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Utilities Operator I

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Water/Wastewater Supervisor, the Utilities Operator I is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s collection system, distribution system, and wastewater treatment facility. The position is a non-exempt position under FLSA


Essential Functions:

  • Operates Wastewater Treatment Facility to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Monitors and maintains Public Works, Water, and Wastewater equipment.
  • Takes water, wastewater, and sludge samples for laboratory testing.
  • Maintains lift stations.
  • Loads and hauls sludge and collects samples for laboratory testing.
  • Cleans and repairs pumps and other wastewater facility equipment.
  • Responds to various alarms.
  • Inspects Water and Wastewater equipment for malfunctions.
  • Cleans and performs preventative maintenance for water and wastewater facilities.
  • Operates department equipment including mowers, loaders, tractors, and trucks.
  • Installs and repairs water and sewer lines and services.
  • Reads water meters and performs maintenance on meters and vaults.
  • Helps in the maintenance and upkeep of all City buildings and property, including lawn maintenance, water and sewer maintenance and street maintenance as deemed necessary or assigned.
  • Follows safety policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of employment with the city.

Marginal Functions:

  • Locates utility access holes and sewer lines.
  • Assists in the repair of water leaks and installation of new lines.
  • Assist other departments within Public Works.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Position Requirements



  • At least two years of water or wastewater treatment operation experience or related field, preferred.
  • Employee expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job well within six months of employment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, required.
  • One year wastewater treatment/collection systems experience, preferred.
  • One year water treatment/distribution system experience, preferred.
  • Class 1 KDHE Wastewater or Water Operator certification, required within eighteen months of employment
  • Class II certification, required within 36 months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Technical Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment equipment, computers, equipment maintenance and a working knowledge of mathematics is a requirement.
  • Must understand and anticipate problems, follow department policies, and interpret written instruction and manuals.
  • Should a strong mechanical aptitude and effective public relation, oral and written communication skills.

Working Conditions:

  • While performing essential functions of this position the employee may encounter exposure to adverse weather conditions due to temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice, and confined space.
  • May have exposure to blood borne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, and fumes.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional maximum lift of 80 lbs. from floor to 62″ high
  • Occasional maximum lift of 40 lbs. floor to overhead
  • Frequent maximum lift of 34 lbs. floor to shoulder
  • Occasional maximum carry of 80 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum carry 60 lbs.
  • Frequent maximum carry of 40 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum horizontal push/pull force of 150 lbs.
  • Occasional maximum vertical pull force of 65 lbs. at 58″ high
  • Occasional maximum vertical pull force of 90 lbs. at ground height
  • Frequent push/pull force of 30 lbs.
  • Frequent maximum grip force 65 lbs.
  • Constant maximum grip force 10 lbs.
  • Frequent climb up to 24″ high
  • Frequent forward reach
  • Occasional overhead reach
  • Frequent bend and crouch
  • Occasional crouch/kneel/crawl
  • frequent balance
  • Frequent neck rotation
  • Frequent bilateral hand coordination
  • Frequent exposure to whole body vibration
  • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking.

Problem Solving:

  • Occasional independent problem solving is a factor.
  • Encounters problems with equipment malfunctions, sewer line backups, water leaks and power failures.


  • Works under the direction of the Water/Sewer Supervisor.
  • Must be available for on-call, overtime, weekends, and holidays.


Must be able to pass an extensive background check, drug screen and physical.

The specific statements shown in each section are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered to successfully perform the job.  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, work history and work-related references to kmendoza@cityofrosehill.com.


Police Officer-Police Department ($36,192 – $39,436)

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, Police Officer is non-exempt position under FLSA which
performs protects and serves the citizens of Rose Hill. Responsible for investigating crimes, preparing daily
detailed assignments, and ensuring required department reports, certifications and/or processes are
completed. Performing patrol duties and providing timely citizen assistance is expected. Must maintain
absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of employment with
the City of Rose Hill.
Work involves an element of personal danger and requires use of good judgment and knowledge,
particularly under emergency conditions. Work is reviewed by inspection and through reports. Work is
directed and reviewed through the establishment of goals and subsequent evaluation of progress toward
goal attainment.

