Employment Opportunities


 The City of Norton is Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:
The Positions Will Be Open Until Filled. E.O.E., M/F/D.


Nex-Generation Student Intern

The City of Norton will be hiring a 2019 Nex-Generation Student Intern to work with the Public Works Department, performing a variety of routine maintenance and construction tasks.  Work will include mowing and trimming, painting, traffic control, assisting with water line replacement, refuse collection, and assisting other departments with general maintenance when needed.  The 2019 internship dates run from May 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019.  The online application is available at 

www.nex-generation.org.
Nex-Generation Student Intern

The City of Norton will be hiring a 2019 Nex-Generation Student Intern to work with the Public Works Department, performing a variety of routine maintenance and construction tasks.  Work will include mowing and trimming, painting, traffic control, assisting with water line replacement, refuse collection, and assisting other departments with general maintenance when needed.  The 2019 internship dates run from May 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019.  The online application is available at 

www.nex-generation.org.

Police Officer, Norton Police Department.

The Norton Police Department is currently accepting applications to join our team as a full time Police Officer.  If you want to be supported as a police officer by the citizens you serve and desire a Police Command staff, City Staff, City Council, Mayor, that are fully respectful and stand by their officers, while understanding what it takes to be effective?  Then here it is!  No matter if you’re wanting to become a police officer or further your career in law enforcement, this agency is for you!  The culture of the Norton Police Department offers an energetic environment known for promoting great officer development in all aspects of the job.  For example, if there is a specific part of the job you want to grow in; you’ll have the opportunity to receive extensive training in that area, to help you accomplish your goal!   

This isn’t just another police job, this is a professional/progressive police agency that takes great pride in our supportive community and great pride in our officers!    

As a Norton Police Officer, you must be a person of honor and integrity on and off the job, possess strong communication skills, and be able to render sound decisions under pressure.  Most of all, you must be pro-active and committed to public service, which includes participating in community service events/activities, assisting our citizens, and investigating/solving crimes. 

We maintain a high degree of efficiency by offering our officers new, up-to-date equipment that is a must for getting the job done!   Each officer with the Norton Police Department has their own take-home patrol car.  Each patrol vehicle is fully outfitted with all the equipment needed, including, its own MDT unit (Mobile Data Terminal) specific to the officer. These in-car laptops make it easy for an officer to complete reports in the field, access the RMS reporting system, check for wants and warrants on subjects you may encounter, access the department’s server to review other reports, special patrols, check statutes, policies, etc. The MDT’s also allow for driver’s licenses and vehicle license plate inquiries through NCIC when necessary and prudent.  We have also recently implemented an automated evidence custody system.   

The Norton Police Department is currently comprised of 7 officers; Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Sergeant/FTO and 4 patrol officers. 

Shifts: 12 hour shifts that allow for, every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday OFF regardless of seniority level.  All shifts primarily consist of two patrol officers.   

Salary:  The range for this position is $16.71 to $21.81/hour, depending on education and previous law enforcement experience and/or certifications. There is additional compensation through opportunities for overtime and shift differential as well.   We are currently evaluating our salary scale with the objective to increase pay for our team. 

Benefits:  The Norton Police Department offers an excellent benefit package that includes a single or family health, vision and dental insurance, KPERS, personal days, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays. We also offer an optional 457 deferred compensation plan and supplemental insurance plans. 

Moving Expenses:  Take advantage of our new Move Reimbursement Program!  New hires may receive up to $1,000.00 to aid in the cost of relocating. 

Minimum Requirements:  This position requires a willingness to work ALL quarterly rotating shifts, including days, evenings, nights, plus weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED (college preferred) and no felony convictions. Applicants must be able to pass an oral board review, psychological examination, extensive background check, drug screen and physical. The applicant is encouraged to live within the city limits of Norton, however, a living requirement of up to 5 miles out of the city limits is allowed.  New officers, living outside the prescribed parameters, will have 6 months to relocate from the date of hire.  Requires the possession of a valid Kansas driver’s license in good standing, by the date of hire. NO Brady/Giglio issues.

