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


Finance Department

Director of Finance & Administration

Application deadline: Until filled-Finance & Administration- Duties: Administers, coordinates, supervises & controls all financial, records management & accounting activities for the City of Salina’s Finance & Administration Department. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or a related field with emphasis on governmental finance and/or accounting. Experience: Over five years of progressively responsible experience in governmental finance & accounting; two years’ serving in supervisory capacity; must qualify to be bonded. Requirements: Must live within the corporate limits of the city; must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Pay: $78,658-125,577/yr. For information, contact Art Davis – adavis@springsted.com or call 816-868-7042. 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 drive 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 drive 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

Park Operations Manager

Application deadline: Until filled-Parks & Recreation-Duties: Plans, schedules, manages & supervises the programs & activities of the Parks & Recreation Department’s Parks Division (includes Parks, Forestry, Downtown, Cemetery, Athletic Fields, & Natural Resources); manages & develops outside contracts, vendors, & project budgets; assures regulatory compliance & economy in all programs. Education: Associates degree in parks & natural resources, construction, or a related field. Experience: Five years of experience in grounds, structural & equipment maintenance; two years of administrative & supervisory responsibility. Requirements: Must live within 40-minutes drive time; must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license; must become certified in pesticide application landscaping & tree maintenance within one year of appointment. Pay: $39,874 – 44,659/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 drive 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


Animal Control Officer

Application deadline: TH 08/03/2017 by 5:00 p.m.-Parks & Recreation/Animal Shelter-Duties: Enforces & applies ordinances & regulations pertaining to animal control; maintains the animals housed at the Salina Animal Shelter; investigates & conducts interviews on possible law, ordinance & regulation violations; testifies in court & at hearings on animal control matters; conducts inspections of animal facilities; issues licenses & permits for dogs & cats; provides public education on ordinances, regulations & animal care methods/techniques; apprehends stray animals; conducts various tasks in animal care and control. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.; must obtain Level I & II National Animal Control Association Academy training. Experience: One (1) year animal care experience in animal shelter, veterinary clinic, animal hospital, or other related area & strong customer service skills preferred. Requirements: Resume required; 40-minutes residency requirement; must possess a valid Kansas driver‘s license. Hours: Shifts vary: 4 x 10 hour shifts/week including nights, weekends & holidays; shifts may start at 5 am & responds to overnight calls. Pay: $14.32-16.04/hr. Position description

Custodian I

Application deadline: Until filled-Parks & Recreation/Buildings-Duties: Performs janitorial duties inside & outside city buildings & other public facilities; performs manual labor in the care, minor construction & maintenance of facilities & outdoor spaces; maintains equipment & materials; performs visual checks for repairs on all mechanical systems, buildings, & grounds; maintains inventory of cleaning equipment & supplies; washes windows & walls; sweeps & scrubs hard surface floors; replaces light bulbs & fluorescent tubes; empties & cleans waste receptacles; cleans & disinfects restrooms; cleans grounds by picking up paper & trash; must raise, lower & maintain flags; shovels snow as assigned; locks & unlocks doors, windows & security systems. Education: Eighth grade graduate. Experience: Minimum of one year experience with custodial/janitorial related work; must be self-motivated & be able to work with little to no supervision. Requirements: Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license; must be minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. Hours: Full-time summer hours; part-time during fall/winter. Pay: $9.69 – 10.85/hour.

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 drive 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

Landfill Operator I

Application deadline: TH 07/27/2017 by 5:00 p.m.- Public Works/Landfill-Duties: Performs skilled & semi-skilled work in the maintenance & operation of the City of Salina’s municipal solid waste landfill; operates & maintains medium & heavy equipment such as compactors, dozers, motor graders, front-end loaders, self-propelled scrapers & similar equipment; services equipment; assists in planning fill cells; moves, levels, compacts & covers solid waste at landfill; looks for & prevents hazardous waste from entering into landfill; mows grounds; maintains landfill roads; extinguishes fires at landfill; performs maintenance checks on equipment & makes repairs; welds; prepares minimal records of own activities, including burial logs & special wastes. Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Experience: Three years of progressively responsible construction & maintenance work operating light & medium equipment; one year of experience operating heavy equipment; must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. Requirements: Must possess valid Kansas Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brake & tanker endorsement, or obtain within three months of appointment. Hours: Shifts rotate quarterly. Pay: $12.99-14.55/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 drive time; must possess valid Kansas driver’s license. Hours: Works on shift. Pay: $15.77/hr. Position description



Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug-Free Workplace We consider applicants for all jobs without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, or disability. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department at 785-309-5710.

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