Apply for a Job

The City of Colby is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

Colby Event Center Director

Description of work:

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, supervises, organizes, directs, and performs in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Colby Event Center and Colby Aquatic Park; 


Develop and maintain advertising and sales strategies for the Event Center;

Promote, market and develop events for both facilities;


Promote, organize, schedule and coordinate events. 

Promotion and marketing of facility and services.

Knowledge of operation and maintenance of building equipment and swimming pool equipment; 

Experience and training:

Prefer Bachelor Degree in Recreation/Sports Administration or a related field.  A minimum of three years’ experience at the management level with Event Planning, Parks and Recreation, facility management or related business. 

For a complete job description, contact City of Colby 785-460-4410. 

Submit cover letter and resume to City of Colby, 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Ks. 67701

Communications Officer I or II

The City of Colby Communications Center is accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer I or II. The successful applicant will be trained in radio communications for Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS and 911 Emergencies for the Thomas County area. 

Starting salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Officer preforms specialized work in receiving and dispatching messages in the 911 Center. The Communications Officer is responsible for the operation of dispatch radios, computers, 911 and administrative phone lines. This position will receive and dispatch information, which may be of an emergency nature.

The position entails a 12-hour shift with a rotation of 4 days on and 4 days off. This will include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma or GED, the ability to quickly develop a general knowledge of law enforcement communication procedures and computer applications. The City of Colby Communications Center is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with health insurance, sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefit, and overtime provisions.

Persons wishing to apply may pick up an application at the Colby Police Department 360 N Franklin or the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office 225 N Court. You may also download an application below. Application review to begin upon receipt of application. Open until filled.

Unsure of what a Communications Officer Career can look like. Feel free to set up a time to visit our 911 Center by calling 785-460-4460 and speak with the Communications Director. 

Power Plant Operator I

The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Power Plant Operator I.   Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma, mechanical aptitude, some knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment, vocational or technical training is preferred.   Starting salary is dependent on experience. Benefit package of health insurance, vacation, sick leave, retirement, and life insurance. Applications may be picked up at the office of the City Manager, 585 North Franklin, Colby, KS 67701 or Below.  Application review to begin immediately.  Open until filled.  EOE.

Maintenance Worker I


Under supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, water lines, parks, buildings, airport, and other municipal facilities; drives trucks and operates equipment incidental to work; services and fuels equipment.


Essential Duties AreParticipates in construction and maintenance work such as forming, paving, and finishing concrete; cuts and breaks up concrete and asphalt pavement; uses hand tools, shovels, jackhammer, and tamper; patches streets; may construct or repair sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; cleans and rebuilds catch basins; installs and repairs street signs; paints streets; operates trucks and light motorized equipment; may perform a variety of work in construction and maintenance of water and sewer system facilities; may help set water meters; performs pipe laying, cutting, and many other tasks connected with water and sewer facilities.

Other Duties Include: Occasionally operates heavier types of motorized equipment such as motor grader or loader on a training basis; may load refuse, perform minor carpentry and other work as assigned.


Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions and safety practices; ability to operate a variety of construction and maintenance equipment; ability to operate hand power equipment; good physical condition for outdoor work and ability to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift over 100 pounds; dexterity and ability to stand, walk, run, climb, crawl, pull, and to perform other body movements; hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to handle tools and operate equipment; ability to hear in person and by radio and to note traffic and other hazards; ability to see work and immediate surroundings and to complete simple reports; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the supervisor.


Graduation from high school or GED is desirable.


Possession of a valid Kansas Class B commercial driver’s license.

The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat reader to view