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Public Works Director – Russell County

Russell County is accepting applications for the full-time position of the Public Works Director. The Public Works Director is responsible for the operations of the Public Works department, including the Road & Bridge Operations, and the Landfill and Solid Waste Department.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, REGISTRATION: Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one if hired.          

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED is required. Post high school technical training along with the knowledge and experience of Public Works management, landfill and solid waste management. Five years of progressive experience in public works along with supervisory experience is preferred.

BENEFITS: BC/BS health insurance which includes health, dental, vision along with prescription coverage, paid vacation and sick time along with paid holidays, KPERS retirement and competitive wages which are negotiable based on experience.

A job application can be picked up at the Russell County Clerk’s Office at 401 N Main Russell, KS 67665 or you may visit our website at for an application under the All About Russell County tab and then job openings section. This position will remain open until filled.  Resumes and applications are to be sent to Russell County Administrator John R. Fletcher P.O. Box 113 Russell, Kansas 67665 any questions call 785-483-6226 or email him at Russell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the position is subject to pre-employment drug screening.

County Engineer - Saline County

Will work closely with the Road and Bridge Administrator to insure engineering services and serve as County Engineer under Road and Bridge umbrella. Responsible for 5-year bridge plans, Capitol Improvement Program, Local Public Authority (LPA) Certification. Responsible for design and certifying bridges, reinforced concrete boxes, culverts, grading and asphalt projects and road design and construction. Serves as LPA project manager or duties as needed, reviews construction projects, supervises activities and negotiates agreements associated with right-of-way acquisitions. Must be Professional Engineer, licensed by State of Kansas or obtain license within six months of employment. Must have Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Three years’ experience as Civil Engineer preferred. Must have LPA Certification or obtain certification. Must have management experience, preferably 2-3 years in responsible position. Must have valid Driver’s License and be insurable under Saline County’s fleet insurance policy. Apply at by 08/26/2018.          

Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney – Kansas Association of Counties

The Kansas Association of Counties is inviting resumes with cover letters for the position of Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney. The position reports to the KAC Executive Director and directs the KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests. Additionally, the position fields and responds to legal inquiries from member counties. A complete job description is available below. Anticipated starting salary: $70-75K, depending on qualifications and experience, with full benefits including KPERS. To apply, send application materials to Randall Allen, KAC Executive Director, 300 SW 8th Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS  66603, or by email: Deadline for application materials: July 31, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.       

Position Description:   Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: KAC Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Law Clerk

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, this position directs the Association’s legislative advocacy services and responds to legal inquiries from members. A secondary responsibility includes supporting KAC’s research and education missions.  

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Directs the KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests.  Serves as primary staff liaison to the KAC’s Legislative Policy Committee, working with the committee, board and members to annually develop the KAC Legislative Policy Statement according to KAC’s bylaws.
  2. Provides legal and other technical assistance to member counties as requested and responds to inquiries from elected and appointed officials of member counties to the extent permitted under the attorney code of ethics. 
  3. Advocates according to the KAC Legislative Policy Statement through oral and written testimony and by working individually with legislators through in-person conversations, telephone calls, e-mail, and other written correspondence to express KAC's viewpoint and present supporting information and data on pending issues.
  4. Prepares and disseminates weekly Legislative Bulletins during the legislative session summarizing the status of bills affecting Kansas counties, in consultation with the Communications Director.
  5. Develops and nurtures strong relationships with elected and appointed county officials and works to understand and articulate the issues facing Kansas counties.
  6. Builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the Kansas Legislature, the State of Kansas executive branch, the Kansas congressional delegation, and other groups affecting policies in Kansas.
  7. Conducts research on legislative policy issues and their legal impact on Kansas counties; prepares research in formats suitable for dissemination to county officials, particularly county counselors.
  8. Assist with writing stories and other content for the County Comment.
  9. Serves as the secretariat for the County Counselors Association of Kansas and facilitates their quarterly meetings, annual/midyear meetings, and CLE presentations. The secretariat also handles all finances of the CCAK. 

10.  Provides legal training on county issues to members and partner organizations.

11.  Assigns work to and supervises the Law Clerk/Legal Intern to execute tasks related to the legislative process and/or legal inquiries from members.  

12.  Serves as Freedom of Information Officer for the Association.

Marginal Functions

  1. Develops spreadsheets, promotional pieces, reports, guides, brochures, powerpoints, and other KAC materials, in consultation with the Communications Director.
  2. Provides transportation in personal vehicle as needed.
  3. Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings and travel.
  4. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


  1. Knowledge of government systems and county functions
  2. Political savvy while not political in a partisan sense
  3. Communications Proficiency—both verbal and written
  4. Legal analysis—both research and writing
  5. Affability and an ability to contribute to the staff team
  6. Coalition building
  7. Self-motivated
  8. Composure in tense settings
  9. Flexibility
  10. Sound decision-making and judgment

Work Environment

This job largely operates in a professional office environment, but there are many hours spent at the Kansas Statehouse. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

For much of the year, this is a largely sedentary role, but the legislative session demands many hours of standing and walking. There is also a requirement to lift and carry supplies,

particularly during the KAC annual conference. It is necessary to load and unload the supplies before and after the conference. Similar lifting requirements will be necessary during other KAC events.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Full Time


There are occasional travel requirements for this position with some overnight obligations. During KAC’s annual conference in the fall, all employees must be available for the entirety of the conference. This is typically a four-day event, though there may be other times when travel with a hotel stay will be necessary.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  2. License to practice law in Kansas
  3. Ability to obtain registration as a lobbyist with the Kansas Secretary of State
  4. Three years of related experience

Preferred Additional Education and Experience

  1. Three or more years of advocacy work with the Kansas Legislature
  2. Experience working directly with county officials

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This job description has been approved by KAC management:


Randall Allen                

Executive Director        

The signature below constitutes the employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions, and duties of the position.

Employee: ___________________                      ____________________

Name                                               Signature

Date: _______________________         

Document Revised:  July 10, 2018