The following job opportunities are currently available with the City of Great Bend. Please complete an employment application
if interested in any of the following positions.
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Lifeguards and Concessionaires/Wetlands Water Park
The City of Great Bend Public Lands Department is currently accepting applications for lifeguards and cashiers/concessionaires at the Wetlands at Great Bend for the 2016 summer season. Primary responsibilities for lifeguards include ensuring the safety of all patrons by practicing preventative lifeguarding. Must be familiar with and enforce all rules and regulations of the facility. Must be at least 16 years of age, possess good public relations and communications skills, and be able to obtain lifeguard certification and CPR/first aid certification prior to pool opening. Primary responsibilities for cashiers/concessionaires include operating a cash register, collecting admission or concession fees, balancing cash drawers, preparation of food and drinks sold through the concession area, cleaning, etc. Must be at least 15 years of age. Should possess good public relations and communications skills. Applications should be submitted to the Public Lands Director at the City of Great Bend, 1209 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can be obtained by going online at www.greatbendks.net. Applications can also be obtained at the City office. EOE.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
There are no part-time positions available at this time.
Police Officer/Police Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for Police Officers. Primary responsibilities include patrol work, assisting with the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations. All aspects of police work will be involved, including responding to dispatches, investigations, report preparation, making arrests, issuing citations, etc.This position requires the ability to read, interpret and understand various law enforcement rules and policies, write clear and accurate reports, and communicate effectively with fellow employees, supervisors and the public. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 21 years of age. Some college level work in law enforcement is desirable. In addition, candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to achieve basic law enforcement certification by the State of Kansas within one year of appointment. Applications should be submitted to the Police Department at 1217 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can be obtained online at www.greatbendks.net under the “Jobs” link. EOE.
Zookeeper/Public Lands Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a zookeeper at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. This position will be responsible for the daily care, feeding, observation and documentation of the animals in the zoo.Will perform daily routine duties such as feeding and watering zoo animals, animal enrichment, cage and exhibit cleaning, preparation of animal diets, etc. Will also assist with animal medical treatments. Will perform general grounds maintenance such as mowing and trimming, along with the development and maintenance of proper animal housing and habitat. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of animal care in a zoological park setting. Associates Degree in zookeeping, biology, zoology or closely related field will be preferable. Applications should be submitted to the Human Resource Director at the City of Great Bend at 1209 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.
The Great Bend Fire/EMS Department is accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT. This position will be within one of three rotating shifts under the direction of the Captain, Battalion Chief, and Fire Chief. Duties include responding to alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property as well as operating firefighting and ambulance equipment. If hired applicant will participate in fire prevention programs, including public education & fire inspections; as well as responsible for ambulance and rescue runs, station maintenance and training activities when on duty. This position does have residential requirements and the applicant will complete physical agility testing, drug screening and a background check. Work is strenuous and involves many physical demands. Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and Mechanical experience is desirable. Applications should be submitted to the Fire Chief at 1205 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.