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COUNTY APPRAISER - SEDGWICK COUNTY (Wichita), KANSAS

 Sedgwick County, Kansas is seated in Wichita and covers 1,008 square miles. It is one of the most populous of Kansas’ 105 counties with an estimated population of 508,000. It is the sixteenth largest in area and reportedly has the second highest per capita wealth among Kansas' counties.

Sedgwick County residents enjoy a central location, a diverse population, a strong local economy and four distinct seasons. Quality of life amenities, including education, are excellent and the cost of living is well below the national average.

Sedgwick County utilizes a Commission/Manager form of government under which the County Manager's Office implements the priorities and goals of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC is the County’s governing body.  It is comprised of five members and meets in regular weekly sessions. Commissioners are elected according to geographical area (districts) and serve four-year overlapping terms. The Chairman of the Board is elected by the Commissioners and serves a one-year term. In addition to the BOCC, citizens of Sedgwick County elect the County Clerk, the Register of Deeds, the County Treasurer, the Sheriff, the District Attorney and the18th Judicial District Judges.

Sedgwick County is recognized by the International City-County Management Association as a Council-Manager form of government. Accordingly, the Board appoints a professional County Manager to administer most County functions and to implement policy decisions. The BOCC also appoints the County Counselor, County Appraiser and the Assistant County Manager for the Department of Public Works, Facilities Maintenance & Project Services.

Sedgwick County employs nearly 2,800 persons and functions on a current budget of $439,530,627. The County provides a full range of services including public safety, public works, criminal justice, recreation, entertainment, cultural, human/social, and education.

The County Appraiser’s Office is required by law to annually appraise all tangible, taxable property by January 1.  In Sedgwick County there are 221,814 residential, agricultural, multi-family, commercial and industrial parcels as well as 33,791 personal property accounts.  In addition, the Office applies classification rates and determines tax exemption eligibility of religious, charitable, educational and municipal properties. The County Appraiser leads, manages, plans, organizes, administers and directs the activities and operations of the Sedgwick County Appraiser's Office in compliance with County policies and applicable Kansas law. In conformance with the Kansas State Property Valuation Division, the County Appraiser Office serves and assists the property assessment needs of the citizens and the community. The County Appraiser is responsible to deliver quality public service through use of effective leadership, strategic planning, performance measurement, teamwork, maximizing resources, innovative approaches and high professional standards.  The County Appraiser’s Office currently employs sixty-five (65) FTE’s and has an FY 2019 budget of $4,843,692.

The County Appraiser advises the County Commissioners and County Manager on matters pertaining to property appraisals and attends meetings of the BOCC, responds to inquiries made by the Commissioners and other County officials and makes presentations on a regular basis. He or she also presents testimony to state legislators and assists the County’s Division of Finance with long-term valuation forecasting. For more information about Sedgwick County and the County Appraisers Office visit www.sedgwickcounty.org

Minimum qualifications are an Associate's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Regional/Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited college or university; certification as a general real property appraiser pursuant to Article 41 of Chapter 58 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments; possession of one of the required appraisal designations. OR be a registered mass appraiser pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of Revenue. Must have a minimum of five (5) years CAMA experience; five (5) years commercial property appraisal experience and three (3) years of direct supervision experience. Must have superior written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications are a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Regional/Urban Planning or a related field from an accredited college or university combined with additional CAMA assessment administration or other local government education and training plus ten (10) years of experience in assessing properties which includes five (5) years in a managerial/supervisory capacity. IAAO designation, CAE preferred.

Compensation

The compensation package includes a competitive base salary and benefits that will ultimately depend upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. The beginning salary will be commensurate with experience. The County offers excellent benefits which include: State retirement, a generous paid time-off program, medical/prescription insurance (95% County paid), dental vision, Life & AD&D insurance, a Flexible Healthcare Spending Account, a Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Account, AFLAC and other benefits.

To Apply

The County is anxious to fill this position. It will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019.  For consideration, please email your cover letter, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Email: slavin@bellsouth.net.

Sedgwick County is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer

 

 

 

Road & Bridge Supervisor – Decatur County

Decatur County is taking applications for a full-time Road & Bridge Supervisor.  For applications, contact Nora Urban, Decatur County Clerk, 785-475-8102, nurban@dccoks.org or second floor of the Courthouse. Decatur County is an equal opportunity employer.

  

 

 

Assistant Public Works Director – Pottawatomie County, located in Westmoreland, KS

Wage: $60,000 - $80,000 (full-time, exempt) plus excellent benefits (health insurance, paid time off, KPERS & more)

Position Responsibilities: Responsible for the construction and maintenance of a wide variety of county public infrastructure, to include roads, bridges, culverts and other drainage facilities. Serves as departmental supervisor, personnel manager, project manager, and directs and supervises quality control facilities, equipment, purchasing and accounting and general administration for the Road and Bridge Department. In the absence of the Public Works Director, this position will also oversee the Building and Grounds, Solid Waste and Utility Service Departments. 

Education/Experience Required: High school diploma, GED or equivalent, with a minimum of two years of college or technical course work in engineering and construction practices or related field required; a four-year college degree in an engineering or construction field with professional licensure as a civil engineer, surveyor, or landscape architect is preferred, or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  A minimum of five years of similar or related experience, including two years supervisory experience is required.   

