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Building Official – Franklin County


Franklin County, KS is now accepting applications for a Building Official. This position is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of all codes related to building construction, structural installation and demolition as adopted by the County Commissioners for the unincorporated areas of the County. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university OR four to five years related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ensures compliance with the County’s adopted Building Codes. Confers with Department Head on general policies related to departmental policy, special assignments and related matters.  Performs all the duties outlined in the Building Inspector position. Apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com. Starting salary- $45,100 DOQ/E. Position is open until filled with applications reviewed weekly. Position will close without notice. For more information, contact Human Resources, 1428 S. Main, Suite 2, Ottawa, KS 66067 or at (785) 229-3444. Franklin County is an EOE.



Public Works Supervisor – Kiowa County

Kiowa County is accepting applications for the full-time position of the public Works Supervisor. The Public Works Supervisor is responsible for the operations of the Public Works department, including the Road & Bridge operations, the Noxious Weed department, the Solid Waste department and the County Shop.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, REGISTRATION: Commercial Driver’s License or can obtain one if hired.          

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED is required. Post high school training progressive technical training along with the knowledge and experience of Public Works management, landfill and solid waste management, and understanding and management of county noxious weed operations is preferred. Five years of progressive experience in public works is preferred.

BENEFITS: Paid time off (PTO), Extended Illness Bank (EIB), paid holidays, KPERS, competitive wages begin $21.53 - $30.57 per experience and reasonable Health insurance premiums which include health, vision and dental.

A complete job description and job application can be picked up at the County Clerk’s Office at 211 E Florida in Greensburg, KS 67054 or you may visit our website at www.kiowacountyks.org for an application under the “About US” section. This position will remain open until the position has been filled. If you have any questions, please call 620-723-3366 or email kristi.cooper@kiowacountyks.org




Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney – Kansas Association of Counties

The Kansas Association of Counties is inviting resumes with cover letters for the position of Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney. The position reports to the KAC Executive Director and directs the KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests. Additionally, the position fields and responds to legal inquiries from member counties. A complete job description is available below. Anticipated starting salary: $70-75K, depending on qualifications and experience, with full benefits including KPERS. To apply, send application materials to Randall Allen, KAC Executive Director, 300 SW 8th Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS  66603, or by email: allen@kansascounties.org. Deadline for application materials: July 31, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.       

Position Description:   Legislative Policy Director/Staff Attorney

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: KAC Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Law Clerk

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, this position directs the Association’s legislative advocacy services and responds to legal inquiries from members. A secondary responsibility includes supporting KAC’s research and education missions.  

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Directs the KAC’s legislative advocacy and representation of county interests.  Serves as primary staff liaison to the KAC’s Legislative Policy Committee, working with the committee, board and members to annually develop the KAC Legislative Policy Statement according to KAC’s bylaws.
  2. Provides legal and other technical assistance to member counties as requested and responds to inquiries from elected and appointed officials of member counties to the extent permitted under the attorney code of ethics. 
  3. Advocates according to the KAC Legislative Policy Statement through oral and written testimony and by working individually with legislators through in-person conversations, telephone calls, e-mail, and other written correspondence to express KAC's viewpoint and present supporting information and data on pending issues.
  4. Prepares and disseminates weekly Legislative Bulletins during the legislative session summarizing the status of bills affecting Kansas counties, in consultation with the Communications Director.
  5. Develops and nurtures strong relationships with elected and appointed county officials and works to understand and articulate the issues facing Kansas counties.
  6. Builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the Kansas Legislature, the State of Kansas executive branch, the Kansas congressional delegation, and other groups affecting policies in Kansas.
  7. Conducts research on legislative policy issues and their legal impact on Kansas counties; prepares research in formats suitable for dissemination to county officials, particularly county counselors.
  8. Assist with writing stories and other content for the County Comment.
  9. Serves as the secretariat for the County Counselors Association of Kansas and facilitates their quarterly meetings, annual/midyear meetings, and CLE presentations. The secretariat also handles all finances of the CCAK. 

10.  Provides legal training on county issues to members and partner organizations.

11.  Assigns work to and supervises the Law Clerk/Legal Intern to execute tasks related to the legislative process and/or legal inquiries from members.  

12.  Serves as Freedom of Information Officer for the Association.

Marginal Functions

  1. Develops spreadsheets, promotional pieces, reports, guides, brochures, powerpoints, and other KAC materials, in consultation with the Communications Director.
  2. Provides transportation in personal vehicle as needed.
  3. Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings and travel.
  4. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Competencies

  1. Knowledge of government systems and county functions
  2. Political savvy while not political in a partisan sense
  3. Communications Proficiency—both verbal and written
  4. Legal analysis—both research and writing
  5. Affability and an ability to contribute to the staff team
  6. Coalition building
  7. Self-motivated
  8. Composure in tense settings
  9. Flexibility
  10. Sound decision-making and judgment

Work Environment

This job largely operates in a professional office environment, but there are many hours spent at the Kansas Statehouse. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

For much of the year, this is a largely sedentary role, but the legislative session demands many hours of standing and walking. There is also a requirement to lift and carry supplies,

particularly during the KAC annual conference. It is necessary to load and unload the supplies before and after the conference. Similar lifting requirements will be necessary during other KAC events.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

Full Time

Travel

There are occasional travel requirements for this position with some overnight obligations. During KAC’s annual conference in the fall, all employees must be available for the entirety of the conference. This is typically a four-day event, though there may be other times when travel with a hotel stay will be necessary.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  2. License to practice law in Kansas
  3. Ability to obtain registration as a lobbyist with the Kansas Secretary of State
  4. Three years of related experience

Preferred Additional Education and Experience

  1. Three or more years of advocacy work with the Kansas Legislature
  2. Experience working directly with county officials

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Signatures
This job description has been approved by KAC management:

________________       

Randall Allen                

Executive Director        

The signature below constitutes the employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions, and duties of the position.

Employee: ___________________                      ____________________

Name                                               Signature

Date: _______________________         

Document Revised:  July 10, 2018