Johnson county government is a great place work as it opens up other opportunities (jobs) in the county you can apply for if you are already working for the county. They have an HVAC dept but it is mainly working on large chiller systems. I want to know how the basic close system AC units work and how to fix them. I have the training at JCCC with labs but need the hands on experience.
Assistant Superintendent (Current Employee) – Johnson County Wastewater – May 14, 2018
Working for Johnson county wastewater has been a positive eye-opening experience for me in so many ways. The work culture and environment is conducive to personal and professional growth. The job itself gives a strong feeling of fulfillment. The Leadership Team is very accessible and exudes a level expertise and transparency not often seen in Municipalities. Human Resources is both firm and fair in ensuring a professional work environment that encourages diversity through the enforcement of County Policy. Overall a very good organization to work for.
I work in an environment that is very team oriented and collaborative which is perfect for me. I enjoy what I do and working in public service allows me to feel like I’m making a difference in my community. My team makes me feel valued regularly and my benefits are exceptional. I also feel I am paid comparable to what I could likely get elsewhere.
Transportation Officer (Former Employee) – New Century, KS – March 10, 2018
It is a very stressful job. Would not tell anyone to work there unless they could handle the stress, especially if they already had high blood pressure. You are working with people right out of jail and you have to drive them around in a 15 passenger van with no barrier between you and them, no weapon, and no guard with you.
This isn’t a place for mid or late career professionals
Facilities (Former Employee) – Johnson County, KS – January 4, 2018
I left JoCo because their culture was poor. Not the culture they were trying to attain, but what was real out in the workforce every day.
I wouldn’t spend a whole career there.
The pay is typically very low for whatever your job description is, but it could be made up for in work life balance. I spent more time per day at JoCo than at my previous job where I made twice as much.
They just fired the county manager this week who was probably the best thing they had going for them, which sparked my writing this review.
Also, I would warn that if I was employed there currently, I would likely be fired for writing this. Virtually every disagreement will wind up with an investigation by HR. Some of the less skilled employees defend their performance by claiming they’re in a hostile environment and turn everything you say against you.
Deputy Treasurer (Former Employee) – Franklin, IN – September 18, 2017
Depending on which office you work in. The turnover is political so you never are sure of what is next. Most of the jobs are not considered perminate due to being political your job can change with your boss.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – May 9, 2017
I would not recommend working in wastewater. You are held to a higher standard than the team leads that are supposed to train you. You will constantly have fear of losing your job because Human Resources is involved in every single aspect of your job. And don't get me started on the supposed Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance, he will try to fire you for anything possible.
Senior Developmental support Professional (Former Employee) – Olathe, KS – April 3, 2017
I managed a group home for developmental disabled. I managed all doctor appointments, medical records and date collection for each individual. I built and maintained web sites for at least 6 houses. I developed a data collection system for medical records so they would not get lost. I worked with others to do eagle scout projects that built planters for the handy capped.
Correctional Advisor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – March 20, 2017
Great place to start your career. I left before they lowered the average hiring salary. Your days off stayed the same when I was there, and those most senior got the best days off. Not bad, but not really that good.
Technical Support Analyst (Former Employee) – 111 S Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061 – October 30, 2015
I enjoyed supporting County employees and got to know them very well. My team were very seperate and did not work together much. I learned a lot while I was with the County and enjoy government work. I came in early and stayed late. I would have liked to advance but it was up to the team and I did not get their full support
I believe I developed as a person thanks to my tenure with Johnson County Facilities. For many years I was the lone representative of Facilities Management in the eyes of twenty or so employees being the only supervisor of second shift workers, an experience that facilitated my development in interpersonal skills and leadership. My last five years of service with Johnson County involved a great deal of communication with judicial staff, including District Court Judges. I also had extensive interpersonal dealings with the Courthouse Security Detail of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, working in conjunction with them on various security and safety related issues when necessary.
Benefits, job security
Sometimes felt isolated as the only supervisor on second shift
If you can get on with the county don't leave, their benefits are fantastic, and a lot of very nice people work here. It's hard to get advancements only because no-one leaves, you have to wait til they retire. I got bored with my job and wanted more to do, If I had stayed this would of changed, I would of been given more duties. So I thought it was greener on the other side, it's not. My biggest mistake is leaving.