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Equipment Operator I

Job Title: Equipment Operator I 

Department: Road

FLSA Status: NonExempt

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Road Foreman the Equipment Operator I is a non-exempt position under the FLSA.  This position performs skilled work in operating different types of construction and maintenance equipment.  The employee in this position operates 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 maintenance and construction in Linn County.  This position has sufficient knowledge and skill to operate various kinds of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.  This position is under the supervision of the road foreman.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assist in the maintenance of roadway, ditches, cleaning weeds and brush, excavating for new bridge or box excavating, and replacing crossroad and entrance pipes.

Operates light and heavy equipment; such as dump truck, agriculture tractors, pneumatic rollers, power broom, backhoe, rubber tire payloader, skidsteer loader, boom mower, pull type mowers, chainsaws, pole saws, portable compressor, and wood chipper.

Maintenance and care of equipment as well as minor equipment repair.

Spreads gravel, sand, rock, and asphalt

Patches road and bridge surfaces using cold or hot mix

Transports materials and equipment to job sites as needed.

Clears trees and brush from roadways

Assist in clearing roads of ice and snow

Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Assist in landfill operation as required.

Assist 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 road construction related experience and/or training

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Class B with Air Brakes Commercial Drivers License

 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. 

 

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Communications Officer Full Time & Part Time

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:              

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.

MUST be able to pass the Fingerprinting/Background check and Drug Screening process

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.

Detention Officer/Jailer

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

Marginal Functions

  • Testifies in court and before disciplinary boards.
  • Trains with and uses a tazer for protection of self and others.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding inmate detention and Jail policies within constraints of Sheriff Office policies.
  • Performs clerical functions by maintaining logs, records, reports and files.
  • Performs all other duties as needed or requested by the Sheriff, Undersheriff and Jail Administrator.

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

MUST be able to pass the Fingerprinting/Background check and Drug Screening process

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.

The person in this position will assist the County Health Nurse with the development and maintenance of the Health Departments EOP requirements.

Fire Department – Duties in the Fire Department shall include but are not limited to the coordination of daily operations of the Department.  This person shall oversee and coordinate the development and instruction of training for Department personnel, maintenance of Department apparatus, equipment and facilities and may be required to direct on-scene operations in emergency situations that the Department responds to.  The position may require the individual to drive/operate various types and sizes of fire apparatus and use a SCBA for fire suppression and other types of activities.  This employee will be responsible for the supervision of the Deputy Chief/Alternate Emergency Management Coordinator and the fire service volunteers.

Job & Educational Requirements:  This position requires knowledge and experience in the firefighting and emergency management professions.    The person in this position must currently possess or obtain Kansas Certified Emergency Manager (KCEM) Certification within 2 years of employment.

This position requires the employee to exercise discretion and independent judgement with respect to matters of significance. 

Job Environment:  The work conditions for this job are varied and often extreme.  The individual must be able to work in and perform strenuous physical activities in all types of weather extremes and environmental conditions.

MUST be able to pass the Fingerprinting/Background check and Drug Screening process

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.

Part Time Marina Clerk

SUMMARY 

Works under the supervision of the Park Manager and is a nonexempt position under the FLSA.  The Marina Clerk is an administrative position responsible for the tasks assigned in the Linn County Park.  This includes managing the store operation, campground, custodial work, and cabin cleaning.  The incumbent must have sufficient knowledge and skill to operate various kinds of tools to manage store inventory, software, and planning.  Must present a positive image and attitude to the customers and public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Maintain a positive image of Linn County and Linn County Park and Marina for all guests and tourists. 

Perform all duties and tasks in a timely and honest manner, according to Linn County rules and policies. 

Keep all park and marina funds and accounts separated. 

Perform retail cash sales, make proper change on all sales. Collect fees for daily park permits, campsite permits, cabin rentals, shelter house rentals. 

Post and balance Hunting/Fishing license books with proper cash. 

Pull excess cash from park and marina drawers, put in the safe to minimize loss exposure. 

Count and roll change from vending machines and laundromat. 

Keep marina clean and sanitary, including rest rooms on a daily basis. 

Clean cabins during off-season. 

Must perform tasks in a safe professional manor.

Keep marina coolers, shelves and stock clean and orderly. 

Post motor fuel sales, slip rentals, and equipment rentals each day. 

Take reservations for cabin rentals, shelter house rentals, and club campsite loops. 

Take deposits and send confirmations. 

Coordinate reservations and schedule use of facilities for upcoming year to avoid over booking.  Order merchandise and maintain proper stock levels of durable and perishable  goods according to seasonal volume. 

Check vendor’s invoice against stock received and forward to Courthouse. 

Post park use receipts to proper register for each book completed. 

Issue yearly permits, camping permits, and Hunting/Fishing licenses. 

Perform any other tasks related to the operation of the marina and or park requested by the Park Manager. 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS 

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.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY 

Must be able to use software systems in performance of his/her duties.

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

Ability to write simple correspondence. 

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. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

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.