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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.


September 18, 2017

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. 

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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

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – has a Full-Time opening for a Detention Officer in the jail. This is a non-exempt, 40 hour per week position which starts at $14.60 per hour with Full County Benefits! The detention officer position works in the Correctional Institution environment, where security is always a priority and there is regular contact with inmates and inmate trustees. It does require regular entry into the secure areas of the jail. Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, physical 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 .
Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

Detention Officer