Starting Salary:  $4673.77/month

This is a grant funded position subject to renewal on an annual basis.

The application and job description can be found at the bottom of this announcement. Please complete the application and email it to: be sure to include:  "Application" in the subject line.  You may also return it, by mail, or in person, to the Riley County Police Department, 1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, Kansas  66502. 

Please review the list of Automatic Disqualifiers prior to completing an application:

Automatic Disqualifiers: Applicants should consider any of the following an automatic disqualifier for employment with the Department. It should be noted a diversion is considered the same as a conviction. A disqualifying event discovered at any time in the application process will result in immediate rejection of the application. 

    1. Automatic disqualifiers for all job positions:

      1. A conviction or expungement of a felony defined by Kansas law or its equivalent at any time in the applicant’s past.

      2. A conviction of any crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse at any time in the applicant’s past.

      3. A conviction of any crime of physical violence against a child or sexual abuse against a child when committed as an adult.

      4. A conviction of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) two years immediately preceding the application date.

      5. Possession or use of marijuana for any purpose at any time during the two years preceding the application date.

      6. Possession or use of any illegal or controlled substance other than marijuana at any time during the 5 year period preceding the application date.

      7. A Dishonorable or Bad Conduct Discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

    2. Additional automatic disqualifiers for police officer job positions:

      1. Conviction of a crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18 USC922(g)(9), that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm.

      2. Being the subject of an order of protection that would disqualify the applicant from possessing a firearm under the provisions of United States Code, USC922(g)(8).

      3. Conviction of any misdemeanor crime during the two years immediately preceding the application date.

    3. Potential Disqualifiers: The following situations may be cause for rejection of an applicant.

      1. A conviction of a crime of violence committed by the applicant while a juvenile.

      2. A conviction of a crime involving deceit, untruthfulness or dishonesty committed by the applicant while an adult.

*  If you have any questions regarding any step in the hiring process and/or the automatic disqualifiers, please email Dawn Barfuss at:

The tentative time line for the Victim Advocate Coordinator hiring process:

Deadline to submit an application:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Deadline to submit the Culture Index Survey (This will be emailed after your application is received.): surveys will be emailed on Thursday, May 16th, you will have until midnight on Monday, May 20, 2019 to complete it.

Victim Advocate Oral Board (Interviews will be scheduled with top candidates from the application review):  You must be available for one hour:  To be determined once applications have been reviewed.

CVSA:  To be scheduled after the Oral Board.

Background InvestigationsTentatively May 24th to June 7th.

Division Commander InterviewTentatively June 11, 2019.

Job-Related Medical Testing:  To be scheduled after the Division Commander's Interview

Tentative Hire date:    June 30, 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Riley County Police Department.  

Job Description - Victim Advocate Coordinator

Job Application - PDF

Job Application - WORD