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Employment Opportunities
 


You may fax your application to the city office at 620-435-6962 OR Email [email protected]
 
The City of Argonia is an equal opportunity employer. If you have any questions please call the office at 620-435-6417 during regular business hours.

CITY CLERK
CHIEF OF POLICE

 

City Clerk


CITY CLERK/MANAGER-CITY OF ARGONIA

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Mayor and City Council, the City Clerk is an exempt position under the FLSA. This employee is responsible for maintaining official city records, ordinances, resolutions and contracts; for budgeting, accounting and financial matters of the city; preparing payroll and related reports; managing, supervising accounts payable; and supervision of office staff. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Prepares the city payroll and related reports (W2’s, S.S., etc.);
  • Responsible for accounts payable and utility billing collection,
  • Prepares financial reports;
  • Ensures city expenditures are within budget;
  • Works on and with grants and grant reports;
  • Responsible for the City General Ledger;
  • Responsible for the minutes of the City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning and Appeals;
  • Responsible for all licensing and permits, except those licenses requiring City Council approval (cereal malt beverages and club licenses);
  • Responsible for City investments and securities;
  • Process paperwork for workmen’s compensation, retirement, etc.;
  • Records and publishes ordinances and resolutions;
  • Responsible for bond records and special assessments;
  • Custodian of City records;
  • Tags, keeps insurance and supervises maintenance, of all city vehicles and equipment;
  • Prepares and signs all correspondence from the City office except the Police Department;
  • Promptly prepares and submits all reports requested by the City Council or Mayor;
  • Enforces all City ordinances, policies and procedures under their supervision equally to all citizens including City employees;
  • Responsible for City compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding utilities and streets.
  • Fields questions, concerns and complaints from the general public;
  • Submits proposed long range plans for the City (utilities, streets, equipment and facilities) with annual updates to the City Council and Mayor prior to the annual budget process;

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor and make policy recommendations concerning personnel administration, including the personnel policies, retirement plan, health insurance, payroll, etc.;
  • Performs all other related duties as may be assigned by the City Council or Mayor;


CITY CLERK/MANAGER-CITY OF ARGONIA

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

EXPERIENCE: Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

 

EDUCATION: A high school diploma is required. A technical degree or some college credit in accounting, business, public administration or a related field is beneficial.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS: A thorough knowledge of accounting principles, computers and mathematics is required. This employee must be able to operate computers, calculators, printers and other office equipment. The ability to prepare reports, memos, agendas, and other documents, to interpret data, understand and anticipate problems, and to read and interpret ordinances, agendas, financial statements, State and Local laws governing municipalities, and other written instruction is required. This employee should possess excellent supervisory, public relation, organizational, oral and written communication skills.

 

PROBLEM SOLVING: Independent problem solving is a factor in this position. This employee encounters problems with errors in accounts, computer problems, citizen complaints, problems with streets, parks and utilities, and personnel issues.

 

DECISION MAKING: Independent decision making is involved in this position. This employee makes decisions about correcting errors, establishing and prioritizing daily work assignments for City employees, and performing daily duties in the most efficient manner.

 

SUPERVISION: This employee works under the direction of the Mayor and the City Council and exercises supervision of City office employees and cooperatively works with the Police Department.

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: This employee is responsible for City resources; has the authority to purchase necessary equipment and supplies, within the limits established by the governing body; and are required to be bonded. This employee plays a major role in the annual budget process.

 

PERSONAL RELATIONS: Daily contact with the general public, city personnel, and frequent contact with the City’s governing body is expected. This employee shall at all times abide by Federal, State and local laws and ordinances. This employee always represents the City and its employees in a positive manner, dress and behavior, whether on duty or not.

 

RESIDENCE: Employee must live within the ArgoniaCity limits.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: Some adverse working conditions may exist within this position. The primary aspect of this position is in an office setting, but may include manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, bending, kneeling, climbing and the ability to operate City equipment when needed.

 

**This job requirement list is not intended to be all inclusive. The above represents typical elements and criteria considered to be necessary to successfully perform the job.

