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How To Apply

To apply for a staff position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice

SQL Server Administrator

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Department: Information Technology

Position Reports To: VP Information Technology

Status: Full Time/Salary Exempt

Job Summary:

The SQL Server Administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server systems, and ensure availability and consistent performance of all SQL systems. This is a “hands-on” position requiring strong technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the SQL Server infrastructure, ensuring security, health and performance of the systems. Core duties will be administration of the Jenzabar EX student information system, including upgrades and customer support. Must be capable of working independently, as part of a technical team and in consultation with customers.

The person in this role must have the ability to maintain and improve existing databases, and develop and create new database systems while working to optimize data flow between different database systems and across the organization. You will work with a wide variety of users to understand current functional business processes and suggest and implement reports, queries, and new systems to improve and enhance those processes. You will also coordinate with our existing software vendors to ensure uptime and performance across our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Manage SQL Server and associated databases from installation to mission-critical production systems.
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
  • Apply industry standard techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
  • Work with Module Managers to identify system needs and to ensure operational needs are being met.
  • Serve as a liaison between Module Managers and Jenzabar for problem solving and resolution.
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution when necessary.
  • Automate and improve regular processes, then track issues and document changes
  • Develop complex queries and create reports.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share expertise by providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other team members.
  • On-call troubleshooting and support for SQL Server maintenance and other network-related service outages
  • Monitor, maintain and enhance existing database systems and applications
  • Perform regular database maintenance.
  • Ensure integrity, availability, security and performance of existing database systems.
  • Ensure fast query responses and improved user experience.
  • Monitor database performance, evaluating and resolving processing and programming problems or work with vendors to do the same.
  • Develop and run data views, reports and queries based on user and departmental needs.
  • Identify database systems and application requirements by consulting with end users, analyzing existing applications, reports, programming and operations.
  • Develop understanding of data use and flow throughout the organization.
  • Help coordinate interfaces and integrations between database systems and applications.
  • Evaluate existing database systems and designs and implements proposed database systems.
  • Work with application vendors to ensure best practices for their products are followed and to improve applications and performance.
  • Create documentation of existing databases and integrations including data standards, definitions, and procedures.
  • Serve as the escalation point for IT support team with user issues in functional areas.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience with database administration
  • Must have extensive experience in Microsoft SQL server administration
  • Familiarity with data manipulation languages and principles of database design
  • Ability to write queries and reports in MS SQL and InfoMaker
  • Ability to create documentation independently
  • Proven skills and experience with database performance tuning
  • Adept at database process improvement and problem solving
  • Ability to present technical information to nontechnical users
  • Ability to listen to nontechnical users and understand and analyze business processes and reports
  • Customer service oriented with a problem solving attitude
  • Highly motivated, a self-starter, creative, able to work independently and as part of a team, possess a strong attention to detail and have a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and assistance

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Business or related field required
  • Experience with Jenzabar EX is preferred

Supervisory Requirements: None

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time.

Work Environment:
Work performed primarily in an office environment.

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

Custodian (Full Time)

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Shift: 3rd Shift

Pay: $10.00 plus $.25 shift differential

Working Hours: Full-time: M – F (9:00 pm – 6:00 am); Summer Grounds: M-F 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Job Summary:

The Grounds/Custodian is responsible for the care of College Buildings and grounds, ensuring professional appearance and care. In addition, this position will be responsible for the cleanliness of assigned buildings.

Position Duties:

  • Upkeep and maintenance of grounds (flower, tree and shrub replacement)
  • Interior building custodial services including but not limited to: surface and floor cleaning, windows, trash, bathrooms (clean toilets, sinks, mirrors and urinals), replenish bathroom supplies when needed.
  • Must be able to work weekend evenings.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representative of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the Maintenance Grounds/Supervisors and other staff as necessary.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in the grounds and custodial procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a specific standard of grounds keeping.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks in inclement weather.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program.

Required Education Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Associate’s degree, preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Experience in general grounds procedures.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time.

Work Environment:
Work performed in a variety of extreme situations, weather, noise, and building spaces. Work can be performed outside, and in College facilities.

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

Bus Driver

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Status: Full-time, 9-month position

Close Date: January 7, 2018

The Bus Driver provides bus and/or passenger van transportation services for College students, employees, Golden Tigers and visitors, ensuring passenger safety. In addition, the bus driver is also responsible for the care and upkeep of the College bus and vehicle fleet. This is a 9-month position.

