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Job Title: Mechanic

Department: Public Works

FLSA Status: NonExempt


This position is under the supervision of the District Road Foreman.   The incumbent performs skilled work in maintaining different types of construction and maintenance equipment.  Must routinely repair a variety of heavy equipment requiring a great degree of skill in performing a variety of job assignments.  This employee performs tasks related to road and bridge equipment, construction equipment, trucks, and vehicles.  Must possess sufficient knowledge and skill to operate various kinds of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.


All Equipment Operator I and II duties

Perform repairs and scheduled maintenance on equipment, and maintain records on all maintneace including scheduled, routine, and emergency.

Responsible to keep the District Road Foreman aware of problems with equipment.

Assist in keeping shop in safe, working condition

Other related duties as deemed necessary or required.

Serves as the primary welder for the district.


Perform maintenance on landfill equipment as needed

Maintain equipment during all hours of the day or night.

Attend training and classes as required.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and up to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Employee is expected to acquire necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position. 


Class A with Air Brakes and Tanker Commercial Drivers License


The Mechanic adheres to safety work practices.  This includes wearing safety vests, seat belt, hard hats, proper job signage, and safe techniques.  When using equipment such as weed trimmers and chain saws uses proper safety equipment such as hearing protection, chaps, and eye protection.  Must maintain a safe shop.  Attends routine tailgate safety meetings and contributes whenever possible.  Conducts safety inspections on all equipment assigned to the incumbent or the District Operation.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to write simple correspondence and use computer software program such as Excel for record keeping.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s Office, 315 Main, Mound City, KS 66056. To Include a Resume—Please email to mnorthcutt@linncountyks.com or submit it with your application to the Clerk’s Office.

Communications Officer(Dispatch)


Under the supervision of the Communications Supervisor, the Communications Officer is a non-exempt position under the FLSA. The Communications Officer performs daily assignments within the Communications center located at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. This position will perform all essential functions as discussed below. This positions workplace is primarily at the Communications Center located in Mound City, Kansas.


Processes law enforcement, medical and fire 911 emergency notifications; inquiries and determines location and nature of emergency assistance requests; determines and sends proper responses based on location, unit status, and type of incident; obtains and provides specific information for responders to allow for immediate intervention upon arrival and to protect the safety of responders and the public.

Tracks unit location and availability continuously; facilitates disbursement of county emergency resources; anticipates additional resource needs by staging uncommitted units for depleted area coverage and/or response to working incidents; provides accurate documentation of call activity; maintains support resource files which indicate current street closings, hydrants unavailable, equipment resource lists, premise information files, and other pertinent information; observes and tests on-line and backup equipment and systems continuously.

Articulates, promotes and supports the Mission, Vision and Values of the Sheriff’s Office and County of Linn; provides answers and solutions for non-emergency requests for information and services; reviews and trains to maintain current levels of operations knowledge, stays abreast of continuous system changes, enhances knowledge, and learns new skills; provides input to enhance and improve department services to our customers and the public.

Answers requests and completes connections; uses knowledge of call information and judgment skills proactively. Provides early weather warning information through activation of county alert sirens, radios and pagers with accompanying alert information; provides command and control of responders until arrival on event scenes; deviates from guidelines and protocols to ensure proper outcomes of events.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Weather essential position. Working twelve (12) hour shifts and on-call/standby work is required. Successful completion of the post-offer drug testing is required. All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Must be able to pass background & Finger Print Check

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s Office, 315 Main, Mound City, KS 66056. To Include a Resume—Please email to mnorthcutt@linncountyks.com or submit it with your application to the Clerk’s Office.