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, 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. 

  The City of Garnett is seeking an experienced professional to oversee the Gas and Water Department. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented individual dedicated to providing high quality service. This individual will perform a variety of duties including complex supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the Gas and Water Department’s operations and maintenance of the water treatment plant and of the gas and water distribution systems.
  Responsibilities include inventory control, purchasing materials for the plant and distribution systems as well as wholesale natural gas, ensuring the safe and efficient supply of gas and water service, and maintaining compliance with all regulations pertaining to water treatment facility operations and gas and water distribution. This position evaluates Gas and Water Department needs and formulates a budget with short and long-term plans, including capital improvement and equipment reserve plans, to meet needs in all areas of responsibility. Maintains regular contact with City, County, State, and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups, and the general public regarding department activities and services. Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting the Gas and Water Department. Other related duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible gas and water treatment and distribution experience;
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • Possess a valid Class III Water Operator Certification from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment or have the ability to obtain one within two (2) years of hire;
  • Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or have the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire;

  The pay scale for this position is $22.50 - $26.50 per hour with excellent benefits. Submit application, resume, and a cover letter by 5:00 P.M. on September 22, 2017. This position requires that the individual resides within three (3) miles of the corporate limits of Garnett within six (6) months from the date of hire. Mail application materials to 131 W. 5th Avenue, Garnett, KS, 66032, by email:, or online at Complete job description and applications are available upon request. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain open until filled.

City Employment Opportunities

The City of Garnett has the following opportunity available:

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

Director of Gas and Water