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Economic Development Coordinator

Under direction of the County Administrator, this position will collaborate with multiple program partners such as, but not limited to community and business leaders, city and county governmental officials, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, local economic development entities, state and regional partnerships to attract new industry and enhance the business climate and quality of life for workforce recruitment.  Work with local school districts, universities, & community leaders to create entrepreneurship education programs & to enhance the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.  Facilitate innovative programs to strengthen the quality and quantity of the local workforce.  Work with state and local officials.  Grant Writing, grant administration and reporting. Prepare applications and supporting documentation for Kansas Business Incentive Programs (i.e., Tax Credits, Training Grants, Business Loans, Tax Exemptions, IRBs, etc.)

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing research, finance, real estate, urban/regional planning, or related field. A minimum of 2 years of experience in planning, implementation and administration of economic development programs, preferably with an emphasis in entrepreneurship & small business development or an equivalent combination of education and experience, master’s degree preferred.  Full-time residency inside Cowley County within 6 months of employment is a requirement. A valid Kansas Class C driver’s license and an acceptable driving record throughout employment are required.  Starting salary is $26.94/hour.

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

Appraiser Technician

Under the supervision of the County Appraiser and/or the Deputy Appraiser, the Appraiser Technician performs technical work associated with discovery, listing and valuation of both real and personal property accounts.  Review, process and update real property data characteristics; includes sketches of building footprints, size, age, quality ratings, depreciation ratings and photographs of value pertinent improvements and land characteristics.  Review, process and update personal property and oil and gas renditions.

High school diploma or GED, business or vocational school supplemented by special courses in real estate appraisal and one year of experience in drafting or data collection work in the fields of real estate, construction or a related field.  Starting salary is $16.36/hour.

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

GIS Support Specialist

This position is responsible for administering the County’s centralized GIS database utilizing ESRI’s products (ex. ArcMap).  This position consults with the County staff to operate the geographic information functions of the County. This position is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of all county databases as well as being involved in the planning and development of the databases and the troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. This position holds the responsibility of ensuring databases have qualities such as remaining consistent both in data scheme and structure, the databases data is clearly defined and data entry policies are maintained, users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs, and there is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency).  Assist with the assignment of proper 911 addresses to the public in a timely manner.  Perform services to the public to ensure proper communication to service agencies needing addressing information.  Maintain and update public interactive web services. Maintain and update 911 related data on a recurring basis.  Develop geo-processing services for use in the county.   ESRI server support experience required. ESRI software platform and extension experience required. BS in Geographic Information Systems, or related area required. ESRI Certifications preferred.  Starting salary is $22.67/hour.

 Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

Senior IT Technician

Ability in undertaking more advanced troubleshooting and incident resolution. This position requires proficiency in hardware and software support. Support and document network infrastructure, hardware and software products including servers, voice products, workstations, peripherals, facility security systems, and data retention systems. Works with consultants and third-party vendors to ensure that the computer system platform provides sufficient computing resources to deliver the desired level of business performance. Evaluates network hardware and software requirements and capabilities. Checks systems to optimize performance and to initiate recovery action after system failures. Monitors customer service and maintains network stability, collects, and analyzes network and memory utilization, and installs and tests software upgrades.

Responds after hours in emergencies and to solve operational problems as needed. Perform maintenance and upgrades on network hardware and software. BS in Computer Science, Business, or related area required, Masters preferred. Certifications related to field of work preferred.  Starting salary is $26.94/hour.

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

Communications Officer - 911 Dispatch

Answers and processes emergency 9-1-1, non-emergency and administrative phone calls for service from the public. Performs emergency 9-1-1, non-emergency, and field unit initiated dispatching to medical, fire, and law public safety field units.  

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Formal continuing education in public safety communications, criminal justice, fire science, emergency medical services, or related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer with reliable transportation.
  • Must not have a recent record of suspension or revocation of driver’s license in any state.
  • NCIC certified within 6 months of employment.
  • APCO PST1 certified within the first year of employment.
  • Starting salary is $17.14/hour

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

Equipment Operator

Cowley County Public Works Department has openings for an Equipment Operator in Winfield and Burden.  Applicants must have the ability to perform a variety of duties associated with operation of trucks and equipment; ability to perform heavy physical labor under a variety of weather conditions. 

Must possess or be able to obtain a valid CDL driver’s license within 6 months, must be over 18 years of age, and possess a High School diploma or acceptable equivalent.  Ability to pass pre-employment physical exam, background check and drug screening is required. Starting salary is $17.14 hour.

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  

PT & FT Corrections Officer

Under general supervision, performs duties related to the enforcement of federal, state and county laws and ordinances in conjunction with processing and care of County prisoners.

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s license
  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older by hiring date.  
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No convictions for domestic Violence, Stalking or related offenses. 
  • Must be able to perform the physical duties of the position of Corrections Officer. 
  • Working knowledge of first aid.
  • Ability to learn regulations regarding jails and confinement of prisoners and of the principles, techniques and practices involved in prisoner care and maintenance.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to perform a high level of sustained physical activity.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact effectively with supervisors, co-workers, prisoners and the general public
  • Starting salary is $17.14/hour

Applications may be picked up in the County Administrator’s Office or to apply on-line please visit our website at www.cowleycountyks.gov.  Please e-mail to all applications to: Administrative Services Manager at mread@cowleycountyks.gov located at 311 E. 9th Winfield, Kansas 67156.

Cowley County is an Equal opportunity Employer.  Positions are open until filled.  




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