Do you feel the need to stay up all night and always know what’s going on?  We have the job for you.  Consider becoming a 911 / Communications Officer!  Barton County is looking for talented individuals open to working with citizens in emergency situations and with first responders……from a safe distance.  Our highly trained communications officers utilize radios, computers and telephone lines to receive and dispatch messages to emergency service professionals.   It’s shift work – and includes weekends and holidays.   What’s required?  A High School diploma or GED.  Passing a security background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical assessment.  You’ll receive training to help you obtain the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification (within six months of hire) and Emergency Medical Dispatch and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR certifications (within first year of hire).  Starting pay for all full-time County positions no less than $15.00 per hour!  Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply!

Must work shifts (3, 12 hour shifts one week and 4, 12 hours shifts the next), pass security background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical assessment.  Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.

Barton County offers health, dental and vision insurance.  In addition, KPERS retirement, life, and disability insurance is available.  Additional cancer, accident and disability insurance are options as employee paid benefits.   Corporate rates for fitness memberships are available.  Holidays include President’s Day and Veteran’s Day in addition to regular holidays.  Those employed on January 1st also receive a discretionary day.

Application and job description available at the Barton County Human Resources Office, 1400 Main, Room 107, Great Bend, KS, 67530 (620) 793-1800 or on-line at,  Employment Opportunities.  EOE.  Reasonable accommodations available.

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