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Lyon County, Kansas

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We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Openings

February 14, 2018

LYON COUNTY Court Trustee & Assistant County Counselor – is seeking a Full-Time Legal Secretary. This position provides legal secretarial support for the Court Trustee attorney and the Assistant County Counselor, and office manager.  The employee shall assist the Counselor and Office Manager in maintaining attorney scheduling, preparation and maintenance of case files, oversee preparation and development of court pleadings at the district and appellate level, assist in case file preparation, take and transcribe dictated memos, prepare and file proceedings with the District Court, and other correspondence, etc.  This position is responsible for performing a variety of legal secretarial duties.
Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook (CPI and Billing Matters a plus)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities in an effective manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines
  • Minimum typing speed of 60 wpm

LYON COUNTY offers a great work environment and also a competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Full Job Description and application are available at Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801 E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

Legal Secretary

 

Lyon County Highway Department Equipment Operator  I

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Come explore the endless opportunities in an environment where we support you and your professional success.

As a Lyon County Equipment Operator I for the asphalt crew, you will assist the construction, maintenance and repair of asphalt roads.  You will operate numerous types of construction equipment and vehicles and be responsible for the proper care, inspections and pre-operation maintenance. This position will involve occasionally responding to call-outs (potentially at all hours) during nights and weekends.   Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions.  The equipment operator I position requires a moderate level of problem solving, decision making, and people skills to effectively and efficiently maintain and address multiple equipment concerns.  Other duties as assigned.  Non-exempt position with a solid base pay $15.00/hr and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional employees!

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • One year of satisfactory operation of road and construction equipment desired.
  • Additional equipment operation training or education such as technical or vocational school degree desirable. Equivalent combination of training and/or experience for heavy equipment operation accepted.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, machines and tools, including their uses, repair and maintenance is desired.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess, or obtain within 2 Months, a Class B (Class A preferred) Kansas Commercial Driver’s License and must pass a background check, pre-employment physical, and work screen that measures various physical abilities and drug screening.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.

 

Serious applicants only need apply.    Position open until filled.

Application and job description may be obtained at the Human Resources Department or online at HRePartners.com or at www.lyoncounty.org.    

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our position openings.

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

Equipment Operator 1

Lyon County Highway Department laborer

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Come explore the endless opportunities in an environment where we support you and your professional success.

As a Lyon County laborer on the asphalt crew, you will assist the construction, maintenance and repair of asphalt roads.  Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions and is labor intensive. Will assist with flagging of traffic in construction zones and will be required to complete KDOT flagger program.  Must be safety minded.  This position will involve occasionally responding to call-outs (potentially at all hours) during nights and weekends.   Other duties as assigned.  Non-exempt position with a solid base pay $12.00/hr and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional employees!

 PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in road construction desired.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, machines and tools, including their uses, repair and maintenance is desired.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess Class C (CDL a plus) Kansas Driver’s License and must pass a background check, pre-employment physical, work screen that measures various physical abilities and drug screening.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.

Serious applicants only need apply.    Position open until filled.

Application and job description may be obtained at the Human Resources Department or online at HRePartners.com or at www.lyoncounty.org.    

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our position openings.

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

Highway Department Laborer

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Come explore the endless opportunities in an environment where we support you and your professional success.

As the Lyon County Bridge Foreman, you will be responsible for the supervising, daily planning and inspecting the work of 4+ employees engaged in the construction, maintenance and repair of bridges and RCB culverts in Lyon County.   Must be capable of running a lattice boom crawler crane in a safe and efficient manner.  Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions.  The Bridge Foreman position requires a high level of problem solving, decision making, supervisory and people skills to effectively and efficiently maintain a high level of Lyon County’s infrastructure.  Other duties as assigned.  This is a Non-exempt position with a solid base pay of $19.75/Hr) and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional employees!

