Job Openings

Lyon County, Kansas

Application Forms

Employment Application – form must be printed out and delivered to the HR Department. [PDF][E-Form]

Lyon County, Kansas prefers Kansas Work Ready certificates. Candidates can attain this at their local Kansas Works office.

Veterans Preference Application

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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

July 1, 2022

Lyon County, Kansas Office of the County Counselor Seeks Assistant County Counselor— This is an exempt, full-time position. Starting salary ranges from $75,000.00 – $85,000.00. As the assistant to the County Counselor, this position supports the statutory duties of the County Counselor as follows: the Assistant County Counselor shall assist in advising the Board on such matters as employment law, tax issues, zoning, fencing, roads and bridges, contracts, benefit districts, and other matters civil in nature.
In addition, the Assistant Counselor is also responsible for the prosecution of involuntary commitment cases in Lyon County. The Counselor’s primary obligation is to the County, and its Board of County Commissioners, not individuals, and acts in conjunction with the County’s insurance carrier, KCAMP, and the Assistant County Counselor shall mirror those responsibilities in support of the County Counselor and Board.
Preferred applicants must have strong research, writing, case-handling and personal skills/motivation. Ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas of law: governmental law, administrative law, mental health law and/or contracts.
Requirements of the position:
• Trial experience,
• Active Kansas License to practice law,
• Fifteen (15) years of experience exhibiting technical and operational mastery of the law,
• Valid Kansas Driver’s License or equivalent,
• Ability to read write and speak English fluently (with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful)
• Juris doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
In addition to the above, applicants must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical, work screen and drug screen before beginning employment with Lyon County, Kansas.
Applications may be picked up at the Lyon County Courthouse, 430 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801 or online at either www.lyoncounty.org. Position will be open until filled. E.O.E. – LYON COUNTY strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

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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.

Assistant County Counselor

Lyon County Department on Noxious Weeds and Hazardous Waste— is seeking a General Laborer. This is a Temporary Part-time, non-exempt position. Salary ranges from $12 to $14 depending on experience. Persons in this position perform a range of duties that include receiving and storing all hazardous waste chemicals and materials, segregating and bulking hazardous waste, sorting e-waste, operating all necessary equipment in the disposal of hazardous waste, etc. for the household hazardous waste department. Must have the ability to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Required to read, write and speak English fluently. Foreign language mastery, in addition to English, is also desirable. The position requires a Class C Driver’s License and High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent. 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.
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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

Temporary Part-Time General Laborer

LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is seeking an Administrative Assistant:

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for a full-time non-exempt Administrative Assistant, with overtime paid. Starting Pay $16.60 or determined by the Sheriff with prior experience.

Requirements: You must: 1) be a United States citizen; 2) have no felony convictions of any kind; and 3) be a high school graduate, or the equivalent thereof.

Preferred qualifications: Two years of general office experience, and two years post-secondary school.

Applicants must fully complete a truthful application. Complete polygraph testing, pass background screening, pass physical test screenings, and alcohol and drug testing.

We have a network of relationships with the Emporia Police Department, Emporia Fire Department, Lyon County/Emporia EMS, six rural fire departments and many other Lyon County agencies.

This position will remain open until filled.

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 . 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 | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

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.

Administrative Assistant

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, you will assist the construction, maintenance and repair of roads and bridges. Must be safety minded willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions and is labor intensive. 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 $16.00/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.

Laborer

Truck Driver – Lyon County Highway Department

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

As a Lyon County Truck Driver, you will assist the construction, maintenance and repair of paved and gravel roads. Hauling of multiple types of materials. Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions and is labor intensive. 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 $18.00/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 B (Class A a plus) CDL 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 an employee assigned to this job.

Truck Driver

LYON COUNTY KANSAS AREA TRANSPORTATION is seeking LCAT Dispatcher for their Lyon County Area Transportation Department!  Lyon County Kansas LCAT Dispatcher is a non-exempt position starting at $13.00 an hour and provides services resulting in the timely and efficient transportation of customers. This would include but is not limited to: driver assignments, bus assignments, distributing all drivers’ paper work, gathering all completed paper work from drivers, and entering some payroll and necessary information into computer programs. Scheduling and dispatching drivers, or service vehicles for conveyance of passengers or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Must have a valid Class C driver’s license High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required.  A current Commercial Kansas driver’s license with passenger endorsement is desirable. Applicants must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening. 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.

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

Disclaimer: The above information 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 employees assigned to this job.

Dispatcher_LCAT

Lyon County Custodian
Full Time with Benefits
$12.75 per hour

Lyon County has an opening for a full time CUSTODIAN with full benefits. Hours will be from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00p.m. Prior custodial and floor equipment experience preferred but will train. High school diploma or GED required. Starting pay is $12.75/hr.

JOB SUMMARY: This is a non-exempt position. Under the supervision and direction of the facilities manager, the custodian is a non-exempt position. The duties performed will be skilled and semi-skilled. Work will involve the general upkeep of the Lyon County buildings exteriors, interiors, entrances, hallways, etc. Keep facility clean and in an orderly condition.

