Job Opportunities

Full-time Job Openings 

ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR

This is your chance at a rewarding career, to become part of a professional team and be able to help some furry friends. If you have a love for animals and believe you can be a strong leader, then you will find this job to be both challenging and rewarding.  

Duties include supervising staff members, enforcement of city animal ordinances, provide appropriate care for animals housed at the shelter, provide for humane disposal of animals, maintain records, collect redemption fees, provide education materials and programs for the public, maintain animal control equipment and facilities, purchase necessary supplies for operation of shelter, promote animal adoption and schedule animal control employees.  

Applicants must be able to perform bending and reaching to both ground level and overhead, lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 100 pounds.  Some evenings and weekend hours are required.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, valid Missouri driver’s license, a strong interest in working with others and willing to be a part of a team, able to read and write, have good communication skills, establish a good rapport with the public, basic computer skills and previous skills working with animals desired.  

Salary starts at $35,734 per year.  

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Applications may be obtained at Harrisonville City Hall, 300 E Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO, or downloaded from the city web site www.harrisonville.com.  All resumes must be accompanied by a city application form.  Applications/resumes may be emailed to hpd@harrisonville.com or mailed/ delivered to the Harrisonville Police Department, 205 N. Lexington St, Harrisonville, MO 64701.  

Applications must be received no later than Monday, January 25, 2021.

The City of Harrisonville is an equal opportunity employer. 

POLICE OFFICER - POLICE CADET

The City of Harrisonville, MO is seeking applicants to join our team of 25 police professionals. Candidates must possess or be able to obtain Missouri POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants will be required to pass a series of written examinations, CVSA, extensive background investigation, oral review board, physical, psychological evaluation, eye exam, and pre-employment drug screen.

We offer a competitive pay ranges beginning at $39,830 as well as benefits that include:

• Medical insurance

• Life insurance

• Defined benefit retirement (LAGERS)

• Sick leave

• 84 hours paid time off upon completion of 1 year of service

• Uniforms and equipment provided by the city

We will contractually sponsor a well qualified candidate to attend POST training for certification as a law enforcement officer in Missouri. Police Cadets will be contracted at a reduced hourly rate with reduced benefits until POST Certification is obtained.

All eligible applicants who submit the appropriate documentation will be invited to participate in written examinations on January 26, 2021.

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Submit your resume and a required application form online to hpd@harrisonville.com, hand deliver to the Police Department at 205 N. Lexington, or mail to PO Box 367, Harrisonville, MO 64701. Applications may be obtained at Harrisonville City Hall, 300 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO 64701, or downloaded from the city website at www.harrisonville.com. Applications are due by January 21, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.

The City of Harrisonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RECREATION / FITNESS MANAGER

The City of Harrisonville is accepting resumes for the position of Recreation/Fitness Manager for the Parks and Recreation Department.

This position is responsible for the marketing and business aspects of the Recreation and Fitness division, including paper and computer marketing/communications, RecTrac operations, budget monitoring, staffing and supervision, and direct supervision of full-time Recreation and Fitness staff. 

The position supervises, orientates, trains, schedules, plans, directs, and evaluates all positions supervised. The position performs duties associated with year-round fitness classes, group exercise classes personal training programs and is responsible for supervising and evaluating the day-to-day operation of all youth and adult recreation programs, leagues, and special events. 

Work is performed under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director. Scheduled working hours will vary depending on building/department operations. 

Beginning salary range is $43,000 - $53,000 per year, depending on qualifications.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field. 

A CPRP certification is desired. An extensive knowledge of professional principles, methods, and procedures of public recreational services, fitness program administration, front desk supervision and business operations is preferred. Also, the ability to supervise, schedule and evaluate staff and activities along with the ability to execute and evaluate fitness and recreational programs, projects, and services.  Experience with RecTrac recreational software is essential. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. 

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For questions about the position or a complete job description contact Parks and Recreation Director Grant Purkey at 816-380-8985.  

This position is open until filled.

The City of Harrisonville is an equal opportunity employer. 

