Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Russell County is located in the state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,970. The largest city and county seat is Russell. Russell County Public Works is made up of the Road and Bridge Department, Noxious Weed Department, and the County Landfill.

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR – RUSSELL COUNTY – Accepting Applications

Russell County is accepting applications for the full-time position of the Public Works Director. The Public Works Director is responsible for the operations of the Public Works Department, including the Road & Bridge operations, and the Landfill and Solid Waste Department.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, REGISTRATION: Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one if hired.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED is required. Post high school technical training along with the knowledge and experience of Public Works management, landfill and solid waste management. Five years of progressive experience in public works along with supervisory experience is preferred.

BENEFITS: BC/BS health insurance which includes health, dental, vision along with prescription coverage, paid vacation and sick time along with paid holidays, KPERS retirement and competitive wages which are negotiable based on experience.

A job application can be picked up at the Russell County Clerk’s Office at 401 N. Main, Russell, KS 67665 or you may visit the Russell County website at www.ks-russellco.manatron.com for an application under the All About Russell County tab and then job openings section. This position will remain open until filled. Resumes and applications are to be sent to Russell County Administrator John R. Fletcher, P.O. Box 113, Russell, Kansas 67665.  Any questions call 785-483-6226 or e-mail him at russellcoadmin@ruraltel.net  Russell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the position is subject to pre-employment drug screening.

FULL-TIME EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II – Accepting Applications

Russell County Highway Dept. is accepting applications for a full-time Equipment Operator II position.  Job duties to include truck driving and operation of heavy equipment. Candidate must have or be able to obtain a Class A w/air brakes CDL. Position is subject to pre-employment drug test. EOE. Job description and application may be obtained at Russell County Highway Dept., 4288 U.S. Hwy 40, Russell, KS, or by calling (785) 483-4032, or click to download application Position open until filled.

WARM WEATHER – WATCH FOR ROAD CREWS

With the warmer weather our road crews are working to repair and improve Russell County’s roadways. Please be patient and considerate for the safety of our road workers.

TIPS TO FOLLOW IN WORK ZONES

  • Follow traffic control (signs, flaggers, cones, etc.)
  • Stay alert and watch for workers
  • Slow down!
  • Expect short delays
  • Allow ample space between vehicles and workers

Thank You!

Russell County Road and Bridge

Road and Bridge

Russell County Road and Bridge Department maintains 170 miles of asphalt, 246 miles of gravel, and 26 miles of concrete roads within the county.

Noxious Weed

Russell County Noxious Weed Department enforces the State Noxious Weed Law within the county boundaries.

Russell County Landfill

County Landfill

Russell County Landfill, a Small Arid Municipal Solid Waste landfill, is located at 18536 Land Rd. approximately four miles north of Russell.