Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Kansas – October 16, 2015
Working in this field has really bolstered my patience and respect for others. When I go to work on a typical day, I know my job functions and what I am expected of as a team member. My job requires that I perform the job with due diligence with no supervision.
Grant Coordinator (Current Employee) – Lenexa, KS – October 2, 2015
It is a government position that has ups and downs. I was not a good fit for my department. If you know how to fit and go with the flow this is your job. If you are good and stand out you will not work survive.
* Constant customer service, via front counter, email or phone * Something different every day * Multi-task * Stressful time deadlines * Small office with heavey work load * Need to stay current on code issues
Helping customers to obtain work to provide for their famlies
Fast pace environment utilizing several skills at one time.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Iowa City, IA – December 30, 2014
My career as a 911 Dispatcher began in 2002 and I love the job of helping people whether it be my co-workers out on the streets of my community or the public calling me for assistance. I may have a call from a frantic child who is lost or a woman who is being assaulted to someone who is trying to escape from their house on fire. Each moment is different and no call is ever the same. I have learned to utilize my skills and abilities to handle the job well under pressure and keep those in my community safe. The hardest part of the job is trying to de-stress after a busy day at work and yet going home from a busy day at work is also gratifying as you know you were able to get everyone home safe.
My job requires continuing education to maintain certifications and I look forward to the training.
Working long hours and not being able to see my family as much.
Productive workplace with situational challenges daily
Customer Service I (Former Employee) – Olathe, KS – February 10, 2014
Johnson County is a good place to work for, but they have administrative and management issues they need to work on. Communication with the State could also be better at times regarding integrating new programs and policies. They went through an experience gap when a large portion of their 20+ years veterans retired and now the max workforce is only 5+ years experience. That can cause a breakdown in policy and procedures being implemented incorrectly making it difficult to perform your job effectively.