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The City of Colby is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 


Police Officer I or II


The Colby Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Police Officer I or II. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, twenty-one (21) years of age, and meet the Department standards in the following categories: background investigation; written, oral, psychological and physical agility testing. The City of Colby is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with an optional health and life insurance package, sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefits, overtime provisions, uniforms and equipment (cleaning supplied). Starting salary will depend on qualifications.  Starting salary is based on experience. Police officers work rotating 12-hour shifts, to include nights and weekends. Officers do have every other three-day weekend off. Applications are available below or from the Colby Police Department, 360 N. Franklin Ave., Colby, Kansas 67701. (Phone: 785-460-4460). EEO Applications accepted until position filled.



Communications Officer I or II


The City of Colby Communications Center is accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer I or II. The successful applicant will be trained in radio communications for Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS and 911 Emergencies for the Thomas County area. 

Starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Officer preforms specialized work in receiving and dispatching messages in the 911 Center. The Communications Officer is responsible for the operation of dispatch radios, computers, 911 and administrative phone lines. This position will receive and dispatch information, which may be of an emergency nature.

The position entails a 12-hour shift with a rotation of 4 days on and 4 days off. This will include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma or GED, the ability to quickly develop a general knowledge of law enforcement communication procedures and computer applications. The City of Colby Communications Center is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with health insurance, sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefit, and overtime provisions.

Persons wishing to apply may pick up an application at the Colby Police Department 360 N Franklin or the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office 225 N Court. You may also download an application below. Application review to begin upon receipt of application. Open until filled.

Unsure of what a Communications Officer Career can look like. Feel free to set up a time to visit our 911 Center by calling 785-460-4460 and speak with the Communications Director. 



Recreation & Facilities Assistant


Description of work:

 Under general direction of the Recreation & Facilities Director, effectively directs, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day recreational, educational, and training events of the City of Colby Facilities.

 Duties:

  • Participates in the day-to-day operation of all facilities;
  • Organizes, directs, and coordinates the set-ups and clean-up for events held at facilities; 
  • Answer phones, schedule and arrange bookings; 
  • Supervises full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees;
  • Orders concession supplies and schedules workers for concession operations; 
  • Assists with ensuring facilities are clean, orderly and safe and meets the guests' expectations;
  • Upgrades and keeps current various certifications, i.e., lifeguarding, safety training, CPR, First Aid training, etc. for facility employees; 
  • Assists in all aquatic staff orientations; learns mechanical and chemical balancing sides of pool operations; 
  • Coaches and/or officiates youth sporting events when needed;
  • Prepares ballfields for games and other upcoming events;
  • Planning, scheduling, developing program services and activities, reserve facilities and scheduling of grounds use;
  • Assist with maintenance of facilities, coordinate instructors, staff and volunteers; 

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well with individuals and groups using all facilities; 
  • Ability to plan and organize work schedules; 
  • Routinely lift 50-75 pounds; ability to stand, walk, climb, bend and kneel;
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of building equipment and swimming pool equipment; 
  • Skill in operation of personal computer, including Word and Excel; 
  • Ability to work in outdoor environment in exposure to hot weather;

 Experience and training:

Experience supervising and managing employees; Experience working with young adults; Required certifications include the ability to obtain American Red Cross Life Saving Certification and First Aid, CPR/AED; additional desired certification includes lifeguard; Experience at a swimming pool or aquatic facility.

For a complete job description, contact City of Colby 785-460-4410. 

Submit cover letter and resume to City of Colby, 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Ks. 67701

May also download application below.



Part Time Event Center Maintenance Worker I


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of part-time Event Center Maintenance Worker I.  This position will assist the two full-time maintenance workers by performing a variety of manual labor in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Event Center.  Projected hours will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.  This position may entail some late hours of cleaning the gyms after ball games, setting up or cleaning after events, and weekend work. Applications may be downloaded below or pick one up at 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Kansas 67701.  Application review to begin upon receipt of application.  Open until filled.  EOE

 


Refuse Collector I


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of part-time Event Center Maintenance Worker I.  This position will assist the two full-time maintenance workers by performing a variety of manual labor in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Event Center and will do related work in and around the Community Building.  Projected hours will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.  This position may entail some late hours of cleaning the gyms after ball games, setting up or cleaning after events, and weekend work.  Applications may be downloaded below or pick one up at 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Kansas 67701.  Application review to begin upon receipt of application.  Open until filled.  EOE

 


Maintenance Worker I


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Under supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, water lines, parks, buildings, airport, and other municipal facilities; drives trucks and operates equipment incidental to work; services and fuels equipment.

DUTIES:

Essential Duties AreParticipates in construction and maintenance work such as forming, paving, and finishing concrete; cuts and breaks up concrete and asphalt pavement; uses hand tools, shovels, jackhammer, and tamper; patches streets; may construct or repair sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; cleans and rebuilds catch basins; installs and repairs street signs; paints streets; operates trucks and light motorized equipment; may perform a variety of work in construction and maintenance of water and sewer system facilities; may help set water meters; performs pipe laying, cutting, and many other tasks connected with water and sewer facilities.

Other Duties Include: Occasionally operates heavier types of motorized equipment such as motor grader or loader on a training basis; may load refuse, perform minor carpentry and other work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions and safety practices; ability to operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment; ability to operate hand power equipment; good physical condition for outdoor work and ability to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift over 100 pounds; dexterity and ability to stand, walk, run, climb, crawl, pull, and to perform other body movements; hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to handle tools and operate equipment; ability to hear in person and by radio and to note traffic and other hazards; ability to see work and immediate surroundings and to complete simple reports; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the supervisor.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Graduation from high school or GED is desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid Kansas Class B commercial driver’s license.



The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

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