Current Openings

City Manager Position

The City of Topeka seeks an experienced, visionary leader with the creativity and calculation to advance the organization and community. The next City Manager will continually demonstrate a dedication to public service and a strong commitment to the City’s mission, vision, and values. An ethical, inclusive, fair, and open-minded manager, the ideal candidate is an energetic and charismatic leader eager to build upon the City’s confidence and momentum in pursuing sustainable growth and economic development.

Experienced and visionary leaders with at least 7 years of responsible administrative, business and industry and/or municipal, public agency experience, should apply to become the next City Manager! Applications are being accepted now through 2/13/24. This position starts at a minimum salary of $235,000, DOE/DOQ. Applicants must have a master’s degree in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely related field.

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City of Topeka employees create the environment that enables our City to thrive.

We reward them with an exceptional compensation package, opportunities for advancement and impact, and a supportive workplace that values their contributions – all in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live, work and play.

Dedicated to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Human Resources Department strives to create a fair and balanced hiring system to give every qualified individual a chance and find the best candidate to fill an open position with the City of Topeka.

If you’re interested in a career that lets you make a real difference in the community you serve, come to the City of Topeka.

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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. City Department Directors and Municipal Court Judges must be bona fide residents of Shawnee County. The City Manager must be a bona fide resident 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.