Careers With Clay County


Positions available for those with experience in maintenance, road work, marinas, law enforcement, landscape horticulture, help desk, airport specialist, customer service, golf technicians and more!


The County offers group health and dental insurance for full- and part-time employees.

Three health insurance plans are currently available including two Health Savings Account plans. 


Eligible employees may elect to participate in the CERF 457B plan which is a voluntary retirement savings program. CERF matches a portion of the employee’s savings.



  • Vision                
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Additional Life Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance


Regular full time employees with at least one year of continuous employment are eligible for tax free educational assistance for college degree coursework. Funding is subject to the annual budget appropriation process.


Regular full-time employees are eligible for County-paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance in the amount of two (2) times their current annual salary with a maximum cap of $250,000.



Open Positions
Park Specialist I
The County of Clay, Missouri has an opening for a full-time Park Specialist I at Smithville Lake. This position supports the operations of the Parks Office, Fee Collection and Campgrounds by overseeing the collection of revenues, preparation of daily deposits and financial reporting.
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Park Maintenance
The County of Clay, Missouri has full-time opening for a Park Maintenance position in Smithville Lake. The primary purpose of this position is to perform general maintenance of systems and grounds keeping for the County’s Eastern Parks buildings and grounds.
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Operator I
The County of Clay, Missouri has full-time openings for Highway Operator I. The primary purpose of this position is to perform professional level tasks in the construction and maintenance of county roadways. The Operator I will operate light equipment, trucks and other vehicles and equipment and may on occasion operate heavy equipment to accomplish assigned tasks.
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