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An Employment Application must be received when applying for a position. Applications will only be accepted for advertised positions. 
The City of Gardner is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.  We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Please note:  A separate application form is required for all Police Department and Parks & Recreation Seasonal positions.
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Water Treatment Plant Supervisor (Utility) - Salary Range:  $53,892 - $78,336/yr – EXEMPT – Performs skilled and specialized work supervising, directing, and participating in the operation and maintenance of the City of Gardner's water treatment plants and storage facilities.  The employee in this position is a working supervisor responsible for assigning and supervising the work of the water treatment division.  The Plant Supervisor (Water) is responsible for collecting and submitting all records, testing reports and chemical analysis needed to comply with KDHE permits to produce a potable water supply for the City of Gardner.  Requires high school diploma or GED.  Minimum of four (4) years experience in operation and maintenance of a water production plant, storage facilities, inlet structures, towers and pumping stations with a minimum of two (2) year supervisory or lead worker experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  Requires possession of a Class IV Water Plant Operator certification from the State of Kansas.  Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled with First Review Date: 5/8/15

Chief Planner (Business & Economic Development) – Salary Range: $64,128 - $93,168/yr. – EXEMPT – Responsibilities include taking a lead role in developing long-range plans and creation of new or amended development regulations, conducting public outreach and engagement efforts, assisting in the processing of zoning entitlement applications, supporting economic development plans and programs, and providing general support of the Business and Economic Development Department’s customer service initiatives and daily functions. Master’s degree in planning, urban planning, business, public administration, or a related field and a minimum of seven to ten (7 to 10) years of progressively responsible experience in land use, urban planning and comprehensive planning, plus five (5) years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. AICP certification required. Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled 

Utility Manager (Utilities) - Salary:  Up to $93,168/yr – EXEMPT - The City of Gardner KS is accepting applications for the position of Utility Manager.  Under the general supervision of the Utilities Director, this position oversees the day-to-day operations of the Utilities Department (Electric, Water and Wastewater Divisions). Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. Licensure in the State of Kansas as a Professional Engineer (PE), or within six months of employment.  Minimum of seven years experience in water, wastewater or electric power production and distribution, preferably in the municipal public sector, or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability and skill. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of the design, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.  Thorough knowledge of materials, equipment, processes, and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of water, wastewater and electric plants.  Requires the possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled
Journeyman Electric Lineman (Utilities) - Salary Range: $53,892 - 78,336/yr – Performs skilled work of journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground 12.5KV electric distribution power lines, protection equipment, metering, and other electrical equipment.  Minimum qualifications include HS Diploma or GED, with completion of a four (4) year apprentice or merchant program and hold a journeyman lineman certificate issued by the Department of Labor. Position requires possession of valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Hours M-F; 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled.
Electric Engineering Technician (Utilities) - Salary Range: $40,260 - 58,452/yr – To perform technical work, including AutoCAD, in the Utility Department pertaining to planning, estimating, staking, and inspection for subdivision projects, electrical extensions and new high voltage circuits; also works with outside contractors, vendors and engineers for maintenance, technical repairs and improvements performed on the 15 KV distribution system.  Requires High School diploma or GED and a Certified Engineering Technician designation with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the application of design and construction of electric utilities or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, ability, and skill.  Requires possession of a valid driver’s license.  Hours M-F; 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled
Police Officer (Police) - Salary Range:  $41,064 – 61,608/yr – Looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement and have a positive impact on the community of Gardner, KS?  Join the Gardner Police Department, where you can serve and protect nearly 20,000 citizens.  Officers perform general duty police work consisting of patrol work on an assigned shift, preliminary investigation and miscellaneous duties incidental thereto.  Requirements include Bachelor or Master’s Degree preferred, but will accept graduation from a standard high school; supplemented by training of a certified law enforcement academy or center; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skill.  Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.  Physical and mental fitness required, and at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Selection guidelines include; formal application; rating of education and experience; written exam; oral interview; polygraph; background check; and psychological evaluation.  Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled.  Please complete the Police application for the position.
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Contact: Human Resource Division, 120 E Main, Gardner, KS 66030; Phone (913) 856-0951 or


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