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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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Account Clerk I

The City of Colby Administration Office is accepting applications for the position of Account Clerk I. This is a customer service position under the supervision of the Finance Director performing a variety of tasks relating to the utility billing. This position covers the public relations desk, cashiering payments and deposits, and the collection of delinquent utility accounts. In addition to the clerical duties such as filing, accounting, and answering phones this position also assists with maintaining office supply inventory and placing orders as needed.   

Experience and Training: any combination of experience equivalent to graduation from community college; some experience in bookkeeping, general office work, cash drawer experience and working with computers.

Starting salary range 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 N Franklin Ave, Colby KS 67701 or from the link above. Applicant review to begin upon receipt for a start date of January 2, 2024. EOE

Fire Marshal

The City of Colby is accepting applications for Colby Fire Marshal. Fire Department consists of the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Service Officer, three full-time firefighters, and up twenty-four paid volunteers. Fire/rescue/hazardous materials is provided for the City of Colby and Rural Fire District #3 encompassing most of Thomas County. 

Duties: Assumes the duties of the Chief during their absence; recommends and enforces fire and life safety codes and related State, Federal, and City codes; Assists with Code Enforcement duties; Establishes  and implements fire safety and prevention programs in schools; Responds to fires and investigates cause and origin, hazardous mater incidents, medical and rescue calls and other emergencies for service and assumes command as appropriate: responds as 24-hour on-call officer in rotation with the Chief and Service Officer.

Experience and Training: any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented with course work or training in basic and advanced firefighting, incident command, fire administration and five years of fire experience including supervisory and inspection; and AA in Fire Science is desirable. Possession of a Class C driver’s license; certification as an Emergency Medical Technician; certified at the Operations level for hazardous materials response.

Salary dependent upon experience, a benefit package consisting of sick leave, vacation, KPERS retirement, and health insurance paid 70% by the city. The city is and equal opportunity employer.

Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 585 North Franklin, Colby, KS 67701 or from the link above.  The city is an equal opportunity employer.

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 and meet the Department standards in the following categories: background investigation; written, oral, psychological and physical agility testing. The City of Colby 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 at the link above or from the Colby Police Department, 275 N. Court Ave. Colby, Kansas 67701. (Phone: 785-460-4460). EEO Applications accepted until position filled.