The Human Resource Department is responsible for the payroll and benefits of all employees. 

Our current career opportunities are listed below.

Human Resources Director

This role administers, plans, develops, and coordinates the county’s Human Resources policies, programs, activities, and procedures ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and/or regulations. Considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in the administration of recruitment and selection, onboarding, compensation and benefits, employee/labor relations, performance management, training and development, and other duties as apparent or assigned. Develops and implements approved policies and programs related to all phases of human resources. Supervises and coordinates the work of the Human Resources Department staff.

Job Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in human resources management, public or business administration or related field and at least three (3) years of related work experience; OR a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, public or business administration or related field and at least five (5) years of related work experience; OR any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable under the County’s guidelines.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
  • Experience in a city or county government experience preferred.

Jail Guard 

Montgomery County has an immediate opening for Jail Guard I within the Department of Corrections. Both full and part time positions available. Duties include: Monitoring prisoners, keeping daily logs, report writing, and enforcing rules and regulations. Applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED. Good communication and mathematical skills a must. Must have a Kansas driver’s license. Starting wage is $13.00 an hour. 

Sign Shop / Traffic Control 1

The Public Works Department is seeking applicants to fill a Traffic Control I position in our Road and Bridge Department. Primary duties include installation and maintenance of County road signs and using chainsaws and string trimmers to remove brush around signs. This position also provides traffic control for County construction projects. The applicant must have a current driver’s license.

Benefits include paid holidays, accumulated 8 hours vacation and 8 hours sick leave per month after probationary period, health insurance, KPERS retirement and uniforms. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Applications will be accepted until filled. 

Bridge Crew Laborer / Operator

Montgomery County Public Works Department is seeking applicants to fill a Laborer/Operator Trainee position on our Bridge crew. Carpentry and/or concrete experience preferred. Job duties include building forms for bridges and culverts, concrete pouring and finishing work with some time (less than 25%) operating equipment. The applicant must have a current driver’s license and be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months of employment. Training and equipment will be provided. Current CDL is preferred. Benefits include paid holidays, accumulated 8 hours vacation and 8 hours sick leave per month after probationary period, health/dental insurance, KPERS retirement and uniforms. Beginning wage is $13.77 per hour, with an increase of up to $14.82 per hour after 6 months. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Applicants must pass a background check, pre-employment drug test, physical and back x-ray before a position will be offered. Applications will be accepted until filled. 

Equipment Operator 

Montgomery County Public Works is seeking applicants to fill an Equipment Operator position in our Road and Bridge Department. Primary duties include the operation of all types of light equipment used in the placement of rock, asphalt and dirt in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. The applicant must have a current driver’s license and be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months of employment. Training will be provided. Current CDL is preferred. Benefits include paid holidays, accumulated 8 hours vacation and 8 hours sick leave per month after probationary period, health insurance, KPERS retirement and uniforms. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Applications will be accepted until filled. 

Clerk I – Treasurer’s Office (2 positions)

The Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office has an immediate opening for a full time Clerk I.  The basic function of a Clerk I is to wait on customers and process tax payments.  Applicants must be able to balance daily work.  Must be bondable, a condition of being bondable is a minimum credit score of 650.  Must have the ability to operate typical office machines with a preferred knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  Must be able to accept cash payments.  Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.   

Clerk I – Tag Office (3 positions)

The Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office has an immediate opening for a full time Clerk I.  The basic function of a Clerk I is to wait on customers and process tax payments.  Applicants must be able to balance daily work.  Must be bondable, a condition of being bondable is a minimum credit score of 650.  Must have the ability to operate typical office machines with a preferred knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  Must be able to accept cash payments.  Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.   

Health Dept. Clerical – Coffeyville Office

Montgomery County Health Department has an opening for a full-time clerical professional. Duties include greeting the public, answering phone calls, setting appointments, and computer data entry. Computer experience helpful. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Benefits included. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

When applying for positions, please visit Kansas Works to submit your application or visit the Kansas Works Job Center at 317 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301. Phone: (620-332-5904)

Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.