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Christian County, MO



Purpose Statement The job of Purchasing Agent was established for the purposes of providing support to department activities with specific responsibility for implementing purchasing activities in compliance with mandated requirements; overseeing daily activities; responding to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status; and achieving department objectives and goals within budget.
This job reports to County Commission.

Experience: Accounting, Purchasing or related work experience.
Education: Degree or Certificate in business or related field.
Equivalency: None specified.

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Christian County
Senior Planner

Under general direction, performs responsible, complex professional planning activities involving advance planning and special projects; and performs related work as assigned.

The Senior Planner is an advanced level position within the Planning Department which falls under the direct purview of the Christian County Commission. The incumbent participates in complex, sensitive projects in advance planning, environmental planning and capital improvement planning and policy and regulation development. Assignments may include directing the work of clerical staff members and interns. This class is distinguished from the Planning Department Administrator in that the latter is a management class accountable for super-vision of the majority of the department's staff.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.
Plans, administers and coordinates multiple, complex advance/special projects; organizes and employs resources to achieve project objectives.
Organizes and administers research studies, conducts analyses and prepares reports/recommendations regarding land use, infrastructure improvement, environmental requirements and other matters; analyzes planning issues and determines project schedules and priorities.
May serves as County representative on various state, regional and local boards and committees. Prepares reports and other input for these bodies; prepares and makes presentations to decision-makers and the public; researches and responds to officials' requests for information.
Processes federal, state and local permits. Instructs and checks the work of less experienced planning staff; may provide work direction to others on a project basis.

Knowledge of:
City, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to land use, environmental impact and municipal capital improvements; objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices and information sources of advance planning; implementation of state, regional and local ordinances; methods used in developing information for advance planning and capital improvement projects; application of land use, physical design, economic, environmental, and/or social concepts to the planning process; math concepts, including statistical analysis techniques and formulae relevant to the planning process; terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and
instruments used in planning; local government organization and the functions and practices of a municipal planning unit.

Ability to:
Perform responsible and complex long-term planning, environmental planning and capital improvement assignments; understand and apply those aspects of federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to the planning process; interpret maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data; research, analyze and summarize planning data both manually and with computer programs; interpret and under-stand engineering and architectural plans, concepts and methodologies; prepare clear visual displays; present ideas persuasively; prepare clear and concise technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials, including staff reports to the Planning and Zoning Commission and other boards/committees; exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, or a closely related field; and at least two years of progressively responsible experience in municipal planning/community development.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid Missouri driver's license is required.

Physical and Mental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

Please send a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Todd Wiesehan
202 W. Elm St.
Ozark, MO 65721

Applications will be accepted until 9/30/2016



Job Posting
Christian County Deputy Juvenile Officer I or II

The Christian County Juvenile Office is accepting resumes from qualified individuals for the position of Deputy Juvenile Officer I or II. An employee in this position is vested with the statutory authority of a juvenile court officer to take charge of children who come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile or family court. An employee in this position is expected to exercise supervision over juveniles under the court’s jurisdiction and to work with a high degree of independence. General supervision is received from and work may be reviewed by a higher level Juvenile Officer.

Examples of Work: Responds to on-call or daily referrals made by law enforcement agencies, schools or the Department of Social Services. Prepares petitions, motions, social and court summaries and other reports for all juveniles on caseload; Schedule pre-court staffing between Department of Social Services, juvenile office, interested parties, attorneys, and notifies all persons involved; Recommends and monitors case plans as ordered by the Court; Conducts informal and formal conferences with juvenile and parents to discuss rights of juvenile and possible dispositions; Assists Law Enforcement agencies with investigation and questioning of all alleged juvenile offenders; Assist the Department of Social Services in the investigation of physical or sexual abuse and neglect; Maintains working relationship with local school officials; Makes recommendations to the Juvenile Court based on evidence, client history and statutory requirements; Works with the prosecutors or contracted attorneys to adjudicate contested cases before the Juvenile Court; Represents the Juvenile Court system at schools and community meetings and makes presentations as required;
Performs other related work.
This is a grant funded position with a salary of $28,000.00 - $36,000.00 with county benefits.

Required minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from a four year college with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration,
Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or education may substitute
work experience on a year for year basis.

Interested parties should send resume to Chief Juvenile Officer Perry Barnes, via email perry.barnes@courts.mo.gov or to 100 West Elm, Room 304, Ozark, MO 65721.
The Juvenile Division of the 38th Circuit is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until positon is filled.


Job Posting:Patrol Deputy

Christian County Sheriff's Office (Missouri) is currently accepting applications for the positions of Patrol Deputy.  These full-time positions offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement. We are looking for professional, self-motivated, individuals with a team oriented mindset.  Applications, with eligibility requirements attached, may be obtained from the Christian County Sheriff's Office, 110 W. Elm Street, Suite 70, Ozark, Missouri 65721 between 9AM-4:30PM. 

Job Posting:Corrections Officer

Christian County Sheriff’s Department (Missouri) is currently accepting applications for the position of Corrections Officer.  This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement. We are looking for community-oriented individuals that are motivated, professional, and courteous.  Applications, with eligibility requirements attached, may be obtained from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, 110 W. Elm Street, Suite 70, Ozark, Missouri 65721 between 9AM-4:30PM. 



General Inquires - Resume's can be sent to:
Christian County Commission
100 W. Church Room 100
Ozark, MO 65721
or in person at the Christian County Commission Office

Christian County is an Equal Opportunity Employer