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Saline County

Saline County

Thank you for your interest in employment with Saline County. 

Organized in 1859, Saline County was named for the Saline River, whose waters drain a large area of the county. The population of the 720 square miles of Saline County is 53,919.  Salina is the Saline County seat.

By submitting your application for any position with Saline County, you understand and agree to the following statements.

  • You represent and warrant that the contents of your application are true, to the best of your knowledge and belief; and that falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information could be just cause of dismissal at any time.
  • You understand that you may be required to take relevant employment testing, for the purpose of determining your capability of performing the duties of the position.  In the event you need reasonable accommodation for this testing or for the interview process, if selected, you understand that Saline County will make this accommodation.  Saline County reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.
  • If you are selected for employment by Saline County, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which may include pre-employment physical examination and drug screening and psychological testing as well.  These examinations will be paid for entirely by Saline County.  Costs of transportation and time involved taking 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.
  • All extended job offers are contingent upon testing drug free.


Saline County provides, as a sampling, the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Leave Time
  • Paid Personal Leave Time
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Employees are eligible for health and dental care benefits at the first of the month following 30 days of full-time employment. The County has a self-insured plan and the claims are administered by UMR.  Employee only coverage is $30/month, however, if the employee completes a routine wellness physical between July 1st and June 30th of each year, the $30/month premium share will be waived for the following plan year.   The cost to the employee for family coverage is $551.50/month or 521.50/month if the employee completes a routine wellness physical.
  • A voluntary vision plan may be purchased by payroll deduction
  • A Cafeteria Benefit Plan is available for health and dental insurance premiums, unreimbursed medical expenses, dependent care expenses, cancer insurance, accident insurance and personal recovery insurance premiums to be paid with pre-tax dollars
  • KPERS Retirement Program, membership includes life insurance equal to 150% of a member’s salary
  • Optional Group Life Insurance Program, additional life insurance may be purchased above the KPERS life insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Programs through Nationwide Retirement Solutions and the KPERS 457 Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Optional Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Direct deposit or use of a payroll card is mandatory for all Saline County Employees.  A request for an exception can be made in writing if an employee is unable to participate in direct deposit or a payroll pay card option (e.g. court order).  Final paychecks are issued in the form of a paper check.

Saline County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/VPE.

If you have any questions about employment with Saline County other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:

Marilyn Leamer
Human Resource Director/ADA Coordinator
Saline County
PO Box 5040
300 West Ash Street, Room 217
Salina, Kansas 67402-5040
(785) 309-5812
(785) 309-5811 (Fax)
marilyn.leamer@saline.org (email)