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Bus Shelter Custodian

This position is responsible for removing trash and cleaning all Topeka Metro bus shelters.

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits.

• Ability to work and drive company truck in inclement weather conditions.
• Must be able to perform daily assigned tasks independently without close supervision.
• Ability to work at the required pace to complete work within the scope of proper time standards.
• Ability to lift trash bags out of trash cans and load into back of truck.
• Valid KS Driver’s License with a good driving record.
• Previous custodial experience preferred.
• High school diploma/GED.

The current shift for this full-time position is M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and pays $14.29 per hour.

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and post offer functional employment test.

Compensation is $14.29 per hour.

Download an application & characteristic survey at www.topekametro.org under the Careers tab & submit by mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. Applications can be picked up or dropped off at either location: Topeka Metro Admin. Office 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 Quincy Street Station 820 S.E. Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66612 E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org FAX: (785) 233-3063 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Customer Service Specialist

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO), paid holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits.
General Purpose:
• Provide information to the public regarding all transit services via telephone, e-mail, fax and in person by retrieving information from various sources including schedules, software, spreadsheets, and maps.
• Sell fare media at the Quincy Street Station and prepare bank deposits.
• Provide responsive phone and radio coverage.
• Enter ride requests accurately for paratransit service and contract providers.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Customer oriented with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and communicate effectively and courteously with patience to a diverse group of individuals.
• Ability to learn and efficiently answer public inquiries regarding routes, schedules, and fares.
• Ability to demonstrate and maintain a professional, pleasant, and helpful demeanor towards the public and co-workers.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Topeka streets and landmarks with the ability to read and understand maps.
• Experience using multi-line phone system, computers, Microsoft Office products, and other office technology equipment with the ability to learn additional software and technology as needed.
• Previous experience in customer service and working with the public.
• Knowledge of basic math skills and cash handling techniques.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
• HS diploma/GED.

The full-time position is Tue. – Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hours for the part-time position will vary Mon. – Sat. The starting pay for these positions is $15/hour.

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Download an application & characteristic survey at www.topekametro.org under the Careers tab and submit by mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at either location: Topeka Metro Admin. Office 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 Quincy Street Station 820 S.E. Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66612 Email: resumes@topekametro.org FAX: (785) 233-3063 Applications will be accepted the positions are filled. Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Dispatch Clerk

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO), paid holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits.

General Purpose:
• Assist in the daily operation of transit services by scheduling, assigning, and dispatching bus operators.
• Coordinate radio traffic.
• Report service data and prepare required reports.
• Provide prompt, accurate, and courteous customer service for all transit services.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to project a positive courteous, patient, and helpful customer service attitude when dealing with co-workers and customers.
• Ability to maintain attention to detail, sometimes in stressful or adversarial situations.
• Excellent oral, written, and personable telephone and radio communication skills.
• Ability to analyze critical situations and make prompt and effective decisions.
• Excellent knowledge of Topeka streets and locations.
• Ability to read and understand maps and directions.
• Experience using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook with the ability to learn scheduling software and other technology as needed.
• Previous dispatch or customer service preferred.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
• HS diploma/GED.

The full-time shift for this position is Mon. 4:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. and Tue. – Fri. 4:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The starting pay for this position is $15/hour. Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Download an application & characteristic survey at www.topekametro.org under the Careers tab & submit by mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at either location: Topeka Metro Admin. Office 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 Quincy Street Station 820 S.E. Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66612 Email: resumes@topekametro.org FAX: (785) 233-3063.

Material Handler

Material Handler – 2nd Shift – Wamego, KS
Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.


As a Material Handler at Caterpillar’s Wamego Kansas facility, you will stock and pull parts as well as deliver materials and supplies. Duties include gathering parts from operation areas and transporting to staging areas, making kits using the printed BOM, issuing shortage sheets as required, and using BOM to identify, gather and disperse all purchased material kits. You will also use inquiry screens to investigate usages and verify accuracy.

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED or 1-3 months related experience or training, or combination of education and experience
Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of Caterpillar products, policies, and procedures

Shift: 2nd Shift – Full Time Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 pm-2 am + possible overtime on Fridays Starting pay rate: $15.75 with a night shift premium of 7% of base pay

Apply online at caterpillar.com/wamego.  

Program Assistant

The successful candidate should be: organized and detail oriented; proficient computer skills; strong oral and written language skills; personable; able to take direction and work independently; and, knowledge of special education desired but not necessary.

