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Leawood Employee Benefits

Attracting and retaining quality employees is a high priority for the City of Leawood. We offer a Comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package.


The City of Leawood offers a Comprehensive benefits package which includes:

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The City of Leawood offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and long term care insurance. Employees can elect the programs that best meet their needs. In addition, the City provides life and long-term disability for employees and an Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families.


Educational Assistance

The City of Leawood encourages employees to take advantage of educational and vocational opportunities. All full-time regular employees who have successfully completed the Introductory Period are eligible to apply for educational reimbursement assistance (program eligibility requirements and limits apply).



The City participates in the KPERS & KP&F State administered retirement programs. Both the City and employees contribute to these plans. In addition to these programs, the City offers a voluntary deferred compensation program. This plan allows employees to defer a portion of their compensation on a pre-tax basis. The City matches a percentage of the amount contributed to the plan for KPERS-eligible employees.



The City offers a very generous paid leave program to include: vacation leave and sick leave (accruals are based on position classification and length of service); scheduled and personal holidays (combined total of 11 per year); military leave; bereavement leave; and civic leave.


Tax Savings

The City offers a 125/Flexible Spending Plan that allows employees to make pre-tax contributions with which to pay qualified medical and dependent care expenses.



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Important Information

It is the policy of the City of Leawood to welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religious beliefs, gender, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition or disability. Applicants must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job for which they are applying. All offers of employment are conditional upon successfully passing all appropriate examinations and lab tests to include a post offer physical and drug screen. The City of Leawood conforms with all State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with special needs or disabilities. City of Leawood residency is not required.


Tips and Additional Information

Human Resources carefully reviews each application to determine whether the applicant's skills and experience match the requirements of the job. A carefully and completely filled out application is the first advantage you have in the selection process.


Nepotism Policy

It is the policy of the City of Leawood not to allow the employment of relatives who are immediate family members or members of the same household of: 1) current employees, 2) Governing Body members, or 3) City board or commission members. Immediate family is defined as spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, and step- and/or in-law relations of these relatives.


Hiring Policy

The City of Leawood is in no way obligated to provide nor is an applicant obligated to accept employment. An investigation may be made whereby information is obtained through personal interviews and third parties, such as past employers, business associates, financial sources, friends, neighbors or others with whom an applicant is acquainted. This inquiry may include information as to the applicant's character, general reputation and mode of living as applicable and appropriate.


False Information

All answers and statements contained in an application must be true to the best of the applicant's knowledge. Any falsified or misleading statements of fact will subject the applicant to dismissal or disqualification.