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City of Hays
City of Hays


Hays, Kansas (pop. 20,500), is a university community serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, arts, & recreation for the western half of Kansas - serving a population of nearly 100,000.  This progressive community is recognized among the top Kansas cities in entertainment, health, arts, & culture.

Hays is home to Fort Hays State University (FHSU), a regional comprehensive university with over 13,000 students, known for its innovation & entrepreneurship. FHSU is the fastest growing university in the Kansas Regents system.

Hays Medical Center employs more than 1,000 people. Hays Medical Center is the home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas & is one of the top rural medical centers in the United States. Community assets include the Chestnut Street District in Historic Downtown Hays with its unique shopping, galleries, & eateries. The Hays Arts Council is the oldest local arts agency in Kansas & has successfully fostered a strong & nationally notable arts community.

The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus is home to the Encore Series, the Hays Symphony, university events & other national & world caliber performances. 

Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, & excellent opportunities for walking, running, & biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating & other water sports.

The Hays Regional Airport has connecting service to Denver provided by United Express operated by Skywest. Multiple high-speed Internet service providers service Hays, & the community is in an elite group of cities with Gigabit speed fiber to the premise. Visit www.haysusa.net to find out more about this amazing town.



By submitting your application for any position with the City of Hays, you understand and agree to the following statements:

  • You represent and warrant 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 Hays.  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.  In the event you need reasonable accommodation for this testing or for the interview process, if selected, you understand that the City of Hays will make this accommodation.  The City of Hays reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.

  • If you are selected for employment by the City of Hays, you agree to participate in the appropriate examinations, determined by the position, which may include a pre-employment physical examination, psychological, and physical endurance examinations.  These examinations will be paid for entirely by the City of Hays.  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.  The City of Hays reserves the right to hire the applicant the City feels is best suited for the position.


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

  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO) leave (24 days accrued the first year)

  •       Longevity Bonus after 5 years of employment
  • 9 Paid Holidays

  •       Family Health Insurance

  • Flexible Benefit Plan (Unreimbursed Medical, Dependent Day Care)

  • KPERS and KP&F Retirement Programs (www.kpers.org)

  • Optional Employee, Spouse and Child(ren) Life Insurance Program with KPERS and KP&F

  • Optional Vision, Dental, AFLAC Accident, AFLAC Cancer, AFLAC Critical Care and/or AFLAC Hospital Insurance Programs

  • Optional ICMA and/or Mass Mutual Retirement Corporation Deferred Compensation Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by the City)

Visit our website for additional information.

The City of Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Erin Giebler, Director of Human Resources
City of Hays
P.O. Box 490
1507 Main
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-7320
(785) 628-7323 (fax)