 





CHIEF OF POLICE-CITY OF ARGONIA

JOB DESCRIPTION  
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Mayor and the City Council, the Chief of Police is an exempt position under FLSA. The primary responsibility of this position is the enforcement of all federal, state and local laws and ordinances. This employee should possess excellent organizational, managerial, communication and public relation skills.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Enforces all federal, state and local laws and ordinances;
  • Personally abides by all City ordinances;
  • Diplomatically fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the general public;
  • Resolves citizen’s concerns;
  • Prepares and completes all reports;
  • Supervises the operation of the Police Department
  • Supervises, evaluates, and trains other police department personnel;
  • Patrols streets of the City and other jurisdictions approved by the City Council (with a strong presence around the schools during daily starting and ending times);
  • Responsibility for animal control, weed/grass and dead vehicle ordinances within the City;
  • Investigates citizen complaints and resolves same with citizens;
  • Files and maintains department reports;
  • Investigates crime scenes, seizes and preserves evidence;
  • Provides traffic and security control for special events-especially school and community events;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions and complaints;
  • Prepares and submits reports requested by Mayor and/or City Council;
  • Maintains certification required by the state;
  • The ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required;
  • At all times, places the safety and concerns of the Argonia community above all other contracted responsibilities;
  • Building Inspector and Safety Officer;
  • Enforces all department and City policies and procedures;
  • Able to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with other City employees and organizations;
  • Public image- Always represents the City and its employees in a positive manner-in dress and behavior.
  MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Acts as law enforcement representative for Emergency Preparedness activities;
  • Assists and cooperates with other departments as needed;
  • Performs other duties deemed necessary or assigned by the Mayor and/or City Council.

              CHIEF OF POLICE-CITY OF ARGONIA JOB REQUIREMENTS  
    EXPERIENCE: Law enforcement experience, with some supervisory law enforcement experience is preferred. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.   EDUCATION: A college degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is not required. This position requires graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, Intoxilyzer 5000 Certification, Radar Certification and a valid Kansas Driver’s License. NCIC Terminal Operators Permit is preferred.   TECHNICAL SKILLS: A working knowledge of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, computers, law enforcement techniques, law enforcement supervision and mathematics is required. This employee must be able to efficiently operate firearms, computers, two-way radios, intoxilyzer, various camera equipment, department vehicles and other department equipment. The ability to interpret data, to complete and check reports and documents, to develop department policies and procedures, to understand and anticipate problems, to read and interpret manuals, legal documents, reports and written instructions is required. This employee should possess excellent public relations, supervisory, managerial, organizational, oral and written communication skills.   PROBLEM SOLVING: Frequent independent problem solving is a factor in this position. This employee encounters problems with personnel issues, citizen complaints, criminal investigations, domestic violence and budget concerns.   DECISION MAKING: Frequent independent decision making is involved in this position. The employee makes decisions about prioritizing assignments, personnel issues, and citizen complaints, preparing the annual budget, performing investigations, making arrests, and performing daily duties in the safest and most efficient manner.   SUPERVISION: This position works under the direct supervision of the Mayor and City Council and cooperatively with the City Clerk.   FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: This employee is responsible for department resources and equipment and has the authority to purchase necessary equipment and supplies within the limits established by the City Council. This employee does participate in the annual budget process.   PERSONAL RELATIONS: Daily contact with the general public, other City personnel, and frequent contact with the City’s governing body is expected. This employee shall at all times abide by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Employee always represents the City and its employees in a positive manner-dress and behavior- whether on duty or not.   RESIDENCE: Employee must live within the Argonia City limits.   WORKING CONDITIONS: Adverse working conditions exist within this position. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, explosives, heights, excessive noise and all types of weather conditions is expected. This position contains an element of risk to personal safety. This employee is exposed to blood borne pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving evidence and assisting ambulance crews.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The ability to pass and maintain all physical activities and requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center is required.   ***This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The above represents typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.  





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