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Kansas City Area Job Leads (January 2012)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

As a service to all Kansas City area job seekers, I will post any job leads I receive from local Human Resources, recruiters, and other reputable sources. Please send contributions to info@kansascitycareerservices.com. Let’s get everyone back to work!

Meg Montford, Executive Career Coach

City of Olathe – 1-30-2012

Police Officers (Job ID:  201200013) – Police – The City of Olathe, Kansas is seeking qualified individuals for employment to enforce local, state and federal laws, to aid citizens, investigate crimes, and enforce traffic regulations.  Qualified candidates must have above average written and verbal communication skills; a High Diploma/GED; be at least 21 years of age; correctable vision to 20/20; and have no commissions/convictions of any felony.  Must pass a written test, physical agility test, oral board interview, polygraph, in depth background investigation, Chief of Police interview, a psychological evaluation, and a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applicants must reside within a 45 mile radius of the Olathe Police Department within one year of employment date.  Starting Salary:  No previous experience: $38,417; Lateral Officer Starting range: $39,956 – $45,822 based on years of patrol experience.  Top out salary:  $65,228.   Please visit our website at for additional information regarding the hiring process.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, KS  66061. Application Deadline: 2-24-2012

Aquatic Facility Maintenance Technician (Job ID:  201200012) – Parks & Recreations – Perform scheduled maintenance, installation and repair of complex aquatic electrical, pump/motor and plumbing systems.  Maintain, repair Parks & Recreation infrastructure, support city’s snow removal plan.  Requires four years experience in the maintenance of equipment associated with aquatic systems or similar field.  High school diploma or GED.  Aquatic Facility Operator Certification, or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment. Basic knowledge test will be administered.  Must have a valid driver’s license with a favorable driving record.  Successfully pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Salary:  $35,412/yr – $45,400/yr DOQ.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.  Application Deadline:  2-3-2012

Maintenance Worker II (Job ID:  201200008) – Parks & Recreation – Perform construction, operation, repair and preventative maintenance on park infrastructure.  Ability to operate a variety of equipment and tools such as:  trucks, snowplows, salt spreader, hand tools, power tools, lawn equipment, electronic test meters, pumps, and various other vehicles and equipment.  Requires one year maintenance worker experience, high school diploma or GED.  Basic knowledge test will be administered.  Must have a valid commercial driver’s (CDL) license, class B within six months of employment and able to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Salary:  $30,264/yr – $38,800/yr DOQ.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.  Application Deadline:  2-3-2012

Division Manager (Job ID:  201100137)  – Fire (Building Codes) – To plan, direct, manage, supervise and oversee the activities and operations of the Building Codes Division of the Fire Department and act as the Chief Building Official for the City of Olathe.  Manage the Codes Administration functions of the City of Olathe, including development of policies and procedures and budget management.  Monitor and evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of the Codes Division’s work plan including assigned projects and programmatic areas.  Requires 8 – 10 yrs of progressive experience in the design, construction and inspection of public, commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, 3 – 5 yrs administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Major course work in engineering, architecture, construction management, business administration, public administration, or related field.  Possession of Internal Code Council certification as a Certified Building Official.  Master Code Professional, or the ability to obtain this designation once hired.  Salary Range:  $62,556/yr – $80,200/yr DOQ.  Must have a valid driver’s license and able to successfully pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.  Application Deadline:  2-3-2012

Process Engineer (Wastewater) (Job ID:  201100131) – Public Works – Responsible for understanding the cause and effect of wastewater treatment processes and providing engineering expertise and technical guidance to staff. Utilize knowledge of treatment operations and maintenance, process optimization and control, regulatory compliance, and systems to evaluate and develop standard operating procedures and process controls for both water and wastewater treatment facilities. Oversee wastewater treatment processes to ensure federal, state, and local regulatory compliance. Communicate effectively with all levels of staff.  Six or more years of progressive experience in process analyses, operational troubleshooting, and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.  Strong understanding of treatment operations and maintenance, process optimization and control, and regulatory compliance. Hands-on experience with BNR Wastewater Treatment Plant Facilities preferred.  Bachelor of Science degree with major course work in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering; Master of Science degree preferred.  Possession of a Kansas Professional Engineer Registration.  Salary:  DOQ.  Must have a valid driver’s license and able to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug screen.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.  Application Deadline: Open until filled

Process Engineer (Water Production) (Job ID:  201100133) – Public Works – Responsible for understanding the cause and effect of water treatment processes and providing engineering expertise and technical guidance to staff.  Utilize knowledge of treatment operations and maintenance, process optimization and control, regulatory compliance, and systems to evaluate and develop standard operating procedures and process controls for both water and wastewater treatment facilities. Oversee water treatment processes to ensure federal, state, and local regulatory compliance.  Communicate effectively with all levels of staff.  Six or more years of progressive experience in process analyses, operational troubleshooting, and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.  Strong understanding of treatment operations and maintenance, process optimization and control, and regulatory compliance. Hands-on experience with Membrane Filtration Water Plant Facilities and conventional filtration facilities preferred.  Bachelor of Science degree with major course work in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering; Master of Science degree preferred. Possession of a Kansas Professional Engineer Registration.  Salary:  DOQ.  Must have a valid driver’s license and able to pass a background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug screen.  Apply online at www.olatheks.org or in Human Resources, City of Olathe, 100 East Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas, 66061.  Application Deadline: Open until filled

Break Time

Monday, September 27th, 2010

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

Careful what we wish for, right? Every entrepreneur longs for success, for their concept to skyrocket and become something to be proud of. We’ve talked about how we all define success differently, and that’s certainly the case, but we still crave success as opposed to failure.