How to apply:  In order to apply, please email police@cityofnorton.com and request an application or contact the police department at 785-877-5010.           OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE WORKERThis full-time position performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and construction tasks in the Parks and Cemetery department. Position requires high school diploma or equivalent, a Kansas Driver’s License, and possession of a KS Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of hire date.  Some maintenance experience preferred. Starting salary is $12.813/hr plus benefits.  Position open until filled. E.O.E.  M/F/D.

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ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR: This full-time position supervises and participates in the operation, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electrical distribution systems and electrical maintenance of various city buildings and facilities. A Kansas Driver’s License is required and must possess a Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire date. Salary range is $51,066 to $74,992, based on qualifications.  Send resume to City Administrator, P.O. Box 160, Norton, Kansas 67654.  Position open until filled.  E.O.E.  M/F/D.  The complete job description and education/experience requirements are below:  

Summary:  Supervise the operation of the City of Norton Electric Distribution System, including the coordination of routine and emergency switching and service restoration to maintain optimum system operating conditions. Ensure proper communication to the appropriate supervisor, and function level management.

Key Roles & Responsibilities - Other duties may be assigned. Directly or through others, the incumbent:

  • Ensures that all safety procedures involved in the distribution system operation are followed at all times to protect the public, city personnel and equipment.
  • Supervises, maintains and monitors the integrity of the electric distribution system including the direction of all restoration activities within the area of responsibility with the principal front line responsibility during after hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Develops and maintains lines of communication between the City Administrator and internal staff regarding system operations including emergency and management level notifications.
  • Ensures proper record keeping and corrections and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provides for training, coaching and job related experience in support of employee growth and development. Responsible for tracking employee training progression.
  • Supervise and direct line crew in the safe construction, maintenance, operation, and retirement of distribution lines; Administer procedures for service restoration of overhead and underground facilities, and all related electrical equipment.
  • Perform the duties of a Lineman, as needed, as a member of a line crew.
  • Supervise and administer procedures for rapid restoration of service and line switching requirements to result in prompt and reliable service to customers.
  • Assume responsibility for care and safe use of tools and equipment.
  • Direct or perform switching operations; Request, make, and accept line clearances.
  • Make recommendations for performance evaluations, promotions, demotions, transfers, discipline, leaves of absence, hiring, and dismissal of assigned personnel; Mentor and develop line mechanics.
  • Understand and apply the provisions of the City of Norton Employee Manual as well as any applicable city code and direction of the City Administrator.
  • Perform all duties and work with other employees, as well as the general public, in a safe manner, in compliance with all appropriate safety policies and rules.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior and support the City’s policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Education, Experience, & Skills -- The minimum education requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a Technical degree in Power Systems or Operations Systems is highly preferred. Requires at least five years’ experience in field operations, substation services, system operations or related utility experience. Supervisory experience is preferred.

The minimum experience requirements are:

  • Five years of relevant transmission or distribution experience, preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of standard operations, policies, procedures and systems.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership characteristics
  • Experience in field operations including a general understanding of design & construction aspects.

 The minimum skill requirements are:

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational skills, logical thought processes, and excellent written and verbal communications required.
  • Able to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks
  • Able to independently assess and prioritize workload for the department on a daily basis while directing the day-to-day electrical operations for the City.
  • Able to identify and assess the needs of employees under their direction, recognizing individual skills and capabilities, providing support and direction accordingly.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills to provide deliberate guidance and direction for the work group.
  • Able to assimilate various sources of information in a short amount of time while maintaining composure and focus, while directing the actions of others in times of crisis.

 Measures of Success:

  • Ability to work with various technical workgroups within the company and effectively communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • Proactively communicates with City Administrator and other stakeholders both verbally and in writing
  • Able to provide guidance and tracking for employee training and development
  • Successful contribution to the City’s Goals and Objectives
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing technology, processes, and procedures
  • Available for call-out

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Fill out application at City Hall, 301 E. Washington, Norton, or  find application online at

http://cityofnorton.com/DocumentCenter/View/466/The-Employment-Application.