Local Government Employment Listings

City of Fredonia, KS – City Administrator

Fredonia (population 2,200) seeks a new City Administrator to manage its municipal services and contribute leadership for continued infrastructure and economic development. Situated on the tallgrass prairie of Southeast Kansas (in Wilson County), the community is exceptional in its support for local businesses, community volunteerism, and family-friendly quality of life. The City’s strategic location is at the junction of U.S. Highways 47 and 400, and less than a two-hour drive to urban centers including Tulsa, Kansas City, Joplin, and Wichita.

Responsibility for 35 FTEs in four departments, $10.6 million total annual budget, management of all services, including three utilities, and policy recommendations to governing body. Fredonia has a nearly 20-year stable history of professionally-managed local government.

Salary: $100,000.

See Fredonia Recruitment Profile brochure: https://rb.gy/k34vaj. Qualified persons are invited to apply no later than May 17, 2024, by submitting cover letter highlighting experience with the City’s preferred qualifications and resume in one integrated Word or PDF file to: Marla Flentje, Fredonia Recruitment Advisor, mflentje@austinpeters.com. More information: (316) 250-1344.


Lyon County – Bridge Foreman

As the Lyon County Bridge Foreman, you will be responsible for the supervising, daily planning and inspecting the work of 4+ employees engaged in the construction, maintenance, and repair of bridges and RCB culverts in Lyon County. Must be capable of running a lattice boom crawler crane in a safe and efficient manner. Must be willing and capable of working in extreme weather conditions. The Bridge Foreman position requires a high level of problem solving, decision making, supervisory and people skills to effectively and efficiently maintain a high level of Lyon County’s infrastructure. Other duties as assigned.

This is a non-exempt position with a solid base pay of $27.22/hour to $35.00/hour 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!


  • Mechanical background desirable.
  • Crane certification desirable.


  • Two years progressive experience in public works maintenance, construction and repair projects required. Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • Experience and knowledge of proper techniques used to construct, repair, and maintain bridges and RCB culverts.
  • Must be capable of training and motivating employees to perform effectively and efficiently.
  • Must possess, or obtain within 90 days, a Class A Kansas Commercial Driver’s License and must pass a background check, a pre-employment physical, a 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 for 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.