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Applications Developer I
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Kansas Highway Patrol
Human Resources
122 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66603-3847
Phone: (785) 296-8091
Fax: (785) 296-7908
E-mail:  career@khp.ks.gov

Kansas Highway Patrol Policy Statement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in accordance with Executive Order No. 07-24, issued and signed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in August 2007, and all other relevant federal and state statutes.

 

The Kansas Highway Patrol strives to assure that all personnel transactions shall be based upon merit principles without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, military or veteran status, disability status (except when any of these factors are an occupational disqualification), or political affiliation (except for certain specified employees in the unclassified service).

 

The Kansas Highway Patrol is committed to an affirmative action policy, which includes an assurance that no discrimination will be tolerated in employment situations that include, but are not necessarily limited to, hiring, promotion, training, transfer, lay-off, compensation, physical facilities, or termination.

 

All management personnel of this agency shall actively recruit and provide career development programs to ensure equitable representation of minority, female, and handicap persons in all job categories.

Trooper Trainee Requisition #177639
Opening Date: 06/01/14 Closing Date: 12/01/14
Troop: Statewide Pay Grade: 25
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $18.26 /hr

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH December 1, 2014 ARE FOR THE JULY 2015 TROOPER CLASS #55

Duties: Enforces Kansas traffic and vehicle laws. Position’s available statewide. Must be willing to live and work anywhere in Kansas. Applicants must pass written exam, polygraph, background investigation, personal interview, physical abilities course, psychological test, and physical requirements.

Applicants that have any tattoo, scarification or brand that appear on the head, face, neck, hands or arms (below the bottom of the bicep) will automatically be disqualified and will not be permitted to take the written exam. (As a general rule, any marking(s) visible when wearing a short-sleeved v-neck shirt is an automatic disqualifier.)

For answers to all your questions about the Trooper Trainee position, the Kansas Highway Patrol, Automatic Disqualifiers and Timeline go to http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/careerop/co_trooper.html . For position specific questions please contact KSstatetrooper@KHP.KS.GOV or 785-296-8367.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Driver’s License.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must be a United States citizen and at least 21 years of age.  Must complete a basic law enforcement training program recognized by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission and obtain certification as a law enforcement officer from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission before being given permanent status. At time of appointment, candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services and be required to pass a physical and psychological exam administered by the hiring agency. This class requires the use of a firearm for law enforcement duties and therefore, candidates cannot have been convicted of, and must be free of any diversions from, a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9).

NEW! Applicants for Trooper Trainee positions will be allowed to take the written exam a maximum of three (3) times before being disqualified from the current hiring process. The exam will be administered at varying times and locations across the state. For a list of times and locations go to: http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/careerop/class55_timeline.html

Traffic System Operator Sr. Requisition #177915
Opening Date: 07/15/2014 Closing Date: 07/29/1014
Troop: A - KC Scout: Lee Summit, MO Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $14.46/hr.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

Duties: Monitor traffic flow; Identify incidents; Dispatch Motorist Assist Operators ; Operate DMS (Dynamic Message Sign), and other related systems; Manage Roadwork; Detect and verify incidents; Initiate and coordinate response; Disseminate incident information; TMC Control Room shall notify Motorist Assist Operators after identification of an incident as required and Document all incidents into the ATMS (Advanced Traffic Management System) software and any other related and required data sharing or archival systems

Requried: Computer workstation with multiple monitors and inputs. Extremely knowledgeable of the roadway system in the KC Metro area. Previous customer service or emergency dispatch experience is a plus.

Education: High School graduate or GED with some college preferred, 1-2 years general office experience is required. Must be able to pass a stringent background check, be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products and must be detail oriented and demonstrate good problem solving ability.

Preferred: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) traffic systems control, incident management, automated communications networks and systems, and the techniques and strategies of traffic information management and dissemination.

For position specific questions please call Lt Brian Basore 913-782-8100 ADA/EOE

Technology Support Consultant I Requisition #178079
Opening Date: 07/17/2014 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: GHQ/IT - Topeka Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $18.26/hr.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

Duties: Under supervision. Researches and analyzes system requirements, prepares detailed specifications, and develops applications in Microsoft development environment using C# and C++. Assists with developing views and queries within SQL Server databases. Strong emphasis on developing standalone, network, and web based applications around the .NET Framework Class Library. Good communication, team interaction, and organizational skills will be needed to be successful in this position.

Requried: Successful completion of 12 hours in computer science coursework or certification and six months experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs or one year experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.Experience - Length in years & kind: One to two years experience advising and assisting computer users in a distributed computing environment. Experience with Active Directory, Exchange, PC Imaging/distribution and scripting.

Preferred Skills: A firm commitment to the team concept, strong customer service skills, solid technical support, and ability to self-motivate servicing PC desktops and laptops on a daily basis is expected. I.T. training resulting in degree, diploma or Microsoft Certification.

For more information pertaining to position please call Brian Schmelzle at 785-368-8076. ADA/EOE.

