Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

All Russell County Public Works Deparment offices, including the Landfill, will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe holiday!

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.

Road and Bridge Department

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The Road and Bridge Department maintains 170 miles of asphalt, 246 miles of gravel, and 26 miles of concrete roads within Russell County. The department is also responsible for 204 bridges and 508 small structures.

Contact Information

Larry Height, Public Works Director
Cindy Saryerwinnie, Public Works Office Manager
Anita Patton, Clerk

4288 E Highway 40
Russell, KS 67665
Phone (785) 483-4032
Fax (785) 483- 4852

Road and Bridge Department Resources

The Russell County Road and Bridge Department requires permits for any type of work in the county right -of-ways. Permits may be obtained through this website or by contacting the Road and Bridge office. Utility Permits, Entrance Permits and Policy, and Snow Removal Policy may all be viewed using these links.

Publications written by Norm Bowers, covering rural roadway construction and maintenance are available from this website.

Other resources include searchable Section Corner Records and several County and City Maps.

Employment Opportunities

Russell County Public Works will post open positions through this website, Russell County News, and Lucas-Sylvan News.

All positions require pre-employment drug screenings and random drug testing.

Click for Application Form
After the form opens you need to download the file to your computer or device. After opening the downloaded file the form will have boxes to fill in your information. Following the forms completion use the submit button to send to Russell County Public Works.

Business Hours

Winter Hours
Monday thru Friday
7:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on County observed Holidays

Summer Hours
Monday thru Friday
7:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on County observed Holidays

Observed Holidays Include:
New Years Day Labor Day
Presidents Day Veterans Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Friday after Thanksgiving
July 4th Christmas Day