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City of Ottawa
City of Ottawa


The City of Ottawa was founded by a town company in 1865, incorporated on November 23, 1867 and still serves as the Franklin County seat.  A walk downtown reveals a Victorian landscape designed by renowned architect George Washburn.  Art lovers can enjoy works by local artists, antique lovers can find an abundance of great antiques. If nature is what you are interested in, Ottawa and Franklin County have a lot to offer.  You can find a little of everything in Ottawa!

The Ottawa area has 4 public school systems and numerous private schools. In addition, Ottawa hosts a community college and a 4 year liberal arts college.

The opportunities for leisure and recreation in Ottawa and the surrounding areas are endless. Whether you enjoy a family day at the lake, a quiet evening in the park, or the yelling at a ballgame, you can find it here.

The City Of Ottawa Is Nationally Designated As A Playful City USA


  • Group Health and Prescription Drug Coverage/Dental/Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account Options
  • Life Insurance
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • KPERS/KP&F Retirement Programs
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program


Residency Requirement
Regular part-time and regular full-time employees shall establish and maintain residency within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall within a year of hire. The Department Directors are required to live within Franklin County. The City Manager is required to live within the city limits of the City of Ottawa.

No person shall be hired, promoted, transferred, demoted or reassigned in any position in the City’s service when, as a result, the person would supervise, manage, or be supervised or managed by a family member or member of the person’s household.  No employee shall advocate, participate in or cause the hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, or discipline of a family member or member of a person’s household.

Drug Testing
All candidates for hire will be required to take and pass a post-offer drug screen.

Job Descriptions
Duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the City's needs and requirements of the job change.  The State of Kansas and City of Ottawa are at-will employment jurisdictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants/employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position's functions.  Requests should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.

City of Ottawa, Kansas
Human Resources Department
City Hall
101 South Hickory
P.O. Box 60
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
Telephone:      (785) 229-3634
Fax:            (785) 229-3636
E-Mail:         humanresources@ottawaks.gov