  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    Requires current Class C driver’s license.
  • EXPERIENCE: One to Two years of experience in the field is preferred, but not required.
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent required. Attendance of training courses in the related field is on a continuing basis.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Must have the ability to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Must have the ability to receive, interpret and follow verbal and written instructions. Required to read, write and speak English with the ability to speak a foreign language helpful.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical manuals relative to facilities maintenance. Ability to write reports and response to Facility Work Orders. Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

 

CUSTODIAL JOB DESCRIPTION

Lyon County Communication Center – Communications Officer II
Full Time – Full Benefits
$17.90 per hour

JOB SUMMARY: Communications Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing the link between those requesting public safety services, both emergency and non-emergency, and evaluating and dispatching the required resources as needed. Communications Officer’s will be expected to provide lifesaving interventions over the phone, accurately, using the tools provided. Communications Officers are a critical link in the protection of life and property.

QUALIFICATIONS: Special Requirements: Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information processed, and Criminal Justice Information Systems regulations, an employee must be able to pass a background investigation and polygraph examination. Felony criminal history will automatically disqualify or terminate employment.
1. Experience: Prior experience is not required. Public safety communications experience is desirable. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job within acceptable standards after six months in this position. Employee will be required in an additional six months to demonstrate competency and proficiency.
2. Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Requires receiving at least twenty (20) hours of continuing education training annually to maintain proficiency and certifications. Ability to speak and read English fluently is required. The ability to speak and/or read additional language(s) is helpful.
3. Emergency Medical Dispatch certification is required to be obtained during the training period. Recertification is required throughout employment. Employees not passing initial testing, and not meeting the minimum initial score to be eligible for re-testing, necessitating a second attendance through the full course, shall not be retained.
4. Citizenship: Employees must be a United States Citizen or otherwise be legally entitled to work in the United States.
5. Accountability: Employee is accountable for the efficient and acceptable performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.
6. Supervision: Limited supervision is provided by the Shift Supervisor and/or other supervising personnel.
7. Personal Relations: Frequent contact with other departments and continual contact with the general public. Employees in this position must be able to maintain a calm, professional demeanor while effectively gathering information necessary to provided needed assistance to all citizens.

Communications Officer II

Lyon County Area Transportation- Bus Driver (Part-Time/On-Call)
Part time- No Benefits
$13.00 per hour

JOB SUMMARY: This is a part-time non-exempt position, responsible for the operation of public transit vehicles. Work hours are flexible, and you may be required to drive long distances for regional trips. Occasional work outside of weekly schedule set by LCAT Transportation Manager and Saturday work may be required. This is an on-call position, you must be available by phone not text message.

II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
a. Operate vehicles for the public transit deviated fixed route system.
b. Operate vehicles for the demand response service (i.e. boarding to destination).
c. Collect fares and sell bus passes to riders.
d. Fuel bus at the end of shift every night.
e. Cleaning and disinfecting vehicle during downtime and at the end of every shift.
f. Documents required procedures and vehicles operating reports (i.e. incident reports).
g. Fill out completed deficiency reports and turn into Maintenance Coordinator.
h. Attend / Complete required transportation training and educational seminars as needed.
i. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, the general public, fellow coworkers and management. Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
j. Must be reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfill obligations.

III. QUALIFICATIONS:
a. Requires a driving record approved by the agency insuring the public transit vehicles.
b. Must be able to pass a pre-employment DOT-CDL transportation physical examination.Must have a valid Class C driver’s license with passenger endorsement.  A current Commercial Kansas driver license with passenger endorsement is desirable but not necessary.  Must be bondable.Within a reasonable time after hire, employee must acquire a Commercial Kansas Drivers License with Passenger Endorsement.
c. EDUCATION: High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent required.
d. EXPERIENCE: Prior experience driving buses is a plus but will train.

Part Time – Bus Driver

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Has a Full-Time opening for a Sheriff Deputy. This is a non-exempt, 40 hour per week position that starts at $20.18 per hour with Full County Benefits! Deputies will assist in all aspects of the operations of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office; including all duties of jail operations, service of the process of the courts, criminal and traffic law enforcement and any other tasks assigned by their supervisor to promote the public’s safety.  Appointment of this position requires successful completion of pre-employment background, oral interview, Polygraph, background investigation, and interview with Command Staff. If successful a conditional offer of Employment followed by Job Fitness Physical, Psychological Testing,  Physical Exam, Drug and Alcohol screen.

Sheriff Deputy

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 .

Lyon County EOE | Women | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran

LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has an opening for Detention Officer:

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for full-time non-exempt Detention Officer Positions with overtime paid. Starting Pay $20.00 or determined by the Sheriff with prior experience.
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. This position allows you to learn our inventory and systems and helps qualify you for advancement. You will work with a team to ensure that all daily, weekly and monthly goals are met. Solid base pay 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 Detention Officers!

This position will remain open until filled.

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 . 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 | Minorities | Disabled | Veteran
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.

Detention Officer

Lyon County LCAT

Is 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.

Must have a valid Class C driver’s license with passenger endorsement.  A current Commercial Kansas driver license with passenger endorsement is desirable but not necessary.  Must be bondable.

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.