Employment Opportunities

Mechanic

This position is under the supervision of the District Road Foreman.   The Equipment Operator II is a non-exempt position under the FLSA.  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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

All Equipment Operator I and II duties

Perform repairs and scheduled maintenance on equipment, and maintain records on all maintenance 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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 Driver’s License**

Applications are available at the County Clerk’s office, online at www.linncountyks.com, or call 913-795-2668 to have one sent to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s office.


 

Public Works – Seasonal

  • Tractor Operators/Mowers

Seasonal Employment is from now until October.  Wages will start at $10.05 per hour.

Requirements for SEASONAL positions:

  • May be 17 years of age as long as you turn 18 years of age within this Calendar Year
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical & pre-work screening
  • Must possess and maintain a current driver’s license
  • Tractor Positions will require the ability to operate mowers and a weed eater

Applications are available at the County Clerk’s office, online at www.linncountyks.com, or call 913-795-2668 to have one sent to you. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s office.


Linn County Fire Department

Join the Linn County Fire Department as a firefighter.

Click here for more information about becoming a firefighter. 

Linn County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Jailer

This position performs Jail duties ensuring the welfare of all inmates of the Linn County Jail. Jailers participate in the day-to-day operations of the jail. Jailer participation involves but is not limited to; booking and releasing offenders, maintaining security of the facility, escorting offenders within and /or outside the secure confines of the jail. Jailers will supervise dispensing medications, effectively manage volatile and violent offenders, and fulfill several clerical duties.  In addition, Jailers maintains security, control, and custody in the Linn County Jail which consists of modules or pods. Jailers mostly use indirect supervision but may use direct supervision in the jail.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Receives and books inmates.
  • Ensures the welfare of all inmates of the Linn County Jail.
  • Supervises inmates in the Linn County Jail.
  • Supervises inmates during leisure time activities, court, appointments and work details.
  • Will frequently transport inmates to and from court, medical appointments, and other institutions.
  • Supervises inmates and visitors during visiting hours.
  • Monitors and controls both internal and external security of the jail
  • Sees that facilities, cells, and grounds are kept sanitary.
  • Conducts periodic cell checks.
  • Performs searches of inmates.
  • Performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband.
  • Maintains discipline among inmates.
  • Opens and censors incoming mail.
  • Maintains and updates Jail records.
  • Performs fingerprinting and takes photographs.
  • Assigns prisoners to cells according to the Jail classification plan.
  • Releases prisoners on proper authorization, returning personal property and clothing.
  • Communicates with medical staff and follows medical protocols.
  • Delivers medications.
  • Reports and if directed by supervisor investigate all incidents and violations of rules at the facility for disciplinary reports and possible citation or arrest.
  • Collects and secures evidence.
  • Supervise, guard, and protect inmates during court sessions, maintaining responsibility for the general security of the courtroom.
  • Performs motor vehicle inspections.
  • Checks for wants and warrants prior to the release of inmates.
  • Monitors inmates mail and phone calls.
  • Communicates with oncoming and outgoing shift for report of activity.
  • Answers calls from the public and transfers calls.
  • Utilizes computer to enter, retrieve and relay information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws affecting prisoners.
  • Be willing to attend the basic jail academy for up to one week.
  • Knowledge of inmate/resident classification and booking processes.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, posters, policies, procedure manuals, releases, court orders and ID cards.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to give presentations regarding diversion programming.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, co-workers and the public both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to calculate calendar dates for entry/release, count money and inmate inventory.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • Ability to react to emergency situations and use physical force necessary to defend oneself and others.
  • Ability to attend to details, operate under pressure and exercise sound judgment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use a computer. Good knowledge of PC operations and software are required as well as good typing skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and practices of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Thorough skill in performing the specific work functions of the Jail.
  • Ability to diffuse highly stressful/confrontational situations.
  • Ability to take charge of a given situation.
  • Ability to remain objective.
  • Ability to listen.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must be willing to participate in a minimum of 20 hours of in-service training each year.

 Be willing to learn the legal rights and obligations of Jail inmates

Applications are available at the County Clerk’s office, online at www.linncountyks.com, or call 913-795-2668 to have one sent to you. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application online or to the Clerk’s office.