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City of Garden Plain

City of Garden Plain

The City of Garden Plain is a city which is beginning to grow, located 10 miles west of Wichita.  Garden Plain’s proximity to Wichita offers all the advantages of a large city while still maintaining a small town atmosphere were everyone knows one another.

Garden Plain and the surrounding area is, home too approximately 1,300 people.  Life in Garden Plain offers many opportunities to stay busy with sports leagues for children and adults.  Garden Plain is home to the 2008 3-A State Football Champions, the Garden Plain Owls.

Community clubs and service organizations consist of Boy Scouts, Catholic Youth Organization, Daughters of Isabella, Garden Plain Pride Committee, Garden Plain Senior Citizens Club, Girls Scouts, High School Booster Club, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary too name a few.

The quite, relaxed pace is popular with families raising children.  Crime is almost non-existent, with rates far below that of large cities like Wichita and national averages.  Homes in Garden Plain are priced from affordable to high end depending on your need.  There are two housing Developments with in the city limits as well as two Developments within ¼ mile of the city.  The tax base mil-levy has remained steady while the community has been able to build a new Police Department / Council and Court Room


Thank you for your interest with the City of Garden Plain.  By submitting your application for any position with the City of Garden Plain, 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 cause for 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 accommodations for this testing or for the interview process, if selected, you understand that the City of Garden Plain will make this accommodation.  The City of Garden Plain reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.

If you are selected for employment by the City of Garden Plain, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which may include pre-employment physical examination and drug screening, psychological, and physical endurance examinations as well.  These examinations will be paid for entirely by the City of Garden Plain.  Cost of transportation and time involved taking the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant.


The City of Garden Plain provides the following benefits for full-time employees:

  • Paid Vacation – 1-5 years (2-Weeks) 5-10 years (3-Weeks) 10 years + (4-Weeks)

  • Personal Leave – 4 hours per month with a maximum accrual of 192 hours.
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance – Starmark Insurance, offering several plans to fit the employee’s needs.  100% paid for employee, 50% paid for spouse & dependants
  • Additional benefits, AFLAC and ING retirement paid by employee.
  • KPERS Death, Disability and Retirement Program
  • Annual Salary review, Based on Performance
  • Workers Compensation Benefits

The City of Garden Plain is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about employment with the City of Garden Plain other than job openings, which are listed through this site. Please contact:

Robert G. Sharp
Chief of Police / City Personnel Administrator
City of Garden Plain
509 N. Main
Garden Plain, Kansas  67050
(316) 531-2222
(316) 535-2361  (fax)
rgsharpgppd@gardenplain.com  (email)