Human Resources

Human Resources provides quality comprehensive HR services to the City of Topeka and its employees in the areas of employee labor relations, collective bargaining and contract administration, comprehensive benefits administration, internal and external recruitment, personnel policy development & administration, and administration of applicable state and federal employment laws.

The Human Resources Department empowers employees to be collaborative, innovative and responsible throughout the work life cycle.

Our mission is that we are committed to being a strategic partner by providing outstanding customer service and stewardship of resources in attracting and retaining a high-performance, diverse workforce in support of the changing needs of the organization.

Career Opportunities

The City of Topeka accepts applications online only. Career Opportunities can be found at

Residency Requirement

The Topeka City Council passed an ordinance that requires all City employees must be a bona fide resident of the State of Kansas within one year of the employee’s date of hire. Department directors and municipal court judges must be bona fide residents of Shawnee County and the City Manager of the City of Topeka. Employees employed in critical response time positions may be required to live within a fixed maximum response time from an identified point of report.