Kansas Local Government Job Openings

Coffey County – Road & Bridge Superintendent 

Coffey County is accepting applications for a full-time Road and Bridge Superintendent. The Road and Bridge Superintendent performs a variety of highly responsible leadership and support role for road and bridge maintenance and construction within Coffey County. The Road and Bridge Superintendent is directly responsible for the oversight and direction of a group of semi-skilled laborers and equipment operators in general and specialized work. The individual is also responsible for the direct supervision and administration of an office manager and support staff for the Road and Bridge Department. Specific duties and responsibilities of the position are located within the job description which will be provided upon request. 

Preferred experience: A technical degree, some college, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training is preferred. Must complete KAC Roads Scholar program within three (3) years after hire. Employee expected to have acquired all of the necessary information and skills to perform the job within one (1) year after hire. Prior experience with grant writing is preferred but not required. 

Minimum experience: More than three (3) years of road and bridge maintenance, construction or similar experience is required. At least two (2) years of supervisory experience is required or a combination of education training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position duties and responsibilities. 

The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment. Must be a resident of Coffey County or willing to relocate. Benefits are provided through the county. If interested, send cover letter, application, resume, and references addressed to the Coffey County Clerk’s office, 110 S. 6th, Room 202, Burlington, KS. No fax or email submissions will be considered. Position will remain open until filled. 

First review of applications will occur on Monday, June 6, 2022. Job description and application may be picked up in the Coffey County Clerk’s office, or by calling (620) 364-2191. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Coffey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Douglas County – Administrative Specialist

Douglas County Zoning and Code Department seeks a full time Administrative Specialist who will act as the Code Specialist. Responsibilities include supporting the implementation of Douglas County’s construction and zoning regulations by answering citizen questions about building permit and zoning processes.

Essential functions associated with this position include:

  • Processing permit applications;
  • Scheduling inspections;
  • Engaging in direct and telephone contact with the public;
  • Website management;
  • Processing complaints;
  • General office duties to include mail distribution, preparing correspondence, business transactions, data entry, and desktop publishing.

Proficiency in the use of Windows applications, bookkeeping, accounting, data entry, clerical, and administrative procedures will enhance a candidate’s success. The position requires exceptional customer service and communication skills. Candidate must have good organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.

Full job description located on the Douglas County website here.

Submit application with resume and references online at https://www.douglascountyks.org/services/employment/job-openings. Deadline to apply is 5pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022. EOE.


Miami County – Road & Bridge Director

Hiring Salary: $86,632 - $94,432 DOQ 

Job Responsibilities: The Road & Bridge Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Road & Bridge and Solid Waste departments. This position  uses a set of leadership, supervisory, computer and social skills including but not limited the oversite of the overall operation of the these departments including but not limited to, budgetary planning and presentation for the road and bridge, fuel, solid waste, special machinery budgets, the administration of the operations of the Road and Bridge Department including but not limited to: monitoring the budget for compliance with submitted goals, the purchase of equipment, lead in the planning and presentation of projects, major reconstruction and maintenance issues, the hiring, evaluation and disciplinary issues with all employees, the monitoring of the third party vendor operation the transfer station, act in an official capacity representing the Department(s) in meetings with the Elected Officials, State/Local Officials and the Public and any other duties deemed necessary or tasked by the County Administrator.  

Position Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree in business management or similar degree preferred; plus 5-10 years related experience generally preferred.

Valid driver’s license required.

Miami County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants recommended for employment will be subject to post-offer pre-employment drug screening. Miami County offers excellent benefits to our full-time employees.

To Apply: For more information, or to apply, visit https://ks-miamicounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/. Please direct any questions to Human Resources at 913-294-9530.