Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Director of Public Works

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.

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 $18-22 depending upon qualifications. HERE is a complete job description for this position. 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.

City Employment Opportunities

The City of Garnett is seeking an experienced professional to oversee the Public Works 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 Public Works Departmental operations and maintenance of the City’s transportation, natural gas, water, and stormwater systems.
 Responsibilities include inventory control, purchasing supplies, ensuring the safe and efficient supply of gas and water service, maintaining compliance with all regulations pertaining to the gas and water distribution, and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation system. This position evaluates Public Works Departmental 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 Public Works 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;
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible public works experience;
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience;
  • Possessing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class III Water License, Class II Wastewater License;
  • The hired candidate is required to have obtained their CDL or be Operator Qualified in the gas distribution system within six months of hire. 

 The pay scale for this position is $55,000-$72,000 annually with excellent benefits. Submit application, resume, and a cover letter by email to or complete the online application (button at top of this webpage). This position requires that the individual resides within the corporate limits of Garnett within six (6) months from the date of hire. HERE is a complete job description. The City of Garnett is an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain open until filled.

Human Resources Department

Garnett City Hall

P.O. Box H

131 West Fifth Avenue

Garnett, KS  66032

785.448.5496  Ext: 227

Travis Wilson, City Clerk

Human Resources