Position Duties:

  • Drives the College-owned bus and passenger vans, providing safe and efficient transportation to the College community and its visitors.
  • Safely transport students and staff to events in a passenger bus or similar type vehicle.
  • Ensure that all passengers adhere to all passenger safety guidelines and expectations while the vehicle is in operation.
  • Operate vehicle in a safe manner and take all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of passengers. Exhibit sound judgment and follow safe driving standards.
  • Ensure maintenance is completed, as needed, on all vehicles.
  • Ensure College vehicles meet applicable safety regulations.
  • Clean and maintain interior and exterior of all College vehicles.
  • Maintains accurate records of work performed; makes timely reports of accidents, incidents and unusual occurrences.
  • Assist with confidential document disposal and long-term file storage.
  • Maintain MSDS online system.
  • Maintain College inventory.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Assist grounds, custodial and other departments as necessary during times of driving inactivity.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the Lead Bus Driver and Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Business Services by performing other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to drive and maintain all fleet vehicles.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow traffic signs. A working knowledge of all road signs and other common driving practices, including the ability to observe set speed limits at all times.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities under pressure and in cases of accidents or other emergencies.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures manuals and other materials.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to AQIP.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent.
  • Valid CDL license with required endorsements (minimum B, passenger, air brakes). CPR certification, preferred.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge, preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of (1) one year bus driving experience, or other comparable driving experience.
  • Must have an exemplary driving record. No DUI conviction in past 7 years.


Supervisory Requirements: None.

Physical Requirements:
Must pass a yearly DOT physical. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate the bus, conduct pre-trip inspections, and clean the bus. Must be able to physically move through the bus. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, squat, push, climb and reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time.

Work Environment:
Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises. Risk involved with travel on main highway, side streets and rural roads during business travel, including evenings and weekends.

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

Department Secretary — Natural Science Dept.

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Status: Full Time

Close Date: Open until filled. Applicant screening will commence 12/11/2017, therefore interested candidates are urged to get all required materials submitted prior to this date.

The Department Secretary-Natural Science performs duties as assigned by the Department Chair, the faculty within the department, and the Academic Affairs Office to support the instructional programs of the department and the College. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the communication hub of the department – organize, collect, and make information available to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
  • Serve as liaison between faculty and students and office receptionist– Answer department telephone, take messages, and set up appointments for the department, and relay messages in person, via phone, email, and/or text messaging.
  • Distribute mail to/from department faculty.
  • Provide oversight to keep all machines within the department in working order (copier, printers, computers and any other equipment within the department
  • Work with department chairperson and faculty to complete various department responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
    • Provide clerical support and photocopying for department chair and faculty members
    • Assist faculty members with duties when needed (typing, grading, proctoring, etc)
    • Organize and maintain department files
    • Organize/outline faculty posted hours and schedules
    • Textbook requests
    • Student evaluation of classes (in conjunction with the administrative assistant of academic affairs)
    • Inventory lists
    • Order and management of supplies for the workroom and offices
    • Processing requests for purchase orders, field trips, facilities, vehicles, leave, and travel, etc.
    • Advisory board minutes and validation of competencies
    • Assist with enrollment procedures
    • Administer and monitor make-up tests
  • Maintain course-related and program documents, including:
  • Course procedures
  • Course syllabi
  • Degree grids
  • Program guides
  • Program reviews
  • Catalog Updates
  • Competency forms for program graduates
  • Participate in planning department class schedules each semester and enter schedule in system as directed
  • Gather information from department faculty to prepare reports as needed
  • Navigate, prepare reports, and update information in Cowley student database.
  • Plan and organize department and advisory meetings. Type and distribute agendas and minutes
  • Assist activity sponsors within the department with club announcements, activities, communication to/from club members, publicity, fundraising, and recruiting.
  • Assist with Math and Science Day, as well as other recruiting events sponsored by the department.
  • Maintain contact with adjunct instructors in the department and provide guidance and assistance as needed.
  • Train, assign, and monitor the work of student workers.
  • Maintain oversight of department page/s on Cowley College website.
  • Help proctor student surveys as needed.
  • Assist in the scheduling of the conference room
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the Department Chairperson and Academic Administrators by performing other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrate excellent computer skills, including but not limited to; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Excellent office management skills.
  • Possess great telephone techniques.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program.


Required Education Background:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Coursework in office procedures and computer software. Experience may replace coursework.
  • Associate Degree in Office Technology or related field, preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two years experience in professional office setting, performing secretarial-type duties.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience organizing or managing an office.
  • Computer experience, including but not limited to; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Dreamweaver.


Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and outreach centers; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work for long periods of time at a computer.

Work Environment:
Work performed in an office environment.

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

Public Safety Officer-Reserve — Part-Time Opportunity

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Cowley College is seeking a reserve Public Safety Officer. Reserves are needed to ‘fill in’ during required shifts. This is a part-time position.

The Public Safety Officer promotes lawful behavior and protects the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a uniformed presence on campus. This position performs foot and vehicle patrols of the College campus and outreach centers to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations. In addition, this position monitors the physical safety of campus and center buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling and monitoring using surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior. During emergency situations, the officer responds to the scene, provides first aid, and alerts additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. Other duties may include monitoring alarm systems and responding to alerts and serving as crowd control at special events.

Required Education/Training Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree, preferred.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
  • Taser Certification.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of security and/or public safety experience. Law enforcement certification, preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license with favorable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be able to complete MMPI Psychological Evaluation on file (within most recent 24 months).

Schedule

  • Reserve position requires flexible schedule
  • Day and evening work hours
  • Weekend shifts

This position will remain open until filled. EOE

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. This position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html)

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