Salary based on experience. 35-40 hours per week. Optional benefits included; health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, retirement account.

Mail or email your resume to: Families Together, Inc. Attn: Lesli Girard 5611 SW Barrington Ct. South, Suite 120 Topeka, KS 66614 lesli@familiestogetherinc.org Preference will be given to resumes received prior to June 15, 2022, but will be accepted until position is filled.

Data Reporting Coordinator

Under the general direction of Demographics, Human Resources, and Teaching & Learning departments, the Data Reporting Coordinator is responsible for the collection and completion of all outside agency reporting requirements. This includes data entry and extraction from district databases to prepare reports under very strict deadlines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Associates Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field required. Bachelors
Degree preferred. College coursework in computer science, statistics, and data
analysis required.
* Proficient knowledge of desktop computers and common software including word
processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation software.
* Knowledge of data analysis techniques and strategies sufficient for analyzing data.
* Ability to disseminate data to a variety of users, both inside and outside the school district
* General knowledge of educational instruction and curriculum is preferred
Essential Functions:
* Manages school core data, including input, updates, and deletion
* Provides quality assurance of imported data and the accuracy of reports
*Collects and reports data for all Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) data requests.

Educator Data Collection System (ECDS) Reports include:
* Staff Assignment Report (SAR)
* Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) – Fall and Spring Vacancy Reports
* Data Reports – Staff Data, Full Time Equivalency, and Assignment
*Summary Reports – Staff Demographics and Qualification Summary
(monthly basis)
* Completes federal programs highly qualified requirements
* Completes data extraction for Federal Comparability Report
*Collects and reports data for all Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) data
* KASB Surveys include:
* District Calendars
* District Policies – in relation to Classified Staff, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Activities Budgets, Early Retirement Incentives
* Elections Information – Odd years only
* Fees Information – Admissions, Equipment, Participation
* Staff Information – Salary, Benefits, Duties
* Supplemental Pay Information
*Teacher Information – Contracts, Headcounts, Leave Benefits, Duty
* Tracks and updates the assignments and grade levels of all certified teaching staff on a monthly basis for determining highly qualified status
*Designs and maintains databases for the collection of data necessary to complete
required reports.
Other Job Functions:
* Creates online forms as requested for use by district staff
*Supports initiatives for data integrity
*Responds to data requests from administrators
* Assist with any data presentations to ensure accurate information is provided
Physical/Emotional Requirements:
The incumbent may be required to use the following requirements during any part of the
working day:
Speaking, hearing, visual, reading, writing, word processing, mobility, consistency of
temperament, ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time, stamina for working long hours and in stress producing environments.
The performance responsibilities of this position are not limited to those outlined in this
description and may include any other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Education, the Superintendent, or direct supervisor, or his/her designee.

Salary ranges from $42,000 – $63,000. Visit the Topeka Public Schools website to apply at https://www.topekapublicschools.net.

PM Technician

Want a rewarding job that offers the pay and benefits you deserve? Join us at Easy Ice! We’re a growing company that provides an all-inclusive commercial ice machine subscription to business owners nationwide. We’ve been changing our industry for the better since we started in 2009, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon. As a member of our team, you’ll be helping restaurants, bars, hospitals, hotels, and other businesses get the ice they need without spending a fortune or stressing out. We’ll invest in your professional development and overall quality of life because we know employee satisfaction is key to our success. Easy Ice doesn’t just want to be the #1 commercial ice machine solution in America—we also want to be one of the best places to work.

Easy Ice continues to grow and seeks a bright, highly motivated PM Tech to join their team in the Topeka market. In this role, you work independently to clean, maintain, troubleshoot and install our ice machines, aiming to increase equipment life and reliability, reduce service calls and emergency ice purchases, all while increasing customer happiness and loyalty. The ideal technician demands the best of themselves and their colleagues to deliver outstanding results.

Enjoy great pay in fun atmospheres – restaurants, hotels, offices, warehouses – wherever ice machines are needed. If you are mechanically skilled, enthusiastic and able to forge lasting relationships among internal and external customers, we want to hear from you.


