Elk County Detention Deputy


The Elk County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the positions of Detention Deputy for the Elk County Detention Facility. This is a full time, 8-hour position 40 hours per week. The Elk County Detention Facility is an approximately 18 bed facility located in Howard, KS.


In addition to housing local inmates, the Elk County Detention Facility also provides inmate housing for surrounding counties at times. The Detention Deputy is responsible for the daily management of inmates in a direct supervision environment while maintaining safety and security therein. Duties include but are not limited to: Documenting and maintaining records of inmate activities, addressing inmate requests, performing security checks, identifying and responding to safety/security concerns, conflict resolution.


No experience is required, although selected candidates are expected to achieve a level of proficiency within 6 months, 18 years of age or older, High School Diploma or GED, currently possess or be able to obtain a valid KS Driver License upon selection, US Citizen, background investigation, drug screen.


For an employment application stop by the Elk County sheriff’s Office at 100 North Cedar Street, Howard, KS.



Elk County Dispatcher

Elk County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking career minded individual to join our team in becoming a team member of Elk County Sheriff’s Office as a full-time day Dispatcher.

The successful applicant will be trained in call taking, and radio communications for Sheriff, Fire, EMS, and 911 Emergencies.


This position entails primarily covering shift on a 12-hour rotating schedule, with every other weekend off, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Total number of working days is about 16 per month. Benefits include Health Care, KPERS, Vacation, & Sick leave.


Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Interested individuals can pick up an application at Elk County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 North Cedar Street, Howard, Kansas or E-mail sheriff@elkcountyks.org



Elk County EMS


Elk County EMS is currently seeking individuals interested in becoming a part of the Elk County EMS family. At this time there is a need for certified personnel to fill the recently vacated position of the EMS department.


Elk County EMS, through grants and department funding, will absorb the cost of the training in return for becoming a certified EMT to be employed by Elk County EMS.


Interested individuals need to call 620-374-5911 and talk Ken Mitchell, EMS Director, for further information and requirements.




Elk County Public Works


Elk County Public Works is seeking career minded individuals for full-time employment. Qualified individuals will operate a variety of equipment and perform tasks related to road and bridge maintenance and construction. Such as grading roads, hauling rock, asphalt and sand, installing road signs, and preforming bridge maintenance. The employee in this position will be expected to learn the operation of heavy trucks and equipment.


Applications are available online at elkcountyks.org or by calling (620)374-2580.

Applicants are subject to drug screen and background check. Full time employment will include insurance and KPERS. Elk County is EOE.



Economic Development Coordinator


Elk County is seeking an Economic Development Coordinator to explore grants and tax credit opportunities.  The successful candidate should have an excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer proficiency.

This position will be on a part-time contract basis with no benefits. Hourly wage will be dependent on qualifications.

If you are interested in applying for this position, your resume or application can be submitted to the Elk County Clerk, P O Box 606, Howard, KS. 67349; call (620) 374-2490 to request an application; or print application from our website, elkcountyks.org.