10 Things: Exciting job opportunities at Johnson County Government

Learn more and apply for the following positions online today. Don’t have access to a home computer or Wi-Fi? No problem! Community members can go to the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe, or the Johnson County Library buildings to apply online using public computers.

1. Paramedics and EMTs

Paramedics and EMTs provide essential medical care in the prehospital environment; coordinate the activity of on-scene first responders; maintain scene safety; and protect responders, patients and the public, just to name a few duties. Certification as a Kansas Paramedic/EMT or being fully certified by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) as a paramedic/EMT is required.

2. Deputies

A career with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. Deputies are responsible for the prevention or detection of crime and the enforcement of criminal or traffic laws of the State of Kansas or any municipality thereof. Visit JoinJCSO.org for more information.

3. Direct Support Professionals

Many people don’t think of support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the world of government. However, at Johnson County Developmental Supports, Direct Support Professionals play a crucial role in serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their quest to live and work in the community, rather than in institutional settings.

4. Mental Health Clinicians

Johnson County Mental Health Center is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working with individuals in acute mental health crises alongside law enforcement to fill positions of Clinician Co-Responder. Additionally, the Mobile Crisis Response Team is looking for a Mental Health Clinician to provide mobile mental health crisis services during business hours Monday through Friday, as well as someone to serve as a clinician and the state hospital liaison.

5. Mental Health Case Managers

Case Managers help individuals on their path to recovery. They work with Johnson County residents to find their strengths and skills, and work alongside them to help them achieve their goals. While a bachelor’s degree in human services is suggested, experience and/or education may be substituted.

6. Correctional Advisors

A Correctional Advisor supports all functions within the Adult Residential Center. Correctional Advisors are direct care staff who continually interact with clients from various backgrounds with criminal records ranging from misdemeanor to felony convictions. ARC’s overriding objective is to establish a stable foundation for re-entry back into the community.

7. Youth Correctional Advisors

Youth Correctional Advisors support all functions within the Juvenile Services Center, including the Juvenile Detention Center, where youth ages 10-17 are detained for allegedly committing serious offenses. YCAs are responsible for overseeing youths in daily activities ensuring safety and security while teaching new skills and managing behaviors. The job is incredibly demanding and challenging at times, but it is also incredibly rewarding too.

8. Lifeguards

Jump into an exciting new job as a Lifeguard! Lifeguards are a necessity to keep our Johnson County pools open. This vital position ensures the safety of pool guests, their families and anyone that visits our aquatic facilities by preventing and responding to emergencies. Look no further for flexible hours and a fun work environment!

9. Library Clerks

Circulation Clerks specialize in our materials handling processes by efficiently and accurately discharging, sorting, organizing, and maintaining our collection. They also provide customer service at the drive-thru and curbside pick-up locations by checking out material to patrons and providing basic account services.

10. Library Information Specialists (Youth and Adult)

Information Specialists promote literacy for all, with youth services focusing on ages birth through age 18 and adult services focusing on age 18 and up. They strive to build an extensive knowledge of literature and plan and implement programs that promote skills for their respective age groups.

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