City of Cheney
The City of Cheney is a growing and vibrant town located just 20 minutes west of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Cheney's proximity to Wichita offers all the advantages of a large city while still maintaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere.
The 1990s growth in the Wichita area was felt in Cheney as well, which has seen several new housing developments go up and a new high school in 1996. New businesses opened while others expanded. Today, Cheney's business community includes restaurants, convenience stores, a grocery store, car dealership, 18 hole golf course, and much more. Health services include a doctor's office, dentist's office, chiropractor and a pharmacy.
Cheney and the surrounding area is home to well over 2,200 people. Life in Cheney offers many opportunities to stay busy, with sports leagues for children and adults, classes and personal enrichment opportunities through the Cheney Recreation Commission, a community theater, public library, municipal pool, bowling alley, and more. Cheney is also home to the traditional Midwestern events like the Sedgwick County Fair and the Western Sedgwick County Arena Saddle Club annual rodeo.
The quiet, 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 are affordable, with buyers able to get more for their money. The tax base has remained steady while the community has been able to build and expand its schools, remodel a downtown building for a new city hall, build a new water tower and a first-class 18 hole golf course, and continually promote business and residential growth.
For additional information on this vibrant community, visit www.cheneyks.org.
EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS
Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Cheney. By submitting your application for any position with the City of Cheney, 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 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 City of Cheney will make this accommodation. The City of Cheney reserves the right to require medical documentation concerning the need for the accommodation.
If you are selected for employment by the City of Cheney, 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 Cheney. Costs of transportation and time involved taking the examinations are the responsibility of the applicant.
The City of Cheney provides the following benefits for full-time employees:
Paid Vacation Time – Employees earn 12 – 24 days per year depending on length of service.
Paid Sick Leave Time – Employees accrue 8 hours per month with a maximum of 720 hours.
10 Paid Holidays.
Health Insurance – Current plan is with Blue Cross/Blue Shield offering several types of plans depending on employee’s status. Employee pays 10% of the respective plan.
KPERS Death, Disability and Retirement Programs.
Tuition Reimbursement Program.
Annual Salary review, Based on Performance.
Workers Compensation Benefits.
Optional Deferred Compensation Deductions.
The City of Cheney is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you have any questions about employment with the City of Cheney other than job openings, which are listed through this site, please contact:
City of Cheney
131 N. Main St
Cheney, KS 67025-0997
Ph (316) 540-3622
Fax (316) 542-0185