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City of Topeka
City of Topeka

Situated in the rolling, wooded hills in the heart of Northeast Kansas, Topeka is the capital city of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County.  Located at the intersection of I-70 and I-35, Topeka is sixty miles west of Kansas City and has a population of 122,000.

Topeka offers cultural amenities to rival big cities. Topekans revel in outdoor activities, excellent healthcare facilities, technologically advanced education, and a below-average cost of living...making Topeka one of the most livable cities in the Midwest. 

Most commutes to work are under 15 minutes each way, leaving citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County plenty of time for leisure and recreational activities on a daily basis. New restaurants and clubs, a full array of sports teams, volunteer opportunities, and a myriad of activities for families and senior citizens combine to make Topeka attractive to all ages. With seven reservoirs within a fifty-mile radius, there's plenty of time for boating, water skiing, rowing, and swimming. Over 90 parks offer fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, jogging, soccer, softball, tennis, community centers, and swimming pools.  There are over a half-dozen public and private golf courses in the city. 

Topeka is home to a number of industries.  The world headquarters of PaylessShoe Source, the largest family footwear chain in North America, are located in Topeka as are the corporate headquarters for Hill's Pet Nutrition. Hill's produces Science Diet and Prescription Diet, pet food sold internationally.  The Security Group of Companies, an organization with more than 100 years of experience in the financial services industry, had its start, and remains, in Topeka. Topeka is home to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant, the world's largest producer of earthmover tires and the corporation's sole North American manufacturer of earthmover tires for mining and construction operations.  Topeka is home to manufacturing plants for Reser’s Fine Foods, Frito-Lay, Hallmark Cards and Del Monte.  Westar Energy utility services headquarters are located in Topeka and major health care facilities include Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  Topeka is home to the Kansas Air National Guard and the Kansas Army National Guard. 

Home to Washburn University, Kaw Area Technical School and located directly between Kansas University in Lawrence (30 minutes) and Kansas State University (60 minutes), Topeka and the area offer numerous opportunities for higher education.

To view additional information on the City of Topeka, please visit www.topeka.org

The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Michele Smith
Employment / Recruitment Specialist
City of Topeka Human Resources
215 SE 7th St., Room 170
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 368-3765
msmith@topeka.org