City of Salina's Employment Openings

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Online applications preferred. Applications are required for each position & are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on deadline date. Veterans Preference Eligibility Request forms available. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications.


Development Services Department

Director of Community & Development Services

Application deadline: Until filled-Development Services-Duties: Performs high level administrative work in analyzing, planning, developing, maintaining, & supervising the Development Services Department including planning, building, & community relations. Education: Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, architecture, or related field; master’s degree strongly preferred. Experience: Five years of experience in planning, community development, architecture, public administration, or city management. Requirements: Must live within the corporate limits of the city; must possess valid Kansas driver’s license. Pay: $74,908-119,591/yr. Position description


Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic

Applications accepted for hiring pool-Fire Department-Duties: Provides advanced life support services & renders medical treatment in emergency situations; engages in fire suppression & fire prevention activities to protect & safeguard lives & property. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Certification Requirements: Must be National Registry or State of Kansas certified & maintain certification as a Paramedic including PALS, ACLS, & NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess a valid Kansas Class B driver’s license, or obtain within one year of appointment. Successful candidates are prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products at any time, on or off the job. Pay: $43,709-69,801/yr. Position description


Firefighter/EMT

Applications accepted for hiring pool- Fire Department-Duties: Responds to fire alarms & other emergency calls to protect life & property by combating, extinguishing & preventing fires; gives basic life support care to sick or injured persons; participates in fire prevention programs, inspection, training activities, maintenance of fire & EMS apparatus & equipment & stations. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Certification Requirements: CPAT; Firefighter I & Firefighter II certified; Hazmat operations; National Registry or Kansas EMT certified & must maintain EMT certification; NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800. Requirements: Must be eighteen (18) years of age minimum; must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess a valid Kansas Class B driver’s license, or obtain within one year of appointment. Successful candidates are prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products at any time, on or off the job. Pay: $38,563-61,589/yr. Position description


Firefighter Apprentice/Paramedic

Applications accepted for hiring pool- Fire Department-Duties: Provides advanced life support services & renders medical treatment in emergency situations; engages in fire suppression & fire prevention activities to protect & safeguard lives & property. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Certification Requirements: Must be National Registry or Kansas Paramedic certified & maintain certification including PALS & ACLS; must be Firefighter I & Firefighter II certified upon completion of one (1) year probationary period. Requirements: Must be eighteen (18) years of age minimum; must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess a valid Kansas Class B driver’s license, or obtain within one year of appointment. Successful candidates are prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products at any time, on or off the job. Pay: $38,563-61,589/yr. Position description


Parks & Recreation Department

Deputy Parks & Recreation Director

Application deadline: TH 06/29/2017 by 5:00 p.m.-Parks & Recreation– Duties: Assists the Director of Parks & Recreation in the administration of all departmental functions & manages the department in the absence of the Director; provides senior leadership to plan, direct, & coordinate departmental operations; directly oversees the Recreation & Facility Maintenance divisions; establishes, implements, & achieves departmental goals & objectives; manages & coordinates the financial & budget activities; assists with strategic planning. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Parks & Recreation, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field. Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in parks & recreation involving development, operations & program management; two years supervisory or management duties; or an equivalent combination of closely related training, education, & work experience. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Pay: $59,002-98,654/yr. Position description


First Tee Director

Application deadline: TH 06/29/2017 by 5:00 p.m.-Parks & Recreation-Duties: Plans, directs, schedules & supervises the First Tee program at the Salina Municipal Golf Course; develops & administers fundraising plans & activities; evaluates & develops instructional programming; coordinates communication to expand outreach & carry out mission. Education: Bachelor’s degree. Experience: Min. two years’ experience involving education, non-profit or community-based organizations; fundraising & grant-writing experience preferred. Requirements: Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Pay: $34,528-48,000/yr. Position description


Master Electrician

Application deadline: Until filled-Parks & Recreation-Duties: Performs master level electrical maintenance & repairs in the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, & repair of electrical, electronic systems, instruments, apparatus, & equipment, including high & low voltage. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.; master electrician license required; HVAC/Mechanical Contractor License desired. Experience: Four years in electrical & mechanical work. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess valid Kansas driver’s license. Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pay: $17.42-19.51/hr. Position description


Police Department

Police Officer

Application deadline: Until filled–Police Department-Duties: Protecting, serving, & working with Salina’s diverse citizenry & enforcing the law while protecting the constitutional rights of all. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Qualifications include: United States citizen; twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment; no felony convictions, domestic violence related conviction, or other serious misdemeanor convictions; good physical condition; eyesight: 20/100 correctable to 20/20, no upper acuity limit with contact lenses; ability to obtain Kansas Police Officer certification within one year of appointment. Selection process includes: Written test, two assessment interviews, psychological evaluation, computer voice stress analyzer examination, thorough background check, physical examination, & drug screen. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess valid Kansas driver’s license. Successful candidates are prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products at any time, on or off the job. Written test is held the 3rd Saturday of each month. Starting pay: $41,600/yr. Position description


Public Works Department

Engineering Tech II (Pavement Management)

Application deadline: Until filled-Public Works/Engineering–Duties: Position is responsible for implementation & maintenance of pavement management system; requires ability to effectively assess condition of both asphalt & concrete pavements, prioritize locations in need of maintenance, & suggest appropriate maintenance options that best increases the lifespan of the pavement with cost effective solutions; performs technical engineering drafting, design, surveying & construction inspections; administrative support; maintains records & asset management; daily customer service. Education: High school graduate or G.E.D; completion of two year engineering course or related course work. Experience: Three years’ experience in engineering technical work & drafting. Requirements: Must possess valid Kansas driver’s license & have, or be able to obtain, CDL within 180 days of employment. Pay: $15.77 - $25.16/hr. Position description


Sanitation Worker / Driver

Application deadline: Until filled-Public Works/Sanitation- Duties: Performs heavy manual labor in the collection of refuse and/or recycling materials; operates medium equipment & heavy duty trucks. Education: Eighth grade graduate. Experience: One year sanitation worker or experience with small trucks & light equipment in construction, maintenance, or related activities; must be able to work outside in all weather conditions; heavy manual labor & outside work experience desired. Requirements: Must possess valid KS commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake endorsement; must be able to perform heavy manual labor & run designated routes; must be eighteen (18) yrs. of age or older. Work Type: Heavy manual labor, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds for force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Starting pay: $12.37/hr. Position description


Utilities Department

Water Plant Operator I

Application deadline: Until filled–Utilities-Duties: Performs skilled work in the operation of an advanced water treatment plant & operation of related equipment. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.; must possess Kansas Class I Water Supply System Operator Certificate within one year of KDHE exam eligibility. Experience: Two years’ experience in the maintenance of mechanical & electrical equipment or related work. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes response time; must possess valid Kansas driver’s license. Hours: Works on shift. Pay: $15.77/hr. Position description



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