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If you feel that an exciting career with the Kansas Highway Patrol is for you, apply online or contact us at:

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: 12/22/14
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 22, 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

Applications Developer I Requisition #178078
Opening Date: 07/17/14 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.

Capital Area Guard (999) Requisition #176820
Opening Date: 08/14/14 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: K- Topeka Pay Grade: 999 hours
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $12.98/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).

Previous applicants need not apply.

Duties: Diligently monitors information received via the electronic security system, video surveillance equipment and fire system.  Notify appropriate personnel to respond to alarms, accidents, and other emergency situations.  Monitors state office buildings in order to ensure they are safe and secure by performing building tours and physically checking all interior doors, stairways, lobbies, roof hatches, etc.  Patrol the exterior of buildings looking for vandalism.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent High school diploma or GED.  Ability to learn and comprehend the various computer, security and surveillance systems.  Available and able to work rotating shifts and building assignments.  Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with fellow employees and the general public.  Ability to sit, walk, stand, see to monitor video and surveillance equipment, bend, stoop, twist, climb stairs, and to hear and speak clearly on two-way radio and telephone.

For position specific questions please call Lorri Trimble at 785-296-4204. ADA/EOE

Communications Specialist I Requisition #178749
Opening Date: 10/01/14 Closing Date: 12/20/14
Troop: Troop M - Saline Pay Grade: 18
Apply to: Carl Jones 785-827-3065 $14.30/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).

Tentative Hire Date: March 30, 2015

Duties: Incumbent will learn policies, procedures and develop competency in the following areas: Operation of a highly complex multi-channel satellite repeater radio system to maintain contact between KHP troopers, other state, local and federal agencies, and fire and ambulance personnel in a wide geographic area. Accessing, operating, interpreting and disseminating information sent and received from data entry terminals, NCIC, NLETS, KCJIS, DOR, ALERT, the SPIDER computer system, EPIC and the National Auto Theft Bureau to exchange information on a worldwide basis and to provide support to a variety of law enforcement functions. Competency in answering multiple emergency telephone lines to take information pertaining to criminal activity, life threatening situations, Safe School Hotline, and vehicle accidents. Coordinate the response of emergency and/or maintenance personnel and equipment to prohibit further threat and destruction of life and property.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Hearing correctable to a range, that will allow normal radio and telephone conversation with field units   (trooper) and the public. Must successfully pass prescribed hearing, vision and typing tests prior to employment. Must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation with no felony record, no selling of marijuana or controlled substance, good moral ethics, etc. Must have ability to make rapid independent decisions in a highly stressful environment, accurately type alphabetical and alpha-numerical figures with reasonable speed (40 wpm), get along with all kinds of people and personalities, control emotions and be cognizant of several things/events happening at one time. Must have above average communication skills, able to write and read comprehensively. Must successfully, within 6 months of employment and biannually thereafter, complete and pass a written examination in the practices and procedures of the FBI's NCIC system for mandatory certification.

Licenses, Certificates & Registrations: Must successfully, within six (6) months of employment and biennially thereafter, complete and pass a written  examination in the practices and procedures of the FBI’s NCIC system for mandatory Full Access certification.

Special Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age. Hearing correctable to a range that will allow normal radio and telephone conversation with field units (trooper) and the public. Must successfully pass a prescribed hearing and vision test, prior to employment. Must submit to and pass a thorough background investigation with no felony record, no selling of marijuana or controlled substance, good moral ethics, etc. Must submit to and pass a fingerprint-based check.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Incumbent must be able to perform the following functions: able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; read and/or listen, type and respond, while utilizing agency proprietary computer system; distinguish colors on a computer monitor; read, use a headset, listen to radio traffic and answer telephone at the same time; make rapid independent decisions in a highly stressful environment; accurately type alphabetical and alpha-numerical figures with reasonable speed; get along with all kinds of people and personalities; control emotions; be cognizant of several things/events happening at one time; able to speak clearly, concisely and without hesitation in a highly stressful environment; able to write and read comprehensively; have good common sense.

For position specific questions please contact Carl Jones at 785-827-3065 ADA/EOE/VPE

Technology Support Consultant I Requisition #178079
Opening Date: 07/17/14 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: GHQ/IT - Shawnee 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.

Required: 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.

Traffic System Operator Sr. Requisition #177915
Opening Date: 07/15/14 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: A/KC Scout - Lee Summitt, 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).

Unclassified 14.46/hr. - Previous applicants need not apply.

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.

