posted: 5/18/2019
Open Until Filled
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (THIS POSITION REQUIRES A 10-KEY TEST AND TYPING TEST WITH APPLICATION. SCHEDULE TEST AT THE TOPEKA WORKFORCE CENTER AT 785-235-5627.) High School Diploma or GED Certificate. One (1) year of clerical experience or one (1) year of experience in the Office Assistant I 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. Required to type thirty-five (35) words per minute. No felony convictions or diversions. No misdemeanor convictions or diversions related to domestic violence. Must be a United States citizen. Valid Driver’s License and eligible to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2005-7).
Posted: 5/30/2019
Open Until Filled
Under the direction of the Planning and Development Director, serves as a member of the Planning and Development Division. Under general supervision, this position performs comprehensive planning tasks of the parks and recreation department including updates to existing plans, development of new plans and monitoring to ensure compliance. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture or a closely related field. Eighteen (18) years of age. Three (3) years experience in the parks and recreation field as a project manager or park planner. Valid Kansas Driver’s License and able to operate a County-owned vehicle (HR 2013-2). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Required to lift fifty (50) pounds. Required to work some weekends.
Posted: 2/19/2019
Open Until Filled
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
Open Until Filled
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
Open Until Filled
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: 12/3/2018
Open Until Filled
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: 5/3/2019
Open Until Filled
Under the guidance of, and working alongside, a qualified department mechanic, this position will assist in the performance of major/minor mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance tasks on various kinds of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. Performs other duties as required and/or directed by supervisory staff. This position is supervised by the Solid Waste Fleet Supervisor. (Please read the Position Description for Minimum, Preferred, and Special Qualifications.)
Posted: 9/7/2018
Open Until Filled
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: 3/1/2019
Open Until Filled
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.