Simply...Garnett, Kansas

City Administrative Assistant - Chamber of Commerce Director

Position Summary
Under supervision of the city clerk/finance director, the utility account clerk performs a variety of clerical and accounting duties in maintaining and billing utility usage accounts, and keeping current, updated records of all utility customers within the city of Garnett. The employee in this position shares the responsibility for maintaining the computer files, utility fees and money collected. This employee will also answer any questions arising about a utility account.
Examples of Work

  • Maintains the computer files and enters meter readings and account information;
  • Enters maintenance information to customer accounts on the computer;
  • Sets up new utility billing accounts;
  • Balances cash drawers and cash receipts;
  • Maintains accurate balance of bank accounts;
  • Bills all utilities and sends out utility invoices and delinquent notices;
  • Checks billing journals that have already been processed and reviewed by other account clerks;
  • Reviews all final billed accounts;
  • Checks adjustments and corrections of utility accounts; 
  • Checks utility security deposit information to make sure it is correct and that deposit report balances with deposit fund account;
  • Accepts payment of utility bills through the mail or over-the-counter;
  • Checks and logs month-end billing totals and consumptions, and applied credits posting;
  • Processes warrants (accounts payable) on computer and prints checks;
  • Maintains current list of dog tags, rabies vaccinations and owner’s addresses;
  • Collects wiring and tap fees, zoning fees and recreation fees and prepares receipts;
  • Reconciles bank statements using computer software and prepares outstanding check reports;
  • Gives out purchase orders when necessary;
  • Receives municipal court payments when needed and serves as back up court clerk;
  • Assists auditors in finding information necessary to complete required auditing of city records;
  • Bad debt collection and log on computer system;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Please visit for complete job details.  JOB DESCRIPTION

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. 

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Please note:  Positions currently available require residency inside Anderson County, Kansas.

City Employment Opportunities

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032

785.448.5496  Ext: 226

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the director of community development, the city administrative assistant/director of the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce provides high-level administrative support to the tourism department for the City of Garnett, and to the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce office by conducting research, organizing statistical reports, handling information requests, promoting tourism and community development and business enhancement initiatives, clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitor inquiries, and scheduling meetings, preparing agendas. 

As a city administrative assistant/director of the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, the employee in this position assists the director of community development and the chamber of commerce with various projects and reports and is frequently expected to act independently in performing daily assignments.  This employee is given detailed instruction only when assignments vary from established procedures, and handles important and confidential documents and correspondence.

As the city administrative assistant, this employee creates and distributes advertisements, announcements and news releases for the city, including a quarterly newsletter “Town Talk”.  This employee also develops, operates and controls the content of the government access channel and city sponsored websites and social media channels.  As a part of community development, this administrative assistant serves as a city staff liaison and contact person for tourism, working with the Garnett Tourism Advisory Committee, state and local agencies and area media to establish an environment where tourism can flourish.

As a shared employee with the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce under the supervision of the Chamber Board of Directors, the administrative assistant serves the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce as their director, providing administrative and clerical support with emphasis on membership recruitment and retention, maintaining operational systems, organization of the office, and managing and processing productivity files.  Key areas also include reception duties, bookkeeping, and special projects as assigned.  The person in this position will assist the board of directors in achieving the goals of the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as follow established policy and procedures.  The preferred candidate for this position is an individual who is seeking to grow with the chamber and not just seeking a job.

The administrative assistant/director of the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties to help maintain a well organized and efficient working environment, while keeping the lines of communication between the city, the chamber and the community open.  JOB DESCRIPTION.

To apply, please visit or submit resume and application to Nancy Hermreck, Human Resources at Garnett City Hall. EOE.

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director