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Mechanical background desirable.
  • Crane certification desirable.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years progressive experience in public works maintenance, construction and repair projects required. Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • Experience and knowledge of proper techniques used to construct, repair and maintain bridges and RCB culverts.
  • Must be capable of training and motivating employees to perform effectively and efficiently.
  • Must possess, or obtain within 90 days, a Class A Kansas Commercial Driver’s License and must pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, a work screen that measures various physical abilities and drug screening.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.

Serious applicants only need apply.    Position open until filled.

Application and job description may be obtained at the Human Resources Department or online at HRePartners.com or at www.lyoncounty.org.    

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our position openings.

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

Bridge Forman

Lyon County Emergency Communications Director

Hiring Range: Starting salary will range typically between $50,440.00 – $70,000.00 depending on experience and qualifications. 

Emergency Communications Center Director, Lyon County – Kansas 
Lyon County, Kansas, is seeking a strategic thinker, morale builder and tech savvy Emergency Communications expert to be their next Emergency Communications Center Director (ECCD). The director will have a track record of sustaining and building a culture of excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders. Developing systems to support staff and work effectively with the consolidated emergency communications system that serves the City and County is an essential responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity to apply leadership to critical emergency communications challenges with one of the most up to date NextGen 911 systems in the nation……

The Community:
Lyon County, Kansas is home to many famous events, people and monuments, such as National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, Kansas Business Hall of Fame, Glass Blown Open tour, Dirty Kanza bike race, Symphony in the Flint Hills, and NASCAR Driver, Clint Bowyer.  Emporia is also recognized as the Founding City of Veteran’s Day.  Lyon County, Kansas is located in the east central part of Kansas with a population of 33,601 people.   It’s also an easy hour’s drive to Cities such as Kansas City and Wichita, and is only 45 minutes from our state’s capital.   At approximately 40 x 20 miles in size, the County encompasses nearly 844 square miles within the region of the famous Flint Hills. 

Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, physical, work screen and polygraph examinations and participates in the random drug and alcohol screening program. Application and complete job description may be obtained at the HR Department at the Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801 or online at www.lyoncounty.org, or also at www.HREpartners.com 

Duties/Responsibilities:
About the Department: The LCECC Director reports to the 911 LCECC Board and the Lyon County Board of County Commissioners, and has a budgeted staff of 17 FTE and oversees over a $1 million dollar budget.  The center handles over 200 emergency and administrative calls per day. With multiple accreditations (CALEA, APCO Agency Training Program Certification, and the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch), the department has maintained the highest standards in emergency communications to serve a busy, diverse and vibrant community.

About the Position:
Under the direction of the BOCC and the 911 LCECC Board, this is an exempt position that performs administrative and supervisory work directing the staff within the Lyon County Communications Center.  The Director is responsible for knowing and observing all laws, state and federal as well as understanding the county manual and resolutions which are directed toward fulfilling the responsibilities and duties of this position.  This employee supervises personnel assigned to the Communications Center, prepares and presents budgets for approval by the 911 LCECC Board and the county Commission.  Maintains open communication with the staff in the Communications Center, with the Commission and affiliated departments and agencies but more importantly with the public.  Knowledge of the functions of the Communications Center, strong skills in supervision, communications and organization are required for this position. 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma or GED, and five years’ experience of emergency dispatching, and pursuit of continuing education is required.  Six to seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in management of Emergency Communications administration, including three to four years of related administrative supervisory experience is preferred. Experience at the level of an assistant director or higher in a similarly sized community as well as prior experience in a Consolidated Center (Police, Fire, EMS) is highly preferred. Must be certified on NCIC/OpenFox within six months of employment and recertified every two years.  Have knowledge of enhanced 911 software with continual training as updates are provided.  Be trained in IDD/TTY within 2 weeks of employment (Americans with Disabilities requirement) and EMC (Emergency Medical Dispatch) within six months of employment.  Become certified in K.C.J.I.S. within six months of employment and CPR Certified within one year.  Lyon County, Kansas prefers Kansas WorkReady WorkKeys Assessment testing of Gold Level or above for this position.  

