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


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.


Fire Service Officer


The Colby Fire Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Fire Service Officer.  Under the direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, is responsible to work all required relief shifts of the Fire Department; performs and coordinates the overall training and maintenance of the Fire Department; is the 24-hour on-call officer in a rotation schedule with the Chief and Assistant Chief; assumes command of the Fire Department at departmental incidents. Possess a Class B Kansas driver’s license; Haz-Mat Technician certification desirable; certification at Firefighter II level; certification as Kansas Emergency Medical Technician.  The City of Colby is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with an excellent benefit package.  Starting salary depends on qualifications.  Additional information or application can be obtained below or from the office of the City Manager, 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Kansas 67701 (785-460-4410).  Application review to begin upon receipt of application. Position open until filled.  EOE


STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I WANTED


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Street Maintenance Worker I.  This position performs a variety of manual labor in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, water lines, parks, buildings, and airport; operates equipment; assists with snow removal operations; services & fuels equipment.   Successful applicants will possess a Class “B” commercial driver’s license (or the ability to obtain a Class B CDL).  Starting salary depends on qualifications.  The City of Colby is an EOE and provides employees with an excellent benefit package.  Additional information or application forms can be obtained below or from the office of the City Manager, 585 North Franklin Avenue, Colby, Kansas 67701 (785-460-4410).  Application review will begin upon receipt.  Open until filled.


JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN WANTED


The City of Colby Electric Department is accepting applications for a certified Journeyman Lineman.  This position performs skilled work (under direct supervision) in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution and transmission lines, traffic signal system, transformers, and substation involving exposure to high voltage hot lines.  Successful applicants will possess certification of Journeymen Lineman the knowledge of methods, materials, and tools used in power line construction and maintenance as applied to distribution and transmission lines; the ability to perform heavy physical work; lift and carry 100 pounds; communicate by two-way radio; work in varying weather conditions, operate trucks and equipment and work safely on energized lines. The applicant needs to have ability to obtain a valid Class A CDL with airbrakes and become CPR certified within 30 days of employment.   Starting salary range is dependent on experience. Benefit package of health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement and life insurance.  Applications may be picked up at the office of the City Manager, 585 North Franklin, Colby, KS 67701 or the link below.  Applicant review to begin upon receipt.  Open until filled.  EOE



The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

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