Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Mechanic Sr.

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188040

Agency Name:   Kansas Juvenile Correct. Cmplx

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

Position is Open Unitl Filled

The incumbent has the responsibility for maintenance of vehicles in the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex fleet. Responsible for training and supervision of juvenile offenders working in the diagnosis, repair and general maintenance of automobiles, trucks, tractors, mowers and other heavy equipment, both gasoline and diesel powered. Assists skilled maintenance and craft workers in any phase of equipment maintenance and repair, building and grounds, construction and other maintenance. Independently performs semi-skilled work in maintenance of equipment, buildings and grounds.

Schedules all work for this work area. Performs full range of overhaul and repair work on light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Ensures that all levels of vehicle maintenance and repair, whether general or detailed, are being performed on schedule. Supervises and instructs juvenile offenders in the repair and reconditioning of all institutional vehicles, transportation buses, tractors, mowers and other machinery, in order to facilitate timely and effective operation of vehicles and machinery. Instructs in the safe and proper use of all related tools and equipment of the mechanics trade. Repairs/replaces vehicle components, such as: brakes, carburetors, and water pumps. Performs preventive maintenance tasks, such as: changing oil, air and oil filters, fan belts and transmission fluids.

Troubleshoots/diagnoses vehicle electrical and fuel systems using special test equipment and compression testers. Supervises, instructs and performs the skilled work, using all types of available automotive test equipment and tools related to vehicle repair.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

One year of experience in automotive and/or diesel mechanics to meet the needs of the agency.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Skills:

Valid Class B Kansas Driver’s License. Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and equipment of the trade.  Considerable knowledge of the principles of internal combustion engines.  Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the trade.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Mechanics Certification

Salary: $36,171.20- $48,484.80 DOQ


HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at  http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply

STEP 3: Submit your online application to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

STEP 4: Submit additional required documents to Recruiting at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex.

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.  Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents: Online State of Kansas Application form Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex Cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate.  The Child Abuse Registry Form does not require the processing fee; do not send any payment with the form. The entire applicant paperwork packet is to be turned in to Beth Visocsky.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Contact Information:

Phone: 785-354-9800

Fax: 785-354-9877

E-mail: KJCCrecruiting@doc.ks.gov

Agency Information:

Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex

1430 NW 25th St.

Topeka, KS 66618

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

What To Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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