Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Police - Patrol Officer

City Clerk

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. 

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.

City Employment Opportunities

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 organization 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 by 5:00 P.M. on September 28th, 2018. This position requires that the individual resides within 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.

  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

The Anderson County Clerk's Office needs your help on Election Day!
  If you'd like to serve your Anderson County community and help your neighbors vote, be an election worker and join our team for the August primary election!  Training is fun and election workers are paid!  Contact us at 785-448-6841 for more information. 

Nancy Hermreck,

Human Resources Director

Election Worker for Anderson County