Simply...Garnett, Kansas

The City of Garnett is looking for a permanent part-time Recreation Center Attendant. The right candidate will work approximtely 15 hours a week and work both evening and weekend shifts. Duties include but are not limited to taking registrations, memberships, and cleaning of the facility. General computer knowledge is encouraged but will train the right person.   For an application, stop by City Hall, 131 W. 5th Ave, Garnett, or apply online at  Pay based on qualifications, $7.50--$9.00/hr. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring on September 20, 2019. EOE.  

This is NOT a city position, but we are posting it to help connect job seekers with the Census Bureau to find census takers for our area.

  The 2020 Census jobs provide:

  • Great pay (Weekly pay)
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid training

for more information please Email or call 614-271-6861. EOE.

Part-Time Recreation Center Attendant

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 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;
  • 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 $50,000 - $70,000 annually with excellent benefits. Submit application, resume, and a cover letter by noon on October 7th, 2019. 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.

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.

Director of Public Works

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 $17-19 depending upon qualifications. 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.  Apply now

2020 Census Taker

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,

Deputy City Clerk

Police - Patrol Officer