Additional Preferred Skills:
The Successful Candidate is:
Able to effectively recruit, retain, manage, develop and engage talented staff in anticipation of continuing community growth in the coming years; has a history of creating a climate of excellence, advocating for staff to secure needed resources, and creating a culture that fosters opportunities, morale and retention; has a track record of partnering with multiple stakeholders such as the Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Fire, EMS, volunteer and combination Fire Departments, emergency management and institutions of higher learning to maximize service and community safety; 
current in best practices knowledge and experience with emergency communications technology including video; 
capable of working in a multi-funded system, collaborating with customers and knowledgeable of PSAP funding strategies in order to effectively develop budgets and allocate resources; has worked with local and state funding agencies, such as the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has worked in an accredited agency, ideally actively engaged in the accreditation process to ensure continued accreditation of the department; effective in gathering, assessing and using data to make decisions that drive effective operations; has taken part in the renovation or building of 911 communication center infrastructure; or is a quick study in getting up to speed working with consultants and contractors for same; a responsive, detailed and deadline-oriented leader who continuously monitors and engages in process improvement in a service-driven organization; skilled in strategic planning, priority-based budgeting, performance management, benchmarking, developing and applying performance measurement metrics; and executing master plans; resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems; a strong communicator who possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities; and 
an accountable manager who holds high expectations of self and others while also being an effective and respected leader. The County provides an excellent benefits package.

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.  

LYON COUNTY EOE|WOMEN|DISABLED|VETERAN|MINORITY

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

 

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

911 Director

 

Lyon County Emergency Communications Center
Communications Officer

Lyon County Emergency Communications Center is seeking Communications Officer (911 Dispatcher) team members for their Communications Center.   The Lyon County Communications Officer (911 Dispatcher) is a full-time, non-exempt position with solid base pay starting at $15.39 per hour and benefits including, paid time off (accounts credited at 10 hours vacation and 8 hours sick per month worked), vendor discounts, health, dental and vision insurance and much more! We equip and promote exceptional Communications Officers!

Successful applicants will have strong typing skills, outstanding interpersonal and judgment skills, and the ability to multi-task during intense situations and high volume workloads. Incumbents are responsible for answering emergency and non-emergency requests for service and directing them to appropriate and timely resources. Responsibilities include prioritizing calls, tracking unit statuses, and dispatching emergency personal to calls for service.

 

Communications Officer

Lyon County Department on Aging & LCAT

Are seeking Part-Time and On Call (PRN) Bus Drivers.  The LCAT Public Transportation covers various Demand, County and Deviated Fixed Routes for the public.  This position works closely with Management and Dispatch to coordinate, develop and engineer a better customer experience for the public. Requires interaction and communication with the public as well as some interaction with applicable state and federal agencies (KDOT) to provide input from the front line to Management on cost effective programs that meet the needs of residents served by the department. 

This is a part-time non-exempt position responsible for the operation of public transit vehicles.  Work hours are flexible and may range from 15 – 29 hours per week. Occasional Saturday work may be required.

Requires a driving record approved by the agency insuring the public transit vehicles. Must be able to pass a pre-employment KDOT transportation physical examination. Within a reasonable time after hire, employee must acquire a Commercial Kansas Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement, an American Red Cross First Aid / CPR card or equivalent and obtain a certificate of National Safety Defensive Driving Certificate.

Applications may be picked up at the Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801 or online at www.lyoncounty.org. E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. 

 

LYON COUNTY EOE|WOMEN|DISABLED|VETERAN|MINORITY

 

Disclaimer: The above information on this announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

Lyon County Human Resources Department is seeking a Summer Internship!  The Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Director with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and other volunteer/intern programs. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in a non-profit/government setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources and the nonprofit/government sector. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the various government programs, finance, and development staff.

This is an unpaid internship that will include the operation of the facilities, and is similar to training seen in an educational environment.  The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.  The intern does not displace any regular employees, but will work under close supervision with existing staff.  Th employer gains no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern, and operations on occasion are impeded by the training.  The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.  The employer and the intern both understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. 

Ready to apply? Go to www.HRePartners.com  or the Lyon County website, www.lyoncounty.org .

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our position openings.

HR Internship