I’m thinking about success again, now, as I scramble to fit all the tasks that need to be done into the day. These past few months have been a blur of activity. Fabulous, productive, positive activity. Still, it sometimes prompts this little voice inside that says ‘now is the time to breathe.’

Because when we’re successful, sometimes we forget to breathe. We get so caught up in the doing that we forget the why behind the activity. So I’ve made a very entrepreneurial decision: I’m taking October off.

Now before you think I’m jetting off to work on my tan on a white sand beach, let me  clarify. I’m still working, organizing and most of all breathing. Just not doing it as publicly through the GUMP It Daily blog as I have been. I need to step back, reassess, and make sure that I am bringing you my A game. So I am giving myself permission to use October to refuel, rebalance and reflect.

As I do this, I’d love to read your feedback. Do you like getting thoughts from me each week, or is monthly more your cup of tea? Are there topics you’d like to explore or have I provided thoughts that have been helpful to you? Email and tell me.

See you in November!

Are you ready to rock?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Rock and roll is commitment. Rock and roll is passion and spirit. ~ Mick Fleetwood

Are you a rock star? The question has nothing to do with whether you can carry a tune or dazzle with a guitar riff. In real life, the question has everything to do with passion and execution.

Don’t we all want to be friends with the rock star? As employers we strive to pack our ranks with rock stars in various capacities and in networking we are smart if we can hang with the rock star. How often, though, do we do what we need to do to be the rock star? Let’s break it down…a rock star has superior talent, can harmonize with the band, has adoring fans, is a leader, and has that certain swagger that sets them apart from the crowd.

Regardless of discipline, becoming a rock star can be boiled down to three key elements: passion for what you do, never-ending hunger for knowledge and improvement and confidence in yourself and your abilities.  Concentrating on what you are really passionate about, being a life-long learner (whether that is through formal sources or simply the school of life) and cultivating belief in yourself will get you one step closer to that spotlight. But there’s one more aspect: execution. Rock stars have to take consistent action and continually execute their vision to retain rock star status.

So, tell me: are you ready to rock?

August, a New Year.

Monday, August 9th, 2010

These past 4 weeks we’ve explored my GUMP philosophy: Gratitude, Uplift Someone, Meaningful and don’t take it Personally.  There’s a reason I say ‘GUMP it daily’; like showering or tooth brushing, practicing these disciplines every single day brings us in closer touch with not only ourselves but those around us, and reminds us of simple, yet profound ways of a life well lived.

I flipped the calendar this week to August.  AUGUST! I don’t know about you, but it sure snuck up on me. August is the 8th month of the year…which means that we’ve had eight full months to work on making 2010 the best year yet.

How’s that coming along for you? Have you kept up with the resolutions or goals you set way back in January? Do you remember what they are? Even if you don’t, the good news is that August is almost like a new year again…the school supplies in the stores, the beginning of a new academic year and for many companies a new fiscal year. It all adds up to a second chance at success.

So what are you waiting for? Dust off the list, add a goal or two, and get busy! You have a full FIVE months to go out and tackle the world! The even better news is that if you make the smart decision to NOT go it alone, telling someone your goals will hold you accountable to making better progress towards them. So find a buddy (or shoot me an email), hold each other to it, and kick it in gear!

M is for Meaningful

Monday, July 26th, 2010

M  means – make your day more Meaningful

You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow – Tony Robbins

To me, the word ‘meaning’ is like the word ‘success’; something we all aspire to and want, yet we all define the concepts differently.  For the salesperson, success might be measured in numbers and new clients while for the stay at home mom, success might be measured by the number of books or projects a child was inspired by. Neither is better than the other; just different.

In our own search for meaning, we have to first define what it means to us. Not what it means to our parents, our employer or our spouse; but to us. Only then can we actually make a conscious effort to make our days–or lives–meaningful. We should at least have a target before we start shooting.

Yet, there is a fine balance between too much thought and just enough. We have to trust our own internal compass to know when we are ready to stop planning and start doing. That winning combination of enthusiasm and intent allows us to truly make our days, and the days of those we interact with, meaningful.

U is for Uplift

Monday, July 19th, 2010

U  means Uplift someone else every day.

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Uplift…sounds like a lofty goal, doesn’t it?  The thought of being responsible for someone else’s good mood or outlook on life can seem daunting at best, even on our good days.

Is that really what anyone expects though?  If you are a parent, you know that you teach your children more by your example than by your lectures. Same is true, I think, of life in general.  Sometimes all it takes is a bit of perspective and a tweak in attitude to remind us what our role in life really is.

Bottom line is, we only live once.  We are each given 24 hours per day; what we choose to do with that time is what sets us apart from others.  Even on down days, if we choose to believe that our chances are unlimited and that we have a countless number of “things” to be thankful for, we are more able to offer a kind word, a nudge of encouragement or a boost to someone else who really needs it.

This week’s challenge: make a list of 5 people you want to stay in touch with, and jot a word next to each name relating to how you can uplift them in some way.  Make a conscious effort  to reach out to just one of these people–a phone call, a handwritten note, or even coffee if time allows.  You just might find that after that first meeting you’ll have an even greater desire to cross more names off that list.

G is for Gratitude

Monday, July 12th, 2010

G means – be Grateful for something every day.

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

It’s easy to walk though life and forget everything we have to be grateful for, isn’t it?  So much easier to fall into the trap of noticing the the negative—the things we don’t have, the slight from our spouse or child, the promotion we didn’t get—rather than the positive.  How do we dig ourselves out of that habit once we are fully entrenched?

I find it’s easier to count my blessings when I decide to notice the little things rather than expecting the big things to be perfect.  A comforting cup of coffee to start the morning, the fact that I hit more green lights than red on the way to work, or a post on Facebook that brought a smile to my face.  When I count those, life is richer.

Take the time this week to notice the lovely small things that comprise your day. I’d venture to guess that there are far more than you think.