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City of Atchison

City of Atchison

Atchison is a historic community located 55 miles northwest of Kansas City and is located at the westernmost bend of the Missouri River with a population of 10,380.  When visiting Atchison you are following in the footsteps of other great explorers, from Lewis and Clark to present-day astronauts.  World famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison and spent much of her formative years in Atchison.  The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad was established in Atchison in 1860.  It’s location on the Missouri River and railroad connections made Atchison an important industrial center.  One of Atchison’s strengths is its variety of educational opportunities. Public and private schools, Northeast Kansa Area technical college and Benedictine College, a four-year liberal arts college offer a wide diversity of educational choices for all ages in the Atchison area.  Leisure activities are abundant for residents as well as visitors. Recreational opportunities include organized sports for youth and adults, a Municipal swimming pool, bowling center, visual and performing arts, museums and a year-round calendar of festivals and special events, including the Amelia Earhart Festival and Lakefest. Several beautiful city parks offer swimming, field sports, horseshoes, hiking and biking, fishing, camping and picnicking.   Golfers can choose from a private course at Pineview Country Club or a public course at Bellevue Country Club.  The recently completed Riverfront Development project provides an abundance of opportunities for walkers, bicyclists, boaters, or those who just want to relax for a bit.  Beautiful historic homes along tree lined streets, a diverse community, and a thriving community makes Atchison a great place to live.


Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Atchison, Kansas.  By submitting your application for any position with the City of Atchison, you understand and agree to the following statements:

  • You represent that the contents of the application are true and correct and that no pertinent information has been omitted.

  • You authorize investigation of any or all statements on the application, and you hold harmless any former employer, acquaintance, or reference for any information provided to the City of Atchison.  Falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information could be just 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.

  • The City of Atchison is committed to a drug-free workplace and requires pre-employment drug screening for most positions.  If you are selected for employment you agree to participate in the appropriate job related physical, psychological, and physical abilities examinations.  These examinations are paid for by the City of Atchison.  Transportation and time involved taking the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant.

  • Employment with the City of Atchison is considered “at-will” and nothing contained within the City’s applications, advertisement process, or the personnel policies and guidelines constitute an employment contract.  The City of Atchison reserves the right to hire the applicant the City feels is the best suited for the position.


  • VACATION LEAVE – Paid vacation leave after six months of employment ranging from 10 to 20 days per year based on years of service.

  • SICK LEAVE – Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.

  • KPERS/KP&F RETIREMENT PLANS –The City provides Kansas Public Employer’s Retirement System (KPERS) and Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) Retirement Programs.

  • PAY PLAN – The City Commission reviews the pay plan for adjustments as needed.

  • HEATH CARE – The City currently subsidizes a portion of the health care premiums.  Dental coverage and vision coverage is available.  All full-time employees are eligible to participate.

  • SECTION 125 – Allows employee to pay certain medical premiums with pre-tax dollars, thus increasing the employee’s disposable income.

  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Professional counseling service with a maximum of three free visits for the employee and each member of their immediate family.

  • ICMA, METROPOLITAN & EQUI-VEST – City employees may participate in deferred compensation plans offered by the City.  The amount selected is invested for the employee and is not subject to federal or state income tax until withdrawn.

  • CREDIT UNION - All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Credit Union #1 of Kansas through payroll deduction.

  • LEAVES Holidays – All full-time employees are eligible to earn eleven (11) holidays per year which includes one (1) floating holiday for the employee’s birthday.   Sick Leave – full-time forty (40) hour employees accrue 3.7 hours bi-weekly (12 days per year); fifty-six (56) hour employees accrue 5.17 hours bi-weekly.  Vacation Leave – full-time forty (40) hour employees earn ten (10) days per year; fifty-six (56) hr. employees earn 112 hrs. per year.  After five (5) years of service this amount increases.

  • The City of Atchison is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the City of Atchison not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other similarly protected status.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The City shall make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the City can demonstrate that make the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program or activity.  In the provision of auxiliary aids or services, including modifications in policies, practices or procedures the City of Atchison will not place surcharges on individuals with disabilities to cover the costs involved in making programs accessible.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should notify the City’s Human Resource Director.


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

Lori Moore, Human Resources Director
City of Atchison
515 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 
Ph (913) 367-5507