Riley County

Part Time Clerical Position

Department: Riley County Planning & Development
Job Status: Part-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Details: Part-time position, not eligible for benefits; pay rate: $13.60/hour


Position Summary: To provide clerical assistance to department and to assist customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides front line customer service.
  • Answers incoming calls/directs calls and provides basic information.
  • Takes accurate and complete messages and relays to the proper person in a timely manner.
  • Educates and assists the general public by disseminating information through a variety of mediums, training the public on the use of the department and GIS websites, providing applications with instructions, and/or directing persons to appropriate staff depending on need.
  • Assists with the processing of land use, building, and environmental health permit applications.
  • Receives and documents complaints.
  • Receives, sorts, and distributes incoming mail.
  • Processes outgoing mail.
  • Receipts cash, check, and credit card payments daily.
  • Assembles agenda packets for Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, Riley County Planning Board, Board of Zoning Appeals and Solid Waste Management Committee.
  • Provide general clerical support for the Department by performing word-processing, filing, photocopying, scanning, and facsimile communications.
  • Operates standard office equipment.
  • Assists with water samples.

Secondary Functions:

As assigned by Department Head.



Experience: Experience with zoning and environmental health related concepts and terminology helpful. Land use background preferred. Electronic permit system experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education -High school graduate or GED required. Knowledge of modern office practices, business English, spelling, and math. Knowledge of modern office equipment. Basic computer skills required. The ability to perform basic mathematical computations, and follow both written and oral instructions.

Skills – Competent organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with the public, advisory boards, other agencies, and other county staff. The ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally. Proficiency in word-processing applications and creating spreadsheets required.


Physical Requirements

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finder, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The admission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position.

The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Application Special Instructions

Please complete online application and provide resume and cover letter.

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