POLICE OFFICER

The City of Harrisonville, MO is seeking applicants to join our team of 25 police professionals. Candidates must possess Missouri POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants will be required to pass a series of written examinations, CVSA, extensive background investigation, oral review board, physical, psychological evaluation, eye exam, and pre-employment drug screen.

We offer a competitive pay ranges beginning at $38,670 as well as a benefit package that includes:

• Medical insurance

• Life insurance

• Defined benefit retirement (LAGERS)

• Sick leave

• 84 hours paid vacation upon completion of 1 year of service

• Uniforms and equipment provided by the city

All eligible applicants who submit the appropriate documentation prior to October 16th, 2020 will be invited to participate in written examinations in the coming weeks, however this position will remain open until filled.

Submit your resume and a required application form online, or email them to hpd@harrisonville.com, hand deliver to the Police Department at 205 N. Lexington, or mail to PO Box 367, Harrisonville, MO 64701. Applications may be obtained at Harrisonville City Hall, 300 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO 64701, Harrisonville Police Department at 205 N. Lexington St. Harrisonville, MO, or downloaded from the city website at www.harrisonville.com.

The City of Harrisonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY: Harrisonville, Missouri is a 4th class city located 30 miles south of Kansas City, Missouri with a population of approximately 10,000. Harrisonville Emergency Services is a department with up to date equipment with state of the art EMS equipment. Currently employee’s 21 full time personnel including command staff that performs the challenging work of emergency medical care, fire suppression, fire prevention and rescue. The fire department operates a 24 hour Modified Berkley Schedule. The department operates one ALS engine, and two fully staffed ALS ambulances from one station.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responds to emergency situations and incident to suppress fires, affect rescues/extrications, participated in searches, mitigate hazardous materials and perform other duties as assigned and capable.

• Operate firefighting tools, aerial equipment, emergency medical equipment, extrication and rescue equipment and a variety of related tools and vehicles.

• Provide basic and advanced life support and emergency medical care.

• Participates in on-going technical and physical training to maintain certifications.

• Cleans and performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to department facilities.

• Participates in fire prevention and safety education/promotional events. Conducts station tours and gives presentations and demonstrates the use of the fire suppression and safety equipment.

• Assists in documenting incident and provides incident information to appropriate agencies and supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The city will send selected individuals to Firefighter I & II Training if necessary.

Required Qualifications:

•Possession of a valid state driver’s license

•High school diploma or equivalent.

•Paramedic Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

• Vocational/technical training in firefighting and emergency medical treatment with two years of firefighting and paramedic experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

• Possession of EMT-P certification, Firefighter I & II, hazardous materials operation, advanced life support, and basic life support certifications (ACLS, PALS, BTLS, CPR-Health Care Provider).

Pay starts at $41,500 Benefit package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance; Missouri LAGERs pension, discounted membership to the City’s Community Center, tuition assistance program, and employee wellness program.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and copy of certifications to one of the following:

• FAX: (816)-380-5630

• Apply in Person: Harrisonville Emergency Services, 903 S. Commercial St, Harrisonville, MO 64701

• Or online at www.harrisonville.com

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

The City of Harrisonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Job Openings

FACILITY MAINTENANCE (Part-time)

The City of Harrisonville is hiring a Facility Maintenance staff member for combined work at both City Hall and the Police Department.  The part-time position will pay $15 per hour, for up to 28 hours per week.

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If interested, submit the required application form online to hpd@harrisonville.com, hand deliver to the Police Department at 205 N. Lexington, or mail to PO Box 367, Harrisonville, MO 64701. 

Applications may be obtained at Harrisonville City Hall, 300 E. Pearl St., Harrisonville, MO 64701, or downloaded from the city website at www.harrisonville.com. 

Applications are due by January 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

For additional details regarding this position contact City Clerk Daniel Barnett at City Hall or Chief John Hofer at the Police Department. 

The City of Harrisonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Certification Classes

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Application Forms

Online Employment Application 

PDF Employment Application (PDF)

The City of Harrisonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).