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Since this is a public safety position, you will be required to submit extra information as part of the application process.
Miami County positions are considered open until filled. However, applying by the posted closing date of an advertised position assures timely evaluation for consideration of employment.
Applications are forwarded to the hiring supervisor for review after the closing date. After the hiring decision has been made, the Human Resources Department will notify applicants that the position has been filled.
In the event you are not selected for a position, Miami County may consider you for other openings for which you qualify. Your application will be kept active for 90 days. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you wish to be considered for available positions once you have submitted your application. It is to your benefit to keep your application record updated.
Miami County is located in the eastern-central portion of Kansas, bordered on the east by Cass County, Missouri, and the north by one of the highest per capita income counties in the nation… Johnson County, Kansas. Containing 592 square miles, Miami County includes the municipalities of Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, Fontana and the southern portion of Spring Hill. With a population of approximately 29,000, Miami County offers the balance of small town living with big city conveniences. Miami County offers living at its best.
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Who Receives Benefits?
All regular full-time employees are eligible to receive the full package of County benefits. Elected Officials are also eligible to receive County benefits, but do not accrue paid leave time. Regular part-time employees may be eligible to receive certain benefits on a pro-rated basis. Miami County participates in a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan that allows employees' cost of benefits to be paid from salary before taxes. This results in increased spendable income by decreasing taxes.
Miami County provides one health insurance HMO plan for eligible employees. Coverage is effective on the first of the month, following 30-days of employment for all employees. Miami County fully pays for the single base plan HMO coverage. Family coverage is shared by the county at the rate of 75% of the base HMO.
Miami County provides a dental insurance plan for eligible employees. Coverage is effective on the first of the month, following 30-days of employment for all eligible employees. Miami County fully pays for the single dental plan coverage. If an employee chooses to enroll in the family plan, the employee shares in the cost of the premium.
Vision Service Plan
Eligible employees receive a core/basic vision insurance policy through VSP, fully funded by Miami County. If an employee chooses to enroll in the "buy-up" VSP plan option, the employee shares in the cost of the premium. Coverage is effective on the first of the month, following 30-days of employment for all eligible employees.
Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Eligible employees receive a life, accidental death and dismemberment policy, which is fully is paid by Miami County. Coverage is effective on the first of the month, following 30 days of employment for eligible employees.
Voluntary Insurance Policies
Miami County employees may also participate in other voluntary insurance programs, which are paid by the employee through payroll deduction.
Miami County participates in the following deferred compensation programs: International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and Nationwide Retirement Solutions. All eligible employees may participate in these programs by contributing a designated portion of pre-tax income into either of these deferred compensation retirement programs.
Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
This is a mandatory retirement plan that becomes effective after one year of continuous service for employees working at least 1,000 regularly scheduled hours per year. Under KPERS, members contribute four percent (4%) of their compensation. The County's contribution rate may fluctuate, depending on the funding needs of the Retirement System. KPERS contributions are excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes. Eligible employees of the EMS and Sheriff's Office are members of KP&F (Kansas Police & Fire). KP&F membership is effective immediately and members contribute seven percent (7%) of their compensation.
Flexible Spending Account
A pre-determined dollar amount may be set aside, on a pre-taxed basis, for eligible medical expense reimbursement or dependent daycare.
Eligible employees accrue between 12-18 days per year depending on length of service. Employees must have completed 6-months of service prior to using such leave. Eligible part-time employees accrue vacation on a prorated basis.
Eligible full-time employees accrue 12 days of sick leave annually (not to exceed 960 hours). Sick leave may be used for personal illness or injury, immediate family illness or injury, and necessary medical appointments. Eligible part-time employees accrue sick leave on a prorated basis.
Eligible full-time employees are entitled to one personal day of leave per year. Employees must have completed 6-months of service prior to using such leave. Personal Leave does not carryover from year to year.
Eligible employees receive the following 10 paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Eligible part-time employees receive holiday pay for holidays on which they are scheduled to work for hours normally worked.
Employees Assistance Program
A toll-free, 24-hour support line is available to all employees and their family members, providing a referral service of counseling benefits available through County insurance plans.
Educational Assistance Program
The Educational Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for tuition and fees for college coursework related to the employee's position.
Direct Deposit Payroll
Employees have the option to have their salary directly deposited to the financial institution(s) of their choice. Direct deposits may be split between multiple accounts. Employees are paid every other Friday for all hours worked through the prior Friday.
Miami County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Miami County does not discriminate against individuals based upon legally protected classifications such as race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, and genetic information. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you require reasonable accommodation to apply or need additional information. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Conditions of Employment
Miami County is an “at-will” employer. Terms, conditions, and benefits of employment are subject to change. Selected candidates must satisfy other employment prerequisites, in addition to having the required qualifications and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Thorough background checks of references, criminal records, employment and education are conducted on selected candidates. If the position requires driving, a post-offer drug screen and a driver’s license check will be scheduled. All candidates selected for employment are required to undergo a post-offer physical assessment. Unsatisfactory results of the background check or post-offer assessments will result in a withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment.
Human Resources Director
Miami County Administration
201 S Pearl, Suite 200
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-9163 (Fax)