Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Part-Time Park and Cemetery Maintenance Worker

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.

Water Plant Operator

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.

Under the supervision of the water plant superintendent and/or assistant superintendent, the water plant operator I performs duties involved in the continuous operation of the city’s water treatment plant.  The employee in this position performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the filtration and pumping of safe potable drinking water to the citizens of Garnett. This is an entry level position and training and supervision is required.
Examples of Work
*   Monitors equipment;
*   Checks water levels and maintains flow into chemical feed machine;
*   Runs tests on water samples for determining chemical additives for balance;
*   Maintains condition of water pressure and levels in water towers;
*   Other related duties as deemed necessary or as required.
Position Requirements
Experience:  This is an entry level position and prior experience is not required. 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. 
Skills:  Knowledge of equipment maintenance.  Mathematical aptitude to figure computation for chemical addition.  Introduction in the knowledge of safety requirements.  The ability to operate water filters, pumps, chlorinators, chemical feeders and other department equipment.  

For more information and to apply, please see

Deadline to apply: 12-21-18. Open until filled. 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 (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, 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

Administrative Assistant

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 scale 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.

Police - Patrol Officer

  The City of Garnett has an open position for a part-time Park and Cemetery Maintenance Worker. Duties include manual labor work in maintaining all city parks and city property, ball fields, lake and reservoir grounds and cemetery. Skills required include the ability to operate mowers, tractors, weed eater, chain saw, brush cutter. Cleans park restrooms, empty trash barrels, dig and fill graves and other related duties. This part-time position is approximately 20 hours per week. Job Description.

  Apply online at EOE. First review of applications on 10-25-18. Position open until filled.​


Under the supervision of the city manager, the administrative assistant provides high-level administrative support to the city manager, and to department supervisors, while assisting office staff with citizen inquiries and utility billing processes.
  As an administrative assistant, the employee in this position assists the city manager with various projects and reports and is frequently expected to act independently in performing daily assignments.  The administrative assistant is given detailed instruction only when assignments vary from established procedures, and handles important and confidential documents and correspondence.
  The administrative assistant is responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties to help maintain a well organized and efficient working environment within the city.
Examples of Work

  • Assists city manager and department supervisors with a variety of reports, research, grants and surveys;
  • Types, copies, distributes and files correspondence accordingly, and supports other office staff when needed;
  • Assists the city manager when necessary by sending meeting notices, agenda materials and related correspondence to various boards and advisory committees in a timely manner prior to meetings;
  • Assists the city manager whenever necessary by scribing minutes of meetings or hearings, such as board or committee meetings, or nuisance complaint hearings;
  • Assists office staff with citizen inquires and utility billing processes;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary.

Experience:  Experience in performing research, writing reports, grants, and marketing is preferred.
Education:  High school diploma or GED is required, college degree and/or experience in a fast-paced office environment preferred. 
Skills: Technical abilities expected include organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to communicate well, and the ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision is a must. The administrative and clerical procedures and knowledge of computer systems and applications, such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and spreadsheets, and other office and accounting procedures.  The ability to operate a computer, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine and other related office equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office.  Knowledge of city and state ordinances.  Communicates proficiently in writing and when talking to others conveys information effectively.  Managing one’s own time efficiently.
Problem Solving:  Problem solving includes handling citizen complaints and assisting others with clerical tasks.

  For more information or to apply online, please visit Deadline to apply: 12-14-18. Open until filled. EOE.

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