Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Police - Patrol Officer

  Under the supervision of the parks and recreation director, the recreation coordinator determines the community needs and interests, and develops plans for a variety of programs in athletic and social recreational activities to meet the interests of the community.   The employee in this position plans, assigns and schedules the work of subordinate employees, maintains an effective working relationship with other employees and the public.  This position requires the ability to promote the efficient use of the city’s recreation facilities and programs.
  This position requires duties to be performed in conjunction with activities that are scheduled during evenings and weekends.

Examples of Work
*   Supervises and schedules activities of subordinate personnel;
*   Prepares reports, news releases, posters and flyers pertaining to specific recreation programs;
*   Maintains and develops programs with community, civic, school, religious and social groups;
*   Meets with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board;
*   Plans, organizes, schedules, and evaluates athletic programs and other special events;
*   Oversees the use of recreation facilities and equipment, including maintenance of facilities, maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment, and assist with ordering when necessary;
*   Assists in managing online recreation software and maintains 24-hour entry system and security system affecting the recreation center and other facilities;
*   May perform open and close of operations of recreation facilities, including some custodial maintenance work and safety checks on facilities.
*   Oversees baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, special events and new program activities;
*   Facilitates the collaboration of ball teams with sponsors, and coaches and players;
*   Schedules games with designated umpires and referees, and coordinates rescheduling due to rain-outs;
*   May at certain times run equipment to maintain or prepare fields for play and operate machinery and equipment;
*   Supports other departments on projects;
*   Other related duties as deemed necessary.

Experience:  One to three years of experience of recreation management or related field experience preferred.  Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.
Education:  High school diploma or GED required.  College degree in recreation services or related field preferred, or equivalent experience and training.  First Aid and CPR Certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment desired.
Skills:  Thorough knowledge of the recreational activities, principles, practices and types of equipment used.  Planning and coordinating experience, good oral and written communication skills.  Thorough knowledge of field and equipment maintenance.
  Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets and other recreation related computer software. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  Knowledge of developing and administering recreation programs for adults and youth; working knowledge of the rules of a variety of sports, and the ability to perform duties with little to no supervision.
  Understanding of fitness equipment and how it works.
  Ability to work under stressful situations; ability to stay calm and have excellent problem-solving skills.

  The starting wage range for this position is $12-14.50 per hour, depending upon qualifications and experience. The City offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and KPERS retirement, among others. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

  Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2019 or until filled. Apply online at

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. 

please note deadlines to apply.

City Clerk

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.

Volunteer Firefighter

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

City Employment Opportunities

  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 $15-18 depending upon qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and KPERS retirement, among others. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032

785.448.5496  Ext: 226

Recreation Coordinator

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director

  The City of Garnett is seeking an experienced professional to oversee the City Clerk’s Department. This individual serves under the supervision of the City Manager performing administrative and financial duties and completes all statutory City clerk functions. This position maintains and provides for day-to-day review of the City’s financial position and control of all municipal, fiscal, and legal records. The City Clerk supervises subordinate personnel and is responsible for the City Clerk’s department operations ensuring quality and effective customer service while completing a multitude of tasks including accounts payable/receivable, payroll, human resources, utility billing, and many others. This position is required to attend and keep the official minutes of all City Commission meetings. This position demands excellent oral and written communication skills; computer software skills including Microsoft Office; and organizational and time management skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of municipal office experience;
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Designation

  The pay range for this position is $50,000 - $65,000 annually with benefits including KPERS retirement, health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Submit application, resume, and a cover letter. This position requires that the individual resides within the corporate limits of Garnett within six (6) months from the date of hire. Email application materials to, or apply online at Complete job description and applications are available upon request. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer. Application review process will begin on January 14, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.