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Our commitment to diversity and providing a quality workplace has marked us as a top employer in the Topeka and Shawnee County community.

General Employment Information

An application must be submitted for each position for which you are applying. All return communications regarding your application are sent by e-mail, therefore you will need to include an e-mail address when completing your application to receive communications related to your application status.

If a job offer is made, you will be required to:

  • Pass a post-offer drug screen (may include a medical examination depending on position)
  • Pass a background check (consisting of inquiries into the applicant's criminal, employment, driving record, credit history, education and civil records)
  • Submit verification of your legal right to work in the United States
  • Establish residency in Shawnee County within 6 months following successful completion of the initial probationary period

Criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you from employment, but will be considered in relation to the position you are seeking.

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

The city has several policies, procedures and guidelines which prospective employees must review and agree to prior to starting employment. As a new employee of the City of Topeka, you will be required to sign off on having received policies and will be responsible for understanding and complying with them.

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If you would like additional information, please contact Michele Smith by email or call 785-368-3867.

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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