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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: County Clerk
Job Title: Reception / Front Desk Clerk
Salary: $12.506 Hourly

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:

Job Objectives:

Provide information and assistance to customers, both internal and external, regarding statutory functions of the office of the Sedgwick County Clerk. The “front office” staff handles administrative and licensing functions, and this position specifically is the primary contact for applicants regarding licensing and Homestead Property Tax Rebate/Refund applications.


Essential Job Functions:

Information and assistance

  • Prepare homestead claims and assist filers to inquire regarding delayed or missing refunds, or to provide required documentation to the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR)
  • Become knowledgeable in reasons and remedies for common Homestead filing problems
  • Assist with ELG file preparation by verifying claimant has ownership interest in property, entering amounts available in spreadsheet and transferring first half tax charges to KDOR portal
  • Answer inquiries for information by phone, email or in person and direct individuals to appropriate desk, department or agency

General front office functions

  • Issue licenses under state statute, regulation or county code
  • Become familiar with adult entertainment (AE) code pertaining to AE Performers
  • Become familiar with codes and statutes relating to cereal malt beverage (CMB) and liquor licensing in Kansas and Sedgwick County
  • Become familiar with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) online licensing procedures and serve as lead within department for technical problems relating to licensing
  • Accept payments for copies or licensing applications
  • Reconcile cashiering system and process Aumentum deposits
  • Cross train in all desks

Data conversion and scanning

  • Scan journals, contracts, resolutions, historical records, and other Clerk records into database
  • Catalog and retrieve scanned documents; prepare converted documents for storage in records center
  • Scan and maintain database of Sedgwick County Employee and Appointee oaths



Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media for target audiences in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Customer Focus/Client Orientation:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Decision Making:  Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Integrity:  Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.  Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.  Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner, maintaining an inclusive work environment.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.  Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.  Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations. Does the right thing rather than the convenient thing.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High school diploma, GED or equivalent

License, certifications, etc…: Ability to be appointed as a notary public for the state of Kansas, demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Some college, post-secondary, or technical education

Years of Experience:  Two or more years in an office or customer service setting

License, certifications, etc…:  Valid Kansas driver’s license


Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Testing/Screening Requested:

Testing may be requested as part of the candidate selection and/or interview process.



Standard use of general office equipment, including but not limited to:  computer, printer, scanner, copier, fax, shredder, multi-line phone


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  525 N Main, Ste 211, Wichita, KS  67203


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*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*

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 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.

Vacancy Number: 20000083

Open Date: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/25/2019 11:59:59 PM