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Norton, Kansas
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Job Duty Description: Performs mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment based on the needs of the agency.

Minimum Qualifications:  Six months of experience in automotive mechanics at low end and two years of experience in automotive mechanics at the higher range. Education may be substituted for experience as determined by the agency.

Salary range: 31,262.40-$41,870.40

Performance Standards: This position supervises, instructs, evaluates and performs skilled work using all types of available automotive test equipment and tools to work on fuel systems, electrical systems and other finely adjusted equipment. Ensures all levels of vehicle maintenance and repair are performed on schedule. Supervises work of inmates assigned to the auto shop to include assigning and inspecting their work. This position Instructs in the safe and proper use of tools and equipment of the mechanics trade. Incumbent assures that all safety and fire prevention rules are enforced in the auto shop area. Incumbent searches the shop area and inmates to deter the introduction of contraband into the institution. This position provides a general orientation of the use of safety equipment such as jack stands and proper use of eye protection. The selected candidate maintains a tool inventory in the auto shop area via a check-out and check-in system.

Preferred Requirements: Knowledge and experience of the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. Prior experience working with inmates is preferred but not required.

A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.

TO APPLY:  You may apply on-line at; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email : to obtain an application.

If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable.   You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date.  Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.

Selection Process:  Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval.  A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.

Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE):  This position is eligible for veterans’ preference.  Interested veterans must submit a DD 214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date.  Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.

Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.

Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.


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