Conducts repairs, service, installations, removals, and preventive maintenance on Ice machines. Works at customer locations and within refurbishment centers.
Service any water leak work orders first as these are considered high priority.
Performs machine audits as assigned, inspects machinery for proper working condition, system cleanliness, and exterior aesthetics.
Tests machines as assigned to confirm compliance with all federal, state, and local water/ice quality regulations.
Cleans machine exteriors and performs complete sanitization of machines at on-site locations as assigned.
Ensures that tools and equipment are in good working order. Maintains spare parts inventory on truck and communicates need for additional supplies. Assists Supervisor in management of parts and supply inventory levels.
Drives a Customer Centric Culture by engaging in respectful, consistent communication with our customers while striving to promote excellent customer service.


High school diploma or equivalent required.
EPA certification; desired not required.
Previous experience with refrigeration, electrical or HVAC providing exceptional results desired.
Ability to work a full-time schedule which includes a rotating on-call schedule.
Ability to raise, lower, climb and balance on ladders safely.
Ability to work at ease at elevated heights (including on a roof).
Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
Clean driving record, drug test and background check required.
You possess the appropriate hand tools; company will provide specialty tools.
Your positive personality is infectious and works well individually and in a team.
You can prioritize while working in a fast-paced environment.
You are organized, energetic, self-motivated, and reliable.


Company Vehicle & Cell Phone
Excellent Medical/Dental/Vision/Group Life
401k Company Match
PTO and Holiday Pay
Tuition Assistance
Fitness Membership Reimbursement
Provide all Tools needed to complete the job
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Apply online at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3064476277.

Easy Ice is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Mental Health Technician

Pay Range $14.25 – $17.44
The service is targeted to individuals being diverted from a State Hospital. This position involves one-to-one support for mental health clients by assisting them toward maximizing opportunities to become more self sufficient over time in meal preparation, laundry and cleaning, transportation, psychosocial skills, and other personal care needs. The Mental Health Technician will receive training that includes, but is not limited to, an orientation to mental illness, medications, general treatment approaches, attendant care activities, dealing with emergency needs, basic counseling skills, CPR, First Aid, De-escalation, Suicide Assessment, Working with Addicts and Professional Standards and Ethics.

Job Requirements:
High school diploma or GED required. The Mental Health Technician must be reliable, responsible, able to work a flexible and varied schedule and have the ability to interact effectively with others, and to respond appropriately to emergency situations. All new employees must be able to provide, at Human Resources orientation, proof of valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance. In addition, the individual must be 18 years of age or older; be able to pass pre-employment background checks and KDADS Adult/Child Abuse registries, completed Attendant Care training with Valeo Behavioral Health Care, and must have reliable transportation. 1 year of experience working with individuals with mental illness required. This position requires knowledge of basic computer skills.

You can apply directly at our website at valeotopeka.org OR please submit resume or completed application to email: apply@valeotopeka.org Fax: (785) 273-7489 Admin Location: Human Resources 5401 SW 7th St. Topeka, KS 66606 Phone: (785) 273-2252 .

F/T 3rd Shift Security Officer

Pay Range: $16.53 – $19.40
Schedule: Saturday – Wednesday 12am – 8:30am
The role of this position is to protect and maintain a secure environment by providing a visible presence and intervening when necessary to ensure safety of staff, consumers, visitors, and the facility. Security will be alert and aware of surrounding and safety at all times and will not practice seclusion or restraints.

Job Requirements:
High school diploma or GED required, the individual must be 18 years of age or older, experience working with individuals with mental illness and security or corrections experience preferred. Security officers will complete all required training within six months of hire. Must be able to maintain composure when dealing with physically and verbally abusive and assaultive individuals, respond quickly and reasonably to potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations, assist in calming and de-escalating consumers who may be extremely agitated. Knowledge of de-escalation techniques are required. Must have ability to interpret and enforce facility rules and regulations, accept input and guidance from staff unless imminent safety risk requires immediate intervention, communicate information clearly and concisely to consumers, staff and the general public. Experience with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or chemical dependency, and experience working with individuals who are homeless. In addition, the individual must be able to pass a criminal history check and KDADS Child and Adult Abuse Registry check. Must have reliable transportation with auto insurance required. Must have a valid KS driver’s license. This position requires knowledge of basic computer skills. This position requires excellent organizational skills; the ability to be responsible and work independently; the ability to maintain flexibility and dependability in work schedule; positive interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Must be able to perform day-to-day physical requirements of the position, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, and sit. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift in excess of 50 pounds.

Apply online at Valeotopeka.org or please submit resume or completed application to Email: apply@valeotopeka.org Fax: (785) 273-7489 Admin Building: Human Resources 5401 SW 7th St. Topeka, KS 66606 (785) 273-2252.