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 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, 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. 
  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 (EOE).

Patrol Officer

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

2020 Census Taker

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032


785.448.5496  Ext: 226

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director,

Deputy City Clerk

Building Inspection and Zoning Official

Simply...Garnett, Kansas

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 (KP&F for Law Enforcement positions), 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. 

Garnett is currently accepting applications for the position of Building Inspection and Zoning Official. This position is the designated authority for the administration and enforcement of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical codes, dangerous structures and ADA regulations.    Responsibility extends to the examination of building plans before permits are issued, the supervision and inspection of buildings during construction, and the compliance with regard to construction standards, electrical codes, plumbing standards, mechanical codes and city regulations as related to dangerous structures, and ADA regulations
  The ideal candidate will preferably have at least 3 years of building construction and inspection experience, a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, as well as a thorough knowledge of state and local fire and international building codes, electrical, mechanical, plumbing codes, and ADA requirements.
  Here is a complete job description. Apply by using the "APPLY ONLINE" button above. Salary based on qualifications, $37,500-$52,500 annually, excellent benefits. The position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on June 4th. EOE.

City Employment Opportunities

Public Works Laborer

Garnett is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Works Laborer. This position is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the City’s streets, and gas, stormwater, wastewater, and water distribution systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in operating heavy equipment, a working knowledge of plumbing and construction techniques, a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and either a High School Diploma or GED. We will train the right candidate however. The hired candidate is required to have obtained their CDL or be Operator Qualified in the gas distribution system within six months of hire.

  Here is a complete job description. Apply by using the "APPLY ONLINE" button above. Salary based on qualifications, $14-$16/hr. The position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on June 4th. EOE.