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Executive Director, Kansas Association of Counties, Topeka, Kansas

The Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) is seeking a full-time professional Executive Director to lead our organization. The KAC is a quasi-public agency which seeks to advance the public interest by promoting effective, responsive county government in Kansas. Founded in 1975 as an instrumentality of its member counties, the Association serves county governments through legislative representation, technical assistance, leadership and professional education. 

Under the policy guidance and direction of the KAC Governing Body, this position provides the implementation of KAC’s mission and the management of KAC’s operations. The Executive Director plans, develops, implements and directs organizational policies and procedures, programs, services, human resources and finances.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Executive Director advocates on behalf of the membership and is expected to represent the Association with integrity when dealing with Association members, the State Legislature, the Governor, other public interest groups and the general public.
  • Provide the Board with pertinent information to help it reach sound decisions and establish policies.
  • Develop for adoption by the Board of Directors an annual program plan containing activities, priorities, actions, budgets and staffing for the Association.
  • Assists with the association’s communication strategies and media and public information activities to help convey timely, in depth analysis and background information of KAC positions and issues of interest to counties. Act as liaison with media, State Legislature and the general public.
  • Ensures development of the organization’s financial, administrative, technical and human resources capacities to accomplish the organization’s mission and goals
  • Ensures the financial integrity of the organization through sound financial management practices, administration, fundraising, investment management and budgeting which includes directing the day-to-day activities of the Association including fixed asset management, space allocation, systems, record security and management, and budget control.
  • Provide oversight of all human resource-related functions, including hiring, supervision, evaluations, rewards and discipline.
  • A strategist capable of implementing long and short term goals. Proven ability to lead through influence, flexibility and diplomacy.
  • Conducts organizational assessments to establish and execute a workplace that promotes a professional and effective association. This includes maintaining a positive work environment and nurturing staff development.
  • Provide and direct outreach to all counties in order to maximize Association membership and visibility.
  • Explore potential new Association services and revenue-earning opportunities.
  • Develop and direct the maintenance of data and research critical to counties’ interests.
  • Lobby and implement Legislative Policy Program with the legislature, state agencies, and Association legislative committees and communicating outcomes with membership.
  • Continually meet, confer, negotiate and work with the State Legislature, the Governor, staff aides and state agencies to implement county policy.

This job description is a summary of typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The Executive Director is responsible to the Kansas Association of Counties Board of Directors as a whole.


Approximately 25% of time, primarily within the state.


Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field, or other professional degree
  2. Seven years of related experience
  3. Experience working directly with county officials
  4. Experience in advocacy and lobbying

Applications deadline and procedures: Posting deadline is May 8, 2019.
Apply by email to  Attach to the email in PDF format only the following 4 items:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references
  4. Salary expectations

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to or LEAPS-KAC, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin May 8, 2019. EOE.




County Appraiser – Allen County

Position Title: County Appraiser

Department:    Appraiser

Position Summary:      This exempt position is responsible for planning, directing, managing and coordinating a public service department to include budgeting, supervising, complying with federal, state and local regulations, policies and procedures, planning for short-term and long-term objectives, and fostering department and community cooperation within the County while delivering the highest level of customer service.  Responsible for the accurate listing of all taxable property and estimates valued in accordance with Kansas Statutes.

How to Apply: Submit a resume to the Allen County Clerk’s office

1 N. Washington, Iola, KS 66749 or call for application and complete job description.

 Base Rate:                  Dependent on experience and qualifications

Date Opened:              May 1, 2019

Date Closed:               Open until filled  

Hours:                         Generally, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

                                     Some overtime may be required

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the County Clerk’s office at 620-365-1407 or via e-mail at 

Additional Information:
Requirements include a CAE, RES, RMA or general certification from the Kansas Real Estate Appraisal Board. A minimum of three years mass appraisal experience, high school diploma or equivalent, and be qualified by the Director of Property Valuation and meet all qualifications of the State of Kansas.




Technical Support Analyst - Pottawatomie County, located in Westmoreland, KS.

Min. Starting Rate: $21.57/hr (actual pay DOQ) , Full-time with excellent benefits

Position Responsibilities: Responsible for helpdesk services for the Pottawatomie County network of users. Configures, installs and repairs computer systems and peripherals.

Education/Experience Required: A Bachelor's Degree in Computer or Information Science and one year relevant experience; or an Associate’s Degree and two years’ relevant experience is preferred. A combination of experience and education may be considered.  Position requires strong business ethic. Applications accepted until the position has been filled. TO APPLY visit for more information contact Human Resources at 785-457-3455 or Applicants recommended for employment are subject to post-offer pre-employment screening including a pre-employment drug test. Pottawatomie County is an EOE. We recognize Work Ready Certificates.