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


The application may be downloaded from the following link:

City of Colby Application

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911 Dispatcher


Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Officer performs 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 Thomas County Justice Center 275 N Court. You may also download an application using the link above. Application review to begin upon receipt of application. Open until filled.



FireFighter I


The Colby Fire Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Firefighter I.  Under supervision of the Fire Chief or other assigned supervisor, this position responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; drives and operates pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks, other fire protection equipment, and all emergency equipment; assists in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment; responds to major emergency calls while off-duty; attends scheduled drills and classes relating to firefighting techniques.   This position does entail shift work.   Applicants must have a valid Class B driver=s license.  The City of Colby is an equal opportunity employer and provides employees with an excellent benefit package.  Starting salary depends on qualifications.  Additional information or applications can be obtained from the link above or from the office of the City Manager, 585 N. Franklin, Colby, Kansas 67701.  Application review to begin upon receipt of application.  Position open until filled.  EOE.



Street Maintenance Worker I


The City of Colby is accepting applications for the position of Street Maintenance Worker I.  This position performs a variety of manual labor in the construction and maintenance of streets, sewers, water lines, parks, buildings, and airport; operates equipment; assists with snow removal operations; services & fuels equipment.   Successful applicants will possess a Class “B” commercial driver’s license (or the ability to obtain a Class B CDL).  Starting salary depends on qualifications.  The City of Colby is an EOE and provides employees with an excellent benefit package.  Additional information or application forms can be obtained from the link above or from the office of the City Manager, 585 North Franklin Avenue, Colby, Kansas 67701 (785-460-4410).  Application review will begin upon receipt.  Open until filled.