The City of Garnett is looking for an intelligent, self-motivated, and community oriented individual with excellent problem solving skills to join our Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer.  In addition to these attributes, the ideal candidate will have strong integrity.  The Garnett community boasts a new hospital (less than two years old), modern school facilities, and tremendous parks and recreational amenities. 
  Patrol officers work 12 hours shifts and have every other Friday through Sunday off regardless of seniority level.  There are opportunities for advancement in this agency to include supervisory positions, investigative positions and slots on a multi-jurisdictional tactical team that covers six different counties.  Our fleet of vehicles consists of highly maintained and up to date Dodge Chargers.
  Residency must be established in Anderson County within 90 days of being hired by the City. 
  Duties and responsibilities include enforcing all federal, state and local laws and ordinances; taking calls for service; patrolling business districts and residential neighborhoods to deter and detect crime; investigating complaints; citing and/or arresting law violators; following up on pending reports and cases; preparing and/or serving civil law processes; protecting person(s) or property; and securing and protecting prisoners.  When not responding to calls for service, department members are expected to use self-directed work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position. 
  Minimum qualifications include, high school or GED diploma, 21-years of age at time of appointment, no criminal record, possess a valid Kansas driver's license and able to pass written aptitude test, polygraph, extensive background check, interview board, drug screen and psychological testing.

  The starting wage for this position is $17-19 depending upon qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and KP&F retirement starting in 2020, among others. The position open until filled. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer.  Apply now

Police - Patrol Officer

The City of Garnett is currently accepting applications for the position of Water Plant Operator.  Duties include the day to day operations of the water plant and may also include assisting in the operations of the wastewater treatment facility and power plant. Flexible scheduling is a possibility. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED and a Class III Kansas Water License.  Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Class III Water Operator Certification through the State of Kansas within three (3) years if they don’t already have a certification. 
Position Summary
The water plant operator performs duties involved in the continuous operation of the city’s water treatment plant.  The employee in this position performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the filtration and pumping of safe potable drinking water to the citizens.
Examples of Work
*   Monitors equipment;
*   Checks water levels and maintains flow into chemical feed machine;
*   Runs tests on water samples for determining chemical additives for balance;
*   Adds chemicals to water for proper balance;
*   Cleans filters and related equipment;
*   Maintains condition of water pressure and levels in water towers;
*   Records readings and tests in log books;
*   Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.
Position Requirements
Experience:  One to three years of water generating plant experience is preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.
Skills:  Thorough knowledge of water testing equipment, chemical usage and equipment maintenance.  Thorough knowledge of safety requirements.  The ability to operate water filters, pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders and other department equipment.

For complete job description and to apply online visit  Deadline: TBA

Water Plant Operator

Volunteer Firefighter

City Employment Opportunities

2020 Census Taker

Simply...Garnett, Kansas

The Garnett Fire Department is currently recruiting volunteer fire fighters.  It takes a special person to fill the boots of a volunteer fire fighter.  If you have the desire, courage, and dedication to do something important for your community AND you are not afraid of hard work and are willing to accept the challenge; then we have a pair of boots waiting for you.
  Equipment and training are free.  Paid per run and per meeting with additional benefits available.
  For more information contact the Garnett Fire Department at 785-448-3042 or City of Garnett Human Resources at 785-448-5496.

Please note:  Positions currently available require residency inside Anderson County, Kansas, or as stipulated in the job description.

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director,

Deputy City Clerk

This is NOT a city position, but we are posting it to help connect job seekers with the Census Bureau to find census takers for our area.

  The 2020 Census jobs provide:

  • Great pay (Weekly pay)
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid training

for more information please Email or call 614-271-6861. EOE.

The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer with benefits for full-time employees that include vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, KPERS retirement, training and more.

Job descriptions of current openings will be provided on this page of the official City of Garnett website. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Hermreck, Director of Human Resources at Garnett City Hall. 

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032

785.448.5496  Ext: 226