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Administrator of Corrections 


Open until filled

(Office of the City Manager/414 East 12th Street)

Plans, implements, coordinates, manages and administers a correctional program/institution. Provides constructive services within a framework of adequate custodial measures as well as the formulation of correctional policies/procedures in keeping with modern penology concepts and departmental standards and policies. Reports directly to the City Manager and, on a daily basis, works in close cooperation with the Courts Administrator, Chief of Police, and elected Judiciary. Assists in the development of policies and procedures which govern the administration and operation of the correctional program/institution. Directs through subordinates, the custodial and treatment programs of the correctional program/institution including security measures, housing, feeding, clothing, medical, religious, recreational, educational, social service, and work activities. Directs and participates in the recruitment, selection, training, retention, promotion, or dismissal of correctional program/institution personnel. Maintains population control over detainees and sentenced municipal offenders. Facilitates with Municipal Court, KCMO Police Department, and City Manager’s Office through a City Justice Program Coordination Committee. Collaborates with social service and behavioral health organizations for programming for inmates. Oversees incarceration alternatives and develops plans with the coordination of the Municipal Court. Interprets the correctional program and establishes/maintains good public relations through news articles, speeches, and guided tours of correctional program/ institution buildings, grounds, and facilities. Inspects the correctional program/institution buildings, facilities, and grounds regularly for security, cleanliness, and operation of other custodial activities. Monitors activity of program/institution employees, identifying safety and health hazards and correcting unsafe working conditions via the appropriate supervision. Directs the preparation and presentation of employee safety and health training modules consistent with the sound psychology of positive behavioral change. Keeps abreast of professional and technology developments. Participates in programs of related professional organizations to update knowledge of a correctional program/institution. Evaluates publications concerned with safety and health management of a correctional program/institution. Candidates for this position must be experienced in corrections operations, innovative in administering programs designed to reduce recidivism and promote transition back into the community, and able to communicate effectively with Department Directors, the Courts, City Council, Community Leaders, and other external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to operate with considerable independence consistent with the high standards of Kansas City. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of progressively responsible work in the correctional field, including 3 years in a responsible administrative or supervisory position; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license in accordance with City of KCMO policies. *Salary will be determined by candidate’s qualifications and experience as deemed appropriate by the City Manager. The City may also negotiate relocation assistance with the successful candidate. Resumes and qualifications will be evaluated upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process and prior to January 21, 2020. On-site panel interviews will be tentatively scheduled for mid-February. Ideally, the selected candidate will join Kansas City in April 2020 (or a mutually agreed upon date). Electronic submittal of resumes is preferred via email to Candidates are requested to submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume for consideration. This is a confidential process and references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Nick Marano or Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. The City of Kansas City, MO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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Maintenance Worker (STREET MAINTENANCE)

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)
(Neighborhood & Housing Services Department/Solid Waste Division/5300 Municipal Avenue)

Several full-time and seasonal positions available.

Public Works: Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participates in preparing street potholes/depressions for asphalt patching. Shovels hot or cold asphalt mix into potholes/depressions. Rakes, rolls, stamps asphalt. Participates in construction/maintenance of streets and bridges. Participates in routine maintenance activities. Operates chain/hand saws in cutting up tree branches/limbs. Occasionally operates light to moderately heavy automotive and related equipment as necessary to carry through assigned installation/repair work. Participates in snow removal activities. Performs semi-skilled manual activities in the accomplishments of assigned tasks. Performs related duties as assigned. NHSD: Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Collects refuse and loads into trucks on established route in trash, recycling, bulky, yard waste illegal dumping, nuisance. Operates packing/dumping controls. Operates mowers, tractors, weed eaters, other equipment used for mowing. Operates trucks associated with snow plowing operations. 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 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 be 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.