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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.

To Print off an application click here: City application
To fill out a PDF online and print off click here: City Application online

Seasonal Positions

Crossing Guards/Police Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for crossing guards. Primary responsibilities include assisting school children in safely crossing streets or highways at designated areas throughout the city while school is in session. Hours may vary slightly, but will generally consist of approximately one hour before school begins in the morning, and one hour after school is dismissed in the afternoon. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age. Will require working in all types of weather conditions. Applications can be obtained at the City of Great Bend Police Department at 1217 Williams or on-line at www.greatbendks.net. EOE.

Part-Time Employment

Associate Zookeeper/Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a part-time  Associate Zookeeper. This position will be responsible for the daily care, diet preparation, feeding, observation and documentation of the animals in the zoo. May also perform general grounds maintenance such as mowing and trimming, along with the development and maintenance of proper animal housing and habitat. Hours for this position will range from 20 to 29 hrs. per week.  May also require working on some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Qualification preference is graduation from a two-year technical or community college with an equivalent number of college credit hours in an animal-related or animal behavior-related field, plus intern experience in the care, feeding, and handling of a variety of exotic animals. Individuals without a degree may be considered only with two or more years of full-time experience at the minimum level of zookeeper involved in the exhibition and husbandry of a variety of exotic animals. Applications can be found on the City of Great Bend website at www.greatbendks.net under the "Jobs" link. Applications should also include a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Applications should be sent to the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo at P.O. Box 215, 2123 Main Street, Great Bend, Kansas, 67530 or they can be emailed to . Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Raptor Center Customer Service Representative/Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for part-time help in the Raptor Center at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. Will perform daily responsibilities such as serving as an ambassador for the zoo and the community by welcoming visitors, answering the telephone, overseeing the gift shop, scheduling and setting up the meeting room as needed, cleaning the public areas to the building, etc. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED. It is important that candidates have strong public relations and verbal communication skills. Applications can be obtained at the City office or by going to www.greatbendks.net and looking under the "Jobs"  link. 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.

Full-Time Employment

 

Police Officer/Police Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for  Police Officers. Primary responsibilities include patrol work, assisting with the prevention of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations. All aspects of police work will be involved, including responding to dispatches, investigations, report preparation, making arrests, issuing citations, etc. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED and must be at least 21 years of age. Some college level work in law enforcement is desirable. In addition, candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to achieve basic law enforcement certification by the State of Kansas within one year of appointment. Applicants will be subject to written and physical agility tests, an oral interview, a thorough background check, and additional conditional job testing. Applicants must not have any Brady/Giglio material in their background that would make them ineligible for hiring. Shift schedules will include some weekends, holidays, court appearances and overtime.  Applications should be submitted to the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can be obtained online at www.greatbendks.net under the “Jobs” link.

Firefighter-EMT/Fire Department
The City of Great Bend is currently accepting applications for a Firefighter/EMT. Primary responsibilities include fire protection and EMS response/transport. Applicants will operate firefighting and ambulance equipment and participate in fire prevention programs, public education and fire inspections. Applicants will also make ambulance and rescue runs and be responsible for station maintenance and training activities. This position requires a thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment and principles of fire science, EMS, and department operations. It also requires the ability to follow written and oral instructions, read and understand technical manuals, effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, and exercise independent judgment. Successful candidates should have a high school diploma or GED and be 18 years of age or older. In addition, applicants must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and EMT certification prior to hire. The City of Great Bend offers a competitive salary and benefit package, including health and dental insurance, 401 retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, flexible benefits plan, etc. Applications should be submitted to the Fire Department at the City of Great Bend at 1205 Williams, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can be obtained on-line at www.greatbendks.net under the “Jobs” link. Applications can also be obtained at the City office at 1209 Williams. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Human Resource Director/Administration
The City of Great Bend, Kansas is seeking applications for a Human Resource Director. The Human Resource Director will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring human resource policies and procedures for the City of Great Bend.. In addition, the Human Resource Director will advise city officials about human resource issues and ensure compliance with employment and workplace regulations. Requirements include graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Human Resource Administration, or Business Administration. Also requires a minimum of four to six years of related experience in human resource management.. A Masters degree and/or public sector experience is preferred along with membership in professional human resource organizations such as SHRM, IPMA-HR, etc..  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. More information about the City of Great Bend and an application can be found at www.greatbendks.net. EOE. Position will remain open until filled.  Applications should be submitted to the Interim City Administrator at the City of Great Bend at 1209 Williams, Box 1168, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can also be completed and submitted on the City website at www.greatbendks.net under the “Jobs” link. This position will remain open until filled. For more information on this position, please call (620) 793-4111. EOE.

Service Person I/WPC Division (2 positions)

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 Public Works Director at the City of Great Bend at
525 Morton Street, Great Bend, KS 67530. Applications can be obtained at the City Office at 1209
Williams, or online at www.greatbendks.net under the "Jobs" link. Position will remain open until filled.
EOE.

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