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Volunteer Firefighter (Posted 12/29/14)

The City of Paola has one position open for Volunteer Firefighter. This position will answer to the administrative supervision of higher level staff. This position responds to fire alarms, hazardous materials, incidents, urban rescue and other calls to protect life and property; to participate in fire prevention and training; and maintain the station and firefighting equipment.

Minimum requirements:
• Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral direction and safety practices.
• Must live within one (1) mile of the Paola Fire District.
• Valid Kansas driver’s license.
• Basic CPR certificate.
• Firefighter 1 & 2 certification or ability to acquire within 1 year.
• Pre-employment drug screening required.
• Must pass criminal background check.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Assistant Librarian (Posted 01/26/15)

The Paola Free Library is accepting applications for a part time Assistant Librarian who will be responsible for all activities related to the circulation of library materials.  This will include notifications of all overdue materials.


  • Must possess a high school degree or GED equivalent
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, e-mail, and Internet searching
  • Knowledge of additional computer applications is desirable
  • High degree of organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with the general public
  • Must pass background check, physical and drug screen

This position will work a total of 28 hours per week which will include some evenings and weekends.

Application process:  Qualified individuals may pick up an application at the Paola Free Library at 101 E. Peoria, Paola, KS, or download an application from the link supplied below.  For complete job description or other additional information, contact Rosy King, Library Director, at 913-259-3655 or .

Applications must be returned with cover letter and resume to:  Rosy King, Library Director, 101 E. Peoria, Paola, KS 66071 or .

Application initial review February 18th.  Starting date March 16th.
Position is open until filled.  EOE. 

Qualified candidates may pick up an employment application  at Paola City Hall and submit their resume to:

          Vicki Belt, Human Resources Director
          Paola City Hall

          19 E Peoria, P.O. Box 409

          Paola, KS 66071         

          Phone: (913) 259-3600
          Fax: (913) 259-3610
          E-mail Address:

Employment Applicaiton

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