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City of Emporia

 

City of Emporia

The City of Emporia lies 108 miles southwest of Kansas City, 58 miles southwest of Topeka, and 87 miles northeast of Wichita on the eastern edge of the Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia has a population of 26,760, based on the 2000 census. There are 9.7797 square miles of land in the City's corporate boundary, while the "planning and protected" area covers approximately 63 square miles.

The City of Emporia was founded on February 20, 1857, incorporated as a village on February 6, 1865, and became a City of the second class in 1870 and a City of the first class on March 12, 1968. The Mayor-Council form of government was started in 1870, and was replaced by the Commission form of government in 1910. On April 8, 1947, the present Commission-Manager plan of government was adopted.

The basic concept of the Commission-Manager Plan is the unification of powers through a Commission elected at large, and a concentration of administrative authority by the appointment of a Manager. The principle of Commission-Manager government is that policy and administration are separate functions. Policy is determined by elected representatives of the people. That policy, as adopted by the Commission, is then administered by a professional City Manager. The Manager administers the affairs of the City through the various operating departments.

The City of Emporia has a wide variety of positions that require varied skills and abilities from heavy physical labor to highly trained skills and technical expertise.
Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of non-job related medical conditions or disabilities. An application will not be considered unless all essential information is provided. Applicants must take residence in Lyon County if employed and must continue to reside within the county limits while so employed.

The City of Emporia reserves the right to administer polygraph tests, drug tests, background screening and driving record checks during the employment process when the results can be used in measuring the applicant's ability to perform the job. Preplacement medical exam will be required for certain positions and a drug/alcohol screening and background check will be required for all positions after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Employee benefits offered by the City of Emporia

Paid Vacation Time
Paid Sick Time
8 Paid Holidays
2 Paid Personal Days
KPERS/KP&F Retirement Program
Health/Dental/Life Insurance
Deferred Comp Programs
Employee Assistance Programs
Flexible Spending Options
Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information about the City of Emporia, please visit our website at www.emporia-kansas.gov.

Contact Information
City of Emporia
Human Resources Department
Attn: Mary Borgren
515 Market St
Emporia KS 66801
620/343-4290
Fax: 620/341-4390

www.emporia-kansas.gov

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