City of Newton
A vibrant Kansas community of about 20,000 people, Newton was founded in 1871 as the Santa Fe Railroad chugged westward across the plains and cowboys drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas. Newton's early years as a cowtown were brief but rowdy.
Though the cowboys soon moved further down the trail, the railroad continued to shape the town as Mennonite immigrants from Germany and the Ukraine, including Bernard Warkentin, helped establish Newton as an important influence in Kansas' agricultural future.
Today, Newton and neighboring North Newton features award winning educational institutions, an active arts community, three National Historic Districts, a variety of museums and attractions, Bethel College, a championship golf course, state-of-the-art medical facility, first-class convention center and many other amenities. Newton is also an Amtrak-served community.
For more information about the City of Newton, please visit www.newtonkansas.com
Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Newton. By submitting your application for any position with the City of Newton, you understand and agree to the following statements:
You represent and warrant that the content of your application is true, to the best of your knowledge and belief; and that falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information could be just cause for dismissal at any time.
If you are selected for employment with the City of Newton, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which would include pre-employment physical examination, criminal background and drug screening, and could include credit checks along with polygraph, psychological, and physical endurance examinations as well. These examinations will be paid for entirely by the City of Newton. Costs of transportation and time involved in completing the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant.
Completion of an employment application does not constitute an offer of employment nor is a completed application considered a contract of employment.
Comprehensive benefit information can be found at https://newtonbenefits.benefithub.com
Employees classified as Exempt, Regular, PD-Shift, Fire/EMS Shift, and Part-Time are eligible to accrue Vacation and Sick Leave.
Vacation Leave – Employees accrue bi-weekly based on their number of years of service.
Sick Leave – Employees working 36-40 hours per week accrue 4 hours of sick leave bi-weekly, to a maximum amount of 720 hours. Fire/EMS is allowed to accrue a maximum of 1,080 hours.
Holidays – The City provides 10.5 paid holidays.
The City of Newton employees working 1040 hours a year may be eligible for the following benefits:
Medical Insurance – Health insurance is provided through the City of Newton's self-funded insurance plan and Dental Insurance is provided through Delta Dental of Kansas. Coverage for these plans begins the first day of the calendar month following the first day of employment. Rates vary based on coverage selection and participation in the City’s wellness program. Tiers offered include Employee, Employee+Spouse, Employee+Child(ren), and Employee+Family. Our High Deductible Health Plan qualifies for a Health Savings Account!
Retirement – The City provides Kansas Public Employer’s Retirement System (KPERS) and Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) Retirement Programs.
Deferred Compensation – Optional retirement savings program through the International City/County Management Association Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) program is available to employees.
Wellness Program – A wellness program complete with annual health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and flu shots are available to employees. A points tracking system will determine if the employee will receive a health insurance premium discount. Full-time employees are also eligible for discounted memberships to the Newton Recreation Center and the YMCA.
Performance Pay Increases – Employees have an opportunity for a merit increase based on annual performance reviews.
Life Insurance – The City provides full-time employees with Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Life insurance in the amount of 150% of the employee’s annual salary is also provided through KPERS and KP&F.
Optional Group Life Insurance – Optional group life insurance is available to employees for themselves, and/or spouse/children.
Other Optional Insurance – Additional optional insurance is available to employees; including vision, cancer, accident, short-term disability, and other plans.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The EAP provides confidential, professional consultation for assistance in resolving personal issues. This free service is available to full- and regular part-time employees beginning on their first day of employment. Employees may voluntarily seek the services of the EAP as needed.
Flexible Spending Accounts – Full time employees are eligible to participate in Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts.
Professional Development – Opportunities to participate in City-sponsored Safety, Wellness and Benefits training.
Longevity Pay – Subject to availability of funds by the governing body in any given year. Paid out annually the day before Thanksgiving.
The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any characteristic protected by state, local or federal law in employment or the provision of services. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the City’s functions including one’s access to, participation, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the ADAAA should contact Human Resources Director Debra Perbeck at 316.284.3640.
Conditions of Employment
In general, members of an immediate family, extended family or a significant other shall not be employed to supervise each other. Definitions of the above include: grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandchild, great-grandparent, great-grand child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew. These include adopted, legal guardian, step, and in-law relationships of the same character.
The City of Newton is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace. We conduct pre-employment, post- employment, post-accident, based on reasonable suspicion, and random drug testing. Applicants who refuse to be tested, test positive, or tamper with the test will not be eligible for employment. Completion of an application does not constitute an employment contract or an offer of employment.
Employment with the City of Newton is considered “at-will” which means either you or the City of Newton may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and also with or without advance notice. Nothing contained within the City’s applications, advertisement process, or the personnel manual constitute an employment contract.
Questions about employment with the City of Newton, please contact:
Human Resources Director
City of Newton
201 E Sixth, PO Box 426
Newton, KS 67114