The effectiveness of the City of Leawood government depends on the capable and caring individuals who bring their skills and experience to our organization. We are dedicated to ensuring that the City of Leawood is a city where people choose to live and work.
We appreciate your interest in exploring job opportunities with the City of Leawood. We believe that people make the difference, and we are committed to providing exceptional service to both our internal and external customers.
Click here to view positions that are currently open and for information on the application process.
Careers in Law Enforcement
Additional information about the recruitment process for law enforcement positions can be found on the City of Leawood’s Police Recruitment Page including a brief video overview of the City of Leawood’s Police Department.
Questions? Contact the Department of Human Resources.
The City of Leawood is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to employ qualified persons without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.
Applicants must submit a completed City application online by the closing date. Please be as descriptive as possible in completing the online application so we can assess your qualifications as they relate to the position.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Note: A completed City application is required to apply for any position with the City of Leawood. Resumes, cover letters and related materials are appreciated but cannot be used in place of a City application.
It is the City’s policy not to hire relatives of persons already employed by the City of Leawood which includes parents, grandparents, grandchildren, spouses, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and step relations or in-laws of these relatives. Seasonal positions may be filled by an individual who is related to a City employee as long as the City employee is not the City Administrator, a member of the governing body or a department head. The seasonal employee may not be placed in a position that will supervise or be supervised by a family member.
The City of Leawood does not have a City residency requirement.
Attracting and retaining quality employees is a high priority for the City of Leawood. We offer a Comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package which includes:
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.
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.
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.