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Technological Support Consultant II
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Motorist Assist Technician
Law Clerk

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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.

Technolgical Support Consultant II Requisition #176587
Opening Date: 12/16/13 Closing Date: OUF
Troop: GHQ - Shawnee County 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: KHP is looking for a technical position as the primary hands on technical support for ongoing maintenance of Capitol Complex access control and video surveillance systems, software, and components that include: C-Cure 9000, DVTel Latitude, iSTAR access controllers, video encoders, IP and analog video cameras, electronic locks, sensors, switches, relays, power supplies, and other interconnected electronic and electrical components. Experience with Access and Video surveillance systems is required.

KHP requires applicants to successfully pass an in-depth background check.

To Apply: Please register your personal data, tax clearance and submit an Employment Application at www.jobs.ks.gov or mail to KHP Recruiting/HR, 122 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66603. For more information pertaining to position please call Joe Wallingford at 785-291-3647. ADA/EOE.

Law Enforcement Officer Requisition #175072
Opening Date: 07/24/13 Closing Date: 04/11/14
Troop: K- Shawnee Pay Grade: 25/4
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $18.26 /hr

Prvious applicants need not apply.

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:  Patrols on foot, on bicycle, or by vehicle assigned district and properties. Considers circumstances of an observed or suspected violation of law and determines whether to initiate an investigation, a search, an arrest or any other applicable action. Apprehends and/or arrests violators of the law, exercising care to insure legal and constitutional soundness. Takes suspects into custody and completes the booking process. Enforce traffic ordinances and laws issuing traffic citations for traffic and parking violations into the appropriate courts. Enforcement of traffic laws may involve multi-tasking to include driving a vehicle at higher speeds while reading car registration plates, relaying that and other pertinent information on the radio, receiving and monitoring radio traffic and positioning vehicles to provide for officer, violator and public safety. Respond to emergency situations. This may involve extreme physical exertion. Renders necessary first aid and interviews all parties involved. Renders aid and assistance to citizens and motorists whenever appropriate. Establishes and maintains professional contact with government officials. Use a variety of communications skills and special techniques when contacting members of the community. Present a professional demeanor and a well groomed appearance in compliance with KHP rules and regulations. Maintain good relations with other law enforcement agencies. Provide VIP protection at the Governor's residence, the Capitol Complex or as assigned. Complete written reports in compliance with KIBRS standards and KHP procedures. Maintain annual law enforcement officer certification as required by state statues. Keep up to date on all legal changes and on all troop activities affecting the proper discharge of duties. Maintain certification in first aid principles and is skilled in their application.

Automatic Disqualifier: 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. (As a general rule, any marking(s) visible when wearing a short-sleeved v-neck shirt is an automatic disqualifier.)

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Valid Kansas driver's license. KS Law Enforcement Training Commission must be obtained within 12 months of appointment and maintained annually thereafter. Demonstrate/exercise a good command of the English language, both oral and written. Good people skills and ability to deal with a variety of people. Must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law. Experience as a commissioned law enforcement officer preferred. Must be a United States Citizen and at least 21 years of age. Must submit to a background investigation and be free of felony convictions. Must comply with the Federal Gun Control Act pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 922 (d) (9) and (g) (9). Must successfully pass a psychological and physical examination, drug screening and polygraph. Must be able to work rotating shifts, flexible hours and/or ten hour shifts. Must be able to perform all essential job functions and shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of self or others.For position specific questions call Lorri Trimble at 785-296-4204.  ADA/EOE/VPE

Motorist Assist Technician Requisition #177111
Opening Date: 03/28/14 Closing Date: 04/11/14
Troop: A-Johnson 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 Requirements: 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. For position specific questions please contact Lt. Paul Behm at 913-782-8100. ADA/EOE.

Law Clerk Requisition #177071
Opening Date: 03/28/14 Closing Date: 04/11/14
Troop: GHQ- Legal Pay Grade: 20
Apply to: Janice Kelly 785-296-8091 $14.30 /hr

Part-time up to 999 hours annually. Flexible schedule. Beginning compensation is pay grade 20, step 4, $14.30 per hour. No benefits

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: Legal research and writing. Working in fast-paced environment with quality managers and staff. In addition to research and writing, compiling records, maintaining electronic and paper files, and interaction with professionals. Excellent opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas of law, work for attorneys, and some interaction with law enforcement managers and agency administrators.

Encompasses much more than criminal law. Emphasis on employment law issues including: FMLA, ADA, FLSA, USERRA, EEO and anti-discrimination laws, Hatch Act, confidentiality statements, harassment, employee performance and discipline issues, and labor and collective bargaining. Also deals with civil law issues including: asset forfeiture, defamation, governmental ethics, Kansas Open Records Act (KORA), Kansas Tort Claims Act (KTCA), public interests, public duty doctrine, medical bills for prisoners, injunctions, training. Contract questions. Also some criminal law including counter drug activities, drug interdiction, vehicular homicide, traffic laws (civil and criminal).

Minimum Requirements: Enrollment in or completion of an accredited university law school degree program; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to use discretion regarding confidential material; and superior research skills including extensive use of Westlaw. Prefer 2nd or 3rd year law student, will consider first year student with excellent research and writing skills.

The position is assigned to General Headquarters in Topeka. It is a full year position, average 10-20 hours/week. Flexibility for law school commitments, including finals. Prefer in-office 4-5 days a week.

TO APPLY: Mail cover letter, resume, tax clearance certification and copy of law school transcript to: Melanie Wilson, Kansas Highway Patrol, Legal Division, 122 SW 7th St., Topeka, Kansas 66603-3847 or submit an Employment Application at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center. For more information, call 785-296-5965. ADA/EOE.