Essential Functions:
– Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and
property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations
-Enforces all federal, state and local criminal laws and ordinances
-Completes assignments, projects and reports in a timely manner
-Responds to correspondence and citizens inquiries in a timely manner
-Makes arrests and issues traffic citations
-Records facts and prepares reports that accurately document incidents and activities
-Interviews witnesses, suspects and victims
-Testifies in court without restriction
-Follows department policies and safety procedures
-Takes statements from witnesses, questions suspects, and assures that proper charges are
placed against persons arrested
-Investigates crimes and accidents and gathers evidence
-Provides citizen assistance and assists outside public safety agencies
-Responds to emergency situations
-Operates and Maintains law enforcement equipment including patrol vehicles, firearms and
communications equipment
-Performs Business and Home security checks
-Serves warrants, subpoenas and other legal documents
-Conducts safety programs for the public
-Performs traffic control duties
The examples of work performed are not intended to be all-inclusive. The City of Rose Hill reserves the right
to assign additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

Marginal Functions:
-Provides security during various events
-Assists other law enforcement agencies
-Assists other city departments
-Conducts duties and responsibilities associated with Animal Control
-Ability to possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license
-Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, employees of
other Departments, representatives of outside agencies, and the public
-Ability to wear body armor while on duty
-Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form
-Ability to accurately and effectively discharge a rifle, shotgun, and handgun with left and right
-Must not be impaired from testifying credibly in a court of law or impaired from swearing to an
-Ability to record details about names, faces, and incidents clearly and accurately
-Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies
-Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the department
-Thorough knowledge of the geography of the city and location of important buildings and
-Thorough knowledge of pertinent Federal and State Laws and City Ordinances
-Ability to apprehend offenders

Police Officer Position Requirements

Expected to have acquired the necessary skills to perform the job reasonably well within one
year of employment

-A high school diploma or GED is required
-Certification from Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center OR Expected to have successfully
acquired necessary certification within 1 year
-Within one year of employment must become certified in the following; NCIC, radar,
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Intoxilyzer 5000
-Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License
-Requires 40 hours of annual in-service training

Tools & Technology Skills:
Must be competent with the following tools & technology:
-Efficiently operate handguns, rifles & shotguns, less than lethal tools including batons, Tasers,
pepper spray, patrol vehicles, computers, two-way radios, radar equipment, breath analysis
equipment, automated fingerprint software, personal and patrol vehicle recording equipment and
-Knowledge of word processing software and records management software
-Through knowledge of all federal, state and criminal laws and ordinances
-Knowledge of CPR, First Aid, law enforcement techniques and mathematics is required
-Ability to concentrate on tasks in the presence of distractions, complete and check forms and
-Understand and anticipate problems, read and interpret maps, manuals, legal documents, reports
and written instructions are required
-Possess excellent public relation, oral and written communications skills
-Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or
because of employment with the City of Rose Hill

Problem Solving:
-Frequent independent problem solving
-Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions,
conclusions or approaches to problems

Decision Making:
-Frequent independent decision making, sometimes under stressful situations
-Good decision making abilities when using force, including deadly force, making arrests,
investigating crime scenes and accidents and performing daily duties in the safest and most
efficient manner

Financial Accountability:
-Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of department equipment
-DOES NOT have purchase authority unless approved by supervision
-Responsible for reporting any inoperative or broken equipment

Personal Relations:
-Frequent contact with the general public, co-workers and supervisory personnel
-Must have the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others
will understand

Working Conditions:
-Works in conditions that include exposure to hazardous materials, explosives, radiation, heights,
excessive noise and adverse weather conditions
-Exposed to Blood borne Pathogens while investigating crime scenes, seizing and preserving
evidence and assisting ambulance crews
-Works shift and holidays, subject to call backs/call ins

Physical Requirements:
-Occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
-Must be able to stand, sit, walk, run, crawl and climb
-Must be able to operate objects, controls or tools listed above
-Must pass the physical agility test administered by the training officer

The specific statements shown in each section are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical
elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, work history and work-related
references to kmendoza@cityofrosehill.com.