Job Opportunities

Full-time Job Openings 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (DISPATCHER)

Harrisonville Police Department is now accepting applications for a full-time Communications Officer (Dispatch). Applicants must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. Applicants will be required to undergo a CVSA examination, extensive background investigation, oral review board, and post offer pre-employment drug screen. 

This position requires the ability to handle multiple duties at once. Must be able to simultaneously hear and understand phone and radio traffic via headset or external speakers. Must be able to make quick and accurate decisions based on policy and protocol. Must be able to think outside the box when presented with a unique situation. This position requires the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information. Must be able to maintain composure and control of self and voice under high pressure situations. Must be able to arrive to work on time and stay for the duration of your shift, or until your relief arrives. Must be able to work all shifts to include swing shifts, overnights, holidays, and weekends. Additionally, this position requires you to be subject to mandatory overtime. Must be able to work with background noise and frequent interruptions. 

Desirable qualifications to work in a 9-1-1 dispatch center are typing, telephone skills, and verbal/written communication skills. 

We offer competitive pay ranges beginning at $34,702 (16.68/hour), as well as excellent benefits that include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement (LAGERS)
  • Sick leave
  • 84 hours paid vacation upon completion of 1 year of service

Click here to apply online.

To submit a physical application and resume, visit 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. 

Applications must be submitted no later than November 15th, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST.

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

CUSTODIAN (Part-time)

The City of Harrisonville is currently accepting applications for the position of a part-time custodian. 

This position will clean and maintain City Hall and the Harrisonville Police Station on a daily basis. Hours may vary, but are limited to 28 hours per week. 

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and be able to pass both a post-off pre employment drug screen and a background check.

Starting salary is $15 per hour. 

A list of work responsibilities and requirements may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.

Applicants will be asked to provide three references for previous cleaning/custodial roles.

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Applications must be submitted by November 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. Physical applications can be emailed to dbarnett@harrisonville.com or mailed to PO Box 367, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

The City of Harrisonville is an equal opportunity employer. 

Certification Classes

Harrisonville Emergency Services 2021 EMT Certification Class

The Harrisonville Emergency Services Department is now accepting applications for their 2021 EMT class. 

The class will begin on January 4, and will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and on some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes will be held at Harrisonville Emergency Services Headquarters, located at 903 S Commercial Street. 

The price for the class is $1,200, which includes costs for a textbook, a workbook and the State practical fee. Payment arrangements will be available. A $250 deposit will be required before the class begins. Payment can be made by cash, cashier's check, Visa or Mastercard. 

Physical applications are available at the department headquarters. Anyone with questions are asked to contact Fire Chief Eric Myler, (816) 380-8925.

Applications are due by December 18, 2020.

Click here to apply online.

Application Forms

Online Employment Application 

PDF Employment Application (PDF)

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