Kansas Local Government Job Openings

City of Arkansas City – Communications Director  

(City Manager Department)

This position is responsible for managing and directing internal and external communications for the City of Arkansas City. The position creates, implements and maintains communication and branding strategies, leads the way for a continued, strong social media presence and serves as the key spokesperson and media contact for the City.

Bachelor Degree with specialization in journalism, English, speech, public relations, mass communications, public or business administration. Three years’ experience in an administrative or technical capacity which has provided familiarity with local government function. Any combination may be accepted at the discretion of the City Manager.

Pay Range for this Salaried, Exempt position: $49,712 (entry) - $78,956 (maximum) annually.

The City of Arkansas City provides an excellent benefits package including family health and dental insurance, life insurance and KPERS retirement benefits.

Please apply at arkcity.org or governmentjobs.com

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  EOE/ADA 

Douglas County – Combination Building Inspector

Combination Building Inspector - Job ID: 22-157

Job Description: Douglas County is accepting applications for a Combination Building Inspector with the Zoning and Codes Department. Candidates must be self-motivated and possess problem solving as well as communication skills. The ideal candidate will have: experience inspecting residential and commercial buildings to determine code compliance; knowledge of materials, methods, and practices used in building construction; knowledge of Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical codes. Ideal candidates will possess one or more International Code Council certifications, or be able to become certified within one year of employment.

For a full copy of a job description, email personnel@douglascountyks.org

Education and other requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science, or Construction Management is required. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree. Applicants must pass a background check and possess a valid driver's license.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Submit application and resume by application deadline indicated below, on-line at https://www.douglascountyks.org/services/employment/job-openings


Starting Salary and Benefits: $25.80 per hour and up, depending on qualifications

Benefits include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available
  • Discounted fitness club memberships
  • Other voluntary benefits
  • Paid time off: 14 vacation days, 15 sick days accrued per year, one (1) day personal leave and nine (9) paid holidays
  • Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement Systems (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available

Application Deadline: Friday, 10/14/2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Grant County – Public Works Supervisor

Grant County, Kansas is taking applications for the position of Public Works Supervisor.  This is a fulltime position with a competitive benefit package.  The Public Works Supervisor will report directly to the Grant County Board of County Commissioners. 

This position will plan, direct, manage and coordinate a public service department to include Road Department, Transfer Station and Noxious Weed with budgeting, supervising, complying with federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and procedures, and planning for short-term and long-term objectives.  The position plans the daily flow of work for all supervised employees. 

Applicants with six to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience are encouraged to apply, but other applications will be considered.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug screening and physical as a condition of employment. 

If interested, you may review the full job description and submit your application online at www.grantcoks.org or call the County Clerk’s Office at (620) 356-1335 to have an application mailed or emailed to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Grant County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stanton County – Road & Bridge Superintendent

Stanton 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 Stanton County.

Job Responsibilities: 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 including but not limited to, budgetary planning and presentation for the road and bridge, fuel, special machinery budgets, the administration of the operations of 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 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. A valid CDL license is 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 physical capacity test as a condition of employment. Benefits are provided through the county. If interested, send cover letter, application, resume, and references addressed to the Stanton County Clerk’s office, PO Box 190 Johnson, KS. No fax or email submissions will be considered. Position will remain open until filled.

Review of applications will occur on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Job description and application may be picked up in the Stanton County Clerk’s office, or by calling (620) 492-2140. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Stanton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.