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Assistant to Elected Official (Mayoral Staff positions)

Several positions available with the Mayor’s Office located at 414 E. 12th St.
Salary Range: $2,865-$8,758/month* *Depending on qualifications
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. generally; however, weeknights and weekends may be required.
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled

Please indicate in your cover letter and/or resume which position you are interested in.


Director of Administration (Job Opening ID #511452)

Manages the schedule of the Mayor as well as all administrative functions of the office. Leads Administrative team and coordinates with Special Assistant for Operations and Administrative Assistant on administrative functions for the Mayor’s Office. Provides supervision to the Special Assistant for Operations. Coordinates Mayor’s calendar and correspondence. Makes Mayor’s travel arrangements. Fills scheduling requests with appropriate staff when Mayor need not/cannot fulfill the request. Directs internal Mayor’s staff communications. Works with Community Relations and Special Projects Coordinator to develop weekly staff information packets for the Mayor. Attends applicable community/government agency/boards/commissions meetings. Assists with development of Mayor’s Office Budget.



Director of Public Policy (Job Opening ID #511454)

Drives implementation of the Mayor’s public policy agenda and provides guidance to the Mayor and staff on matters of public policy. Serves as the policy team liaison to Leadership Team. Leads policy team and coordinates public policy functions for the Mayor’s Office. Serves as the primary staffer for issues related to housing (including LIHTC and MHDC selection process), digital divide, performance management and economic development projects related to local statutory agency incentives. Assists with development of the Mayor’s Office budget. Leads Mayor’s office preparation and review of city budget process. Attends applicable community/ government agency/boards/commissions meetings as assigned by the Director of Administration. Works with the Press Secretary to provide information to ensure appropriate media exposure on initiatives and programs. Works with the Special Assistant for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement to increase the impact of that office’s programming on Kansas City’s youth.




Open until filled
(Job Opening ID #510837)
(Public Works Department/Street Maintenance Division/2400 Northeast Russell Road)
(Public Works Department/Street Maintenance Division/5300 Municipal Avenue)
(Public Works Department/Street Maintenance Division/4725 Coal Mine Road)
Several full-time and seasonal positions available. Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participates in preparing street potholes and depressions for asphalt patching. Shovels hot or cold asphalt mix into potholes and depression. Rakes, rolls and stamps asphalt. Participates in the construction and maintenance of streets and bridges. Participates in routine maintenance activities. Operates chain and hand saws in cutting up tree branches and limbs. Occasionally operates light to moderately heavy automotive and related equipment as necessary to carry through assigned installation and repair work. Participates in snow removal activities. Performs semi-skilled manual activities in the accomplishments of assigned tasks. Performs related duties as assigned. REQUIRES high school graduation; OR 6 months of general labor experience. May be required to possess a valid MO Class A, B or C CDL prior to the end of the probationary period as determined by the department. May be required to possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. For Public Works, must possess a valid driver’s license and attain a MO Class A CDL within the first 6 months of employment.



Critical Recruitment Information

The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline.

To have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed descriptions of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of “high school graduation” also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of “an accredited” degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must received by the published Application Deadline, 5 p.m., CT. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, CT.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo., within nine months.

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE

POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY:The City of Kansas City, Mo., does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Recruitment and Selections Division at 816-513-1945.