City Administrator

Cherryvale, Ks (est. pop. 2200), located in southeast Kansas, just 60 minutes from Joplin, Mo., Tulsa, Ok., and 2 hours from Wichita and Kansas City, has the characteristics of small town life with the appeal of big city convenience. Cherryvale has a breadth of history to go along with the small-town charm. Cherryvale is the gateway to Big Hill Lake, and boasts a similar feel of a lake town when the lake season rolls in.

The City Administrator reports directly to the Mayor and four (4) Council members and serves as the Chief Administrative Officer in charge of all day-to-day operations of the city under his or her jurisdiction, and shall, subject to the provisions of the personnel policies of the City of Cherryvale and other ordinances, have the power to appoint, assign, reassign, discipline, and remove all department heads and all employees under his or her jurisdiction. The City Administrator is responsible for the management of government affairs, budgets, grants, projects, and programs the city offers to the citizens.

The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field with a minimum of three years of municipal management experience or a combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills and abilities to effectively perform the required duties. The background of a successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills, municipal finance experience, municipal utilities, and outstanding public relations skills. This community-focused leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government and positive intergovernmental relations.

Additionally, the person selected must live within Cherryvale city limits or within three miles of the city limits at the time of the effective date of his or her appointment or within six months thereafter. The City of Cherryvale offers a comprehensive benefits package with health, dental, vision, life insurance, KPERS, and 457 plan with city match. Salary is DOQ with a minimum starting pay of $60,000. For additional information click the link to see the City of Cherryvale recruitment brochure.

How to Apply:  Send cover letter, resume and 3 work-related references to Karen Davis, City Clerk at kseifert@cherryvaleusa.com or call (620) 336-2776 for more information.

Full/Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic/AEMT/EMT

Cherryvale Fire-Rescue is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: response to fire, hazardous conditions, technical rescue and medical emergencies, participation in fire code enforcement and inspections, supervised drills and training in firefighting and EMS skills with the opportunity to instruct, maintenance of equipment and apparatus, routine care of building and grounds, and public safety education activities.

This full-time position requires a High School diploma or GED and minimum of Kansas Paramedic or EMT certification. Firefighter 1 certification is preferred, but not required at time of employment. Firefighter 1 certification will be obtained within the first year of employment. Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Candidates must have a clean driving record, with no drug or alcohol related violations, and no disqualifying criminal histories.

Successful candidates will work 48/96 shift and complete a pre-employment medical examination, background check, and drug screen. The City of Cherryvale offers competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as KPERS retirement and options for FSA and 457 Comp Plan.

If you have any questions about the position, or the application process, please contact Fire Chief Joe Rexwinkle Monday-Friday during business hours at (620) 336-2121 or any time via email at jrexwinkle@cherryvaleusa.com.

Full-Time Police Officer

The Cherryvale Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer. This position requires someone who is highly responsible and can work 12 hours shifts, on days, nights, weekends, and holidays. This position requires the individual to take calls for service, patrolling to deter and detect crime, investigate complaints and crimes, citing and/or arresting for violations of law, as well as report writing. Individual must be able to perform work independently and in accordance with applicable state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations under the general supervision of a superior officer. Individual must be able to communicate effectively with the public in a firm, but courteous manner and maintain composure in all types of situation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current KLETC certification or ability to become certified. Applicant must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license and a High School Diploma or GED certificate. Applicant shall have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and be able to pass a background check, polygraph examination, drug testing, and physical examination. For further information please contact Chief Jimmy Holt at 620-336-2400 or jholt@cherryvaleusa.com. Final job offer is contingent on passing a physical and drug test. The City of Cherryvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.