Applications Developer I Requisition #178078
Opening Date: 07/17/2014 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: GHQ/IT - Topeka Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $20.13/hr.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

Duties: Under supervision. Researches and analyzes system requirements, prepares detailed specifications, and develops applications in Microsoft development environment using C# and C++. Assists with developing views and queries within SQL Server databases. Strong emphasis on developing standalone, network, and web based applications around the .NET Framework Class Library. Good communication, team interaction, and organizational skills will be needed to be successful in this position.

Requried: Successful completion of 12 hours in computer science coursework or certification and six months experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs or one year experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills: Experience developing and modifying application software in a .NET environment. Ability to comfortably manage multiple details regarding program flow and state during design, implementation, and debugging stages. Experience at applying Object Oriented Programming principles to code and data. Reasonable knowledge regarding the underlying aspects of the Windows Operating System that relate to application programming. (i.e. Windows API, COM, Registry, DLL, UAC, GDI, GDI+, etc…) Working knowledge of C++ and C#. Experience building SQL Queries.

For more information pertaining to position please call Timothy Kurowski at 785-368-8082. ADA/EOE.

Motor Carrier Inspector I Requisition #175926 (Temp 999)
Opening Date: 07/17/2014 Closing Date: 07/31/14
Troop: I/MCSAP - Seward Pay Grade: 19
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $13.61/hr.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

Duties: Weighs motor carriers at a fixed scale facility, ensuring all vehicles are of legal size and weight to ensure compliance with designated laws, rules and regulations. Examines motor carriers for required safety equipment ensuring they are in operating order. Ensures loads are secure and special requirements, such as flagman or pilot car, are met.

Inspect motor carriers registrations, licenses, permits, driver’s daily logs, medical card and insurance coverage, in order to ensure compliance with state laws, may include checks for dyed fuel usage. Issue permit for oversize loads, mobile homes and for use of Kansas highways. Incumbent must be able to perform the following functions: Able to multi-task; get along with all kinds of people and personalities; have good oral communication skills; able to read and write comprehensively; make simple math computations; count money; basic data entry; see to inspect driver’s license, registrations, permits, medical card, etc.; measure axles, inspect tires, climb on and crawl under and around trucks; and stand, walk, bend, squat, stoop, twist, reach, lift, pull, shovel snow, etc.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must complete and pass within Twenty-four (24) months a written examination in the practices and procedures of the North American Standard Inspection courses annually in order to maintain this mandatory certification. Valid driver’s license.

For position specific questions please call Penny Helderman 785-399-2772. ADA/EOE

Special Investigator I Requisition #178126
Opening Date: 07/24/2014 Closing Date: 08/07/14
Troop: I/MCSAP - Shawnee Pay Grade: 22/4
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $15.75/hr.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:
(Applicants who fail to submit a Tax Clearance Certificate as required will NOT be considered.)
Each applicant SHALL obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with their application materials to the hiring agency each time they apply. Tax Clearance Certificates must be received within 48 hours of the position closing date. This applies to ALL positions and ALL applicants (including current S.O.K. employees).

Duties: NON-LEO POSITION:  Review out of service reports, determining of penalties should be assessed. Notify the motor carrier in writing of violations, outlining the courses of action which are available to them. Serve as point of contact for violation disputes, acting as liaison between agency employees, KCC, motor carrier companies and outside agencies, to coordinate show cause hearings. Confirm agency employees’ availability for hearings, coordinating teleconference facilities and notifying employees’ of hearing decisions. Will investigate violation disputes, involving state regulated motor carriers, by gathering organizing and ascertaining facts and makes a determination on validity of violation. Prepares report citing facts found during the investigation and notifies involved parties of the outcome of the investigation.

Manage the SafetyNet program, overseeing all aspects include policy and procedure development; ensure compliance with state Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (CVSP). Incumbent investigates violation disputes involving state regulated motor carriers making determination on validity of violation. Assesses fines to commercial motor carriers for out of service violations, responsible for Kansas’ entries to SafetyNet, the federal database in which Commercial Motor Vehicle inspections and crashes are entered, maintaining databases, compiling reports and ensuring accuracy of data. Supervise and direction of three Sr. Administrative Assistants who provide administrative support, professional assistance and customer service for the program. Coaches, mentors and provides opportunities for employee improvement and job skills.

Required: High school diploma or equivalent and one year investigating, fact finding or enforcing state or federal laws and regulations. Prepare Quality    Reports for submission for grant compliance. Education in communications, psychology, social work, public or business administration, criminal justice or law highly desired. Ability to bend, stoop, twisting, crawl under vehicles, climb on commercial vehicles, lift up to 40 lbs. Ability to communication effectively, verbally and in writing, with fellow employees and the general public. Must obtain a North American Standard (NAS) Level I Certification within 6 months of appointment. Valid Driver’s License. Must satisfactorily complete a basic supervisory training course within 12 months of appointment.

Preferred Skills: Grant writing experience. Knowledge of federal and KCC regulations regarding federal inspections and commercial vehicle operation.

For position specific questions please call Capt. Chris Turner at 785-296-3057. ADA/EOE