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Current Openings
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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There are no seasonal positions at this time.

Part-Time Employment


There are no part-time positions at this time.

 

Full-Time Employment

Service Person I / Park Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a Service Person 1 for the Department of Public Lands. Primary responsibilities include work related to the care and maintenance of City park facilities.
Will perform daily routine duties such as mowing, trimming, tree planting and removal, repair and maintenance of park buildings and equipment, painting, irrigation system repairs, concrete work, ball field maintenance, etc. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED. At least one year’s experience in areas such as construction, plumbing, mechanics, welding, maintenance work, and/or general grounds maintenance is preferable. Requires good public relations skills, the ability to operate equipment such as trucks, mowers, trimmers, etc. Knowledge of chemical applications to park grounds and irrigation systems is desirable.

Applications should be submitted to the Human Resource Director at the City of Great Bend at 1209 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications are available online at www.greatbendks.net. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Service Person I / Water Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a Service Person I in the Water Department. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the repair, replacement, and installation of water services. Other duties include flushing and repair of fire hydrants, completing daily work orders for customers, collection and mailing of water samples, etc. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public, operate certain types of equipment, and perform heavy manual labor in all types of weather conditions. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. Some experience in construction and maintenance work is 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.

Service Person I / Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a Service Person I at the Water Pollution Control Division. Primary responsibilities include skilled and semi-skilled duties related to the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. This position requires the ability to perform duties such as the cleaning and rehabilitation of sewer lines, utility locates, operation of water tank trucks, water jet cleaners, pumps, and generators, works with the public regarding sewer stoppage complaints, etc. Also assists in performing pump station inspections and maintenance. Position requires working outdoors and involves occasional heavy physical activity. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Some experience in construction work including the operation of equipment is preferred. Position requires a valid Kansas CDL or the ability to obtain a CDL within a specified timeframe. 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.

Chief of Police/Great Bend Police Department
The City of Great Bend, Kansas seeks an experienced and engaged law enforcement professional to lead our Police Department. The Police Chief is responsible for a progressive community-minded department of 30 commissioned officers with four support staff. The Department has strong established relationships with area law enforcement as well as State and Federal agencies. The Department maintains a K-9 unit and partners with the Great Bend School District to support a School Resource Officer. The Chief of Police is engaged in community organizations and is an active member of the City's management team, supporting the entire organization's efforts to serve the Great Bend community while advocating for constant improvement of the City's law enforcement services. Ideal candidates will have: outstanding experience and demonstrated leadership in a similar law enforcement organization; experience and training in command and control of emergency situations; experience directing a community-oriented police department with a strong emphasis on service delivery through partnerships, problem solving and prevention; well developed budget experience; and, the ability to communicate effectively with staff, the public and community officials. Required qualifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field of study; progressively responsible law enforcement and police experience in a command and administrative capacity; advanced law enforcement training; and a record of effective leadership and cooperation with community members, City administration, and fellow department managers. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The salary range for this position is $53,768 - $97,708, with an attractive benefit package. Residency in Great Bend is required. Applications must be received at the address below, no later than December 31, 2014 at 5 p.m.  A complete application will include a cover letter, resume and references, salary history, and a completed "Application for Employment". Applications can be obtained at the City of Great Bend office at 1209 Williams, Great Bend, KS, or online at www.greatbendks.net under the "Jobs" link. Applications should be sent to: Human Resource Director; City of Great Bend; 1209 Williams; P.O. Box 1168; Great Bend, Kansas, 67530. Email submittals should be sent to . The City of Great Bend is an equal opportunity employer. First round applications will be kept confidential. However, finalists will be made public.






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