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


Police Officer I or II


The Colby Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Police Officer I or II. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, twenty-one (21) years of age, and meet the Department standards in the following categories: background investigation; written, oral, psychological and physical agility testing. The City of Colby is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with an optional health and life insurance package, sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement benefits, overtime provisions, uniforms and equipment (cleaning supplied). Starting salary will depend on qualifications.  Starting salary is based on experience. Police officers work rotating 12-hour shifts, to include nights and weekends. Officers do have every other three-day weekend off. Applications are available below or from the Colby Police Department, 360 N. Franklin Ave., Colby, Kansas 67701. (Phone: 785-460-4460). EEO Applications accepted until position filled.



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. 



Colby Event Center Receptionist


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Colby Event Center Receptionist.  Successful applicants will possess a high school diploma and a minimum of two years’ secretarial and computer experience. Full-time position 8 – 5 Monday – Friday. Responsibilities include answering phones; providing information and/or forwarding calls; relaying messages; making reservations and taking payment for the use of the building.  Starting salary based on experience, plus 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 N. Franklin, Colby, KS 67701 or click the link below.  Open until filled.  EOE.




The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

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