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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Sheriff
Job Title: Office Specialist
Salary: $12.507 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:


Prior to taking the required tests your must register online at www.kansasworks.com (click on Job Seekers to Create a Profile).

After your profile is created you must take your test at the Wichita Workforce Center located at  2021 N. Amidon, Suite 1100, Wichita, KS 67203. There is no appointment necessary.

The hours are: Monday-Thursday: 7:00AM-6:00PM (Must arrive by 5:30PM to Test)

This position works with the Sheriff’s Department and therefore the selected candidate must pass FBI/KBI/Local background check, polygraph and pre-employment urine drug screen. They cannot have a record of criminal conviction, diversion, or expungement of any felony or crime of dishonesty, or the equivalent under the uniform code of military justice.
Job Objectives:
  • Performs varied clerical and office work involving the exercise of some independence in the conduct of standard duties. Provides clerical support for one or more administrative, professional or technical employees. Performs duties as a technical clerk or typist; or independent work involving significant procedure and sequence.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Types, files, and composes letters, memoranda, legal documents, reports, forms, patient charts, requisitions, and invoices working from rough drafts, dictating machines, verbal instructions or established procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains, processes and distributes various reports, records, taxes, legal documents, mortgage foreclosures, and other documents pertinent to the Sheriff's Office smooth operation; ensures same is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and is accurate and complete.
  • Compiles, copies, and completes data for administrative and public reports, bulletins, questionnaires and other documents; makes varied arithmetical computations on material assembled.
  • Prepares varied worksheets and spreadsheets; performs complex calculations of interest rates and taxes.
  • Receives payments from the general public regarding the department s services; posts payments and verifies receipts.
  • Records and maintains various statistical data regarding the department s services, activities, and operations.
  • Audits invoices, delivery verifications, packing slips, check payment vouchers and purchase orders before making payments to vendors when needed.
Job Standards:
  • High school diploma or equivalent including or supplemented by courses in secretarial and general bookkeeping subjects.
  • Two years’ experience in varied clerical and secretarial work or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.
  • Typing: 45 WPM Minimum
  • Reading Comprehension: 80% Minimum
Work Environment:
  • Work performed inside a climate controlled office.
  • Work with potentially hostile customers (or members of the public)
  • Work in a fast paced environment that may include meeting deadlines, changing priorities, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with and respond to persons who may become emotionally upset.
  • Ability to lift various objects, ranging from paper files weighing several pounds, to a package weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Employees are required to perform the same repetitive movement as much as 30-45 minutes out of each hour and some on a more intermittent basis. Staff performs their duties at their assigned work areas roughly 7 to a full 8 hours at a time. Examples of repetitive movement would be typing, using a computer and answering telephones.
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License Required. Must meet Driver Qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

Sedgwick County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County Acting ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.

Vacancy Number: OS022818

Open Date: 2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/28/2018 11:59:59 PM