Required: 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

Motorist Assistance Technician Requisition #179390
Opening Date: 12/11/14 Closing Date: 12/25/14
Troop: B: Shawnee Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $12.98/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: This position being filled is for a permanent evening (1400-2200) with rotating days off and works at least one weekend every four weeks. Assist motorist with vehicle and travel problems by fixing flat tires, providing basic mechanical assistance, moving disable vehicles to shoulder of roadway, providing gasoline, water/antifreeze, calling for wrecker service and providing transportation to stranded motorists. Provides assistance to motorist at traffic crash scenes, administers first aid/CPR and contacts law enforcement officers, wreckers or emergency vehicles. Observe highway conditions and suspected criminal activity or hazardous drivers.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred: Basic mechanical experience. Knowledge of mechanical structure of vehicles, repair procedures and first aid and CPR. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Applicant must use proper spelling and grammar with proficiency in Word software program.

Persons applying for Positions with KHP may be subject to background investigation and/or drug screening.

For position specific questions please contact Lt. Harold Tillman at 785-296-3102. ADA/EOE

Administrative Specialist Requisition #179406
Opening Date: 12/11/14 Closing Date: 12/18/14
Troop: I: Shawnee Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $15.03/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: Office: Types evaluations, troop correspondence and memos. Designs forms for use by the patrol in order to meet the objectives and assignments of the troop by utilizing an electronic keyboard in the form of a computer. Copying and collating materials as requested to meet objectives and assignments of the troop. Gather materials for special reports, forms and summaries at the request of troop personnel either from the computer or other sources, frequently checking a variety of records in order to secure complete and accurate information. Makes data entries for time and activity reports submitted and makes various mathematical computations to check time and activity reports for accuracy. Perform computer checks on driver’s license and registration information to compare with information on arrest, offense, accident reports and Commercial Vehicle Examination. Clear reports from case management system. Enter employee time and leave in the Sharp payroll system. Enter mileage and vehicle information into the AS400, checks visa statements and grant vouchers for accuracy. Train, guide and direct agency employees in the use of equipment or into the completion of complex assignments. Keep track of all orders placed and supplies.

New Entrant Contract: State contact person for all New Entrant questions and contacts. Makes determination based upon information given from caller whether person is in the correct Federal or State program. Verifies all information given on vital data such as address and phone number and makes the necessary changes. Explains reason and procedure of safety audits and answers questions or directs call to the appropriate agency. Responsible for scheduling New Entrant Safety Audits, as well as reviewing and uploading completed Safety Audits.

Receptionist Duties: Interacting with general public by telephone or in person.  Maintain a harmonious and professional atmosphere. Handle incoming calls and scheduling requests for meeting for Captain Turner. Take messages and notifies the appropriate personnel.

Minimum Requirements: High school education or GED. Two years of experience in general office, clerical and administrative support work. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Requirements: North American Standard Level 1 Part A&B.

Special Knowledge, Skills and abilities: Computer skills and the ability to interact in a fast paced environment dealing with the general public , other state agencies and legislative concerns at a professional level; able to read, comprehend and apply the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

For additional information about the position contact Capt. Christopher Turner at 785-291-3057. ADA/EOE

Human Resources Professional Requisition #179476
Opening Date: 12/17/14 Closing Date: 12/31/14
Troop: GHQ/HR - Shawnee Pay Grade: Unclassified
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091

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: Office: Coordinate the FMLA program for the agency ensuring employees are advised of the program and its effect on them and their benefits. Maintain knowledge of Federal laws, State regulations, and agency policies regarding FMLA. Receive certification paperwork from employees and/or physicians and reviews them to determine employee eligibility. Track usage for each approved employee.

Coordinate all Group Health Insurance (GHI) activities for the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP). Answer questions, explain the various benefit coverage options available and ensure the proper amounts are deducted from employee paychecks. Utilize the Human Resource Benefit Portal to enter/monitor new employee information benefit elections and changes. Communicate with the State Employee Health Plan to resolve issues.

Serve as the agency’s designated agent and primary contact person for all Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS) and Kansas Police & Fire (KP&F) retirement plan issues such as, membership, disability, etc. Answer questions, provide information, enter necessary data into SHaRP and KPERS portal and provides required forms and documentation to KPERS/KP&F.

Receive requests for internships from college students (this is not the Governor’s internship program). Ensure all necessary documentation is completed in order to comply with agency policy and university requirements. Receive and respond to requests from outside law enforcement agencies concerning applicant background. Submit requests to fill unclassified vacancies to the Governor’s office of appointments.

Minimum Requirements: Two years of experience in planning, directing, organizing, managing or administering personnel or human resources functions. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Required: Demonstrated ability to: evaluate and interpret data and compile reports in narrative and statistical form; plan, analyze details, develop and formulate recommendations for implementation of human resource processes and functions; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;  read and comprehend extensive, detailed and varying procedures and methods to resolve a variety of human resource problems and  establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, other employees and the public.

Preferred:Working knowledge of :the principles and practices of human resource management; federal laws, State statutes and Kansas Administrative Regulations applicable to a comprehensive human resource program and Microsoft office products, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Questions please call Susan Pfannenstiel 785-296-8806 ADA/EOE