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All applicants recommended for employment will be subject to post-offer pre-employment drug screening.  For more information or to apply, Visit www.HRePartners.com. For more information call 785-457-3455; or e-mail cmalchose@pottcounty.org. Pottawatomie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Associate Legislative Director – Kansas Association of Counties, Topeka

 
The Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) is seeking a full-time professional Associate Legislative Director to assist with advocacy and member services. Under the direct supervision of the Legislative Policy Director & General Counsel, this position advances KAC’s efforts in legislative advocacy. Additionally, this position performs duties such as: (1) developing, communicating, and advocating the policy positions as set by the KAC Legislative Policy Statement under the direction of the Legislative Policy Director; (2) directing KAC’s social media with an emphasis on legislative updates. A secondary responsibility includes supporting KAC’s research and education mission through teaching and class development and membership outreach.

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. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advances KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests.
  • Develops and nurtures strong relationships with elected and appointed county officials and works to understand and articulate the issues facing Kansas counties.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Executive Branch, the Kansas Congressional Delegation, and other groups affecting policies in Kansas.
  • Works with individuals, groups, and committees of county constituent groups to annually develop the KAC Legislative Policy Statement according to KAC’s bylaws.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with other registered lobbyists—both inside and outside of local government—to advance issues of interest to KAC.
  • Report to the KAC membership on the status of pending legislation through written, oral, and video updates.
  • Manages KAC’s social media with an emphasis on legislative matters.
  • Conducts research on topics or policy issues important to Kansas counties; analyzes research findings; and prepares research reports in formats suitable for dissemination to county officials.
  • Write articles for KAC’s publications, including County Comment, at the direction of the Legislative Policy Director.
  • Assists the Education and Communications Director with curriculum development and teaches programs as necessary.  

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.

Travel

Approximately 10% of time, primarily within the state.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences, Communications or related field, or other professional degree
  • Ability to obtain registration as a lobbyist with the Kansas Secretary of State
  • Related experience
  • Experience working directly with government officials

Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000, depending on experience

Applications deadline and procedures: Posting deadline is September 30, 2019.
Apply by email to Sullivan@kansascounties.org
Attach to the email in PDF format only the following 3 items:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Salary expectations  

EOE

 

Financial Compliance Audit Manager - State of Kansas

The Department of Administration, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), provides for the central statewide financial policy, financial reporting, auditing, federal reporting, internal controls reviews, SHARP and SMART systems, debt collections, municipal services, and is comprised of four Sections and 10 Teams.  Additional information about our organization may be found at:  http://www.admin.ks.gov/offices/chief-financial-officer.

This is a new position created to implement the responsibilities in K.S.A. 75-37,152 through K.S.A. 75-37,160, to procure and manage the statewide financial compliance audit engagement.  Responsibilities of this position include drafting requests for proposals, managing the competitive selection process for the statewide audit engagement contract; evaluate proposals and coordinate with the Department of Administration contract audit committee for negotiation and selection of an audit firm; provide oversight and management of each audit contract; monitor the audit engagement process and audit progress; review draft and final audit reports and supporting documentation to ensure contractual requirements and applicable standards are met; and coordinate billings to state agencies, monitor collections from billings, and payments to the audit firms.  Other responsibilities include coordination of audit engagement events such as the entrance and exit conferences, coordination of management representations letters, and communications with agency and central accounting/fiscal personnel, and external auditors. Annual salary range $62,400 - $70,720 DOQ.  Go to www.jobs.ks.gov, Job Requisition#192570.  EOE

 

 

 

Accountant - State of Kansas

The Department of Administration, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), provides for the centralized statewide accounting, payroll, agency auditing, and preparation of the statewide Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the State of Kansas.  The CAFR is a major responsibility of the Financial Integrity Team within OCFO.  Additional information about our organization may be found at:  http://www.admin.ks.gov/offices/chief-financial-officer.   

This financial accounting position will work on the preparation of the official State of Kansas CAFR.  Primary duties involve analysis and evaluation of financial data, preparation of financial statements, notes to the financial statements, and working directly with the independent auditors under contract to perform the annual financial audit of the CAFR.  Applicants must have knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, and financial statement preparation.  Hourly pay range $24.48 - $27.61.  Go to www.jobs.ks.gov, Job Requisition #193793.  EOE

 

  

Director of Accounts and Reports - State of Kansas

This position serves as the chief steward over the state’s financial operations for all three branches of State government.  This is a highly visible position that essentially serves the same function as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a large enterprise. This position provides state agencies a variety of accounting and auditing services to help ensure consistent and accurate financial reporting and provides reliable information for State officials, outside entities and citizens to make informed business and management decisions. The Director of A&R is responsible for statewide compliance with a broad array of authorities and requirements related to oversight of statewide financial operations and reporting, serves as the official custodian of the State’s asset and financial records and has oversight responsibilities for the State Financial and Statewide Single Audits. Annual salary range $90,000 - $105,000.  Go to www.jobs.ks.gov, Job Requisition #194267.  EOE